Leipzig, 22.05.2014 – As part of its strategic international growth plan, the global IT service provider COMPAREX has acquired the leading Mexican IT firm PERIFEL. This acquisition opens the Latin American market to the COMPAREX Group, which is now operating subsidiaries in 31 countries. The acquisition agreement with PERIFEL was signed yesterday. The Mexican organization, employing more than 70 professionals, will continue to operate under the existing management and established brand, PERIFEL.
John Havlick, COMPAREX Executive Vice President for APAC & Americas said: "I’m excited about this acquisition and COMPAREX’s entry into Latin America, and we extend a warm welcome to the PERIFEL team. Mexico is the 14th largest economy in the world and a high growth market for our key partners and customers. We look forward to grow this strategic and important Latin American market with a first class company like PERIFEL."
PERIFEL Chief Executive Officer Jorge Meléndez and his leadership team will continue managing the organization named now PERIFEL, Member of COMPAREX Group.
Jorge Meléndez, PERIFEL CEO: "Throughout the past years, we have established PERIFEL as one of Mexico’s leading IT companies with a strong focus on growth. In COMPAREX we have found a like-minded, international corporation, with whom we want to continue on this path of expansion together. PERIFEL has a unique offer with 'Office Sweet Office 360°' and enjoys a strong recognition from Microsoft, while COMPAREX is one of Microsoft’s Top-LSPs in EMEA, among others. We feel that this, in addition to our shared vision of growth, makes us a perfect match and even stronger partners for our customers."
PERIFEL was founded in 1992 as a general services provider of IT services. Today, the company builds solutions based on Microsoft technology. Being part of the COMPAREX Group will enable PERIFEL to offer its customers an enhanced services and product portfolio. Additionally, the international presence of COMPAREX will offer benefits to PERIFELs customers and vendors, all this without affecting current service and attention.
COMPAREX is a global IT provider specializing in license management, sourcing, technical product consulting and cloud-based professional services. With a track record spanning thirty years, COMPAREX serves the public-sector, SMB 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 more than 2,450 people at over 80 locations in 35 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In fiscal year 2015/16 the COMPAREX Group generated (preliminary) revenue of €1.909 billion / $ 2.109 billion.