Nearshore Americas

In Its Third U.S. Acquisition, Stefanini Buys Staffing Firm with Regional Presence

Brazil’s IT services firm Stefanini has acquired the IT recruiting and staffing division of the RCG Global Services for an undisclosed price.

This is the third acquisition for the Brazilian firm within the United States over the past three years. The purchase of RCG’s division expands Stefanini’s presence in the Northeast as well as some areas of the South.

Stefanini is one of a few Latin American IT companies with a modest presence in the fast developing markets of India and China.

RCG, according to Stefanini, has adopted an offshore recruiting model and is operating on an ‘efficient, cost-effective and differentiated platform.’ Stefanini began expanding its operation in North America when it acquired TechTeam Global, an IT outsourcing provider, in 2010. A year later, it bought Code X Inc., a technical staffing firm.

RCG Staffing has a significant presence in the Philippines, the Asian country that is rising rapidly in the global outsourcing market. The Philippines is also home to one of Stefanini’s offshore service delivery centers.

The Brazilian company says RCG Staffing will strengthen its recruiting capability and adds to its list of offshore recruiting center in the Asia-Pacific region. Upon closing the deal, Stefanini will maintain offices in key RCG locations, including Houston, TX, and Philadelphia, PA., to address customer need in local markets.

Sao Paulo, Brazil-based Stefanini believes that the acquisition will help gain new opportunities, not only in strategic staffing but also in IT infrastructure outsourcing and application development services.

“The acquisition of RCG Staffing strengthens our recruiting capabilities, enabling us to provide the highest quality resources in the timeliest manner for our clients. It underscores Stefanini’s commitment to service excellence, demonstrating our ability to be responsive and agile when responding to ever-changing client needs and the global IT business climate,” says Antonio Moreira, Stefanini CEO of North America & Asia Pacific.

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Founded in 1987, Stefanini is one of the most reputed IT services firms Latin America, and the company has been providing offshore, onshore and nearshore IT services, including application development services, IT infrastructure outsourcing (help desk support and desktop services), systems integration, consulting and strategic staffing.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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