Sykes Enterprises, Integrated, As a result of Its Clearlink Subsidiary, Acquires Own Finance Electronic Media Business the Penny Hoarder Nasdaq:SYKE

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 21, 2020 (World NEWSWIRE) — Sykes Enterprises, Integrated (“SYKES” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SYKE), a main total daily life cycle supplier of world-wide customer engagement expert services, multichannel desire technology and electronic transformation, nowadays introduced via its electronic marketing and advertising subsidiary Clearlink the acquisition of Taylor Media Company, proprietor of The Penny Hoarder (“TPH”), a primary impartial particular finance electronic media corporation whose mission is delivering monetary empowerment. Started in 2010 by Kyle Taylor, St. Petersburg, Florida dependent TPH empowers millions of people to make clever possibilities with their dollars, by sharing actionable and inspirational tips and sources on how to make, help save and take care of dollars. Its in depth articles library and know-how inside of own finance has permitted TPH to partner with a large community of consumers throughout the credit rating, investing, banking and insurance types. Its perseverance to providing the appropriate content at the right time for its readers has produced a faithful, substantial-intent viewers that positions TPH as a premier shopper acquisition spouse for its clients. This acquisition extends Clearlink’s current management in property-expert services and insurance policies into the broader money providers business, while also including additional know-how in compensated media marketing. Moreover, through this acquisition, Clearlink will be getting access to a portfolio of consumer logos, primarily market place disruptors, within credit history, investing, banking and insurance policy.

“Through our Clearlink Digital Media group, we are targeted on developing a portfolio of digital media belongings that enable buyers discover, get and use products and solutions and products and services that boost their day-to-day life. TPH advancements this initiative by growing our portfolio into the pretty significant sector of individual finance. The insights, understanding and knowledge that we obtain by the TPH transaction will not only allow us to assist buyers make knowledgeable choices about monetary products and services, it will also assist us reinforce the brand name and progress of fiscal solutions customers all about the environment,” commented Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated’s President and Main Executive Officer Chuck Sykes.

TPH produced roughly $50 million of earnings on a trailing twelve-thirty day period foundation finished September 30, 2020. Under the terms of the transaction, the Enterprise will invest in the inventory of TPH for an all-hard cash purchase thing to consider of $102.5 million. The thought is envisioned to be funded by way of a combination of the Company’s credit rating facility and income on hand.

“This acquisition marks a substantial milestone and validation of challenging do the job from The Penny Hoarder team. We’re energized to have located a spouse in SYKES who believes in our mission of assisting customers make greater economic choices. The financial products and services marketplace is altering promptly and buyers need an ally in navigating this new economic system much more than ever. Our partnership will give us a leg up in assembly these challenges while providing extra prospects for our staff members and advertisers. We could not be a lot more thrilled to be a part of the staff,” remarked Kyle Taylor, founder and Main Executive Officer of The Penny Hoarder.

The Company anticipates the transaction, which is predicted to near before year-finish 2020, to be accretive to 2021 diluted earnings for each share and designs to quantify the accretion ranges when it releases its fourth quarter 2020 monetary benefits in February 2021.

“We are thrilled to welcome The Penny Hoarder group into the SYKES spouse and children. With such powerful alignment in the two our society and mission, I’m psyched to see what we will obtain alongside one another,” said Ted Roxbury, President of Clearlink.

JEGI | CLARITY (www.jegiclarity.com), the major impartial expenditure financial institution for the world media, data, advertising and technological innovation sectors, represented The Penny Hoarder in this transaction. Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP served as SYKES’ lawful advisor.

About Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (“SYKES” or “the Company”) is a foremost provider of multi-channel demand from customers technology and world consumer engagement services. The Firm presents differentiated total lifecycle customer engagement alternatives and products and services primarily to International 2000 firms and their stop clients principally in the economic expert services, communications, technology, transportation & leisure and health care industries. SYKES’ differentiated full lifecycle management services platform effectively engages clients at each touchpoint inside the shopper journey, together with digital marketing and advertising and acquisition, sales abilities, shopper service, technological assistance and retention, lots of of which can be optimized by a suite of robotic system automation (“RPA”) and artificial intelligence (“AI”) remedies. The Corporation serves its customers by means of two geographic working locations: the Americas (United States, Canada, Latin America, South Asia and Asia Pacific) and EMEA (Europe, the Center East and Africa). Its Americas and EMEA areas mainly offer customer-engagement alternatives and expert services with an emphasis on inbound multichannel need technology, customer company and specialized assist to its clients’ prospects. These solutions are shipped by means of various communication channels together with phone, email, social media, textual content messaging, chat and electronic self-service. The Company also presents numerous enterprise aid services in the United States that include services for its clients’ interior aid operations, from technical staffing expert services to outsourced company support desk services. In Europe, the Firm offers achievement companies, which includes order processing, payment processing, inventory manage, product shipping and delivery and products returns dealing with. Furthermore, by means of the acquisition of RPA provider Symphony Ventures Ltd (“Symphony”) coupled with its expenditure in AI by way of XSell Technologies, Inc. (“XSell”), the Enterprise also supplies a suite of alternatives these kinds of as consulting, implementation, hosting and managed products and services that optimizes its differentiated entire lifecycle administration providers system. SYKES’ complete service supplying assists its clients receive, keep and raise the life span value of their shopper relationships. The Organization has developed an intensive global attain with purchaser engagement facilities across 6 continents, including North America, South The usa, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. It provides expense-effective methods that produce demand, enhance the client company practical experience, promote much better model loyalty, and deliver about significant degrees of functionality and profitability. For further data please take a look at www.sykes.com.

About Taylor Media Company, Owner of The Penny Hoarder
The Penny Hoarder is one particular of the nation’s premier private finance websites, reaching thousands and thousands of viewers every single thirty day period. Its purpose is to share actionable posts and resources to train men and women how to earn, conserve and handle their funds. To learn additional about The Penny Hoarder, stop by https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/.

Ahead-Looking Statements

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For extra information make contact with:
Subhaash Kumar
Sykes Enterprises, Included
(813) 233-7143