LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. card firm Vantiv has made a formal offer to buy Britain’s biggest payments processor Worldpay for 8 billion pounds ($10.39 billion), five weeks after the deal was first announced.
Worldpay said on Wednesday that Vantiv has offered 55 pence in cash, 0.0672 of a new Vantiv share, an interim dividend of 0.8 pence per Worldpay share and a special 4.2 pence dividend, valuing the former RBS unit at about 8 billion pounds.
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The deal will see Cincinnati-based Vantiv creating a global payments group – with the combined company to be called Worldpay – with a pro forma enterprise value of more than 22 billion pounds and global headquarters in the United States. It will be listed in New York but retain a secondary listing in London.
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