BY Richard Summerfield
Payroll processor PayChex Inc has agreed to acquire Oasis Outsourcing Acquisition Corp for $1.2bn in cash.
The deal is expected to be financed through a combination of cash on PayChex’s balance sheet and borrowings under existing credit facilities or new debt.
“This acquisition reinforces PayChex’s commitment to meet the HR technology and advisory needs of our clients and their employees in ways that are transforming their experience, and accelerates top-line growth,” said Martin Mucci, president and chief executive of PayChex.
He continued: “We know there’s a growing need today among small and mid-sized businesses for HR technology and outsourcing services, especially given the ever-increasing number of regulations around issues like paid family leave, health care, and anti-harassment training requirements. Those businesses need the integrated technology and expert support PayChex offers, expertise that grows with the addition of Oasis. This acquisition will strengthen our PEO growth strategy, gain scale for new products with our insurance carrier partners, provide a new client base to offer PayChex retirement and time and attendance products, and augment our experienced management team. This is a great time for our two companies to come together.”
For PayChex, the deal represents an opportunity to significantly advance its position in HR outsourcing, leveraging the scope of its technology platform and providing new clients access to PayChex’s products and technology-enabled services. As a result of the deal, PayChex will now serve more than 1.4 million worksite employees through its HR outsourcing service. PayChex believes that the deal will generate a number of revenue and cost synergies.
Oasis serves more than 8400 clients across all 50 states of the US with HR solutions, employee benefits, payroll administration and risk management services.
“We are delighted to announce our agreement to join forces with PayChex,” said Mark Perlberg, president and chief executive of Oasis. “Our combined company will have enhanced capacity to develop and deliver critical human resources and payroll solutions for the clients and employees we have the privilege to serve.”