How First Data reinvented itself to become 2015's biggest IPO

Originally published on Fortune.com, October 21, 2015

The payments-processing giant is staking its comeback on a big tech bet—selling apps and Big Data services to millions of small businesses.

How First Data reinvented itself to become 2015's biggest IPO

It was the sale Scott Nuttall had to make. On a Saturday morning in April 2013, Nuttall was sitting at a corner table in the nearly empty restaurant at the Hilton in Short Hills, N.J., striving to persuade his burly guest to trade one of the best jobs in banking for a chance to rescue one of the hardest of hard cases...