Envestnet to Buy PFM Site Operator Yodlee

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Envestnet in Chicago has agreed to buy Yodlee, the operator of a personal finance management site.

Envestnet will pay $660 million in cash and stock for the Redwood City, Calif., company. The offer consists of $10.78 per share in cash and $8.10 per share in stock. The deal values Yodlee's stock at $18.88 per share.

Envestnet will use cash on its balance sheet to fund the deal, plus its own stock; it has also obtained $200 million in commitments for debt financing. The deal is expected to close by the first quarter.

Envestnet said that it has obtained support for the deal from Warburg Pincus, which holds about 27% of Yodlee's common stock.

Anil Arora, Yodlee's chief executive, will become vice chairman at Envestnet.

Envestnet operates an online wealth management product for financial advisers. In Yodlee's main business of operating a PFM site, it competes with the likes of Mint and BillGuard. Yodlee has developed a side business of selling data to investors and research firms; the data is collected from customers' transactions, which it compiles and organizes.

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