Reuters: Welsh Carson pulls TransFirst sale on recap, WorldPay -sources

Buyout firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has ended talks on the sale of payment processing company TransFirst to pursue a dividend recapitalization, as potential buyers held out for combining it with a unit of private equity-owned peer WorldPay, sources said. Welsh Carson had hired investment boutique Financial Technology Partners to explore a sale of TransFirst, hoping to fetch between $1.3 billion and $1.5 billion in a sale, people familiar with the matter told Reuters in September.

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