JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 1, 2017 – FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, today announced it has completed the previously announced sale of its Public Sector and Education businesses to Vista Equity Partners (Vista) for $850 million. Cash proceeds, net of taxes and deal-related expenses from the transaction, are approximately $500 million. The transaction results in an approximate pre-tax book gain to the company of $85-90 million. Net cash proceeds from the transaction will be used to pay down the company’s debt.
The divestiture is consistent with FIS’ primary goals of serving financial institutions and maintaining leadership positions in markets where the company has meaningful scale.
FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, consulting, and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 55,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com.
About Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based investment firm with offices in Austin, San Francisco, Chicago, and Oakland with more than $28 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data and technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies realizing their full potential. Vista’s investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity in private equity investing. For more information, please visit www.vistaequitypartners.com.
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Kim Snider, +1.904.438.6278
Senior Vice President
FIS Global Marketing and Corporate Communications
Peter Gunnlaugsson, +1.904.438.6603
Senior Vice President
FIS Investor Relations