- Date:July 2023
Financial institution, Financial Sponsor
- Deal description:
In the context of the project for the valorization of the payment business, the Board of Directors of Banco BPM (the “Bank” or “BBPM”) has approved to grant an exclusivity to FSI SGR S.p.A., Pay Holding S.p.A. and BCC Pay S.p.A; this exclusivity is aimed at negotiating and defining the terms and conditions of a potential partnership in the issuing and acquiring sectors, with concurrent launch of a joint venture, in the capital of which the Bank can enter with a significant share.
The new partnership could lead to the creation of the second-largest domestic operator, wholly owned by Italian institutions, to which Banco BPM intends to contribute its activities in the payments business, for a mixed cash and share consideration entailing benefits also in terms of capital; the signing of a distribution agreement is envisaged at the same time, allowing the Bank to preserve its running commission levels (around €140 million in 2022) and to exploit the full value potential – quantifiable in more than €2 billion in terms of NPV – in a sector with high growth potential in terms of volumes and revenues.
The Board of Directors has hence mandated the CEO to negotiate the terms and conditions of the potential transaction, which is subject to legal authorizations, as well as to proceed with the possible underwriting of a binding memorandum of understanding.
Vitale acted as financial advisor to FSI.
- Deal Value: