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SYNNEX Announces Acquisition Of IBM's $1.2+ Billion CRM BPO Business

Stocks in this article: IBMSNX

SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading business process services company, announced today in a separate press release issued jointly by SYNNEX and IBM (NYSE: IBM), that SYNNEX will acquire IBM’s worldwide customer care services business. The acquisition will be combined with Concentrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX and a recognized leader in providing platforms, people and services to support high-value interactions at every stage of the customer lifecycle.

Pursuant to the asset purchase agreement, SYNNEX will pay a purchase price of $505 million, consisting of approximately $430 million in cash and $75 million in SYNNEX common stock. The transaction is expected to add an estimated $120 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and approximately $0.55 in fully diluted earnings per share (EPS) excluding one-time charges and integration costs in the first 12 months post the closing of the transaction. The $405 million purchase price premium includes an estimated 40-50% in intangible assets which will be amortized over two to ten years.

As client requirements for BPO have shifted towards high value business outcomes, insights, and alternative delivery models, this transaction accelerates Concentrix’ geographic and industry reach with combined deep expertise, scale, process innovation and continued investments in high value industry platforms.

“This acquisition will make Concentrix a global Top 10 player in a growing market,” stated Kevin Murai, President and CEO of SYNNEX Corporation. “With our collective strengths in the CRM BPO market, this strategic acquisition will create an even more compelling value proposition for our clients and shareholders.”

“The new CRM BPO business will leverage the combined deep expertise, scale, process innovation and investments in high value industry platforms and assets to provide the customer experience and service innovation you have come to expect from IBM,” said Lori Steele, general manager, IBM Global Process Services. “The pace of change in customer care requires constant innovation. This acquisition by SYNNEX further enhances our mutual commitment to client satisfaction through one of the world’s top customer experience BPO providers. Clients can invest with confidence in the proven abilities of these two leaders to deliver the best customer care solutions.”

“I am thrilled with the talent that will be coming over to Concentrix,” said Chris Caldwell, President of Concentrix Corporation. “We have long been committed to delivering high quality, innovative CRM BPO services and this acquisition will significantly extend our portfolio and our delivery capabilities.” Caldwell continued, “This is an important step in our continued growth by providing a unique aggregation of world-class customer engagement capabilities to our clients that we could only have acquired from IBM.”

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