Direct Connect Holdings, LLC Acquires United Payment Services


Acquisition Increases Market Share, Accelerates Growth and Expands Processing Capabilities for Merchants

CHANTILLY, VA, January 25, 2017 – Direct Connect, an industry leading merchant services provider, announced today that it has acquired United Payment Services (UPS). Based in Los Angeles, UPS (a First Data ISO) offers credit and debit card processing, ACH services, purchasing card programs and e-commerce capabilities to businesses of all sizes.

The acquisition of UPS supports Direct Connect’s strategy to continue to grow through both strategic acquisition and strong organic growth. Maintaining UPS’ operations and sales offices in Los Angeles, Direct Connect continues to expand the company’s nationwide presence as one of the leading payment processing companies in the United States and Canada.

As part of the acquisition, the portfolio of merchants that UPS services across the United States will have access to Direct Connect’s innovative products and resources. Direct Connect and UPS will continue to focus on providing personalized service and support to UPS merchant customers and partners.

“We’re thrilled to welcome UPS employees and merchant customers to the Direct Connect family and are committed to upholding the high levels of service that they have come to expect,” said Matt Clyne, president and chief executive officer of Direct Connect. “UPS employees bring with them years of experience in sales and operations. Adding these key contributors to the Direct Connect team will further strengthen our ability to execute our strategy and continue to grow,” Clyne expanded.

United Payment Services customers can learn more about Direct Connect at or by contacting UPS customer care at 866.886.4833.

Brock Robertson
Chief Marketing Office
Direct Connect, LLC
800-747-6273 ext. 1129

About Direct Connect

Based in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia, Direct Connect has been providing customized electronic payment processing, equipment, merchant services and support to businesses across the United States and Canada since 1994. Our focused customer service, consistent reliability and fair pricing have made us a respected leader in our industry, and a trusted partner of the customers we serve.

We deliver solutions for all types of businesses including brick-n-mortar retail stores, direct mail and phone order operations, B2B, government contractors, service industries and software developers; among others.

Poised for growth, we have the financial resources and personnel to meet the demands of the ever-changing payments landscape to support our partners and merchants now and in the future.


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