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Software enabled Payments to build valuable merchant portfolios

“Nothing in the world is as powerful as an idea whose time has come,”

— Victor Hugo

Mercury Payment Systems was sold to Vantiv Inc. for $1.65 billion. Congratulations to Matt Taylor, CEO of Mercury, and his management team. This is a spectacular deal.  Let us look at some simple comparative numbers.  Vantiv’s market capitalization is $6 billion and it processes $400 billion in credit and debit card volume, which works out to  $15M for each $1 billion processed. Looking at another example, Heartland Payments Read More