FICO Acquires QuadMetrics and Launches Enterprise Security Score

FICO Acquires QuadMetrics and Launches Enterprise Security Score

FICO has acquired QuadMetrics to complement its FICO Falcon Cybersecurity Analytics threat detection solution. FICO also says it is developing a FICO Enterprise Security Score, which will rank an organization’s level of cybersecurity risk. QuadMetrics is a cyber risk security scoring company from Ann Arbor, Michigan. QuadMetrics leverages predictive analytics to monitor signals from open…

Rumors: MasterCard in Final Stages of a Vocalink Acquisition

Rumors: MasterCard in Final Stages of a Vocalink Acquisition

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Rumors continue to swirl in regard to a deal for MasterCard to acquire the Vocalink, the UK operator of the Faster Payments service for approximately £1 billion (US$1.13 billion). The British press, including Sky News, says 13 banks which are shareholders in Vocalink have approved a period of exclusivity within which…

Heartland Stockholders Approve GPN Merger

Heartland Stockholders Approve GPN Merger

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) stockholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the proposed merger with Global Payments (GPN). About 29.7 million shares were voted in favor of the merger proposal. The favorable vote represents approximately 99% of the total Heartland shares which voted on the merger proposal and 80% of the total outstanding…

Payoneer Completes Armor Payments EaaS Acquisition

Payoneer Completes Armor Payments EaaS Acquisition

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Payoneer has completed its acquisition of Silicon Valley-based Armor Payments, the only licensed business-to-business payments provider offering Escrow-as-a-Service (EaaS).   The acquisition will enable buyers and sellers, whether transacting directly or through B2B marketplaces, to reduce the uncertainty and risk associated with high-value B2B purchases by making secure, online escrow payments…

Nexonia acquired ExpenseWatch

Nexonia acquired ExpenseWatch

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Nexonia has acquired ExpenseWatch, a provider of spend management solutions. The acquisition joins two organizations that offer feature-rich SaaS financial management solutions, highly configurable integrations and industry leading customer support. The Company says the acquisition demonstrates Nexonia’s ambition for innovation and growth in the cloud-based financial management marketplace, providing best-in-class products…

SuperCom Acquires Data Security Firm Safend

SuperCom Acquires Data Security Firm Safend

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] SuperCom has acquired Safend, a global data security company with a broad range of competitive and well-known encryption and data protection solutions. The acquisition is in line with SuperCom’s stated strategy to offer complementary security products and solutions to its growing customer base. Safend is an international provider of cutting edge…

TSYS Gobbles Up TransFirst for $2B+; Pyke Departs

TSYS Gobbles Up TransFirst for $2B+; Pyke Departs

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] TSYS inks a $2.35 billion all-cash deal to acquire TransFirst. TransFirst provides merchant solutions to more than 235,000 SMEs in the U.S. TSYS entered into a definitive agreement with Vista Equity Partners to acquire TransFirst, a Vista portfolio company and leading U.S. merchant solutions provider, in an all-cash transaction valued at…

Rambus Swallows Bell ID for £64.7M in Cash

Rambus Swallows Bell ID for £64.7M in Cash

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Rambus has acquired Smart Card Software Ltd which includes Bell Identification Ltd (Bell ID) and Ecebs Ltd (Ecebs) through the purchase of all outstanding shares of Smart Card Software Ltd., for £64.7M in cash. As part of this acquisition, the advanced mobile payment platform developed by Bell ID, along with the…

USA Technologies Picks Up West Coast VendScreen for $5.6MM

USA Technologies Picks Up West Coast VendScreen for $5.6MM

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PA-based USA Technologies has acquired the cloud-based content delivery platform, device platform and products, customer base, and intellectual property of VendScreen of Portland, OR. The acquisition adds a West Coast operational footprint for USAT, with a talented and experienced team, providing greater efficiencies in operational performance, expanded customer services, sales and…

IBM Acquires a Real-Time Payment Fraud Analytics Engine

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] IBM has acquired a German company specializing in real-time analytics to help combat payment fraud. IRIS Analytics provides a real-time fraud analytics engine that leverages machine learning to generate rapid anti-fraud models while also supporting the creation and modification of ad-hoc models, proven successful on various sized payment platforms. Acting as…