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SS&C Said to Contact Private Equity to Gauge Buyout Interest

  • Talks so far said to not move forward, valuation seen too high
  • Carlyle took SS&C private in 2005, relisted company in 2010
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SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. has recently reached out to several private equity firms to gauge interest in a buyout of the financial software and services provider, according to people familiar with the matter.

The company’s management team has so far failed to move beyond preliminary talks with buyout firms, which have balked at SS&C’s high valuation, the people said, asking not to be identified as the discussions aren’t public. The Windsor, Connecticut-based company, led by founder and Chief Executive Officer William Stone, is trading close to all-time highs with a market value of about $7.9 billion.