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Day: August 14, 2007

CheckFree #1 – Fiserv to Acquire CheckFree

Over the last year, we noticed two key acquisitions in the EIPP and Payments space, these being purchase of Xign by JP Morgan and purchase of Harbor Payments by American Express. Recently, I had lunch with a US Company looking for an acquisition in the UK. And now CheckFree is to be acquired by Fiserv. This clearly shows the importance and the increasing maturity of this segment. So according to the press release: Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) will acquire CheckFree Corporation (NASDAQ: CKFR) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.4 billion, and the CheckFree shareholders will receive $48.00 in cash…