Vital Processing Services announced Wednesday it has signed an agreement to purchase certain assets and the business of AMS, LLC and its subsidiary, SupplyXpress. AMS is an industry leading point-of-sale terminal management services provider.
The agreement to add AMS and its subsidiary’s point-of-sale Terminal Management Services to Vital’s business is clear evidence of Vital’s plan to offer a comprehensive range of merchant services. Acquirers and merchants want single source solutions, and this acquisition will enhance Vital’s ability to respond to that market need.
These terminal management services include equipment procurement, deployment, “just-in-time” inventory management, replacement and repair services, merchant training and merchant supplies replenishment.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Closing of the transaction is pending regulatory approval.
AMS, LLC (AMS) is recognized as one of the industry’s largest providers of point-of-sale payment devices, accessories, supplies, and value-added support services. The company currently has a workforce of more than 90 people and had annual sales of approximately $27 million in the year ending Dec. 31, 1999.
About Vital Processing Services
Vital Processing Services(R) (Vital(R)) is a recognized leader in technology-based commerce enabling services. Vital’s clients include acquirers and merchant service providers that offer a wide variety of electronic payment processing services to merchants. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Vital does not compete with its clients for their merchant business.
Vital services include merchant POS products, electronic authorization and data capture; VirtualNet(TM)Internet-commerce suite of services; clearing, settlement and exception processing; merchant accounting, billing, and reporting; operational fulfillment services (including chargeback and retrieval processing); risk management; and customer service. Vital is a merchant processing joint venture of Visa(R) U.S.A. and Total System Services, Inc.(R) (TSYS(R)) (NYSE: TSS) ([http://www.totalsystem.com]). Vital can be found on the Internet at [http://www.vitalps.com].