Vantiv’s $1.65 Billion Acquisition of Mercury Payment Systems Spells Accelerated Growth in Payments Space

On 12th May 2014, leading provider of payment processing services – Vantiv – announced that it had entered into an agreement with Mercury Payment Systems, to acquire the latter for a sum of $1.65 Billion. Mercury is a payment technology and service leader, majority-owned bySilver Lake, a global leader in technology investing.

The emergence of integrated payment technology at the point-of-sale delivers a differentiated merchant experience and creates a highly-efficient, cloud-based delivery model for customer acquisition and retention. By combining Mercury’s distribution ...

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