Two of the leading providers of transaction processing services for publishers, SourceHOV and BancTec, reached a merger agreement yesterday.
Both Dallas-based companies offer payment processing and e-commerce solutions for a wide range of industries, including publishers.
SourceHOV, itself the product of a 2011 merger between SourceCorp and HOV Services, reports over $600 million in revenue. By merging with BancTec, whose revenues are roughly half that, the combined companies are “positioned to support the growth requirements of both new and existing customers” worldwide, according to SourceHov Ron Cogburn and BancTec President Mark Fairchild, in a joint statement released yesterday.
SOURCEHOV AND BANCTEC ENTER INTO A MERGER AGREEMENT
Merger will create a Global Leader in Transaction Processing Solutions
Coppell, Texas. – September 29, 2014 – SourceHOV, a leading provider of Transaction Processing Solutions (“TPS”), announced today that the company has entered into a merger agreement with BancTec Group (“BancTec”), to create one of the largest TPS service providers worldwide. Both SourceHOV and BancTec are headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and the combined company is projected to have annual revenues in excess of $900mm.
The merger positions the combined company for accelerated growth leveraging technology platforms and service offerings to scale revenue and cross-sell into additional markets throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. “SourceHOV’s deep domain expertise in Healthcare and Legal claims processing, alongside BancTec’s 40+ years of banking payment processing know-how, enables the creation of a global powerhouse provider for TPS with seamless expansion into new geographies,” said Ron Cogburn, Chief Executive Officer of SourceHOV and Mark Fairchild, President of BancTec in a joint statement. “By leveraging its global presence, the combined company is well positioned to support the growth requirements of both new and existing customers.”
In the transaction, stockholders of BancTec will receive stock in SourceHOV, and SourceHOV will use a new $1.1 billion credit facility to refinance existing indebtedness, redeem certain existing SourceHOV equity holders and provide additional working capital. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to occur this year. The transaction value was not disclosed.
Morgan Stanley as Sole Bookrunner and Sole Lead Arranger has provided financing commitment in support of the transaction.
SourceHOV, with over $600 million in revenue, is one of the largest pure play TPS companies in the industry, serving more than half of the Fortune 100® with deep domain expertise, including document centric applications, in Healthcare Payer and Provider, Finance and Banking, Public Sector, Publishing, Legal, Insurance, Manufacturing and Commercial industries, including specialized consulting services for construction management, tax benefits, legal claims settlements and economic consultancy. The company’s global workforce is comprised of more than 12,000 employees operating from over 80 delivery centers in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, India, China, and the Philippines. For more information about, please visit SourceHOV’s website www.sourcehov.com
About BancTec Group
BancTec with approximately $300 million in revenue, provides transaction processing solutions to many of the world’s largest commercial banks governments, insurance companies and other large organizations. Its hosted platforms solutions provide mission critical services for banking, financial services, insurance, healthcare and public sector industries in conjunction with hardware and software solutions, for organizations seeking to drive efficiency in their financial back-office processes. With clients in 50 countries, BancTec operates 35 delivery centers worldwide, utilizing a common technology platform to deliver reliability, security and high levels of performance. For more information, please visit BancTec’s website www.banctec.com