Deutsche Bank to sell IT unit to TCS, moves closer to job-cutting target

Deutsche Bank AG agreed to sell a expertise companies unit to Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., serving to the financial institution transfer closer to Chief Executive Officer Christian Sewing’s bold job-cutting target.

The two firms goal to finalise the sale of Postbank Systems AG by the top of the yr, in accordance to a press release from Deutsche Bank on Monday that confirmed a Bloomberg News report final month. The financial institution will take successful of about 120 million euros ($140 million), it stated.

While the value tag on the deal is a symbolic one euro, it nonetheless advantages Deutsche Bank as a result of the lender can save on future redundancy prices whereas providing long-term job prospects for PB Systems employees, an individual briefed on the matter stated. The lender will proceed to pay for PB Systems’ companies comparable to the inter-company agreements at present in place, the individual stated.

Tata Consultancy, Asia’s greatest software program exporter by market worth, will take over PB System’s 1,500 workers in Germany within the deal. Sewing final yr unveiled a restructuring plan centered on chopping 18,000 jobs, with about half of these anticipated in Germany, Bloomberg News has reported.

Germany’s largest lender lately dissolved the previously separate subsidiary Postbank AG and it’s now attempting to wring a whole lot of hundreds of thousands of euros in value financial savings from eliminating duplication. As a part of that effort, it’s merging Postbank’s previously separate IT operations with these of the mother or father firm, which can finally render the companies supplied by PB Systems redundant for the financial institution.

Tata Consultancy, which has greater than 450,000 workers the world over and $22 billion in annual income, in 2008 paid $505 million to purchase Citigroup Inc.’s back-office unit in what was then its greatest acquisition. It says it supplies companies to greater than 100 German firms.

“It’s a very important deal that solidifies our position in Germany, already one of our fastest-growing markets,” TCS Chief Operating Officer N.G. Subramaniam stated through video. “We can leverage the banking skill sets of Postbank employees to push for further growth; we are already seeing multiple opportunities in our conversations with a number of small and medium German banks.”

Sewing’s job chopping effort has lately hit a roadblock after the coronavirus outbreak led to a brief moratorium on dismissals earlier this yr and the pandemic made workers much less prepared to change jobs.

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