COMPAREX Group enters South America and acquires spin-off of Brazilian system integrator 2S
COMPAREX Brasil accelerates operations with Microsoft licensing expert team, services portfolio and infrastructure
“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.
A press kit including Questions & Answers as well as pictures and more can be found on www.comparex.com.
COMPAREX is a global IT service provider specializing in software procurement, license management and technical product consulting. With a track record spanning thirty years, COMPAREX serves public-sector bodies as well as SMEs, industrial companies and large international corporations. Its portfolio includes software licenses from more than 3,000 vendors as well as consultancy and professional services. The COMPAREX Group employs around 1,800 people at more than 75 sites in 29 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In fiscal 2012/13 the Group generated revenue of 1.6 billion USD. For further information, please visit www.comparex-group.com.