May 24 (Reuters) - Global Payments Inc has held preliminary tie-up talks with Total System Services Inc, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The companies also discussed a possible joint venture and other ways to partner up that may not include a full-blown merger, Bloomberg said here.
Global Payments and Total System were not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Rishika Chatterjee in Bengaluru; editing by Gopakumar Warrier)
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