Japan’s NEC considers buying Civica for $1.2 billion

(14 July 2017) Japanese information technology company NEC Corp is looking at buying British software firm Civica for 900 million pounds and has hired advisors to work on an offer, Sky News reported.

An auction for Civica, one of the UK’s biggest public sector software providers, began several weeks ago and has drawn initial offers from three private equity firms – London-based BC Partners, Berkshire Partners and the Swiss-based Partners Group, Sky News said, citing an industry source.

Civica provides outsourcing services to government organisations and local authorities around the world, from running most of the UK police force’s automatic number plate recognition system to Singapore’s public library management system.

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