Celero Commerce has acquired Everest Payment Solutions, a national provider of payment processing services.

The addition makes Celero a top ten non-bank payment processor in the United States. The firm will serve over 45,000 customers for over $18 billion in annual card volume. Celero is a full-service, integrated electronic commerce services provider offering payment processing, business management and data intelligence services to small and medium sized firms.

“We share Celero’s high-tech, high-touch approach to the industry,” stated Marty Friend, president at Everest. “We built Everest on a similar philosophy—to provide merchants high quality electronic payments solutions and white glove support. The addition of Celero’s technology and business management solutions will empower our team to best serve our community business owners.”

“The Everest team deploys bundled technology solutions in the local communities it serves to help these businesses achieve sustainable growth,” said Kevin Jones, founder, and CEO of Celero Commerce. “Their approach and culture align with our commitment to the SMB space, providing entrepreneurs with the technology and support needed to compete and win.”