Cinven and BC Partners have announced the completion of the EUR 4.34bn acquisition of Amadeus Global Travel Distribution, S.A. following a successful tender offer for the shares in Amadeus listed on the Madrid, Paris and Frankfurt stock exchanges. The acquisition was undertaken through a holding company, WAM Acquisition, S.A. owned by BC Partners, Cinven, Société Air France, Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España S.A. and Deutsche Lufthansa AG. This acquisition is one of the largest public-to-private transactions ever undertaken in Europe.
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Financing for the acquisition was provided by Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking
Sussex Place Ventures, Contour Ventures, Partnership Fund and Outrun Ventures also take part