Siris Capital portfolio company, Transaction Network Services, Inc, divests Caller Authentication Assets
STERLING, VA, — Dec 21, 2015 — Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted neutral provider of real-time information services, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the caller authentication assets of Transaction Network Services, Inc. (TNS) and updated its 2015 guidance.
“We're pleased to announce that we have completed the acquisition of the caller authentication assets of TNS,” said Lisa Hook, Neustar's President and Chief Executive Officer. “This acquisition accelerates our ability to launch next generation mobile identity solutions for service providers, businesses, and consumers. These assets enhance our ability to compete across the broad market for caller authentication in mobile, broadband and wireless with offerings that include subscriber data storage and management, caller identification and verification services.”
The company reaffirmed its 2015 revenue guidance to range from $1.04 billion to $1.05 billion, representing growth of 8% to 9%. Information Services revenue is expected to range from $535 million to $545 million, representing growth of 9% to 12%. The company increased its 2015 adjusted net income guidance to range from $262 million to $268 million, or a 25% margin. On a per share basis, adjusted net income is expected to range from $4.70 to $4.80, an increase of 9% to 11%.
Paul Lalljie, Neustar’s Chief Financial Officer, added, “We are targeting the top end of our 2015 revenue guidance range and we have increased our adjusted net income guidance to include approximately $8 million in discrete tax benefits. We expect the momentum we have seen in the first three quarters of 2015 to continue. In addition, this acquisition increases our 2016 guidance, provided on December 9, 2015, by $60 million in revenue and $20 million in adjusted EBITDA.”
About Siris Capital Group
Siris Capital is a leading private equity firm focused on making control investments in data, telecommunications, technology and technology-enabled business service companies in North America. Integral to Siris’ investment approach is its partnership with exceptional senior operating executives, or Executive Partners, who work exclusively with Siris to identify, validate and operate investment opportunities. Their significant involvement allows Siris to partner with management to add value both operationally and strategically.
About Transaction Network Services, Inc
Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions. TNS offers a broad range of networks and innovative value-added services which enable transactions and the exchange of information in diverse industries such as retail, banking, payment processing, telecommunications and the financial market. Founded in 1990 in the United States, TNS has grown steadily and now provides services in over 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, with reach extending to many more. TNS has designed and implemented multiple data networks which support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols and are designed to be scalable and accessible by multiple methods. TNS is a portfolio company of funds managed by Siris Capital Group.