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MasterCard buys ElectraCard Services (ECS) in India

SINGAPORE | MasterCard buys ElectraCard Services (ECS), based in India, from Opus Software Solutions. ECS provides electronic payment and card processing services for banks, financial institutions, retailers and telcos in over 25 countries globally.

Turnkey Card Payment Processing

ECS, headquartered in Pune, India, enables customers to issue and manage all types of payment cards and electronically process card transactions across multiple channels such as ATM, POS, internet and mobile. MasterCard’s acquisition of ECS extends its product offerings and adds to the company’s turnkey issuing processing, acquiring processing and switching solutions.

End-to-end Solution

“The acquisition of ECS strengthens our capabilities and enables us to offer a true end-to-end solution for our customers. ECS’s expertise complements MasterCard’s products and services, making us an even stronger player in the field of processing and switching. We welcome ECS and its talented team into the MasterCard family, and we look forward to working alongside them.”

Opus' Focus is on North-America Region

Ramesh Mengawade, Chairman of Opus said: “We have had a strong relationship with MasterCard for many years now and are excited that the ECS team will be part of MasterCard enabling it to deliver turnkey processing solutions to its customers. Opus will continue its focus on growing its IT services business for the credit and payments market in the North America region.”

Terms of the agreement

MasterCard previously had a minority investment in ECS. This transaction is anticipated to close in the second quarter of 2014. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

 

Sourced from MasterCard, May 19th, 2014

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