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Brigade Corp acquires Webhelp

 

Hyderabad: The Chicago-headquartered Brigade Corp, a global provider of customer relationship management and business process outsourcing sol-utions, on Thursday anno-unced the acquisition of the Hyderabad-based Webhelp Global Services in an all-cash deal effective December 1, 2004.

Addressing reporters here on Thursday, Sri Dasari, chairman and chief executive officer of Brigade Corp said the acquisition of WGS will strengthen the company’s voice capabilities operations. “Brigade Corp is currently strong in chat and e-mail support,” he added. The acquisition of WGS will add 400 employees and five clients to Brigade’s kitty, Dasari said, adding the total number of employees post the acquisition stands at 1,400.

Outlining Brigade’s expansion plan, Dasari said: “We are looking to add about 500 people in the next quarter. After that, we should be adding 400 plus people every quarter. The goal is to be a 3,000-people company by end-2005.” Brigade has also acquired four acre of land in Madhapur to build a 150,000 sq ft campus, Dasari said, adding the investment for the campus is around Rs 22 crore. “This will create additional space for our future expansion,” he said.
 


 

 
 

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