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FIS Poised to Strengthen Enterprise Banking and Capital Markets Services, Signs Agreement to Acquire SunGard

FIS, one of the world’s largest providers of banking and payments technology solutions has signed an agreement to acquire SunGard. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015.

FIS offers payment processing and banking solutions, including software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions. The company operates in three segments: payment solutions, financial solutions and international solutions. FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 130 countries. FIS employs more than 42,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions.

Post-acquisition, FIS will be uniquely positioned to offer a broad range of enterprise banking and capital markets capabilities to empower financial institutions and businesses worldwide.

As per the terms of the agreement, FIS will acquire 100% of SunGard’s equity. FIS will acquire the company in a cash and stock transaction valuing the company at an unaffected enterprise value of $9.1 billion, including the assumption of SunGard’s 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, in the press release. 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 software and technology services companies, with an annual revenue of about $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.

Commenting on the transaction, Russ Fradin, SunGard President & Chief Executive Officer, said in the press release, Our focus has always been on delivering more value to our clients and making decisions that achieve our growth and performance objectives. We are proud to become part of one of the financial services industry’s most respected and solidly performing companies. We embrace this transaction and believe it is the best outcome for our employees and the clients we are dedicated to serving.

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