PARIS, March 20 Worldline, a maker of payment
terminals owned by Atos, is preparing an offer for
rival Ingenico, La Lettre de L'Expansion reported on
Monday, without citing sources.
According to the business newsletter, Worldline intends to
propose an agreed acquisition worth 7.5 billion euros to 8
billion euros ($8.1 billion-$8.6 billion).
Atos and Ingenico spokespeople could not be reached and did
not immediately return calls and messages seeking comment.
($1 = 0.9286 euros)
(Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by GV De Clercq)