Worldpay says agreed to be taken over by Vantiv in $10 bln deal
Worldpay Group Plc, Britain’s largest payment processor said it had agreed to terms of a potential merger with U.S. credit card technology firm Vantiv Inc in a deal worth 7.7 billion pounds ($9.95 billion), excluding debt.
Worldpay’s shareholders will receive 55 pence in cash per share and 0.0672 new Vantiv shares. Worldpay shareholders will also get a cash dividend of 5 pence per Worldpay Share.
That makes the total value for Worldpay shareholders 385 pence per share, a premium of 18.9 percent to the firm’s stock close on Monday, the day before Worldpay said it had received rival bid approaches from Vantiv and JPMorgan Chase Bank .