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The world of global payments

The world of global payments

In October 2015, Worldpay floated on the London Stock Exchange, with an opening market capitalisation of roughly £4.8bn. Less than two years later, the payments technology group received a £9.3bn takeover offer from US payments peer Vantiv. The deal completed in January 2018, resulting in an enlarged company with a primary listing in New York and a secondary listing in London. The reincarnated behemoth – still known as Worldpay – now processes 40bn transactions each year. 

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