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    Princeton-based Heartland Payment Systems, a payment processor company, announced Friday it has acquired MCS Software, a provider of school food service, back office and online payment solutions for more than 4,000 K-12 schools nationwide.

    According to the announcement, the acquisition of the Madisonville, La.-based MCS will expand Heartland’s involvement in the K-12 school nutrition and point-of-sale technology industry.  Heartland now serves more than 34,000 K-12 schools nationwide, representing a 35 percent share of public schools in the nation.

    “MCS Software is an important addition to our School Solutions business,” said Michael Lawler, president of Heartland’s Strategic Markets Group. “Our latest acquisition in this growing industry further enhances our market-leading position, adding both an outstanding software product to our current platforms and a substantial nationwide customer base. We also have a significant opportunity to expand and improve upon the school payments solutions offered to parents and children in current MCS school districts.”

    The Heartland School Solutions business provides child nutrition and payment management solutions to public and private schools throughout the country, according to the announcement.


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