updated - October 29, 2020 Thursday EDT
Envestnet, Inc. a leading provider of unified wealth management technology and services to financial advisors has announced that it will acquire Yodlee, Inc. for approximately $590 million, according to a press release issued by Envestnet.
The deal will enhance Envestnet's platform, allowing it to deliver more value.
The data aggregation solutions of Yodlee, the leading cloud-based platform driving digital financial innovation, and the end-to-end wealth management platform of Envestnet provides advisors the ability to cross the digital divide and provide a broader visibility into the clients' financial well-being, according to the press release.
Both functions are significant to come up with better decisions and better outcomes.
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"The acquisition of Yodlee is a watershed moment in the financial technology industry," Jud Bergman, chairman and CEO of Envestnet said in the press release.
"The union of these two pioneers will enable investors and the advisors who serve them to access and make better sense out of their disparate and complicated financial data," he added.
Under the terms of the agreement, Envestnet will pay in cash and stock Yodlee for $18.88 per share, a 50 percent premium from Yodlee's Friday stock price close, according to the press release.
The per share deal price consists of $10.78 per share in cash and $8.10 per share in Envestnet stock.
The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015 or in the first quarter of 2016, according to the press release.
The deal is subject to customary closing conditions, as well as approval by Yodlee stockholders.
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