ACS Mulls Acquisition

Dallas-based Business process outsourcing firm Affiliated Computer Services announced Monday that it is negotiating a possible purchase of Caribbean-based e-Services Group International. Since no agreement has been signed, specific details were not provided. ACS explained that, by acquiring e-Services, it would gain a highly trained, English-speaking workforce capable of handling complex business functions from a location and time zone convenient to North American businesses. e-Services is a consulting and customer services firm that employs some 4,000 people in Jamaica and St. Lucia, ACS noted.