"Acquiring Moneris USA will further accelerate Vantiv's growth in key high-growth channels," said Charles Drucker, president and chief executive officer of Vantiv. "We look forward to serving their technology and bank partners with our deep payments expertise and strong customer service."
Vantiv, the nation's second largest payment processor, serves more than 800,000 merchant locations and 1,400 financial institutions.
"The acquisition will enable Moneris USA to continue its successful path and provide merchants the high-level of service they've come to expect while leveraging Vantiv's scale and omni-channel payments capabilities," said Angela Brown, president and chief executive officer of Moneris. "Working together with Vantiv, Moneris will continue to support our mutual cross-border customers with a focus on innovation and service."
The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016, subject to required U.S. antitrust clearance and other customary closing conditions. Vantiv will fund the transaction with cash-on-hand. Vantiv expects the acquisition to have an immaterial impact on its 2016 results and be accretive to its pro forma adjusted net income in 2017.
Credit Suisse acted as lead financial advisor and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and BofA Merrill Lynch also acted as financial advisors to Vantiv; Benesch served as its legal advisor. BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets LLC were financial advisors to Moneris. Sullivan & Cromwell acted as legal advisor for Moneris.
ABOUT MONERIS SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
As one of North America's largest providers of payment processing solutions, Moneris offers credit, debit, wireless and online payment services for merchants in virtually every industry segment and processes more than three billion transactions, annually. Moneris offers electronic loyalty and stored-value gift card programs. With more than 350,000 merchant locations, Moneris provides the hardware, software and systems needed to improve business efficiency and manage payments. For more information please visit www.moneris.com.
Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) is a leading payment processor differentiated by an integrated technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the second largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high-growth channels and verticals, including integrated payments, eCommerce, and merchant bank. Visit us at www.vantiv.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.
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