SIA signs financing contract to acquire First Data business

SIA, a European hi-tech firm  in the payment services and infrastructures sector, has signed a financing contract to support the acquisition of First Data’s business in a number of countries in Central and Southeastern Europe.


UniCredit, one of the main reference banks and sponsor of SIA Group, acted as Sole Underwriter, guaranteeing the total underwriting of the amount, Global Coordinator, Initial Bookrunner, Initial Mandated Lead Arranger and Facility Agent.


In addition, UniCredit managed, as Active Bookrunner, the entire process of syndication, which led to significant participation by the following major banks as Mandated Lead Arranger and Bookrunner: Banca IMIBanco BPMBNP ParibasMonte dei Paschi di Siena, and UBI Banca.