Syncsort Buys Pitney Bowes’ Software Solutions Business

Syncsort has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pitney Bowes’ Software Solutions business. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the calendar year, pending regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

The acquisition is Syncsort’s largest ever and will add best-in-class location intelligence, data enrichment, customer information management, and customer engagement solutions that are highly complementary to its existing portfolio, Syncsort says.

The combination of technologies and solutions builds on, and significantly expands, the breadth of Syncsort’s offerings in data quality software and complements existing Syncsort Trillium products.

“Our remarkable transformation and rapid growth story continues. We could not be more excited for the next phase of the journey with the Pitney Bowes software products and talented team as part of our world-class organization,” said Josh Rogers, CEO, Syncsort. “Together, we will be one of the leading players in the data management software space and positioned to drive even greater value for customers and partners alike, especially in areas like regulatory compliance, security, data science and hybrid cloud. Leading enterprises are facing significant challenges around the quality of their data, and we will offer unparalleled capabilities for customers to easily integrate, enrich, improve and gain insight from their data.”

The Pitney Bowes software business is based on four key lines which include the following:

Location Intelligence – products that allow organizations to enrich and analyze location data for enhanced business insights

Data Enrichment – comprehensive portfolio of business, geographic, and industry-specific data featuring global coverage across 250 countries and territories

Customer Information Management – software suite that manages data to deeply understand customers and their context to drive superior business outcomes

Customer Engagement – software to help businesses build brand loyalty, improve customer satisfaction, create new revenue opportunities, and reduce costs

The transaction is backed by affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P. and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. Debt commitments have been provided by Jefferies Finance LLC, Credit Suisse, Golub Capital LLC, and Antares Capital LP. Credit Suisse and Jefferies LLC served as financial advisors to Syncsort. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP served as legal counsel to Syncsort.

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