Global Payments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial ServicesCompany

Global Payments has acquired 22 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Global Payments’ largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Total System Services for $21.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2022, when it sold Global Payments - Netspend Consumer Business to Searchlight Capital Partners for $1.0B. Global Payments has acquired in 8 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (50%) and internet software and services (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 7

Global Payments

Global Payments, Inc.

3550 Lenox Road,
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
United States,
(770) 829-8000
www.globalpaymentsinc.com

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 formed in 1967 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 13 2 2 - 2 1 20
vol $7.1B $1.1B $21.5B $1.4B $4.0B $35.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - - - 1 2
vol $1.0B $1.0B
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
EVO Payments, Inc. 2022-08-01 4.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.evopayments.com
Global Payments, Inc. - Netspend Consumer Business 2022-08-01 1.0B USD Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia
MineralTree, Inc. 2021-09-08 500M USD Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.mineraltree.com
PayLease LLC 2021-05-04 925M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.gozego.com
Total System Services, Inc. 2019-09-18 21.5B USD Merger
Columbus, Georgia · www.tsys.com
Sentral Pty Ltd. 2019-03-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Chatswood, Australia · www.sentral.com.au
SICOM Systems, Inc. 2018-09-27 415M USD Add-on Acquisition
Doylestown, Pennsylvania · www.sicom.com
AdvancedMD Software, Inc. 2018-08-02 700M USD Add-on Acquisition
South Jordan, Utah · www.advancedmd.com
The Active Network, Inc. 2017-08-03 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.activenetwork.com
eWAY Payments, Inc. 2016-04-11 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
Phillip, Australia · www.eway.io
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Total System Services, Inc.    - Cayan LLC 2017-12-18 10
Columbus, Georgia · www.tsys.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.cayan.com
Total System Services, Inc.    - TransFirst LLC 2016-01-26 9
Columbus, Georgia · www.tsys.com Hauppauge, New York · www.transfirst.com
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. 2015-12-15 Heartland Payment Systems - SmartLink 2016-01-04 1
Princeton, New Jersey · www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com , United States
Total System Services, Inc.    - ProCard, Inc. 2008-01-03 8
Columbus, Georgia · www.tsys.com Lakewood, Colorado · www.procard.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 10 (50%) 27.4B (78%) 1 (50%) 1.0B (100%)
Internet Software and Services 5 (25%) 2.2B (6%) - -
Financial Services 3 (15%) 4.6B (13%) 1 (50%) -
Software 2 (10%) 915M (3%) - -
Total 20 $35.1B 2 $1.0B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 13 34.6B 2 1.0B
  California 3 2.5B - -
  Texas 2 200M 1 -
  Georgia 2 25.5B 1 1.0B
  Utah 2 1.1B - -
  Pennsylvania 1 415M - -
  New Jersey 1 4.3B - -
  Massachusetts 1 500M - -
Australia 3 318M - -
Bosnia and Herzegowina 1 - - -
Ireland 1 130M - -
Russia 1 75M - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic 13 (65%) 34.6B (99%) 2 (100%) 1.0B (100%)
Cross-border 7 (35%) 523M (1%) - -
Total 20 $35.1B 2 $1.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
2
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $31.0B
$100M to $1B 9 $4.0B
< $100M 2 $125M
TOTAL $35.1B
Largest Total System Services, Inc.
$21.5B (2019-09-18)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Global Payments, Inc. - Netspend Consumer Business
$1.0B (2022-08-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
40%
8 (40%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
2 (100%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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