Shares in European payments companies rise on Worldpay takeover

PARIS, March 18 (Reuters) - Shares in European payments technology companies such as Worldline, Ingenico and Wirecard all rose on Monday, buoyed by Fidelity National Information Services's $35 billion takeover of Worldpay.

Worldline was up 3.1 percent, while software group Atos - which has a stake of around 50 percent in Worldline - also advanced 1.2 percent.

Ingenico also advanced 1.1 percent while Wirecard AG's shares also climbed in Germany.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta Editing by Keith Weir)

2019-03-18 10:17:23

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