First Data Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial Services Company

First Data has acquired 31 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 18 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

First Data’s largest acquisition to date was in 2003, when it acquired Concord EFS for $6.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold First Data - Remittance Processing Business to Deluxe for $93M. First Data has acquired in 9 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (48%) and financial services (27%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 4

First Data Corp.

5565 Glenridge Connector, NE Suite 2000,
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
United States,
(404) 890-2000
www.firstdata.com

First Data Corporation is a provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for merchants, financial institutions and card issuers. First Data was formed in 1989 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 17 3 - 3 - - 23
vol $13.8B $1.5B $113M $15.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - 1 - - - 3
vol $93M $93M
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Payzone UK Ltd. 2019-04-18 113M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.payzone.co.uk
ayCash GmbH 2019-03-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Nurnberg, Germany · www.ayca.sh
Software Express 2019-03-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Sao Paulo, Brazil · www.softwareexpress.com.br
First Data Corp. - Remittance Processing Business 2018-08-16 93M USD Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia
BluePay Processing, Inc. 2017-10-20 760M USD Add-on Acquisition
Naperville, Illinois · www.bluepay.com
CardConnect Corp. 2017-05-29 750M USD Add-on Acquisition
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.cardconnect.com
Acculynk 2017-03-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.acculynk.com
Spree Commerce, Inc. 2015-09-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Chevy Chase, Maryland · www.spreecommerce.com
Transaction Wireless, Inc. 2015-07-14 - Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.transactionwireless.com
Gyft, Inc. 2014-07-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Redwood City, California · www.gyft.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
BluePay Processing, Inc. 2017-10-20 BluePay Canada ULC 2019-10-25 2
Naperville, Illinois · www.bluepay.com Georgetown, Ontario · www.caledoncard.com
BluePay Processing, Inc. 2017-10-20 Billhighway, Inc. 2019-10-14 1
Naperville, Illinois · www.bluepay.com Troy, Michigan · www.billhighway.co

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 11 (48%) 1.6B (11%) - -
Financial Services 6 (26%) 13.7B (89%) 1 (33%) -
Information Technology 3 (13%) 113M (1%) - -
Business Services 2 (9%) - - -
Software - - 2 (67%) 93M (100%)
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - - -
Total 23 $15.4B 3 $93M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 17 15.2B 3 93M
  California 6 - - -
  Georgia 4 6.6B 2 93M
  Texas 1 - - -
  Tennessee 1 6.7B - -
  Pennsylvania 1 750M - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 760M - -
  Florida 1 364M - -
  Colorado - - 1 -
Argentina 1 - - -
Brazil 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Norway 1 113M - -
United Kingdom 1 113M - -
Domestic 17 (74%) 15.2B (99%) 3 (100%) 93M (100%)
Cross-border 6 (26%) 225M (1%) - -
Total 23 $15.4B 3 $93M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Raymond James - Investment Banking
1
Allen & Company
1
Steelhead Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $13.3B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.1B
TOTAL $15.4B
Largest Concord EFS, Inc.
$6.7B (2003-04-02)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $93M
TOTAL $93M
Largest First Data Corp. - Remittance Processing Business
$93M (2018-08-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
43%
10 (43%)
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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