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First Data seems to be building a Mobile Platform while it grows Prepaid, POS, Merchant biz Globally

First Data acquired six companies since 2008 with a total disclosed value of $1,100m (for 3 deals). The acquisitions were in the field of transaction processing, mobile marketing, merchant acquiring, POS terminals, and prepaid cards. While the generic reasons behind the acquisitions were to offer better solutions, bring down costs, take on competition, drive innovation and expand network.

A deeper insight into First Data’s M&A deals reveals the following trends:

  • Mobile Marketing: First Data acquired Perka Inc. recently which provides a mobile marketing platform. Innovative Companies in the industry are ...
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