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Visa trumps Mastercard in Earthport bid battle

Visa is tabling 37p a share, up from the 30p deal it originally put forward
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Visa has upped the ante in its takeover battle with credit card rival Mastercard for UK payment processor Earthport (LON:EPO) with a £247mln bid.

Visa is tabling 37p a share, up from the 30p deal it originally posited, which trumps Mastercard’s 33p offer.

READ: Mastercard outbids Visa as credit card giants battle for Earthport

To put this into context, Visa now values Earthport at almost 400% more than the market did before it emerged with its original deal.

Earthport has yet to say whether it plans to accept the latest deal.

In a brief separate statement noting the increased offer, Mastercard said it is considering its options and urged Earthport shareholders to take no action in response to the announcement by Visa, adding that a further announcement will be made in due course.

In early trading, Earthport shares were 9.8% higher at 42.60p, indicating that the bid battle has further to run.

 -- Adds Mastercard statement, share price --

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