Description of Business
Worldpay, Inc., a Delaware corporation, is a holding company that conducts its operations through its majority-owned subsidiary, Worldpay Holding, LLC (“Worldpay Holding”). Worldpay, Inc. and Worldpay Holding are referred to collectively as the “Company,” “Worldpay,” “we,” “us” or “our,” unless the context requires otherwise.
On January 16, 2018, the Company completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Worldpay Group Limited, formerly Worldpay Group plc, a public limited company (“Legacy Worldpay”). Following the acquisition, the Vantiv, Inc. (“Legacy Vantiv”) name was changed to Worldpay, Inc. by amending our Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation. The effective date of the name change was January 16, 2018.
Worldpay is a leader in global payments providing a broad range of technology-led solutions to its clients to allow them to accept payments of almost any type, across multiple payment channels nearly anywhere in the world. The Company serves a diverse set of merchants including mobile, online and in-store, offering over 300 payment methods in 126 transaction currencies across 146 countries, while supporting various clients including large enterprises, corporates, small and medium sized businesses and eCommerce businesses. The Company operates in three reportable segments: Technology Solutions, Merchant Solutions and Issuer Solutions. For more information about the Company’s segments, refer to Note 13 - Segment Information. The Company markets its services through diverse distribution channels, including multiple referral partners.
Merger with Fidelity National Information Services (“FIS”)
On March 18, 2019, Worldpay and Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (“FIS”) issued a joint press release announcing that Worldpay, FIS and Wrangler Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of FIS (“Merger Sub”), entered into an agreement and plan of merger, dated March 17, 2019 (the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein, Merger Sub will merge with and into Worldpay (the “Merger”), with Worldpay being the surviving corporation in the Merger and continuing as a wholly-owned subsidiary of FIS.
At the effective time of the Merger (“Effective Time”), which is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2019, each share of the Class A common stock of Worldpay, par value $0.00001 per share (“Worldpay Class A Common Stock”), issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, except for certain shares of Worldpay Class A Common Stock identified in the Merger Agreement, will be converted into the right to receive 0.9287 shares (the “Exchange Ratio”) of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of FIS (“FIS Common Stock” and, such shares, the “Share Consideration”) and $11.00 in cash (the “Cash Consideration” and, together with the Share Consideration, the “Merger Consideration”). The shares of FIS Common Stock to be issued in the Merger will be listed on The New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”). Following the consummation of the Merger, FIS shareholders will own approximately 53 percent and Worldpay shareholders will own approximately 47 percent of the combined company. The Merger Consideration (as of the date the Merger Agreement was executed) valued Worldpay at an enterprise value of approximately $43 billion, including the assumption of Worldpay debt, which FIS expects to refinance.
Completion of the Merger is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions for both parties, including receipt of required regulatory and shareholder approvals and other customary closing conditions.
In connection with the proposed Merger, on April 12, 2019, FIS filed a preliminary registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC that became available on the SEC’s Edgar system on April 15, 2019.
Basis of Presentation and Consolidation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements include those of Worldpay, Inc. and all subsidiaries thereof, including its majority-owned subsidiary, Worldpay Holding, LLC. The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated.