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  • Reliance Financial Corporation
  • FIS Wealth Management Services, Inc. (FIS)
  • Wealth Management Firms / Trust Banks
  • May 5, 2014
  • $138 Billion

Seller Details

Reliance Financial Corporation is a privately held, Atlanta-based diversified financial services and wealth management company with more than $138 billion in assets under management and administration. Reliance conducts business throughout the United States through its trust companies, Reliance Trust Company based in Georgia (one of the largest independent trust companies in the country) and Reliance Trust Company of Delaware, and its other subsidiaries and affiliated offices. Reliance offers a full array of trust and wealth management, investment, retirement plan and outsourcing services to individuals, corporations and institutions, as well as to other banks, brokerage firms and insurance companies.

Buyer Details

FIS is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 110 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, FIS employs more than 39,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions. First in financial technology, FIS tops the annual FinTech 100 list, is 434 on the Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index.

Transaction Summary

FIS subsidiary, FIS Wealth Management Services, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atlanta-based Reliance Financial Corporation (Reliance). The resulting combination enables FIS to deliver a full-service wealth management and retirement offering encompassing technology, selective operational functions, full back-office operations outsourcing, and retirement trust and fiduciary services. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014.
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