There has been a larger wave of consolidations in the payments and wider fintech space in Europe, which have totalled some €83 billion since 2013 (now over €90 billion with this deal). Worldline acquiring Ingenico is an outsized deal among these. Most recently, in November, Elavon announced it was acquiring Sage Pay in the UK for about $300 million.
One of the platform’s most prominent critics, somewhat unexpectedly, has become comic, writer, and actor Sacha Baron Cohen. Indeed, his powerful speech to the Anti-Defamation League in November, characterizing Facebook as the “greatest propaganda machine in history,” quickly went viral. (We republished it here.)
Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and founder of Bloomberg L.P. (the company behind the Bloomberg Terminal), entered the presidential race in November 2019, and has missed the first primary and caucus (New Hampshire and Iowa, respectively) due to joining late in the primary process (in comparison, former contender Andrew Yang entered the race in November 2017).