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Webhelp utvider sin virksomhet over hele Amerika med OneLink

Global BPO Webhelp Acquires OneLink to Expand Operations in the Americas for Customer Experience Services and Solutions

 

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PARIS — July 13, 2021 — Webhelp, a leading global provider of customer experience (CX) and business solutions, has announced its intent to acquire OneLink, an innovator in digitally-enabled CX, BPO and technology services supporting tier one brands throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. OneLink clients include progressive hyper-growth technology brands in areas such as shared mobility, e-commerce, fintech, fitness tech and payment apps, etc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Following the acquisition, which is subject to approval of the relevant regulatory authorities, Webhelp will have revenues in excess of U.S. $2.4B, with 190 locations across 55 countries and more than 90,000 employees globally.

“Webhelp and OneLink share a similar culture and challenger mentality. We both create disruptive experiences in the digital world that position our clients as customer-focused organizations, helping them build brand loyalty and create revenue,” said Olivier Duha, co-founder and CEO of Webhelp. “Together, our combined value will offer clients access to additional locations and extended customer service and support capabilities, as well as the strength of our combined innovation in digital and technology-driven customer experience solutions.”

Webhelp continues to expand its global footprint and service offerings through organic growth and M&A activities, including 13 acquisitions in the past five years. The company recently acquired Dynamicall, now Webhelp Peru, expanding operations to support the U.S., LatAm, and European markets. Adding OneLink offers a significant expanded footprint across Latin America, an attractive best-shoring mix, and top-level nearshore capabilities for the U.S. market, as well as next-generation in-house technology solutions.

Key to the Webhelp-OneLink deal was a complementary solutions portfolio and a focus on creating exceptional human experiences aimed at driving success for clients. Both companies have built a culture of imaginative, passionate people, who are driven to build value for clients across challenging industries such as consumer tech, industrial, e-commerce, health, and finance. In a world that’s increasingly digital, both organizations are keen on leveraging the positive multiplier effects from bringing together people and technology to create incredible, seamless customer journeys. In addition, both organizations are founder-led, creating a like-minded approach to growing a global business based on the strength of an empowered workforce.

“We’re very proud of our team of Incredybles who have driven our success over the past eight years. We are all excited about joining forces with the Webhelp family,” said Eduardo Salazar, CEO and co-founder of OneLink BPO. Combining our strengths opens up opportunities to continue making real impact for our clients, our people and the communities where we work, driven by a shared ambition of creating inclusive and sustainable value.”

According to Sandrine Asseraf, Webhelp’s Group Managing Director North America, the natural fit of the companies and teams was clear from the first conversation. OneLink’s purpose-focused approach is closely aligned with Webhelp’s. Both brands are driven by a mutual and ambitious people-first culture dedicated to making a real impact for employees and clients by challenging the old ways of engaging and supporting end customers.

For Webhelp, Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE served as exclusive financial advisor while Latham & Watkins LLP served as legal counsel.  For OneLink, Rothschild & Co served as exclusive financial advisor while Greenberg Traurig, LLP served as legal counsel.

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Om Webhelp

Webhelp designer, leverer og optimaliserer uforglemmelige opplevelser for mennesker i dagens digitale verden. Vi skaper game-changing kundereiser. Fra salg til service, innholdsmoderering og kreditthåndtering. Webhelp er ende-til-ende-partner over alle B2C og B2B-kundereiser. Våre 80 000 dedikerte medarbeidere i over 50 land trives når de får utgjøre en forskjell for verdens mest spennende varemerker. Webhelp eies av ledelsen og Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (Euronext: GBLB), et ledende, globalt investeringsselskap, siden november 2019.

Om OneLink BPO

OneLink leverer digital CX, BPO, og teknologiske tjenester til ledende nordamerikanske og latinamerikanske kunder gjennom en omfattende portefølje av komplekse tjenester innen front-, mellom- og backoffice, chatbots, AI, og forskjellige automatiseringstjenster. OneLink opererer i 17 senter i Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia og Brasil, og sysselsetter over 14 000 mennesker – the Incredybles. Siden opprettelsen har selskapet vokst med en +30% CAGR. Selskapet eies for tiden av det New York- baserte selskapet One Equity Partners (OEP) og nåværende medlemmer av ledelsen i OneLink.

Rådgivere for avtalen

Webhelp

  • Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE – Paris Branch / eksklusiv finansiell rådgiver
  • Latham & Watkins LLP / Juridisk rådgiver
  • Linklaters LLP / Tax structuring advisor og juridisk rådgiver for finansieringen
  • KKR Capital Management & Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE – Paris Branch / financing provider
  • Alvarez & Marsal / Financial and Tax due diligence rådgiver
  • Roland Berger / Commercial due diligence rådgiver
  • Auctus Advisors / IT Technical due diligence rådgiver

OneLink Holdings

  • Rothschild & Co / eksklusiv finansiell rådgiver
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP / juridisk rådgiver for OneLink Holdings og One Equity Partners,
  • KPMG / financial and tax diligence support