Visa said Wednesday that it will acquire CyberSource, which provides electronic payment and e-commerce security software, for $2 billion.
The CyberSource price tag works out to $26 a share. CyberSource closed at $19.44 on Tuesday. The e-commerce security player has more than 295,000 merchants in its network (CyberSource and Authorize.net).
Vista said it will take CyberSource's products and services and sell them throughout its network, improve its fraud detection capabilities and grow the customer base. CyberSource CEO Michael Walsh will continue to run the company as a part of Visa.