Verticalized Solutions Trigger New Growth in Brazilian M2M Market

Verticalized Solutions Trigger New Growth in Brazilian M2M Market

Novel applications and value-added services such as management platforms are expected to restore the average revenue per line (ARPL) in the Brazilian machine-to-machine (M2M) market. Revenue growth had slowed down during a period of intense competition and aggressive pricing, but the emergence of new applications requiring ubiquitous connectivity and higher value 3G/4G services are giving…

LAC’s UOL BoaCompra Expands to Chile for Digital Payments

LAC’s UOL BoaCompra Expands to Chile for Digital Payments

UOL BoaCompra, a specialist in digital goods payments throughout Latin America, is expanding into Chile. The company now offers 18 additional local payment methods including the company’s own currency, BoaCompra GOLD, Redcompra, Servipag.com and Khipu (online bank transfers), enabling international game companies to access a rapidly growing online population in Chile. UOL BoaCompra’s portfolio of localized payment options…

FleetCor Inks a US$1B Deal to Acquire Brazil’s STP

FleetCor Inks a US$1B Deal to Acquire Brazil’s STP

FleetCor Technologies has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Serviços e Tecnologia de Pagamentos (STP), from a shareholder group including concessionaires CCR and Arteris, Raizen Combustiveis (a joint venture between Shell and Cosan), and others, for approximately $1.05 billion. STP, which operates under the brand Sem Parar, is Brazil’s leading electronic toll payments company, with…

Dotz & CNCO

Companhia Brasileira De Servicos De Marketing, operator of Brazil’s dotz loyalty program, in which Alliance Data System’s LoyaltyOne holds a sizeable equity stake, has expanded into the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro, with a population of 6.3 million and the second-largest city in Brazil.