Transaction Overview And Rationale
- FT Partners served as strategic and financial advisor to CardConnect in its $438 million acquisition by FinTech Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: FNTC)
- CardConnect will become the sole direct subsidiary of FinTech Acquisition Corp ("FinTech") and immediately following the merger will trade on the NASDAQ stock exchange as "CCN"
- Total consideration is $438mm, which includes the satisfaction of $62mm of CardConnect borrowings currently outstanding
- The merger is expected to close in June 2016, pending FNTC stockholder approval, the receipt of proceeds from the proposed financing activities and other customary closing conditions
- The deal represents the largest technology special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transaction of the year
- This transaction underscores FT Partners' continued leadership position as "advisor of choice" to the highest-quality companies in the FinTech space
Note: The $438 million total consideration is based on the time of closing and includes the satisfaction of $62 million of CardConnect borrowings outstanding; the transaction was originally announced at a value of $350 million