Merchant Data Systems Brings New Opportunities to Washington Businesses

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Merchant Data Systems (MDS) has launched a new Mergers & Acquisitions partnership program in the state of Washington.

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Merchant Data Systems is a leader in the merchant acquirer sector because they offer a program that gives business owners varying options for how the acquisition will be handled.

Businesses in Washington, like those in all other states, can benefit from a venture in the opposite corner of the nation, in Florida — Merchant Data Systems (MDS), that merchant processing company which, for the past fifteen years, has been providing products and solutions that make it easier for merchants to accept and process debit and credit cards from their customers. More recently, they are launching a mergers & acquisitions partner program, into which any company may enter with the hopes of making a profit.

Historically, MDS has been a credit card merchant company. The holder of a merchant account with MDS can purchase machines for accepting credit cards, as well as a ROAMpay card swiper that can be attached to an iPhone or Android smartphone to which the required app has been downloaded—the card slides through a slit in the half-moon shaped device.

The recently-made merchant acquirer has set up partnering programs that run the full gamut—joint ventures can be formed, or the merchant can take advantage of “residual buyout,” which can be modified to fit his economic needs. Whether the client is an ISO who is already working with us, or an ISO in need of cash to grow his business, or he simply wants to take some cash off the table, MDS has the solution for that person. Should he wish to sell a merchant portfolio, then MDS will pay quick cash (merchant portfolios consists of all the credit card processing company’s clients), and they can close this transaction very quickly. MDS' residual buy-­back programs enable the merchant to take the cash for themselves at any time that it suits them. Competitive ISO reseller programs are available as well. Adelard Gasana, Co-Founder of Karma Snack and partner with MDS mentions, "Merchant Data Systems is a leader in the merchant acquirer sector because they offer a program that gives business owners varying options for how the acquisition will be handled."

Sometimes companies find themselves in financially trying times, badly in need of funds to pay their expenses, including payroll and inventory. A company's merchant portfolio can be worth a great deal of money, and MDS will see that the client gets the best deal possible for theirs. What is more beneficial is that ISO partners who merge with MDS under the Mergers & Acquisitions Program get paid dividends from the stock that is issued by the acquiring company, as well as salaries. A portion of the value for which the portfolio was sold may be issued to the seller in the form of stock. Should that money ever be needed, the owner(s) of the erstwhile independent company can remove it for the table any time he finds it convenient.

Buying a merchant portfolio or otherwise partnering with MDS is very different from the traditional buyout, which is subject to capital gains taxes and other overhead costs while revenue remains at a minimum—besides the seller giving up control over his assets. None of this is a problem with MDS—they have capital and are funding at present. They and the portfolio sellers become true business partners working together to enhance the value of the portfolios. The other company remains in the game continuing to expand its portfolio while those at MDS assist them with support in their back office and pricing of joint ventures.

Other benefits of joining in merchant services sales with MDS to sell ISO portfolios include the following:

  • Such an integration will scale the business model of the partner and reduce the expenses involved in business operations.
  • MDS has had fifteen years’ worth of experience as a merchant acquirer. During this period, its profitability has been consistent.
  • The company has a BIN (business identification number) of its own. It also underwrites its owners and maintains a customer support staff.
  • Same-day merchant accounts may be opened here. MDS has ISO products and services that can be accessed.

ISO owners who merge with MDS get “the best of both worlds.” They have access to the money they make and they continue to be the owners of their ventures.

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