Mastercard and Earthport Announce Terms of Recommended Cash Offer
Mastercard and Earthport have published a Rule 2.7 announcement under the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers regarding an agreement on the terms of a recommended all cash offer by Mastercard UK Holdco Limited, an indirectly, wholly-owned subsidiary of Mastercard, for the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Earthport.
Under the agreement, Earthport shareholders will be entitled to receive 33 pence in cash for each Earthport share. The acquisition values the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Earthport at approximately £233m (approximately US$305m) on a fully diluted basis.
With Mastercard’s experience as a global network, its bank distribution, technology and reach, including Mastercard Send and Vocalink’s faster payment capability, financial stability and brand, Mastercard UK Holdco believes Mastercard can complement and enhance Earthport’s existing capabilities and allow it to accelerate development of a more robust account-to-account cross-border network service.