Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hexaware Deal: Why is Citi reducing outsourcing to the company?

As follow up to my earlier post on "Why Hexaware sale may not happen" (at least not in a hurry) it seems we must add one more reason. Citi which is probably the biggest client of Hexaware is, rumored to be reducing outsourcing to Hexaware creating further nervousness in the minds of the investors/potential buyers.  As a result the stock has been underperforming the market in the last 3-4 days.

However, it would be interesting if the news is true, as it was earlier rumored that Hexaware (or atleast the PE investors) in Hexaware had awarded the sell mandate to Citi. However, later the contract was given to two other MNC investment banks (CS and MS).  Not sure if there is a link between the two, but this could potentially be the reason why there is sudden talk of Citi consolidating spending away from Hexaware.

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