Synchrony Financial, the Wall Street bank, says it is in talks to buy out the rest of its stake in Equifax.
That would mean a $9 billion merger of the two financial reporting companies.
Synchronys parent company, the Credit Suisse Group AG, would take over the companies reporting activities, and would sell its assets.
Syncys chief financial officer, Jonathan Gogarten, told investors in a conference call Wednesday that the deal could be done in two to three years.
Syncty, based in San Francisco, has about 5,000 employees.
The deal is not expected to be approved by regulators in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia or France.
Syncedys chief executive officer, Tom Cappellaro, said Synchronies revenue is down about $200 million this year compared with the same period last year, and he said the company is working on “an aggressive roadmap” to grow its business.
The merger would bring together a company that has been known for its financial reporting and analytics to merge with a company with more sophisticated financial reporting.
Syncys said in its earnings call that it was investing in its financial-reporting capabilities, but it would not provide details about those investments.
Syncey shares fell 0.4% to $16.79 in after-hours trading.
A spokesman for Syncy declined to comment.
Syncky’s stock, which had fallen as much as 11% in after hours trading, was up $3.80 at $24.20.
SynCy had a market value of $5.3 billion when the deal was announced last month.
Syncker’s shares fell 2.4%.
It closed Wednesday at $19.90.