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Wipro inks $117 million deal with US-based Alight Solutions, to take over India captive unit

Wipro’s focus will be to modernise Alight’s core technology assets and further automate its operations to enhance the user experience of Alight’s end customers, it said.

business Updated: Jul 20, 2018 18:45 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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The logo of Wipro is seen inside the company's headquarters in Bengaluru, India.(Reuters File Photo)

IT firm Wipro on Friday said it has partnered US-based Alight Solutions to take over the latter’s captive operations in India - Alight HR Services India - for a consideration of $117 million.

The cash transaction is expected to be completed during the September quarter, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, Wipro said in a BSE filing.

“This strategic partnership will enable Alight to accelerate investment in consumer-facing technologies and services across its health, wealth and cloud businesses by leveraging Wipro’s industry-leading strengths in automation, machine learning and data analytics,” it added.

Wipro’s focus will be to modernise Alight’s core technology assets and further automate its operations to enhance the user experience of Alight’s end customers, it said.

Alight HR Services India (formerly known as Aon HR Services India) was set up in September 2016.

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It has about 9,000 employees and registered revenue of Rs 1,132 crore in 2017-18. It has centres in Gurugram, Noida, Mumbai and Chennai.

Alight Solutions provides administration and cloud-based HR and financial solutions to 1,400 clients serving 19 million employees.

“Our partnership with Wipro enables us to leverage Wipro’s unmatched innovation and leadership in automation and digital technologies, while increasing our investments to harness market trends and deliver even better solutions for our clients as their needs and those of their people evolve,” said Chris Michalak, CEO of Alight Solutions.

First Published: Jul 20, 2018 17:25 IST