Vantiv Acquires Worldpay

Davis Polk is acting as U.S. legal counsel to Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse as financial advisers to Vantiv, Inc. in connection with its $10.4 billion acquisition of Worldpay Group plc. The transaction is subject to shareholder approvals and receipt of regulatory and merger control approvals, as well as other customary conditions.

Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions. Worldpay operates reliable and secure proprietary technology platforms that enable merchants to accept a vast array of payment types.

The Davis Polk corporate team includes partners Lee Hochbaum and Will Pearce and associate Kaloma Cardwell. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York and London offices.