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Clairfield advises Locaweb on the acquisition of Samurai Experts

Locaweb, a leading company in web services, acquired Samurai Experts, a technology company that offers an ecosystem of applications compatible with several e-commerce platforms to optimize the results of virtual stores.

Locaweb is a Brazilian pioneer and leader in IT hosted services. The company serves users ranging from individuals to large corporations through three business verticals:

  • Internet, which offers hosting services, domain registration, reseller hosting, solutions for e-mail outsourcing and e-commerce.
    Data center,which offers cloud computing solutions, dedicated servers and secure room, besides specialized IT outsourcing services.
    Communication, focused on offering VoIP telephony through virtual PABX services and a virtual call center.

Locaweb was founded in 1998 and had a successful IPO in 2020. Following its debut on the stock market, company shares soared over 600%. The company has approximately 900 employees. In 2020 Locaweb reported sales of BRL 488 million (USD 86million).

Samurai is a digital agency specialized in e-commerce with a focus on the Shopify ecosystem, the largest multichannel e-commerce platform in the world. The company develops solutions for customized marketplaces and apps to integrate platforms already consolidated in e-commerce, adapting the platform to the specific needs of the Brazilian public.

As a pioneer in cloud-based services, Locaweb was a clear winner in the pandemic as companies moved to cloud-based service offerings. The company was cash-rich following a buoyant performance on the stock market.

More about company strategy: maximize customer base, expand range ofservices, and diversify portfolio. Samurai reinforces the group’s strategy to serve medium and large ecommerce, adding strengths with Locaweb and improving the ability to meet complex and customized projects.

Software, tech & digital

Drapeau Brazil

Acquisition

Advisor to the Acquisition-side

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Mergers & acquisitions

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Software, tech & digital

Countries involved :

Brazil

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