Nearshore Americas is set to host a webinar to discuss the growing wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Latin America amid the intensifying competition among providers to reinforce nearshoring capabilities.
Scheduled for February, 17th at 2 pm EST, the webinar will take a deep dive into all trends and dynamics driving M&A activity in the region’s digital services market.
The demand for digital transformation services has come on the heels of widening skills gap in the global marketplace, particularly in the United States. Latin America offers new hope for global services providers, largely due to its large pool of untapped technology talent along with time zone and cultural alignment with the North American market.
There has been a major rise in M&A activity over the past 18 months. European firm Intive’s acquisition of Argentina’s Simtlix, Improving’s purchase of iTexico, Globant’s merger with Spanish digital marketing consultancy Habitant, and Accenture’s takeover of Brazilian IT security firm Real Protect are just to name a few.
One of the most noteable transactions was S4 Capital’s acquisition of Colombian nearshoring pioneer Zemoga. The merger provided Zemoga’s team with the unique opportunity to serve as the global platform for S4’s new digital subsidiary Media.Monks, which is involved in a range of media businesses, from building websites to making movies.
During the webinar, DJ Edgerton, Zemoga’s founder and Scott Spirit, chief growth officer at S4 Capital, will join Matt Hasson, the managing director & partner at PALAZZO Investment Bankers.
Together, they will unpack the key issues around the accelerated demand for nearshore M&A deals, in addition to outlining how digital services firms can better position themselves during this wave of consolidation.