Verifone Inc. chairman Hatim A. Tyabji described himself in an American Banker interview last spring as "lucidly crazy."

By the end of the summer, after the Redwood City, Calif., company had agreed to several certifiably unconventional transactions, some observers might have suggested that Mr. Tyabji drop the "lucidly."

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