PayPal’s iZettle Deal Sets Up a Showdown With Square


PayPal Holdings Inc. has agreed to buy European financial-technology startup iZettle AB for about $2.2 billion, a move that would catapult the U.S. digital-payments giant into hundreds of thousands of brick-and-mortar retailers around the world.

The acquisition, the largest in PayPal’s history, sets up a showdown between the San Jose, Calif., company and Jack Dorsey’s Square Inc., which has built a big payments business catering to coffee shops, flea-market vendors and millions of other small businesses with physical locations…

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