Massive Fintech Deal To Create A Global Powerhouse

In a substantial deal that will have repercussions across the Asia Pacific wealth management sector FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology solutions and a global leader in consulting and outsourcing solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wayne, Pennsylvania-based SunGard. Upon closing, FIS will be uniquely positioned to offer a broad range of enterprise banking and capital markets capabilities to empower financial institutions and businesses worldwide.

Under the terms of the agreement, FIS will acquire 100 percent of the equity of SunGard. FIS will issue a combination of cash and stock valuing the company at an unaffected enterprise value of $9.1 billion, including the assumption of SunGard debt, which FIS expects to refinance. The combined company will have over $9.2 billion in annual revenues.

FIS and SunGard have complementary technology solutions and services encompassing retail and corporate banking, payments, risk management, asset solutions and insurance. The combined company will have more than 55,000 employees and support thousands of clients in over 100 countries worldwide.

“This is a significant milestone for FIS,” stated Gary Norcross, president and chief executive officer, FIS. “By bringing together two innovative companies with common business models, similar cultures, strong leadership and complementary solutions, we are enhancing our ability to empower our clients and deepen client relationships through an expanded full-service offering. Our focus has always been on championing the needs of our clients and we are excited about the opportunities this combination provides to further deliver on that commitment.”

SunGard is one of the world’s leading financial software companies, with annual revenue of $2.8 billion. The company’s 13,000 employees provide solutions for financial services, the public sector and education. Its software solutions are delivered via hosted or on premise deployments and are surrounded by an extensive suite of service offerings.




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