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Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, and EVO Payments, Inc., a leading global provider of payment technology integrations and acquiring solutions, today announced that Global Payments will acquire EVO in an all-cash transaction for $34.00 per share.

The deal will increase Global Payments’ target addressable markets significantly, strengthen its global leadership in integrated payments, increase its market share in existing faster-growing regions as well as new ones, and enhance its B2B software and payment solutions by incorporating accounts receivable software that is widely accepted by third parties.

“The acquisition of EVO is highly complementary to our technology-enabled strategy and provides meaningful opportunities to increase scale in our business globally,”
“Together with EVO, we are positioned to deliver an unparalleled suite of distinctive software and payment solutions to our combined 4.5 million merchant locations and more than 1,500 financial institutions worldwide.”
                                                   Cameron Bready, President and COO, Global Payments.

In addition to enhancing Global Payments’ scale in established markets including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, the purchase will increase its global footprint into desirable new geographies like Poland, Germany, Chile, and, following closure, Greece.

Along with enhancing Global Payments’ current B2B and accounts payable products, the acquisition will include industry-leading accounts receivable automation software capabilities. EVO will also introduce a number of important technological partners and proprietary connectors, including those with the most popular makers of ERP software.

“Joining EVO and Global Payments will unite highly complementary portfolios of technology-enabled products and partnerships to create an even stronger organization serving a broader customer base,”
“Over the last decade, the EVO team has worked diligently to advance our innovative solutions, strengthen the service we provide to our bank and technology-enabled partners, and grow our global footprint. This transaction is an achievement for our company, and we believe it delivers compelling value to our shareholders and accelerates our growth opportunities.”
                                                                               Jim Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, EVO.
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