Xerox to buy Affiliated Computer for $5.75B

September 28, 2009 8:58:04 AM PDT
Xerox says it will buy Affiliated Computer Services in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $5.75 billion. The deal is worth $63.11 per share and will create a $22 billion business that will mesh both printing and copying services with the information technology and outsourcing components of Dallas-based ACS.

ACS stockholders will receive $18.60 per share in cash plus 4.935 Xerox shares for each ACS share they own. Xerox, based in Norwalk, Conn., will also take on $2 billion of ACS's debt and issue $300 million of convertible preferred stock to ACS's Class B shareholder.

Xerox expects to save $300 million to $400 million in the first three years after the deal closes.

Both companies' boards have approved the acquisition, which is targeted to close in the first quarter of 2010.

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