Follow Up Friday: Vista Equity Partners’ Acquisition of DH Corporation

Vista Equity Partners has announced the intended acquisition of DH Corporation which it will subsequently merge with Misys to create one of the world’s largest global fintech leaders. Under terms of the proposed acquisition, Vista will acquire all of the firm’s outstanding debt and the equity shares of DH Corporation which trade on the Toronto stock exchange. Vista will pay C$25.50 (USD$19.15) per share for a total value of approximately C$4.8 billion (USD$3.6 billion).

The influence of DH Corporation and Misys is likely to be substantial. This week DH Corporation launched Total Lending™ Small Business a digital solution for financial institutions that is intended to improve the online bank lending process and customer experience for small businesses. In January Misys also announced a crowdlending technology solution that provides financial institutions with a platform for offering P2P lending.

These developments combined with a greater interest in fintech partnerships by banks overall and the potential regulatory implications for increased US bank lending in general are likely to influence the market landscape. This week Marlette Funding announced a workforce reduction and OnDeck has also significantly reduced its workforce following its recent earnings announcement. While exponential growth opportunities still exist for fintech companies, cost efficiencies continue to remain a central driver of demand. As broader solutions develop across the industry, it’s likely that cost structures and a focus on tighter profitability forecasts will become increasingly important in order to navigate the changes ahead.  Source