Patni Computer Systems

Patni Computer Systems Limited was a provider of IT services and business solutions founded by Narendra Patni. It merged with IGATE Corporation in 2011[2] and operated under the name IGATE Patni until 2012. The company has employed over 18,000 people in 23 international offices across the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as offshore development centres in eight cities in India. Patni's clients included more than 360 Fortune 1000 companies.[3]

Patni Computer Systems
IndustryIT services
Founded10 February 1978[citation needed]
FounderNarendra Patni
FateAcquired by IGATE
HeadquartersElectronic City, Bangalore, India
ServicesIT and outsourcing services
Revenue2,164 crore (US$270 million) (2012)
386 crore (US$48 million) (2012)
Number of employees
18,273 (2011)[1]
Patni Knowledge Park, Airoli, Navi Mumbai (2009)

Acquisition by iGATE Corporation edit

On 10 January 2011, iGATE announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to buy shares of the major shareholders of Patni Computer Systems Limited. These shares comprise 63% of Patni's total outstanding shares.[4] This created an enterprise with close to $1b in revenues and 25,000 in headcount.

The proposed acquisition of the shares was subject to regulatory requirements and iGate was required to make an 'Open Offer' to acquire additional 20% of Patni's shares from the open market. Changes in the shareholding took place upon fulfillment of all the obligations under the Open Offer process.

Acquisitions and OEM agreements edit

  • April 2003: Acquired "The Reference Inc.", a company incorporated in Massachusetts,[5] USA for a consideration of about US$7.5 million, through its wholly owned US subsidiary, Patni Computer Systems Inc. The Reference Inc. has provided Patni with specialised skills and domain expertise in the financial services industry segment.
  • August 2004: Patni and InteQ Corporation announced an OEM agreement which would enable Patni to provide more extensive Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) and further tap into the expanding IMS market estimated to reach $19.5 billion by 2007.[6]
  • November 2004: Acquired "Cymbal Corporation" for a sum of 300 crore (US$38 million) million.[7] Cymbal's acquisition allowed Patni to enter the IT services market in the telecom vertical, gaining expertise and operations in the provision of services to clients in the telecommunications industry.
  • June 2006: Acquired "ZAiQ Technologies", a design and verification company, in Woburn, Massachusetts[8] Through the transaction, Patni obtained ZAiQ's Application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design capabilities and Intellectual Property (IP), as well as expertise in Field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and System-on-a-chip (SoC) technologies.[9]
  • July 2007 : Acquired Europe-based "Logan-Orviss International (LOI)", a leading independent specialist telecommunications consulting services company. The consideration includes an upfront cash payment on completion of the transaction as well as performance-linked incentive payments on achieving financial targets over a three-year period. LOI ended a profitable year with revenues of Euro 11.8 Million in 2006.[10]
  • July 2007 :Acquired N.J.-based "Taratec Development Corp." through Patni Computer Systems Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, for an aggregate price of $27.2 million in cash including contingent consideration. With more than $20m in annual revenue, Taratec is a leading consulting company in the life sciences industry providing integrated business, information technology, and regulatory compliance products and services.[11]

References edit

  1. ^ "Patni in transition, seeks to be among Top 5 - Corporate News". 20 May 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  2. ^ "iGATE Corporation | Investor Relations",, 2011, webpage: IGinv.
  3. ^ "About Us". Patni. 30 March 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  4. ^ IGATE CORP - FORM 8-K - April 4, 2011
  5. ^ "Cover Page.pm6" (PDF). Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Patni Partners with InteQ to Expand Infrastructure Management Services; Agreement Part of $6M Investment Enabling Customers to Benefit from Reduced IT Management Costs and Increased Productivity".
  7. ^ Shobhana Subramanian / Mumbai 23 March 2005 (23 March 2005). "Patni's bent on catching up". Business Standard. Retrieved 16 July 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "Patni acquires ZAiQ". SiliconIndia. 6 June 2006. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  9. ^ Buy American. (Patni Computer Systems Ltd. acquires Zaiq Technologies)\, 10 July 2006
  10. ^ "Patni acquires Telecoms Consulting Specialist" (PDF). Patni. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2007.
  11. ^ "Patni Acquires Life Sciences Services Company Taratec for $27 million" (PDF). Patni. 23 July 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2007.