Convergys (CVG) acquires customer management services provider Stream Global Services for $820M from Ares Management, Providence Equity Partners, and Livelt. The combined entity is expected to generate revenue in excess of $3B, making it the second largest CMS provider globally.
The acquisition is expected to add $0.35 in EPS in the first 12 months after close excluding one-time charges.
Anticipated benefits include an expansion/diversification of Convergys's customer base, a broadening of the company's geographic reach (particularly in Europe and LatAm), and cost synergies (~$25M annually when fully realized).
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