Acquisition of Patni by iGate


Code : MAA0168

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Industry : Information Technology Services and Business Process Outsourcing

Region : US and India

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Abstract: The case study 'Acquisition of Patni by iGate' discusses how iGate Corporation (NASDAQ: IGTE), the United Sates-based IT and ITES company, acquired India's sixth largest IT services and business solution provider, Patni Computer Systems Limited, on January 10, 2011.

The size of the deal was US$ 1.22 billion, which made it the second largest deal in the Indian IT space. The deal was interesting as Patni was two and half times bigger than iGate and iGate had taken a debt of around US$ 700 million to finance it.

This acquisition created a 'Tier-I' IT player with revenues of US$ 1 billion and a 25,000 human force. However, an acquisition brings with it its own challenges and the iGate management has to overcome these in order to make the acquisition successful.

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Pedagogical Objectives:

  • Understand the various issues and challenges in Merger and Acquisition (M&A)
  • Understand the synergies and challenges of the acquisition
  • Understand the various financing methods of any acquisitions
  • Understand the rationale behind the acquisition
  • Understand the human resource issues involved in any acquisition of an IT company
  • Understand the role of various parties involved in M&A activities.

    Keywords : iGate Corporation; Patni Computers Limited; Apex Partners; Mergers and Acquisitions; Buyout; Deal; IT Sector; BPO; Patni Brothers; General Atlantic; Indian IT Industry; Strategy; Acquisition

    Contents :
    iGate Corporation
    Patni Computer Systems Limited
    The Deal

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