First Data Corporation

First Data Corporation

First Data Corporation

Date Founded



5565 Glenridge Connector NE, Suite 2000, Atlanta, GA, 30342

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IT Consulting & Services
Other Business & Consulting Services
Accounting & Financial Services
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

First Data Corp. engages in the provision of commerce-enabling technology and solutions; and payment technology and services. It operates through the following segments: Global Business Solutions; Global Financial Solutions; and Network and Security Solutions. The Global Business Solutions segment provides retail point-of-sale merchant acquiring and eCommerce services. The Global Financial Solutions segment provides credit solutions for bank and non-bank issuers, such as credit and retail private-label card processing; and licensed financial software systems, such as VisionPLUS bank processing application and lending solutions. The Network and Security Solutions segment provides EFT network solutions, such as STAR Network and debit card processing solutions. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Chief Information Officer

Chief Control Officer

Executive Vice President, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Global Financial Solutions, Head of Institutional Sales

Executive Vice President, Head of Network & Security Solutions

Executive Vice President & Head of Global Business Solutions

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Managing Partner at Trenton Thunder

Co-Founder at KKR & Co., Inc.

Founder at The Swarthmore Group, Inc.

Co-President & Co-Chief Operating Officer at KKR & Co., Inc.

Professional at Axis Capital Holdings Ltd.

Member & Head of Financial Services & Hospitality & Leisure at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP

Advisor at Cantor Fitzgerald LP

Professional at HSBC Holdings Plc

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GCM's investment process focuses on deep, fundamental research and individual security selection primarily within equity and credit-oriented strategies. The firm employs a GARP investment approach that focuses on companies in stable industries, with recurring revenue streams or entrenched market positions. GCM may also focus on contrarian investments (cyclical or company specific). They often combine GARP and contrarian investing when a steady growth business emerges within a company as the dominant economic force over a more challenged business unit. GCM invests in stored or hidden value situations, where excess balance sheet capacity may be used to accelerate returns or where contractual rights or startup operations show no present value but may be significant drivers of value tomorrow. In addition to long equity investments, GCM commits significant capital to short equity positions. They look for companies whose industries face cyclical, transitory or secular headwinds, whose competitive position is likely to erode over the near- to medium-term, and companies whose liquidity profile will potentially create equity value impairment or cause future issuance of additional equity at lower prices. GCM may also maintain short positions in equity index futures or other index products to reduce net market risk. The firm also engages in long and short credit positions with emphasis on business or asset stability over growth. They may seek to reduce the risk through other hedges that protect the overall portfolio of the Funds, including interest rates, foreign currencies or sovereign, corporate or asset-backed credit spreads.

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SCM focuses primarily on publicly traded equities but they also believe they can add value by evaluating all levels of a company's capital structure and on occasion, will invest in a company's secured debt, unsecured debt, or preferred stock. The firm believes that non-equity securities and derivatives are often less volatile instruments and may present a more attractive risk/reward profile than simply investing in the common stock. They generally also use derivatives for hedging purposes. Asset valuation and bottom-up research drive SCM's investment decision making. The firm typically favors buying securities that are statistically cheap. The securities the funds own will often have some of the following valuation characteristics: low price to earnings ratio, low price to cash flow, low price to book value, or low price to sales. A careful, detailed evaluation of a company's business model, growth prospects, management team, and financial statements typically drives SCM's investment approach on the short side.

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Founded in 1997, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a professional investment management organization based in Toronto with additional offices in London and Hong Kong. The firm is also known as the CPP Investment Board. They manage the investments of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

Recent Transactions
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Innova Capital Sp zoo, Centrum Rozliczen Elektronicznych Polskie ePlatnosci SA purchase BillBird SA from First Data Corporation

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Fiserv, Inc. purchases First Data Corporation

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SIA SpA, F2i Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture SGR SpA, CDP Equity SpA (Private Equity) purchase First Data Corp. /Southeast Europe from First Data Corporation

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Professional at Alliance Data Systems Corp.

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Rank #249
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #249
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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