FIS plans to raise $11bn for Worldpay purchase

By Mike Turner
18 Mar 2019

US company FIS is buying the formerly RBS-owned Worldpay in a debt-funded $43bn transaction, a deal that will form one of the biggest financial services technology and payment companies in the world.

FIS is offering 0.9287 of its shares and $11 cash for each Worldpay share, giving a $35.5bn implied equity value for Worldpay equal to a 14% premium to the March 15 closing price. FIS will also assume Worldpay’s debt, bringing the total enterprise value to around $43bn.

The buyer ...

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