Pitney Bowes Completes Sale of Management Services Business to Apollo for $400M
STAMFORD, CT—October 1, 2013—Pitney Bowes announced the successful completion of the sale of Pitney Bowes Management Services for $400 million in cash to funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Apollo”). Proceeds from the sale of the business will be used principally to pay down debt.
Pitney Bowes Management Services becomes a standalone company which will operate under a new name to be determined by Apollo.
The sale of the Pitney Bowes Management Services business to funds affiliated with Apollo, which was announced July 30, 2013, allows Pitney Bowes to focus attention and resources on developing and delivering the highest value technology, innovative software and differentiated services in high-value segments of the market, where the company has distinctive advantage.
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Singapore, Mumbai and Hong Kong. Apollo had assets under management of approximately $113 billion as of June 30, 2013, in private equity, credit and real estate funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources.
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. Many of the company’s solutions are delivered on open platforms to best organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way customer communications. Pitney Bowes includes direct mail, transactional mail and call center communications in its solution mix along with digital channel messaging for the Web, e-mail and mobile applications.
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