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FT Partners Advises Century Payments on its Strategic Sale to WorldPay US

Overview of Transaction
  • On September 25, 2013, Century Payments announced its sale to WorldPay US
  • Century Payments is a highly differentiated payments platform with a unique white-label, partnership-driven merchant acquiring strategy
  • WorldPay is one of the largest global card payment acquiring businesses with over 500,000 merchants and operations in over 30 countries
  • The terms of the transaction were not disclosed
Significance of Transaction
  • Combination continues to strengthen WorldPay US's strategic partnership model and furthers the Company's investment in growing and maintaining its market-leading position
  • Transaction provides customers in both businesses new and innovative tools to enhance product offerings
  • Achieves highly attractive outcome for both Century and WorldPay US
  • Century joins a leading company in the payments space through its acquisition by WorldPay US
  • WorldPay US is provided a rapidly growing merchant portfolio and strategic partnerships with NCR, UPS and others
FT Partners' Role
  • FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Century Payments and Austin Ventures in its sale process
  • Previously served as advisor to WorldPay US (f.k.a. Lynk) on its sale to RBS, highlighting FT Partners' extensive knowledge and deep relationships in the payments sector
  • Underscores FT Partners' continued success in advising a broad range of top-tier Payments companies