Tuesday, April 10, 2007

BPO service providers Sutherland, Genpact plans IPO on US bourses

The Economic Times reports that following the lead of the listing of its peers EXL Service Holdings and WNS on NASDAQ and NYSE, respectively, Sutherland Global Services, a US-based third party BPO service provider, is planning a NYSE / NASDAQ listing by the last quarter of 2007 to raise around $250 mn. Private equity firms Oak Investment Partners and Standard Chartered Private Equity (through its Merlion Fund) are invested in Sutherland. Sutherland offers services including process consulting, back-office processing, account management, customer care, technology support across verticals such as technology, telecom, retail, healthcare and banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI). It has about 18,000 professionals on its global rolls, 50% of them based in India and has other global facilities in locations like Mexico, Canada, and the Philippines.

Meanwhile one of the India’s largest BPO firms Genpact is mulling a US listing through an initial public offering to raise over $600 mn for the company and its promoters. The company, previously part of the US-based industrial conglomerate General Electric, is planning to offload about 15% equity through a public float on NYSE / NASDAQ later this year. The company’s major shareholders, GE and US-based private equity firms Oak Hill Capital and General Atlantic, are likely to sell part of their holding through this IPO, valuing the company at around $4 bn. Genpact has appointed Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Citigroup for the offering and it may file the regulatory prospectus in the next few weeks.

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