SOURCE: King & Spalding

King & Spalding

March 02, 2010 16:42 ET

King & Spalding Advises TSYS in Joint Venture With First National Bank of Omaha

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, advised Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS), an outsourced payment services company, in a joint venture agreement in which TSYS will purchase a 51 percent majority interest in First National Bank of Omaha's (FNBO) merchant acquiring business for $150.45 million.

FNBO is anticipated to contribute its merchant acquiring business through a series of structuring transactions to the newly formed Delaware limited liability company of First National Merchant Solutions, LLC (FNMS). FNBO and its affiliates will retain a 49 percent interest in FNMS Holding.

For more details, the TSYS press release can be found at: http://www.tsys.com/news/Releases/20100301newacq.cfm

The King & Spalding legal team advising in the transaction consisted of the following lawyers:

Corporate:
John J. Kelley III (partner, Atlanta)
Mark E. Thompson (partner, London and New York)
Bettina T. Drake (associate, Atlanta)
Spencer C. Johnson (associate, Atlanta)
Nathan L. Mihalik (associate, Atlanta)
Spencer A. Stockdale (associate, Atlanta)

Tax:
Donald P. Hensel (partner, Atlanta)

Employment and Benefits:
Susan Canter Reisner (partner, Atlanta)
Jan G. Marsh (consultant, Atlanta)

Intellectual Property:
Scott W. Petty (partner, Atlanta)

Real Estate:
Brent S. Gilfedder (associate, Atlanta)

Antitrust:
Jeffrey S. Spigel (partner, Washington)

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