WNS buys Aviva BPO in India for $230 mn

WNS buys Aviva BPO in India for $230 mn
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First Published: Thu, Jul 10 2008. 11 19 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Jul 10 2008. 11 19 AM IST
Reuters
Mumbai: Back-office firm WNS (Holdings) Ltd has acquired insurer Aviva’s BPO in India and Sri Lanka for $230 million, according to a newspaper report.
Mumbai-based WNS is expected to ,make an announcement on Thursday.The acquisition of Aviva Global Services will give WNS $1 billion worth of outsourced work committed to Aviva over an eight-year period, the paper said.
A spokesman for WNS called the report “speculative”. WNS will fund the buyout through a $200 million line of credit from ICICI Bank, with buyout firm Warburg Pincus, which owns a majority stake in WNS, contributing around $30 million.
WNS, which draws about half its business from British and European operations, in April acquired a British auto insurance claims-processing services provider, Call 24/7 Ltd.
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First Published: Thu, Jul 10 2008. 11 19 AM IST
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