Tag Archives: Acquisitions

Worldline to acquire SIX Payment Services

By | May 15, 2018

SIX to become a 27% shareholder of Worldline, with Atos retaining a majority stake of 51% in Worldline Major strategic transformation for Worldline materially strengthening its European leadership position with: >   c. +30% Group revenue increase; >   c. +65% increase in merchant services business attaining over € 1 billion annual revenue >    New n°1 payment market positions in Switzerland, Austria,… Read More »

Terrapinn acquires Science Media Partners

By | January 25, 2018

Terrapinn, the global events company, announced today that it has acquired Science Media Partners (SMP), an international events and publishing company based in the UK and focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID – as well as the highly-respected news and information web portals – www.planetbiometrics.com and www.securitydocumentworld.com. Terrapinn’s CEO, Greg Hitchen,… Read More »

Thales and Gemalto create a world leader in digital security

By | December 17, 2017

• €51 offer price, representing a premium of 57% over the closing price as of 8 December 2017 • All-cash offer unanimously recommended by Gemalto’s Board of Directors and unanimously approved by Thales’s Board of Directors  • Creation of a global market leader in the fast-growing digital security market, supporting the most demanding clients in their digital transformation… Read More »

Truphone announces Cellnetrix acquisition to drive aggressive expansion into IOT and eSIM

By | October 17, 2017

New strategic acquisition to power global expansion plans, build strategic partnerships & develop new IoT services Truphone, the first global mobile operator, announces today it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Cellnetrix Group, a pioneering secure SIM OS solutions provider. Headquartered in Munich, Germany – Cellnetrix provides innovative secure embedded products, which have powered over 250 million… Read More »

HID Global to Acquire Mercury Security, Expanding its Leadership in Access Control

By | September 19, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Mercury Security, an OEM supplier of controllers for physical access control. Mercury Security has over three million controllers installed at tens of thousands of sites worldwide, including at more than 90 of the Fortune 100 companies. Mercury’s… Read More »

Acuant Acquires Mount Airey Group’s Suite of Ozone® Identity Solutions

By | September 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, announced that it has acquired Ozone®, a line of identity products, intellectual property (IP) and talent from Mount Airey Group, a premier provider of identity solutions used by federal organizations and agencies around the world. According to ICAO there are approximately 100 Nations/States currently issuing… Read More »

SG360° Acquires Data Service Solutions (DSS), A Leading Integrated Finishing and Fulfillment Provider

By | August 22, 2017

WHEELING, Ill., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SG360°, an industry-leading print and direct marketing solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of Data Service Solutions (DSS), a leading integrated print finishing company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combination will create greater scale and a more diversified, robust offering that serves the complex needs of SG360° customers. The deal will enhance… Read More »

Mastercard Enhances Artificial Intelligence Capability with the Acquisition of Brighterion, Inc.

By | July 17, 2017

PURCHASE, N.Y. – July 17, 2017 – Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Brighterion, Inc., a leading software company specializing in artificial intelligence. This acquisition will further expand its suite of capabilities that deliver an enhanced customer experience and security. Artificial intelligence plays a critical role in enabling consumer convenience, while delivering enhanced security.… Read More »

What the HID Global Acquisition of Arjo Systems means to the Government ID Industry

By | July 6, 2017

With the announcement of HID Global acquiring Arjo Systems a new breed of company has born. I am saying that because the newly formed organization will start to compete in the Government ID industry like anyone was able to do before. Card Personalization Hardware makers like Entust Datacard, Evolis, NBS, Matica Technologies and MagiCard are regularly bidding to… Read More »

Pakistan – SBP acquires Security Printing Corporation

By | July 6, 2017

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) acquired the banknote- and prize bond-printing functions of Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (PSPC) from the federal government on Wednesday. According to a press release, other functions of PSPC such as the printing of passports, national identity cards and stamp papers have been separated and vested in National Security Printing Company Private… Read More »

HID Global Acquires Arjo Systems to Expand its Government ID Business with Physical and Digital Identity Solutions

By | July 4, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications. Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs. “Our acquisition of Arjo Systems significantly advances… Read More »

Foresight VCT PLC : Sale of Simulity Labs Limited

By | July 3, 2017

Foresight announces sale of IoT technology business  Simulity Labs Limited Foresight exits just eight months after investment from Foresight VCT £11.7m return on original £4m investment at IRR of c.400% Boost to Foresight VCT NAV up 3.8% London: 3 July 2017 – Foresight Group (“Foresight”) announces, on behalf of the Board of Foresight VCT plc (“F1”), that it has… Read More »

G+D Mobile Security acquires CPS Technologies from OT-Morpho

By | June 9, 2017

Munich (Germany), June 9, 2017 – G+D Mobile Security has signed an agreement to acquire the personalization bureau CPS Technologies from OT-Morpho. This completes G+D Mobile Security’s comprehensive offering for the French market. The closing of this transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. G+D Mobile Security expects to benefit particularly from CPS Technologies’ high-tech bank card personalization and… Read More »

Gemalto finalizes the acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management Business

By | May 1, 2017

Amsterdam, May 1, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announces the closing of the acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management Business after approval by the relevant regulatory and antitrust authorities[1]. This strategic acquisition rounds out Gemalto’s Government Programs offering by adding biometric technologies and more secure document features and it ideally positions the… Read More »

De La Rue to acquire DuPont Authentication

By | December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016 De La Rue plc (“De La Rue” or the “Group”) today announces that it has agreed to acquire the Authentication business of DuPont Electronics & Communications (“DuPont Authentication” and “DuPont”, respectively) for a cash consideration of $25m. DuPont Authentication is a leading global producer of photopolymer holographic films and 3D holograms and associated software. Its technology… Read More »

Matica acquires Problem Solved to broaden secure issuance proposition

By | November 10, 2016

Germany, MUNICH, 10 November, 2016 – Matica Technologies AG, a worldwide leading vendor for financial and secure ID card issuance systems, is very pleased to announce its acquisition of Problem Solved. This will complete the company’s campaign to provide best in class software and hardware for the North American instant issuance market. Problem Solved is a family-run organization,… Read More »

Linxens Acquires Smartrac’s Secure ID & Transaction (SIT) Division

By | November 4, 2016

PARIS, November 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —   Acquisition marks a transformational step in the development of Linxens    Diversifies its product range in RFID antennas and inlays    The new group will generate more than €500 million in revenue and employ 3,500 people worldwide    LINXENS, a global leader in the design and manufacture of micro-connectors for smart… Read More »