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COMPAREX Group Enters South America and Acquires Spin-Off of Brazilian System Integrator 2S

As part of its strategic international growth the COMPAREX Group has partnered with 2S, a Brazilian Systems Integrator and Microsoft LSP, agreeing to acquire 60% of their Microsoft solutions business unit. The acquisition agreement was signed yesterday. Branded COMPAREX Brasil the acquired unit will operate as independent legal entity integrated into the COMPAREX Group. Brazil is the 30th country where COMPAREX operates subsidiaries and marks the first step of their expansion plan in South America. COMPAREX Brasil will provide solutions for software management, services and procurement.

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Christiano Knott - General Manager COMPAREX Brasil

“COMPAREX Brasil completes our representation in the BRICS countries and opens up the South America market, our fifth continent in the COMPAREX Group”, says John Havlick, COMPAREX Executive Vice President for Asia Pacific & Americas. “Everyone at COMPAREX is enthusiastic about reaching this corporate milestone. Brazil is one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world, offering us the opportunity to serve our existing, as well as, new customers. We are happy to uncover and expand Brazil with Christiano Knott and his team of highly skilled professionals.”

Christiano Knott, previous Alliances Director and shareholder of 2S will head COMPAREX Brasil as General Manager. “I’d like to welcome COMPAREX to Brasil!” he says. “This is a great time to be here and do business. Together with my team we will continue to provide our Microsoft expertise through a dedicated product portfolio to our existing and – I’m confident – numerous new customers. We are excited about the opportunities the COMPAREX Group offers to us and our customers and intend to make a substantial contribution to the Group’s success!” COMPAREX Brasil has a strong expertise in cloud offerings revolving around Microsoft Office 365. Beyond that, the team covers the full Microsoft solutions range maintaining a focus on unified communications and collaboration solutions.

2S’ CEO and founder, Renato Carneiro, will assume a strategic advisor role for COMPAREX Brasil. 2S was established in 1992 and is one of the leading integrators of Cisco and Microsoft solutions in the Brazilian market.

About COMPAREX

As a global IT company with thirty years of experience, COMPAREX is one of the world’s leading IT service providers and no. 1 software license management company in the EMEA markets. COMPAREX develops innovative services that support management and leverage software products, leading to an overall improvement of workforce productivity. COMPAREX serves corporate customers spanning from small businesses to large international corporations as well as public institutions – supporting every customer during their digital journey towards productivity optimization.

The portfolio has a solid foundation in license management, software procurement and cloud services. Substantial professional and managed services complete the portfolio to support customers with services tailored to their business demands.

With the statement “By Your Side in a Digital World”, COMPAREX underlines its goal to inspire customers with possibilities and opportunities for their digital transformation, by addressing key customer priorities.

The COMPAREX Group employs more than 2,450 people at over 80 locations in 35 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas. In the fiscal year 2017/18 the COMPAREX Group generated a revenue of € 2,533 million / $ 2,965 million.

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