May 11 (Reuters) - Call-center operator Convergys Corp is in talks with several interested buyers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Shares of the company rose 13.1 percent to $25.41 in afternoon trading following the report https://www.wsj.com/articles/convergys-is-in-talks-with-several-potential-buyers - 1 5 2 6 0 6 4 8 6 1 ? m o d = s e a r c h r e s u l t s & p a g e = 1 & p o s = 1 .
The Cincinnati-based company had a market value of $2.06 billion as of Thursday close.
Potential buyers include both industry rivals and private-equity firms, according to the report.
Convergys could not be immediately reached for comment. (Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)