New Delhi: US-based payments company Mastercard said on Thursday it is open to acquiring companies in India and will invest $800 million over the next 4-5 years.

Speaking at the India Economic Summit organised by the World Economic Forum, Mastercard president and chief executive officer Ajay S. Banga said India accounts for 3% of the company’s global revenues and 14% of its employee strength.

“We have bought a couple of companies in India... that’s where the investments have been in the last 2-3 years. We are continuing with that. We are in the process of looking at other acquisitions and also organic investment," Banga said.

Mastercard has over $4.5 billion worth of investment in India. “We have committed... to invest $800 million in India over the next 4-5 years," Banga added. Mastercard had first bought a stake in an Indian company, software solutions and payments management firm ElectraCard Services (ECS), in 2010. It fully acquired ECS in 2014. In the same year, the company acquired mobile wallet and on-device software provider C-SAM, which has operations in India.

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