BISYS has completed the previously announced sale of the companies that comprise its Information Services group to Open Solutions Inc.
Total fiscal revenues for the group in 2005 were approximately USD 212 million while BISYS estimates total proceeds from the sale to be approximately USD 470 million, subject to final working capital and other adjustments. Net proceeds after closing costs and the payment of taxes are expected to be approximately USD 300 million, which BISYS intends to use for the retirement of its convertible notes. The company also expects to report a gain on the transaction in its third quarter fiscal 2006 financial statements.
As part of the deal, the parties entered into a transition services agreement designed to ensure a smooth transfer of the Information Services business to Open Solutions.
'The sale of the Information Services group will allow us to strategically refocus our efforts on growing the Investment Services and Insurance Services businesses, where we see the greatest opportunities arising for BISYS,' says Russ Fradin, BISYS President and CEO. 'At the same time, we are pleased that our long-time technology partner Open Solutions, a leading provider of software and services to financial institutions, will continue to support the Information Service group's client base and the banking and credit union marketplaces. We are proud of the outstanding accomplishments of our Information Services professionals and wish them continued success.'