The Western Union Co.

12500 East Belford Avenue,
Englewood, Colorado 80112
United States,
(866) 405-5012
www.westernunion.com

The Western Union Co. is a financial services company that provides people and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send money and make payments around the world. Western Union's consumer-to-consumer money transfer service enables people to send money around the world, usually within minutes. Western Union also provides consumers with flexible and convenient options for making one-time or recurring payments in our consumer-to-business segment. This segment consists of United States bill payments, Pago Fácil (bill payments in Argentina), and international bill payments. Western Union's business solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border, cross-currency transactions, for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations and individuals. Western Union was originally established in 1851 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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Largest Travelex Global Business Payments
$933M (2011-11-07)
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According to our data here at Mergr, The Western Union has acquired 4 companies. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

The Western Union’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Travelex Global Business Payments for $933M. The Western Union has acquired in 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (100%).

When analyzing the financial services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 525 financial services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 20 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic financial services acquirer over the past 3 years is AFH Financial Group, with 11 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the financial services sector over the past 3 years is Stone Point Capital LLC with 5 platform acquisitions.

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