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Nasdaq acquires behavioural science startup Sybenetix
Start ups

Nasdaq acquires behavioural science startup Sybenetix

19 hours ago  |  2906 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 4 linkedin

Nasdaq is to acquire Sybenetix, a UK-based startup that applies behavioural analysis and cognitive computing to sniff our suspicious trading activity at asset management firms.

Yet more deals announced in payments sector
Cards

Yet more deals announced in payments sector

21 July 2017  |  9058 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 21 linkedin

Investors' interest in the payments sector continues to intensify with today's news that three of the largest private equity firms in the world have made bids to acquire stakes in payment providers.

Payments sector hots up as Ingenico agrees $1.5 billion deal for Bambora
Payments

Payments sector hots up as Ingenico agrees $1.5 billion deal for Bambora

20 July 2017  |  6336 views  |  1 comments | 9 tweets | 17 linkedin

Ingenico is to acquire three-year old payment processor Bambora from Nordic Capital for $1.5 billion, adding fuel to an increasingly hot industry sector for M&A activity.

Mastercard to buy AI outfit Brighterion
Security

Mastercard to buy AI outfit Brighterion

18 July 2017  |  11432 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 21 linkedin

Mastercard is looking to boost its fraud detection capabilities through the acquisition of artificial intelligence specialist Brighterion. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Competition watchdog forces ICE to sell Trayport
Trade execution

Competition watchdog forces ICE to sell Trayport

07 July 2017  |  6112 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 2 linkedin

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has told Intercontinental Exchange that it must not only sell Trayport but also rip a commercial agreement with the energy trading technology shop it acquired for $650 million less than two years ago. ICE says it will comply.

Worldpay and Vantiv agree £9.1 billion merger
Retail banking

Worldpay and Vantiv agree £9.1 billion merger

05 July 2017  |  9028 views  |  1 comments | 17 tweets | 21 linkedin

Worldpay is spurning overtures from JP Morgan to carve out a £9.1 billion deal with US card technology group Vantiv.

Worldpay and Nets shares spike on takeover talks
Payments

Worldpay and Nets shares spike on takeover talks

04 July 2017  |  6048 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 4 linkedin

Shares in payment processors Worldpay and Nets have surged amid widespread market chatter of takeover talks with third party suitors.

Monitise failings exposed as Fiserv lays down terms
Retail banking

Monitise failings exposed as Fiserv lays down terms

03 July 2017  |  5345 views  |  1 comments | 3 tweets | 5 linkedin

Agreed terms for a £70 million acquisition of Monitise by Fiserv reveal the scale of the challenges facing the once hotly-tipped UK mobile banking firm, which had failed to find a single buyer for its 'next-generation' FINkit software package.

Diebold Nixdorf sells off some business to satisfy UK watchdog
Retail banking

Diebold Nixdorf sells off some business to satisfy UK watchdog

29 June 2017  |  4372 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 1 linkedin

Newly-merged ATM giant Diebold Nixdorf has calmed regulatory concerns by agreeing to sell off its Diebold UK business to local provider Cennox.

Fiserv to acquire Monitise for £70 million
Retail banking

Fiserv to acquire Monitise for £70 million

13 June 2017  |  7967 views  |  2 comments | 20 tweets | 20 linkedin

Fiserv is offering to buy long-struggling UK mobile banking firm Monitise at 2.9 pence per share, valuing the company at £70 million.

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