Mastercard To Acquire Ekata for $850 Million
By Michael Dabaie
Mastercard Inc. said it would acquire Ekata for $850 million in
a deal to advance its identity verification efforts.
Identity verification services company Ekata works with a global
merchants, financial institutions, travel companies, marketplaces
and digital currency platforms, delivering scores, data attributes
and risk indicators, Mastercard said.
"They help their customers identify good consumers and
businesses and bad actors in real-time during online account
opening, payments and variety of other digital interactions," the
"With the addition of Ekata, we will advance our identity
capabilities and create a safer, seamless way for consumers to
prove who they say they are in the new digital economy," said Ajay
Bhalla, president of cyber and intelligence solutions at
Ekata is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Amsterdam,
Singapore and Budapest.
Mastercard said it sees the deal closing within the next six
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