ACS: A Private Affair?

An offer to take outsourcing company Affiliated Computer Services private gave its stock a big boost. And there might be more deals to come

The technology sector may have been seen as too risky for private equity firms and their highly leveraged buyouts in the past, but certainly not anymore. The point was underscored on Mar. 20, when Darwin Deason, the founder and chairman of Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), made an offer to take the outsourcing company private.

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