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Visa Europe Buys Stake in Mobile Banking Service Provider
|31 октября 2011|
Credit card processor, Visa Europe is investing US$39.8 million in the UK based mobile banking service provider, Monitise through a new share issue.As part of the subscription for Monitise shares, Visa Europe President and Chief Executive Peter Ayliffe, will join Monitise's Board of Directors.
In February 2011, Monitise entered into a partnership agreement with Visa Europe to develop and supply mobile payments services. That partnership gives Visa Europe a licence to Monitise's mobile technology.
Monitise also announces it has agreed to acquire the 51% stake in its US joint venture, Monitise Americas, held by Metavante Corp, a subsidiary of Fidelity National Information Services. In consideration for the purchase, Metavante will be issued with a 3.3% stake in Monitise. Completion is conditional on shares being admitted to trading on AIM.
Monitise's acquisition of the 51% stake in Monitise Americas values that business at $29.4 million.
Following the transactions, Visa Europe's and FIS's respective shareholdings in Monitise will be 8.8% and 3.3%.
Источник: Cellular news