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AgileThought of Tampa acquired by Texas business software firm

Before its acquisition by a larger business software company in Texas, Tampa-based AgileThought had 419 employees, with its main offices at Rocky Point in Tampa. Its local presence is expected to grow. (Photo courtesy AgileThought)
Published Jul. 22

TAMPA — Tampa-based software developer AgileThought, a longtime presence on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies, has been acquired by AN Global, a business software and solutions firm based in Texas.

Terms of the deal were not released. The new company is called AgileThought. It has a workforce of more than 3,000, headquarters in Irving, Texas and offices in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Portugal, and Spain.

Prior to the merger, AgileThought had 419 employees at its offices on Rocky Point in Tampa, as well as in Orlando, Atlanta and in other spots around the country. That local footprint is expected to grow.

"For us, this was a growth strategy," said David Romine, a co-founder of AgileThought and, until the merger, its chief executive officer. He is now a managing director in the new company. AgileThought pursued the deal with an eye on expanding opportunities and marrying two companies with complementary strengths and offerings to their customers. The new organization, he said, will have "wider, deeper, and more diverse expertise" at "delivering complex software at scale" to help clients address their most challenging issues.

"We expect the company to grow globally, but with a significant portion of that growth happening here in Tampa Bay," Romine said in a telephone interview Monday. "We're not going anywhere."

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AgileThought was appealing partner partly because of its "consistent growth among high-end and high-value clients," according to a statement from AN Global founder and chairman Manuel Senderos, who is the chairman and chief executive officer of the combined company.

"We were impressed by AgileThought's delivery of cutting-edge cloud solutions for their enterprise clients and their successful and innovative corporate culture," he said.

Since it was founded in 2004, AgileThought has averaged 44 percent annual revenue growth, reaching revenues of $73 million in 2018. It has been named to the Inc. 5000 list 12 straight years and recently was a finalist for the 2019 Global Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Partner of the Year award.

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Contact Richard Danielson at rdanielson@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3402. Follow @Danielson_Times

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