M&A Deal Summary

Global Payments Acquires Heartland Payment Systems

On December 15, 2015, Global Payments acquired financial services company Heartland Payment Systems for 4.3B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Global Payments’ 3rd transaction in the Financial Services sector.
  • This is Global Payments’ 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Global Payments’ 6th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Global Payments’ 1st transaction in New Jersey.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-12-15
Target Heartland Payment Systems
Sector Financial Services
Buyer(s) Global Payments
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 4.3B USD

Target

Heartland Payment Systems

Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. is a payments processor. It delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, e-commerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 300,000 business and educational locations nationwide.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Global Payments

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1967
Sector Financial Services
Employees24,000
Revenue 9.0B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION
View of Global Payments' corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
View of Global Payments' corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Global Payments is a worldwide provider of payment technology services. The Company's payment solutions enables merchant customers to accept card, electronic, check and digital-based payments at the point of sale. Global Payments' primary business model provides payment services directly to merchants as customers. The Company also provides similar services indirectly through financial institutions and a limited number of independent sales organizations. Global Payments was founded in 1967 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 11 of 20
Sector (Financial Services) 3 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 11 of 19
State (New Jersey) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 6 of 13
Year (2015) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 15
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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