Worldline in IPO
June 16, 2014
Cleary Gottlieb represented Worldline Group in its initial public offering which launched on June 16th. The transaction priced on June 26th and closed on July 1st. The IPO consisted of a primary offering of approximately €255 million and a secondary offering of approximately €384 million (after partial exercise of the greenshoe). The shares were offered to the public in France and internationally in private placements including under Rule 144A in the United States. Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs acted as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners and Barclays, BNP Paribas, BofA Merrill Lynch and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking acted as Joint Bookrunners.
Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is a major player in the European payments and transactional services industry, with an expanding emerging markets footprint. Worldline delivers next-generation services, enabling its customers to offer seamless and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Worldline’s activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services and Terminals, Mobility and e-Transactional Services, and Financial Processing Services and Software Licensing.