ExlService Holdings, Inc. (“EXL”) (NASDAQ: EXLS), a leading provider of transformation and outsourcing services, today announced that is has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Outsource Partners International (“OPI”), a leading global provider of finance & accounting (“F&A”) outsourcing services. With this acquisition, EXL establishes itself as one of the leading third-party service providers in global F&A outsourcing.
Rohit Kapoor, President and CEO of EXL stated “I am extremely excited about EXL’s acquisition of OPI. OPI is one of the largest pure-play providers of complex F&A outsourcing in the market today. OPI has over 3,700 professionals globally, approximately 80 clients, and an extremely talented management team. By combining EXL’s F&A outsourcing and transformation capabilities with OPI’s end-to-end F&A outsourcing capabilities and proprietary platforms, we will assemble a comprehensive set of F&A solutions. These solutions will be of tremendous relevance to the CFO’s organization. The acquisition furthers EXL’s strategic objective of leveraging technology and proprietary intellectual property in our solution offerings. We will also firmly establish our onshore outsourcing presence in the U.S. while enhancing our European and Asian delivery footprint. OPI’s and EXL’s cultures are aligned and customer centric. Our respective high-touch relationship management models are highly complementary and by combining forces we will be able to provide our clients with a broader range of transformation and outsourcing solutions. I am extremely pleased to welcome the entire OPI team to the EXL family, and we look forward to an exciting and successful future.”
Clarence Schmitz, Chairman and CEO of OPI stated “This transaction enables the logical next step in OPI’s growth. I am confident it will bring tremendous benefits to OPI’s clients, as well as enhance opportunities for our employees around the world. We are bringing together OPI’s domain expertise in F&A and EXL’s differentiated transformation and outsourcing capabilities. The combined company will have the ability to meet an even broader range of client requirements and to accelerate our investments in proprietary F&A platforms and solutions. OPI’s clients will benefit from the addition of EXL’s transformational skill sets, a broader geographic delivery footprint, and its strong balance sheet.”
Clarence Schmitz and Kishore Mirchandani, President of OPI, will join the management team of EXL after the close of the transaction.
EXL will host a conference call on May 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the acquisition and answer investor questions. The conference call will be available live via the internet by accessing the investor relations section of EXL’s website atwww.exlservice.com, where the accompanying presentation providing additional data on the transaction can now be accessed. Please go to the website at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.
To listen to the conference call via phone, please dial 1-877-303-6384 or 1-224-357-2191 and enter “58183604”. For those who cannot access the live broadcast, a replay will be available by dialing 1-800-642-1687 or 1-706-645-9291 and entering “58183604” from two hours after the end of the call until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on May 17, 2011. The replay will also be available on the EXL website (www.exlservice.com).
Avendus Capital and FT Partners served as financial and strategic advisors to OPI as part of the transaction.
About Outsource Partners International
Outsource Partners International (OPI) is a professional services firm dedicated to the outsourcing of finance & accounting business processes, analytics, and related consulting and advisory services. OPI has more than 3,700 professionals operating in its offices throughout the United States, India, United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Malaysia. Benefits realized by OPI clients include improved efficiency, effectiveness, flexibility, quality, and compliance. www.opiglobal.com
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