hiSoft Technology International Ltd. to Acquire VanceInfo Technologies Inc.
- Transaction Value: $531.21 million
- Transaction Structure: Stock
- Implied Enterprise Value: $438.65 million
- EV/ LTM Revenue: 1.4x
- EV/ LTM EBITDA: 15.7x
- hiSoft Technology International Ltd. (NASDAQ: HSFT) signed an agreement on August 10th to acquire VanceInfo Technologies Inc. (NYSE:VIT) for approximately $530 million in stock.
- hiSoft shareholders and VanceInfo shareholders will each own approximately 50% of the combined company.
- The stock prices for both companies dropped after the deal was announced: VanceInfo fell 19 percent, hiSoft fell 7 percent.
- hiSoft CEO, Tiak Koon Loh, will become CEO of the combined company, and VanceInfo CEO, Chris Chen, will become non-executive chairman.
- The combined company, with expected 2012 revenue of $670 million, will be the largest China-based offshore IT services provider by revenue according to the press release.
- Together, they will provide complementary services - VanceInfo offers software development and maintenance, while hiSoft focuses on technology outsourcing. The companies create an IT outsourcing powerhouse - effectively, a Chinese Infosys in the making.
- The two companies have a significant international sales footprint: hiSoft garners 77% of its revenue outside China, VanceInfo receives 52% of its revenue outside China (mainly Hong Kong and Macau).
- The combined companies will have better economies-of-scale, offsetting the current increasing wage and real estate prices in China. Its international footprint helps counterbalance lower revenue margins on domestic China sales.
- The new company will be better positioned to service the U.S. market, which still has the highest demand for outsourcing services.
- The deal is an aggressive step that shows bold leadership by hiSoft in an attempt to counter the competitive threats that it faces.
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