I’ve noticed an interesting trend over the last few years. The largest IT staffing firms in the US (based on Staffing Industry Analyst’s “2014 Largest IT Staffing Firms in the United States”), are not the ones making acquisitions. Sure, On Assignment did a couple big deals in the last few years; namely, the acquisition of […]
This month, the multi-billion dollar outsourcing firm Aegis closed on the acquisition of Symphony BPO, first announced in January. “This is a great opportunity for Aegis as we expand our presence in Malaysia,” said Sandip Sen, Global CEO of Aegis in a Company press release. “We believe that the business combination will enhance value for […]
While the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) marketplace continues to grow and innovate, the vast majority of BPO-client relationships can still be characterized as labor arbitrage. For example, a typical executive might describe their use of BPO services thusly: “we used to handle these transactions in-house, but we have outsourced them to a third party […]
This article represents an insightful perspective from Dan Berthiaume of Nearshore Blog, originally posted by Dan April 15, 2013 at 1:21 PM The Three Types of Outsourcing Relationships While no two outsourcing relationships are alike, some broad generalities can be drawn about different types of common relationships. For example, HfS Research identifies three main types […]
American firms are finding that native proficiency in languages such as Italian and German, as well as Spanish, coupled with the closer proximity to headquarters are some of the benefits that client corporations can obtain from “nearshore” BPO.
Procurian, Pactera, and PMSI were acquired during the month of October. Demand has increased for BPO services. This trend, paired with a lower cost of capital for would-be acquirers has resulted in a spate of transactions in recent weeks.