Spire Payments Holdings has acquired Thyron Payments Systems, a mobile payments company.
This is London-based Spire’s first mobile payments purchase. The company makes countertop and portable pin pads and related software for credit card payments.
Thyron, headquartered in Watford, England, will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spire Payments UK Ltd. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In October, Ogone purchased Tunz.com, which allows customers to use their phones as a point of payment. Last August, Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) agreed to buy Accelerated Payment Technologies for $413 million. That deal came after Starbucks Coffee Co. (Nasdaq: SBUX) invested $25 million in Square, a mobile payment company.
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