Datacard Acquisition of Entrust Brings Benefits to Both

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1Q 2014 | IN-1018104


Entrust Bought by Datacard


It was announced just before Christmas 2013 that Datacard was to buy Entrust. No valuations were announced since both companies are privately held. Over the past few months, I have written about the changing smart card ecosystem and how we are at a point where the dynamics could bring about a shift in which companies are most influential. This ABI Insight highlights and discusses why I see this as an interesting development in this relation.

Background and Focus: Datacard and Entrust


Datacard’s focus and background is strong in the physical delivery of cards, specifically printing, personalization, and issuance. It is particularly strong in the financial sector, with many banking clients, and has made gains in other areas, such as ID for government, enterprise, and ca...

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