Worldline: On its way to consolidating the European payments market

In line with the strategy presented at the time of its IPO in 2014, Worldline has announced an agreement with the payment service provider Equens that will reinforce its European leadership in payment services. The processing activities of the two companies in Europe will be merged to create “Equens Worldline Company”, in which Worldline will hold a majority stake and Worldline will also acquire Equens’ commercial acquiring subsidiary PaySquare.

+ 7 300 people worldwide
+ 7 300

people worldwide

€ 1,227 BN 2015 Revenues
€ 1,227 BN

2015 Revenues

40 years experience
40 years


A European leader in financial processing

With this transaction, expected to be closed in the second trimester 2016, Worldline aims to become one of the leading and most innovative payment service providers for financial institutions in Europe, providing its customers with a best-in-class service portfolio, innovation and expertise in both non-card and card-based payments.

A significant expansion in Merchant Services activities

Worldline will benefit from PaySquare’s strong positions in merchant services in The Netherlands, Germany and Poland, resulting in more integrated and comprehensive omnichannel offers.

Digital payments star

The digital revolution is transforming today’s business-to-consumer processes, bringing new possibilities such as e-ticketing, e-Government collection platforms and contextual products. Worldline is a bright star within the Atos constellation, providing critical mobile and transactional services to support Atos customers with their digital transformation journeys.