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Banco Santander to acquire trade finance automation provider Mercury TFS

Monday 16 March 2020 13:38 CET | News

Spain-based Banco Santander has acquired a majority stake in Mercury TFS, a company offering automation software for corporate trade finance transaction management.

 

Santander is acquiring 50.1% of the Mercury TFS through a USD 30 million investment. One third of the investment will be earmarked to subscribe for new shares, which will inject funds into the company to enable new services and boost growth in customer numbers and markets. Mercury TFS' chief executive officer and head of technology will continue to head up the company, and will continue to be partners.

Mercury Trade Finance Solutions enables Santander customers to manage their entire trade finance activity online or via mobile phone, enhancing the user experience, reducing response times and improving service quality. Mercury TFS will also enable the bank to digitalise internal process management, allowing greater control and operational efficiency. The company has 130 employees in Spain, Mexico, Chile and Colombia.


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Keywords: Banco Santander, Santander, Mercury TFS, Mercury Trade Finance Solution, mergers and acquisitions, M&A, acquisition, trade finance, trade finance management, internal process management, Spain, Europe
Categories: Banking & Fintech | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement
Countries: Spain
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