Intralinks Launch Party in São Paulo, Brazil

Whether it’s a virtual data room for mergers and acquisitions, an online workspace for fund raising or the debt capital markets or a reporting solution for CVM480 compliance — it's clear that business people face the same challenges whether they’re located in Brazil or anywhere else in the world — and all were well suited for the Intralinks platform.


19 July 2010

Recently, Intralinks officially launched its wholly owned Latin America regional headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil. I had the pleasure spending a week with our team and attending our launch party. We gathered with clients, partners, associates and friends of Intralinks at the upscale Hotel Fasano to celebrate our previous accomplishments and outline our business plans and commitment to the Latin American region now that we have expanded our presence. There were many interesting conversations but what struck me was how the regional business needs paralleled and aligned with companies in other global business centers. Whether it’s a virtual data room for mergers and acquisitions, an online workspace for fund raising or the debt capital markets or a reporting solution for CVM480 compliance — it's clear that business people face the same challenges whether they’re located in Brazil or anywhere else in the world — and all were well suited for the Intralinks platform.

With a newly established Brazilian corporate entity, an office in the heart of the financial center in São Paulo, and a team of more than 15 people dedicated to seeing our business grow in Brazil, we’re excited about our future in the country. Not only do we have a strong staff in Brazil but we also have sales and service professionals in Mexico City, Mexico, and Santiago de Chile, all of whom are committed to promoting our solution in the Latin America region. It’s just another sign of our global growth.

It is also exciting to see the vibrancy in the region’s financial and business communities. The client meetings we had in São Paulo illustrated how active this market has been. It really doesn’t surprise me that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently increased its forecast for the 2010 GDP for Latin America from 4% to 4.8%. Similarly, the IMF also stated that it now expects the Brazilian economy to grow 7.1% this year, up from its previous forecast of 5.5%.

We’re looking forward to continuing to work with our current clients, and hopefully some new ones, in Brazil and the rest of Latin America, with a particular focus on the finance and energy sectors. Watch this space for more news.

Greg KeneppGreeting the clients, partners, associates and friends of Intralinks at our launch party in São Paulo, Brazil