Planet has agreed to acquire 3C Payment. 3C Payment’s gateway, integration and terminal capabilities, when combined with Planet’s value added payment services, will create a unique platform in the payments sector, serving businesses looking to improve customer experience.
3C Payment serves over 11,000 customers in 47 countries, processing €22 billion in value from over 300 million transactions. Planet and 3C Payment are focused on industries and businesses with complex payment requirements, and that have a need to accept alternative payment methods such as Alipay, WeChat Pay and UnionPay, in addition to global schemes such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
“3C operates the world’s leading hospitality payment gateway and offers many specialist integrations to enterprise systems that our existing customers use to process payments,” said Patrick Waldron, Chief Executive Officer at Planet.
“When combined with Planet, we create a new and unique proposition that simplifies the payment experience for merchants, acquirers and their customers. While the COVID-19 pandemic has left global markets in a state of uncertainty, this deal leaves us well placed to support even more businesses as demand bounces back.”
This acquisition means that businesses can now work with one partner and use a single payment platform to accept complex payments whether their consumers are paying in person or online. The first integration is a high-value all-in-one revenue generating payments solution for the Hospitality and Food & Beverage sector.
The deal is subject to regulatory approval by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.