M&A Deal Summary

Worldpay Acquires Worldpay UK

On August 9, 2017, Worldpay acquired financial services company Worldpay UK from Bain Capital Private Equity, Ardian and Advent International for 12.0B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Worldpay’s 6th transaction in the Financial Services sector.
  • This is Worldpay’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Worldpay’s 1st transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-08-09
Target Worldpay UK
Sector Financial Services
Buyer(s) Worldpay
Sellers(s) Bain Capital Private Equity
Ardian
Advent International
Deal Type Merger
Deal Value 12.0B USD
Advisor(s) Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
Barclays Investment Bank (Financial)
Allen & Overy LLP (Legal)

Target

Worldpay UK

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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WorldPay is a provider of single card and non-card electronic payment processing services to businesses. Worldpay provides an extensive range of technology-led payment products and services to around 400,000 customers, enabling their businesses to grow and prosper. Worldpay manages the increasing complexity of the payments landscape for its customers, allowing them to accept the widest range of payment types around the world. Using its network and technology, Worldpay is able to process payments across 146 countries and 126 currencies. Worldpay helps its customers to accept more than 300 different payment types.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Worldpay

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Category Company
Founded 2009
Sector Financial Services
Employees3,313
Revenue 3.9B USD (2018)
DESCRIPTION

Worldpay, Inc. is a provider of payment acceptance services. Worldpay, Inc. offers a broad suite of payment processing services that enable its clients to meet their payment processing needs through a single provider, including in omni-channel environments that span point-of-sale, ecommerce and mobile devices. Worldpay, Inc. was formerly known as Vantiv, Inc. The Company was established in 2009 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 8
Sector (Financial Services) 6 of 6
Type (Merger) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2017) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-04-25 Paymetric

Roswell, Georgia, United States

Paymetric, Inc. is a provider of SaaS-based enterprise security and integrated payment acceptance solutions. Paymetric automates B2B payment workflows within enterprise systems, including SAP, Oracle, Hybris, Salesforce and more. Paymetric also tokenizes payments data within these systems in order to enable secure storage of customer information and history.

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Seller(S) 3

SELLER

Bain Capital Private Equity

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 44.2B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Bain Capital Private Equity (BCPE), is the private equity investment arm of alternative asset management firm, Bain Capital. BCPE targets leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions in a wide variety of industries including information technology, communications, media, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, retail/consumer, and financial services. Bain Capital is based in Boston with additional offices in New York, London, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Munich.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 101 of 135
Sector (Financial Services) 3 of 5
Type (Merger) 8 of 10
Country (United Kingdom) 3 of 6
Year (2017) 11 of 19
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 44
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-07-06 International Market Centers

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

International Market Centers is an owner and operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home decor and gift industries, with 10+ million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, NC and Las Vegas, NV. The Company’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home decor and gift industries.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-08-18 Stada

Bad Vilbel, Germany

Stada is a developer and marketer of active pharmaceutical ingredients for the health care and pharmaceutical markets worldwide. Stada was founded in 1895 and is based in Bad Vilbel, Germany.

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SELLER

Ardian

Paris, France

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1996
PE ASSETS 125.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Ardian is a mega-sized diversified investment group focused on opportunities worldwide. Ardian invests across and manages funds focused on small and mid-sized buyouts, growth capital financings, mezzanine, infrastructure, real estate, and co-investment opportunities. Ardian's small-buyouts group targets controlling interests in French, German, and Italian businesses valued up to €100 million. It's mid-sized buyout group seeks businesses valued up €1.5 billion and does not have any geographic limitations. The Infrastructure team looks for European opportunities and can commit up to €150 million per transaction. The Mezzanine group supports junior capital commitments of €5 to €80 million. In addition to direct investing, Ardian also manages various private equity fund-of-funds. Ardian was founded in 1996 and is based in Paris.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 134 of 208
Sector (Financial Services) 2 of 3
Type (Merger) 5 of 6
Country (United Kingdom) 7 of 11
Year (2017) 9 of 17
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 33
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-08-02 imes-icore

Eiterfeld, Germany

imes-icore is a developer, producer and seller of specialist CNC-CAD/CAM systems for milling, water jet and laser cutting as well as 3D-printing. The firm's products are used in dental laboratories, clinics and dental milling centres. imes-icore also offers specialized industrial production solutions for numerous industries such as e.g. jewellery, orthopaedic and automotive sectors as well as for model/mould construction. imes-icore was founded in 1972 and is based in Eiterfeld, Germany.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-08-14 ECi Software Solutions

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

ECi Software Solutions is a provider of industry-specific business software solutions and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies. ECI has served small to medium-sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and field service organizations.ECi Software Solutions was founded in 1998 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

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SELLER

Advent International

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 76.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Advent is a global private equity firm that targets investments in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Advent's emerging market efforts are concentrated in Central Europe and Latin America. Advent seeks transactions valued between $50 million and $5 billion and can commit up to $2 billion of equity capital per investment. Broad areas of interest include business & financial services, retail & consumer, technology, media, & telecoms, healthcare & life sciences, and industrial. Prospective transaction types include buyouts, growth capital financings, take privates, and recapitalizations. Advent was formed in 1984 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 164 of 201
Sector (Financial Services) 19 of 24
Type (Merger) 3 of 7
Country (United Kingdom) 24 of 26
Year (2017) 3 of 6
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 51
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-08-01 Yduqs

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Yduqs is a private post-secondary education institution that offers in-class and distance learning undergraduate courses in the areas of exact sciences, biological sciences, and human sciences with bachelor-level, teaching-level, and associate-level programs. Yduqs was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-08-22 Grupo Farmaceutico Biotoscana S.A.

Montevideo, Uruguay

Grupo Farmaceutico Biotoscana S.A. is a biopharmaceutical group that operates in the fast-growing Latin American region and focuses on rapidly growing market segments such as infectious diseases, oncology and onco-hematology, special treatments, immunology and inflammation, and orphan/rare diseases, among others. GBT is currently present throughout 10 Latin American countries where it operates under its companies Biotoscana, United Medical, and LKM. Biotoscana was formed in 1994 and is based in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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