Payments solution company #CardConnect $CCN agreed to be acquired by #FirstData $FDC for $15.00 per share in cash.
The transaction is expected to be modestly accretive to First Data’s EPS in the first full year post-closing
CardConnect CCN is a provider of payment processing and technology solutions and is one of First Data’s largest distribution partners. It processes approximately $26 billion of volume annually from about 67,000 merchant customers which are served by CardConnect’s large base of distribution partners. CCN closed at $13.65. FDC closed at $16.64.
First Data FDC will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding CardConnect common stock for a purchase price of $15.00 per share in cash. The aggregate transaction value is approximately $750 million, including repayment of CardConnect’s outstanding debt and the redemption of CardConnect’s preferred stock. First Data intends to fund the transaction with a combination of cash on hand and funds available under existing credit facilities.
First Data Corporation provides electronic commerce solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers worldwide. It operates through three segments: Global Business Solutions, Global Financial Solutions, and Network & Security Solutions. The Global Business Solutions segment offers retail point-of-sale merchant acquiring and e-commerce services; and mobile payment services and Webstore-in-a-box solutions, as well as its cloud-based Clover point-of-sale operating system. FDC has a market capitalization of $15.3 billion.
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