Groupe Ingenico, a Paris-based manufacturer of terminals for card systems, is acquiring payment terminal businesses from Groupe Bull.

Ingenico says the deal with Bull, announced in December and scheduled to close in February - combined with a deal with De La Rue Card Systems, which closed in March 1998 - would make it the second-largest payment terminals and systems vendor in the world. Bull, of Louveciennes, France, would become Ingenico's largest shareholder, with 31% equity.

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