EVO Payments acquires MasterCard and Visa license to operate in 39 european markets

FRANKFURT | EVO Payments International, a leading payments service provider, announced the completion of its acquisition of Deutsche Card Services, formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Card Services will now conduct business under the name EVO Payments International GmbH.


Principal Member of Visa and MasterCard

The acquisition provides a platform that allows EVO to operate as a payments institution and a principal member of VISA and MasterCard in 39 European markets. As part of the acquisition, Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division (“GTB”) and EVO also entered into a long-term strategic partnership that includes an exclusive pan-European joint marketing arrangement covering card acquiring and related products for GTB customers.


EVO Expanding Their Global Scale 

“As we continue to expand our global scale and reach, the acquisition of Deutsche Card Services and our partnership with GTB provides significant additional product and market coverage that is crucial in meeting the expanding needs of our customers,” said James G. Kelly, CEO of EVO. “We are excited about the potential this acquisition and our partnership with GTB bring to EVO, and, most importantly, our customers and partners.”  Jens Mahlke, who will manage EVO’s European operations, said, “I am excited to join the EVO team to help lead the company’s European expansion efforts. I look forward to working with the EVO management team and my colleagues at Deutsche Card Services to build further EVO Payments International’s presence as a market leader in payment processing.”


About EVO Payments International, LLC

EVO Payments International, LLC is a leading payments service provider of merchant acquiring and processing solutions for merchants, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government organizations, and multinational corporations located throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. A principal member of VISA and MasterCard, EVO offers an array of innovative, reliable and secure payments solutions, backed by an uncompromising commitment to exceed the needs of its customers and partners. Visit for more information about the company and its services.



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