Worldline [Euronext: WLN], European leader in the payments and transactional services industry and SIX, announced today that they have completed the agreement to enter into a strategic partnership where Worldline acquired SIX Payment Services, the payment services division of SIX, for a consideration of EUR 2,303 million (CHF 2,750 million).
Worldline employs circa 11,000 people worldwide, with estimated pro forma revenue of circa EUR 2,3 billion on a yearly basis. Worldline is an Atos company.
Niederer Kraft Frey acted as Swiss counsel to Atos / Worldline in the transaction. The NKF team was led by Corporate/M&A partner Philippe Weber, working with partners Bertrand Schott, Banking, Financial & Regulatory, Manuel Werder, Corporate/M&A, Andras Gurovits, Technology, Nicolas Birkhäuser, Antitrust/Competition and Andreas Vögeli, Real Estate, as well as with associates Samuel Hochstrasser, Dominik Penkov, Alex Attinger, Giulia Ghezzi and Shu Bernet Zhang.
The Atos / Worldline team was led by Alexandre Menais, Group Executive Vice President in charge of M&A Strategy and Development, working with Damien Catoir, Associate Group General Counsel Atos, Anne-Sophie Poirier, Head of Legal – Mergers & Acquisitions Atos, Benjamin Thorez, Senior Corporate Counsel, and others.