Whom Do the Card Processing Giants Seek Out for Acquisition?

We looked at the acquisitions that Visa and MasterCard have made since January 2014. The idea was to find the reasons influencing these card processing giants’ recent acquisitions. The purpose of this article is to highlight the specific capabilities that these giants seek in order to keep up with new and other incumbent players, even while they continue to maintain their dominance in the market. Both the players are building many other products and services organically, so M&A alone cannot give us a sense of their overall strategy. Regardless, it’s worthwhile to look at the acquisitions to understand the inorganic growth that they are seeking. The following examples of acquisitions highlight players from certain aspects of the ...

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