White & Case Advises Bank Syndicate on Worldline IPO
Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised a syndicate of banks led by Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs International on the initial public offering of Worldline on the regulated market of Euronext Paris.
The IPO was initiated by Worldline's shareholder, Atos SE (listed on the Paris stock exchange). The prospectus received the visa from the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des marchés financiers) on June 13, 2014 with the first listing scheduled for June 27, 2014. The size of the global offering is approximately €610 million.
Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is a major player in the European payments and transactional services industry. It delivers next-generation services that enable its customers to offer seamless and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Worldline's activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services and Financial Processing Services & Software Licensing. During 2013, the company's activities within the Atos Group generated (pro forma) revenues of €1.12 billion. Worldline employs more than 7,200 people worldwide.
The White & Case team in Paris was led by partners Séverin Robillard and Philippe Herbelin with support from associates Tatiana Uskova, Alann Le Guillou and Léo Catafau-Castellet. Partner Colin Chang, with support from associate Jordan Zaluski, advised on US law aspects. Partner Alexandre Ippolito and associate Marcus Schmidbauer advised on tax matters.
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