Ex-Metavante Exec Joins Warburg Pincus

Donald Layden, former general counsel of Metavante Corp. and president of Metavante International Group, has joined Warburg Pincus as an advisor, peHUB has learned.

Layden recently helped lead negotiations for Metavante’s $2.94 billion sale to Fidelity National Information Services Inc., but opted against remaining with the merged company.

“I had a great run at Metavante, but I didn’t want to relocate to Jacksonville from Milwaukee,” Layden says. “I’ve known the guys at Warburg Pincus for a long time and think we could do some interesting things together in the transaction data processing space.”

Warburg Pincus had been a 25% shareholder in Metavante prior to the sale, and now holds around an 11% stake in FIS (whose backers include THL Partners).

Layden also has rejoined the Milwaukee office of law firm Quarles & Brady LLP