5 Ways To Reduce Risk When Acquiring A Payments Company

By Charles Morton Jr. and Andrew Bigart, Venable LLP (November 28, 2016, 9:43 AM EST) -- Charles J. Morton Jr.

Andrew Bigart Building a successful business in the rapidly changing and growing electronic payments space has never been easy. The industry evolves almost daily with the introduction of new technologies, expanding regulatory considerations and shifting consumer preferences. Once you've built your company, staying on top can be difficult. One way is to expand your business by acquiring complimentary companies, assets, customers or know-how. Doing so, however, can create its own legal and regulatory challenges.

While the hope is that an acquisition will provide strategic, operating and financial benefits, an ill-conceived or poorly executed acquisition may result in...

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