Gi Group Holding announces the acquisition of HR tech leader "The Bridge Social", further strengthening its position in Latin America
Gi Group Holding today announced the 50th acquisition within its 25-year history – being celebrated in 2023 –with the acquisition of The Bridge Social (www.thebridge.social), an HR technology consultancy focused on building and scaling up digital capabilities for multinational businesses. With a strong presence in Latin America, the company counts with offices in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo), USA (Miami), Chile (Santiago de Chile), Mexico (Jalisco), and Colombia (Bogota). The acquisition further highlights the strong growth trajectory for Gi Group Holding, as a leader in the global staffing and recruitment industry through an HR ecosystem that offers a full suite of tailored solutions through seven complementary brands present in more than 30 countries worldwide. Indeed, since 2020 alone, the company has completed 17 strategic acquisitions, most recently in December 2022 with EUpro Holding AG (Switzerland & Lichtenstein), and CVO Recruitment and Simplika in the Baltic region. The addition of The Bridge Social enhances Gi Group Holding’s capabilities and presence in Latin America with high-profile customers as well as a robust base of over 300 thousand qualified, competitive technology, marketing, sales and operations candidates able to impact business challenges. Indeed, just this year, Gi Group Holding has focused on LATAM by acquiring Stato, one of the top outplacement consulting firms in Brazil, Focun Group, the leader in Colombia’s staffing and Business Process Outsourcing industry, and Bruno Matarazzo Y Asociados a renowned Argentinean Outplacement Consulting Firm.
Founded in 2017 in Santiago de Chile, The Bridge Social offers clients a global network of creative, technological, and digital professionals, built on the promise of creating meaningful connections between companies and clients. The acquisition will allow Gi Group Holding to expand not only its regional presence, but also strengthen its offering in the HR technology space. Indeed, The Bridge Social’s cutting-edge technology, combined with Gi Group Holding’s expertise in recruitment and staffing, will provide a unique and comprehensive solution for clients looking to optimize their Technology, Design and Data science professional teams. The Bridge Social offers local and international opportunities, working with leading companies, agencies and start-ups through offerings that include:
- Digital Recruitment: the company’s proprietary technology, framework and expert digital recruitment teams guarantee an agile and seamless selection process drawing from a database of 300,000+ qualified digital candidates across Software Engineering, UX, Analytics, Cloud, Cybersecurity and more.
- Executive Search: recruitment and selection of top-level professionals focused in the Digital industry, ranging from Directors to C-Suite executives; to overcome complex business scenarios and truly evolve companies.
- Staffing Services: full-service global HR management including payroll, contracts, and more.
- Additionally, offering of a network of key freelancers to source the best digital talent across the Americas
Commenting on the acquisition, Stefano Colli-Lanzi, CEO and Founder of Gi Group Holding says:
Advisors for Gi Group Holding:
LRI – Lautenschlager Romeiro e Iwamizu Advogados
Av. Paulista, 1842 – 22º andar – Torre Norte
São Paulo – SP – 01310-200 – Brasil
Finance and tax:
Rödl & Partner Consultores Ltda
Rua Verbo Divino 1488, 3º Andar Sala 3A
04719-904 São Paulo – SP – Brasil
Blackwood Capital Group
5 Welbeck Street.
London W1G 9YQ.
Advisors for The Bridge Social:
Stark Investment Banking
Rua Fidêncio Ramos, 160
Cj. 706/707, Vila Olímpia
Gi Group Holding people involved in the Acquisition:
Maurizio Uboldi, Head of M&A
Gabriele Cagini, Global M&A Project Manager
Dario dell’Osa, Global Legal Senior Director
Rui Rocheta, Regional Head LATAM, Iberia, Turkey