Elavon, global merchant acquirer and subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement to sell its Mexico-based operations to Santander.
“We are always looking at ways to optimize our existing operations to create value and invest for the future,” said Jamie Walker, CEO of Elavon. “We have been pleased with the performance of our business in Mexico. This agreement is a mutually-beneficial opportunity that will allow Santander to operate the business holistically and allow Elavon to focus investments in higher growth opportunities in other markets in the United States, Canada and Europe. Recently, we announced the acquisition of Sage Pay in our European market, focused on growth in eCommerce product and distribution.”
The transaction, which is expected to close in the next few weeks, is subject to regulatory approval.
All Elavon team members in Mexico, as well as operations and customer relationships, will transition to Santander as part of the deal.
This change does not impact other Elavon operations.
Elavon provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. As the leading provider for airlines and a top five provider in hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized.
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