Press Release

Kirkland Advises GTCR on Acquisition of Majority Stake in Worldpay

Kirkland & Ellis represents GTCR, which announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Worldpay, a leading global provider of payment processing solutions, from FIS® (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology. GTCR will acquire 55% of Worldpay, and FIS will retain the remaining 45%, in a transaction that values the business at $18.5 billion. As part of the agreement, GTCR has committed an additional equity capital investment in Worldpay of up to $1.25 billion to pursue inorganic growth opportunities. The transaction is expected to close by Q1 2024.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Ted Frankel, Daniel Guerin and Sanford Perl, along with tax partners Mike Carew and Adam Kool; technology & IP transactions partners Aaron Lorber and Todd Herst; debt finance partners Jocelyn Hirsch and Thomas Dobleman; capital markets partners Rachel Sheridan, Shagufa Hossain and Tim Cruickshank; investment funds partner Sean Malone; corporate partners Michael Weed, Lee Blum and Neil Vohra; and executive compensation partners Mike Krasnovsky and Deidre Kalenderian.