ST. LOUIS -- Amdocs today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a substantial majority of Comverse's business support systems (BSS) business unit assets for approximately $272 million in cash, subject to customary closing conditions. The Boards of Directors of Comverse and Amdocs have approved the transaction which, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions to closing, is expected to be completed before end of September 2015.
Amdocs is purchasing a substantial majority of Comverse's BSS assets and will maintain and support Comverse customers around the world. The acquisition geographically complements Amdocs' market focus by expanding and diversifying Amdocs' global customer base, particularly in Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe, and including Europe's cable and satellite market. Publicly traded Comverse will continue to exist as a separate company, with a singular focus on expanding its global market leadership in digital services.
The impact of the acquisition on Amdocs' diluted non-GAAP earnings per share (excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition related costs and equity-based compensation expense, net of related tax effects) is expected to be neutral in the first year after closing, and accretive thereafter. The impact on diluted GAAP EPS will not be known until after Amdocs completes the purchase price allocation. Amdocs expects to incur acquisition-related expenses related to operating adjustments, restructuring charges and other acquisition-related costs.Amdocs Ltd. (NYSE: DOX)
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