Ingenico Reportedly a Bidder for Worldpay (Aug. 31, 2015)
Another company has entered the field of players vying to acquire Worldpay Ltd. Ingenico Group, a French payment services provider, has bid an unspecified amount for the U.K.-based payment processor, according to a Reuters report. Paybefore Award-winning Wirecard, an independent global provider of outsourcing and white-label solutions for electronic payments, last week reportedly bid £6 billion (US$9.2 billion) to acquire Worldpay. Other suitors purportedly include private equity firm CVC and a joint proposal by Blackstone Group and Hellman & Friedman. Worldpay owners, Advent International Corp. and Bain Capital, could decide to sell the company or proceed with its planned IPO.