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FT Partners Advises Cayan on its Significant Growth Recapitalization

UPDATE: FT Partners Advises Cayan on its $1.05 billion Sale to TSYS

Overview of Transaction
  • On July 5, 2012, Cayan, LLC. (fka "Merchant Warehouse") announced and closed a growth recapitalization with Parthenon Capital Partners ("Parthenon")
  • Parthenon is private equity firm with $2.2B in capital under management and offices in Boston and San Francisco; the firm provides capital and strategic resources to growing middle market companies
Significance of Transaction
  • By combining a strong Management team with a strong financial partner, the Company seeks to grow and pursue new opportunities in an increasingly dynamic market
  • The transaction is an attractive outcome for both Cayan and Parthenon
  • Parthenon gains a partnership with an elite provider in the rapidly growing integrated payments vertical
  • The transaction positions Cayan well to pursue additional growth opportunities and expand its industry-leading platform by leveraging Parthenon's strategic resources
FT Partners' Role
  • FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Cayan’s founders and Management team and advised Cayan in a private-party transaction