Global Payments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial Services Company

Global Payments has acquired 17 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Global Payments’ largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Heartland Payment Systems for $4.3B. Global Payments has acquired in 6 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (44%) and internet software and services (32%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Global Payments, Inc.

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

Global Payments, Inc. 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 12 1 2 1 - - 16
vol $5.9B $1.2B $1.1B $8.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. 2015-12-15 4.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Princeton, New Jersey · www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com
Pay and Shop Limited (dba Realex Payments) 2015-03-25 130M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.realexpayments.com
Ezi Holdings Pty. Ltd. 2014-10-10 268M USD Add-on Acquisition
Brisbane, Australia
Payment Processing, Inc. 2014-03-05 420M USD Add-on Acquisition
Newark, California · www.paypros.com
Accelerated Payment Technologies, Inc. 2012-08-15 413M USD Add-on Acquisition
Pleasant Grove, Utah · www.acceleratedpay.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. 2015-12-15 Heartland Payment Systems - SmartLink 2016-01-04 1
Princeton, New Jersey · www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 7 (44%) 958M (12%) - -
Internet Software and Services 5 (31%) 2.2B (27%) - -
Financial Services 3 (19%) 4.6B (57%) 1 (100%) -
Software 1 (6%) 415M (5%) - -
Total 16 $8.2B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 7.6B 1 -
  Texas 2 200M 1 -
  Utah 2 1.1B - -
  California 2 1.6B - -
  Pennsylvania 1 415M - -
  New Jersey 1 4.3B - -
Australia 3 318M - -
Bosnia and Herzegowina 1 - - -
Ireland 1 130M - -
Russia 1 75M - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic 9 (56%) 7.6B (94%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 7 (44%) 523M (6%) - -
Total 16 $8.2B 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $5.5B
$100M to $1B 7 $2.5B
< $100M 2 $125M
TOTAL $8.2B
Largest Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.
$4.3B (2015-12-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
31%
5 (31%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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