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Liedekerke successfully assisted Axepta BNP Paribas Benelux and BNP Paribas Group in acquiring part of Worldline and Ingenicos in-store business in Belgium

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05/11/2021


Liedekerke successfully assisted Axepta BNP Paribas Benelux and BNP Paribas Group in their strategic acquisition of part of the Point of Sale (POS) merchant acquiring business in Belgium and Luxembourg from Worldline and Ingenico. This acquisition will make Axepta BNP Paribas Benelux the second-largest payment service provider in Belgium.
 
The acquisition concerns the acquiring activities (card payment processing) and terminals of Ingenico In-store on the Belgian and Luxembourg markets, as well as the contracts and data of approximately 16,000 merchants, commercial partnerships and the integration of Ingenico In-store staff.
 
In 2014, BNP Paribas Fortis started its merchant acquiring business in Belgium by marketing the acquiring services of SIX Payment Services. To strengthen its acquiring bank business model and expand its product range, Axepta BNP Paribas Benelux was founded in 2019. This new acquisition is in line Axepta’s aim of freshening up the sector by offering innovative, high-performance and competitive services to public- and private-sector companies, retailers and independent professionals.
 
Ingenico’s disposal of part of its Belgium business is the result of a decision by the European Commission based on the European Union merger regulation, following Worldline’s acquisition of Ingenico last year.

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The Liedekerke core deal team included, amongst others, Damien Conem and Davy Vandenbussche.