TSYS Announces Agreement to Acquire Cayan

TSYS announced on December 18 it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cayan, a payment technology company focused on integrated payment solutions and merchant acquiring, in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $1.05 billion. The transaction is expected to be modestly accretive to TSYS’ net revenue growth and adjusted diluted EPS in the first full year post closing.

Cayan, a portfolio company of Parthenon Capital Partners, provides technology led acquiring services to more than 70,000 merchants and 100+ integrated partners in the U.S. Their flagship Genius platform delivers a seamless and scalable unified commerce experience across channels.

“The acquisition of Cayan strategically complements our merchant goals to become a leading payment solutions provider to small and medium size businesses in the U.S. by delivering ‘best in class’ services and solutions.” said M. Troy Woods, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, TSYS. “TSYS already has tremendous scale and distribution capabilities. The addition of Cayan’s unified commerce solutions puts us in a strong competitive position to jointly offer a broader set of value-add products and services to our partners and merchants.”

“Cayan and TSYS are aligned in our strategy to provide cutting-edge payment solutions and a robust product offering to merchants across the U.S.,” said Henry Helgeson, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cayan. “We're excited about the opportunity to bring innovative products to a broader customer base.”

The Board of Directors of TSYS has approved the transaction, which is expected to close in Q1 2018, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Greenhill & Co., LLC are acting as financial advisors and Alston & Bird LLP is acting as legal advisor to TSYS. Financial Technology Partners LP is acting as financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP is acting as legal advisor to Cayan.

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