FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT), a leading global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses, announced today that it has acquired Epyx, a leading provider to the fleet maintenance, service and repair marketplace, from HgCapital and management.
Epyx provides an internet based system and a vehicle repair network of approximately 9,000 service garages to fleet operators in the UK. The Epyx service helps its customers better manage their vehicle maintenance, service, and repair needs. The Epyx service automates repair authorization, schedules service appointments, control costs, and simplifies overall vehicle service administration. The Company earns transaction fees on each of the millions of service incidents that it supports each year.
“We’ve been looking for ideas to extend beyond fleet fueling, to fleet maintenance, and Epyx has done that. They’ve developed a highly specialized system that helps their fleet customers better manage their overall maintenance life cycle and costs. We like the potential to bring this solution to a lot more clients,” said Ron Clarke, chairman and chief executive officer, FleetCor Technologies, Inc. .
About FleetCorFleetCor is a leading global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses. FleetCor’ s payment programs enable businesses to better control employee spending and provide card-accepting merchants with a high volume customer base that can increase their sales and customer loyalty. FleetCor serves commercial accounts in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. For more information, please visit http://www.fleetcor.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about FleetCor's beliefs, expectations and future performance, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "plan," "seek," "project" or "expect," "may," "will," "would," "could" or "should," the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Examples of forward-looking statements in this press release include statements relating to FleetCor’s expectations regarding the acquisition described above. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, such as delays or failures associated with the acquisition and the failure to successfully integrate or otherwise achieve anticipated benefits from such acquired business; failure to successfully expand business internationally; the impact of foreign exchange rates on operations, revenue and income; the effects of general economic conditions on commercial activity, as well as the other risks and uncertainties identified under the caption "Risk Factors" in FleetCor's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on March 1, 2013. FleetCor believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and FleetCor does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any such statements or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of such statements to reflect future events or developments.