Payment Processing - Coverage Report

Published on: 04/24/2018

Building on an impressive year of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2017 for the Payment Processing industry, 2018 is already shaping up to be another monumental year in terms of deal and investment activity. Through Q1 2018, domestic M&A activity was in line with that of previous years with 26 announced or closed transactions, compared to 27 in both 2016 and 2017. While strategic buyers drove the majority of significant deals in 2017, financial buyers have accounted for a commanding share of deals this year, highlighted by Silver Lake and P2 Capital Partners’ acquisition of Blackhawk Network Holdings (transaction highlight on the following page) in mid-January, the industry’s largest domestic deal in over a year.

Key Contacts

Lisa Tolliver

Senior Director

Theodore Polk

Managing Director