Global Payments Inc. is a payment technology and software solutions company based in Atlanta, Georgia. The company was founded in 1967 as National Data Corporation, and later changed its name to Global Payments in 2001. Global Payments provides payment processing and software solutions to merchants, financial institutions, and governments worldwide.
Global Payments offers a range of services, including credit and debit card processing, payment acceptance, e-commerce solutions, and mobile payment services. The company also offers software solutions such as point-of-sale systems, payment gateway software, fraud prevention tools, and analytics software. These solutions are designed to help businesses optimize their payment processes and improve their bottom line.
Global Payments went public in 2001, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GPN. Since then, the company has expanded its global presence through a series of strategic acquisitions, including Heartland Payment Systems in 2016, TSYS in 2019, and RealPage Payment Services in 2021. These acquisitions have enabled Global Payments to expand its customer base, product offerings, and global footprint.
Today, Global Payments is a Fortune 500 company with a market capitalization of over $65 billion. The company has over 24,000 employees and operates in over 100 countries. In 2020, the company reported revenue of over $7 billion, with its merchant solutions segment representing the majority of its revenue.