Can Do Cash acquired by Cardtronics

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The owners of an Ottawa ATM supplier are preparing to make their own withdrawal after a dozen years in business.

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The Canadian subsidiary of Houston-based Cardtronics said Wednesday that it has purchased Can Do Cash Ltd., which is headquartered on St. Laurent Boulevard.

The local firm provides ATMs and point-of-sale terminals to merchants, who can opt to own and operate the machines outright or purchase turnkey services from Can Do Cash and earn a percentage of the surcharge revenues.

Cardtronics says the acquisition will add 800 ATMs to its portfolio. Of that, 200 are owned by the company with the rest merchant-owned.

“Can-Do-Cash brings to Cardtronics Canada hundreds of new merchant relationships,” said Cardtronics CEO Steve Rathgaber in a statement.

The company did not disclose the purchase price, but said the annual revenues associated with the acquisition are between US$3 million and US$4 million.

Cardtronics said the founders and co-owners of the Ottawa firm - Joseph Arrage and Tarick Karkache - will join Cardtronics Canada as vice-president of business development and vice-president of operations, respectively.

Cardtronics says it is the exclusive ATM provider to 7-Eleven in Canada and owns or operates more than 62,800 ATMs in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.K.

Organizations: Cardtronics, 7-Eleven

Geographic location: Canada, Ottawa, U.S. Mexico Puerto Rico U.K.

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