Silver Lake-backed Mercury Payment Systems files for IPO

Mercury Payment Systems, a portfolio company of Silver Lake, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be offered as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. J.P. Morgan Securities, Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley & Co. are serving as lead underwriters. Based in Durango, Colorado, Mercury Payment Systems is a provider of payments solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. and Canada.


Durango, CO – March 28, 2014 – Mercury Payment Systems, Inc. (the “Company”), a payments technology and services provider for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the United States and Canada, announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as the joint-book running managers for the offering. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by telephone at (866) 803-9204; Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone: 888-603-5847, email:; or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.