DST Systems, Inc.

333 West 11th Street,
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
United States,
(816) 435-1000

DST Systems, Inc. is a provider of information processing and servicing solutions to companies around the world. DST delivers strategically unified transactions and business processing, data management, and customer communications solutions to the asset management, brokerage, retirement, and healthcare markets. DST Systems was formed in 1968 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Buy (0.4/yr) # 8 - 2 - - - 10
vol $250M $64M $314M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - - 1 1 - 4
vol $454M $410M $864M

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Largest DST Systems, Inc. - North American Customer Communications Business
$410M (2016-06-14)

DST Systems was acquired by SS&C Technologies Holdings on January 11, 2018.

DST Systems has acquired 10 companies of its own, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

DST Systems’ largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired ALPS Financial Services for $250M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold DST Systems - North American Customer Communications Business to Broadridge Financial Solutions for $410M. DST Systems has acquired in 4 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (40%) and business services (20%).

When analyzing the information technology sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 1104 information technology companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 67 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 11 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic information technology acquirer over the past 3 years is Accenture, with 34 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information technology sector over the past 3 years is H.I.G. Capital with 11 platform acquisitions.

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