Tieto strengthens its position as a business renewal partner for financial services customers – acquires Emric

Tieto has signed an agreement to acquire Emric, the Nordic market leader in software and services for credit processing. The acquisition will strengthen Tieto’s position as a business renewal partner for Nordic financial services customers. It is expected to contribute to both the company’s ambition to accelerate its scalable software business and progress towards its profitability targets.

The transaction supports the company’s financial services business expansion in the Nordic countries and internationally. Furthermore, it accelerates Tieto’s Banking as a Service offering through new competencies and software products within loan origination, lending and leasing.  

“The acquisition will further strengthen our software-based business in the attractive modernization market in the Nordic countries and Europe. With our combined offerings we can provide the full value chain to our Nordic banking and finance customers within retail banking and consumer finance markets. We warmly welcome our new colleagues from Emric to Tieto in our common mission to accelerate innovation and value for customers”, says Per Johanson, Executive Vice President, Financial Services, Tieto. 

“We are very excited to join forces with Tieto. By combining Tieto’s capabilities and strong presence with Emric’s market leading lending and leasing products and services, we will further strengthen our joint customer value proposition”, says Pedram Tadayon, CEO of Emric.

In 2015, Emric’s net sales amounted to SEK 185 million (EUR 19.5 million). In 2015, approximately 65% of its net sales came from Sweden and the rest from Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and other European countries. Tieto expects the Emric acquisition to be accretive to the company’s growth and profit targets as from 2017. Emric has offices in Stockholm, Kalix and Belgrade, with around 200 employees.  

The acquisition has been completed. The up-front acquisition price, paid in cash at the closing, is based on Enterprise Value (EV) of SEK 300 million. Additionally, the parties have agreed on an earn-out model based on Emric’s performance during 2017 and 2018.  

For further information, please contact:
Per Johanson, Executive Vice President, Tieto Financial Services and Country Manager, Tieto Sweden, mobile:  +46 768 21 2029, per.johanson(at)tieto.com 

Investors:
Lasse Heinonen, CFO, tel. +358 2072 66329, +358 50 393 4950, lasse.heinonen(at)tieto.com 

Media:
Kia Haring, Head of Global Communications, tel. +358 40 765 3700, kia.haring(at)tieto.com 

Pedram Tadayon, CEO, Emric, tel. +46 70 685 55 88, pedram.tadayon(at)emric.com

Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. 

Headquartered in Finland, Tieto has over 13 000 experts in close to 20 countries. Tieto’s turnover is approximately EUR 1.5 billion and shares listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm.  www.tieto.com  

About Emric

Emric supports a global network of banks, credit companies and system partners to incorporate a superior value chain for lending and leasing into their business. Headquartered in Stockholm, the company has additional business operations in Kalix and Belgrade.

With approximately EUR 20 million in revenue, installations in 24 different countries and 60 individual banks and credit companies as clients, Emric is the largest vendor in Scandinavia in its segment. 

About Us

Tieto is the largest IT services company in the Nordics providing full lifecycle IT services. We also provide global product development services for companies in the communications and embedded technologies arena. Through industry insight, technology vision and innovative thinking, Tieto proactively strives to inspire and engage its customers in finding new ways of accelerating their business.Building on a strong Nordic heritage, Tieto combines global capabilities with local presence. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Tieto has over 13 000 experts in more than 20 countries. Turnover is approximately €1.5 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. www.tieto.com

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