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Not every merger and acquisition is earth-shattering, like Amazon buying Whole Foods Market (WFM) , Cramer told viewers. But some deals really are game-changing and the market isn't taking notice. Case in point: payments processor Vantiv (VNTV) snapped up the U.K. based Worldpay for $10 billion.
Vantiv is what's known as a merchant acquirer, a company that works directly with merchants to allow them to accept electronic payments, then takes a small cut of the transaction fees thereafter. Acquirers are a valuable part of transaction processing as they set pricing and own the relationship with the merchant. While Vantiv largely operates in the U.S., Worldpay is almost exclusively in the U.K. and beyond, which is why the merger makes so much sense.
Now is a great time to invest in Europe, Cramer said, as the continent is finally getting back on its feet. Vantiv can also greatly enhance Worldpay's U.S. business with its vast expertise. Despite the synergies, shares of Vantiv fell 2.4% on the news, before recovering slightly. Given the continued consolidation in the space, Cramer said Vantiv is a winner.
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