Capgemini set to purchase Ciber Inc. as it files for bankruptcy

Photo: A Ciber Inc. center in India

Information technology company Ciber Inc. said on Monday that it and some of its U.S. units filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 in the U.S. bankruptcy court in the District of Delaware.

Earlier on Monday, Capgemini agreed to act as the stalking horse acquirer and buy the North American operations of Ciber for $50 million, which excludes the company’s international operations and some liabilities.

The company listed assets in the range of $50 million to $100 million and liabilities in a similar range, according to the filing.

Ciber has received a commitment for up to $45 million in debtor-in-possession financing, which will be used to maintain its U.S. operations during the Chapter 11 process, the company said in a statement.

In October last year, Ciber said it was exploring strategic alternatives for the company.

Ciber Inc. is a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company applying practical innovation through services and solutions that drive tangible results for both commercial and government clients.

Founded in 1974, Ciber has more than 8,500 employees and operates in 19 countries, serving clients in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Traded on the New York Stock Exchange, it has an annual revenue of more than $1.1 billion.

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