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Netherlands Based GlobalCollect to be Acquired by Ingenico for around $1.12 Billion

A couple of months back I had written a series of posts on Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) and their In-Game Cash shops. This included a lot of relevant data acquired from leading payment processing firm, Globalcollect. On 2nd July 2014, industry giants Ingenico announced that it had entered into exclusive negotiations regarding the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of GlobalCollect in a deal valued at $1.12 Bn (€820 Mn).

The acquisition of GlobalCollect would enable us to accelerate the implementation of our strategy across all channels, on a global scale, especially in payment services and mobile payment. This is a great opportunity to maintain our time-to-market advantage to rapidly reinforce Ingenico Group’s position as a global leader in seamless payment. As an example, it would be a real game changer in North America where we wou ...

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