Advised on Purchase of CompanyFinancial Services
Acquired 100% of Business Operations
Poste Italiane S.p.A. (“Poste Italiane”) through its fully owned subsidiary PostePay S.p.A. (“PostePay”) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of LIS Holding S.p.A. (LIS) from International Game Technology PLC (IGT), for a total consideration of €700 million, based on an Enterprise Value of €630 million and a net unrestricted cash for €70 million.
LIS is active in the Italian proximity payment market through a network of nearly 54,000 affiliated points of sale, offering services including bill payments, prepaid payment cards, telco and e-vouchers top-ups and merchant and enterprise service solutions. LIS relies on a proprietary paytech platform, enjoying internal scale, technology and capabilities.
LIS generated approximately €228 million gross revenues and approximately €40 million EBITDA in 2021. The acquisition will increase Poste Italiane’s exposure to the fast-growing payments market, creating value for all stakeholders, furthering the Group’s integrated omnichannel strategy.