For Worldline, payment terminals are doomed to be replaced by software

Posted on Jan 26, 2021 2:53 PMUpdated Jan 26, 2021, 4:13 PM

If we question him, Gilles Grapinet is categorical. ” We are engaged in a strategic review of Ingenico payment terminals activity, we have not taken any decisions », Declares to« Echos »the boss of Worldline, European leader in payments. However, it is difficult not to read a desire to resell this branch of Ingenico, which he completed the takeover in October.

According to our information, Worldline has also approached several investment banks to prepare for this session, including BNP Paribas. Indicative offers are expected in March, for a valuation expected around 2.5 billion euros, according to market sources. Funds fond of restructuring files, such as Apollo, Platinium or Cinven, could position themselves. Asked about this amount, the boss of Worldline kicks in: “ I have no comment to make on an amount while all scenarios are still open », Answers Gilles Grapinet.

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