Dublin-based Realex Payments is being gobbled up by Global Payments in a deal valued at €115 million (US$126 million). Realex is one of Europe’s largest and fastest growing payment gateways.
Realex Payments provides 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.
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.
Realex was founded in 2000 by entrepreneur Colm Lyon. The company employs 170 people at its headquarters in Dublin and at offices in London and Paris.
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.
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