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ACS Takes Itself Off The Market

ACS has taken itself off the market after talks to sell the company to a group of private equity firms ended without a deal.

Shares of Affiliated Computer Services Inc. (NYSE: ACS) slid today after ACS said it was unable to come to terms on a sale of the company to a group of private-equity investors. The company said it would take itself off the market, prompting shares of ACS to drop 7 percent, closing down $4.32 at $56 a share.

ACS had been rumored to be in talks with an investor group including Blackstone, Texas Pacific Group, Bain Capital and Silver Lake Partners. The Dallas-based firm has 55,000 employees and reported revenue of $4.35 billion in the fiscal year that ended June 30.