March 18, 2019 / 8:20 AM / 8 months ago

Shares in European payments companies rise on Worldpay takeover

PARIS (Reuters) - Shares in European payments technology companies such as Worldline, Ingenico and Wirecard all rose on Monday, buoyed by Fidelity National Information Services’ $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

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