Global Payments Acquires Realex Payments, Expanding Its International Ecommerce Offerings

Europe, Ireland, North America, United States


Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, announced today the purchase of Realex Payments, one of Europes largest and fastest growing payment gateways providing a range of technology services for businesses selling online. This transaction furthers Global Payments strategy to provide omni-channel solutions that combine gateway services, payment service provisioning and merchant acquiring across Europe.

Realex Payments represents a strategic investment to expand our international omni-channel technology offerings, enhancing our go-to-market strategy in one of our largest regions with industry leading value-added products and services,” said Global Payments’ Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Sloan. “We are excited to further invest in our European businesses, continue to leverage our multinational footprint and accelerate our growth opportunities at a favorable time in Europe.

Colm Lyon, CEO of Realex Payments, added, “We are thrilled to be joining the Global Payments team. The combination of Global Payments’ multinational acquiring expertise with Realex Payments technologies and employees will position us well for global growth and expansion.”

Realex Payments is one of the leading payment gateway technology providers in Europe, delivering a broad range of web solutions to corporate and business clients. In addition to traditional gateway and payment service provider capabilities, Realex Payments also provides enhanced analytics, real-time fraud-scoring, recurring payments and FX services, such as dynamic currency conversion and multi-currency processing.

Under the terms of the agreement, the transaction is valued at 115 million. Global Payments funded the acquisition through available liquidity, and it is not expected to have a material impact on the company’s fiscal 2015 results or capital plans. Additional details will be provided during the company’s earnings call on April 8, 2015, which will be webcast and accessible at

About Global Payments

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our partnerships, technologies and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with 4,200 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a Fortune 1000 Company with merchants and partners in 28 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil. For more information about Global Payments, our Service. Driven. Commerce brand and our technologies, please visit

About Realex Payments

Realex Payments is one of Europes largest and fastest growing online payment gateways, providing a range of payment technology services for businesses selling online and processing payments valued in excess of 28 billion per annum on behalf of 12,500 retailers throughout Europe with clients in 30 countries.


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