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Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld


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Today’s Transactions:
TSS Takes Over ProPay

The Lehi, Utah-based target will operate under TSS’ merchant services segment

Total System Services Inc. (NYSE: TSS), a provider of electronic payment processing services, has completed its purchase of ProPay.

Terms of the deal remain undisclosed.

ProPay, now a wholly owned TSS subsidiary, will operate under the Columbus, Ga.-based buyer’s merchant services segment. The Lehi, Utah-based target offers payment solutions for organizations of various sizes, from small, home-based entrepreneurs to multi-billion dollar enterprises.

FT Partners, made up of Financial Technology Partners LP and FTP Securities LLC , ran the sale process of ProPay.

Total System Services processes card applications and initiates services for the cardholder, including transaction processing and fraud management.

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