CSC to sell credit services unit for $1B to Equifax As part of its transformation initiative to rebalance its portfolio of services and focus on next-generation technology solutions and services, CSC (CSC) has reached a definitive agreement with Equifax (EFX) for the sale of its credit services unit for $1B in cash. The after-tax proceeds from the sale of the business will be approximately $750 - $800 million based on preliminary plans. CSC intends to use $300M-$400M to repurchase shares, contribute $300M-$400M to its pension plans and apply the remainder to general corporate purposes. The companies anticipate closing of the transaction by the end of the calendar year after concluding regulatory reviews. This deal marks CSC’s second divestiture in six weeks.
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Equifax upgraded at Credit Suisse As previously reported, Credit Suisse upgraded Equifax to Outperform from Neutral. The firm upgraded shares based on expectations organic revenue growth will improve from a continued modest improvement in U.S. consumer lending and growth in 2015 mortgage origination volumes. The analyst believes the share discount is unwarranted and recommends building positions. Price target raised to $80 from $55.