NEWARK: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI), a financial wellness leader and premier active global investment manager, announced today that they are entering into an agreement that will see TCS acquire the staff and select assets of Pramerica Systems Ireland Ltd. (Pramerica), PFI’s subsidiary based in Letterkenny, Ireland.
The enhanced partnership builds on a long relationship between the two organizations and will see over 1,500 of Pramerica’s staff in Ireland transfer to TCS. As part of TCS’ new Global Delivery Centre in Ireland, they will continue to provide PFI with a range of business, digital, and technology services, while also expanding TCS nearshore capabilities to provide the multifunctional, digital services and solutions to other customers in Ireland, the UK, Europe, and the US. The transaction is subject to completion of customary regulatory approvals.
“Ireland is uniquely positioned to play a leading role in the digital economy. This key investment deepens our relationship with PFI and gives us a new delivery capability in Ireland with specialized expertise, that significantly strengthens our ability to meet the growth and transformation needs of our customers globally,” said K Krithivasan, President – Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance, TCS. “We warmly welcome Pramerica’s employees into the TCS family. We are confident they will avail the immense career growth opportunities that TCS offers, and fully realize their potential.”
Stacey Goodman, Chief Information Officer of PFI, commented, “We are incredibly proud of the organisation our colleagues in Letterkenny have built and evolved over the past two decades and excited for Pramerica’s next chapter together with TCS and in partnership with PFI. This transaction further expands our relationship with TCS, while advancing PFI’s ongoing transformation process and providing exciting growth opportunities for Pramerica Ireland employees and the Letterkenny region.”
PFI will retain the Pramerica Ireland entity, which will continue to operate from Letterkenny and will focus on providing regional business services, reporting under its global asset manager, PGIM.
TCS has been partnering with the world’s leading banks, financial services, and insurance institutions in their growth and transformation initiatives for over four decades. It offers a comprehensive portfolio of technology-led, domain-focused services, and innovative solutions that empower BFSI institutions to manage risks better, respond to market changes quickly, leverage ecosystems, accelerate innovation and deliver superior customer experiences while ensuring regulatory compliance. Its award-winning TCS BaNCS™ suite of products and platforms that spans the complete financial services value chain, has helped customers across the world launch new products, enhance customer service, strengthen operational resilience, and grow their business.
In the UK, TCS is the largest IT service provider by revenue in the financial services industry, and the #1 provider of third-party policy administration services in the life insurance and pensions industry. It has been ranked by UK customers as #1 in customer satisfaction, in Europe’s largest independent survey of IT service providers. It has been ranked the #1 Top Employer in the UK by the Top Employers Institute for the last three years.
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