TransFirst® is proud to be affiliated with prestigious companies that provide financial support and business counsel. These strategic partnerships are key factors in TransFirst’s continuing growth, helping to advance our position as a dynamic, emerging leader in the payment processing industry.
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (“WCAS”) was formed in 1979 and focuses on investing in two growth industries, information/business services and healthcare, primarily in the United States. WCAS has a current portfolio of approximately 30 companies and has organized 15 limited partnerships with total capital of $20 billion, consisting of 11 Equity Partnerships and 4 Subordinated Debt Partnerships. WCAS is currently investing an equity fund, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe XI, L.P., and a dedicated subordinated debt fund, WCAS Capital Partners IV, L.P. See www.welshcarson.com to learn more.
As part of the acquisition of TransFirst by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in 2007, a financing package of $495 million was established, providing term loans and a revolving line of credit to support growth, acquisitions, working capital and other capital needs of the company. Today, General Electric Capital Corporation is the company’s lead lender and administrative agent for the entire debt facility. GE Antares Capital works with a wide variety of large and mid-sized businesses, multinationals and private equity sponsors and is one of the largest providers of asset-based, cash flow and structured loans. GE Antares Capital has been a primary financing lender to TransFirst since 2000.
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I am extremely happy with TransFirst! The Transaction Express saves me hours a week with the ease of transactions and the up-to-date reporting. The service team is knowledgeable and eager to help. The best part, though, is the savings. Patrick made it so easy to switch merchant accounts. I wish I would have done it years ago!
- Specialty Autoplex | Arlington, TX
Two key things here. #1 – This program has saved me hundreds of dollars a year, and #2 – the service. The last time I called my question was answered in one simple phone call. We didn't take credit cards for a long time due to the expense ... I am so glad I took the time to listen when you came in because this is so much better.
- Restaurant Owner | Palm Bay, FL
TransFirst has done everything they said they would do, and they do it every month with service and savings. We are saving very big dollars each month, so we are very happy with the service.
- Police Benevolent Association | McDonough, GA
I'm writing to thank you for the superb customer support you've offered us in the setting up of our account. Your prompt replies to my questions, even through your illness, speaks very well of your organization and your own sense of responsibility. I would ask you to kindly forward this note to your supervisor, because I want him/her to appreciate your 'above and beyond' approach to your clients.