French BPO firm Capgemini has agreed to acquire the Brazilian unit of RDI Software, a technology partner of US food giant McDonald’s.
RDI Software provides software development, testing, deployment, and support services for fast food chains, helping them improve customer experience and employee efficiency.
The company has employed more than 150 people in Brazil, where it runs a software development center in São Paulo, which is the largest producer of technology solutions for its clients in the Americas.
Brazilian anti-trust body the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) has approved the transaction, saying the deal does not disrupt supply chain or business competition in the country.
Founded in 2010, RDI Software runs similar software centers in Budapest and Debrecen (Hungary), which are both far smaller than Sao Paulo’s. Its support centers are spread across the globe in Australia, Europe, Japan, and the United States.
Capgemini’s acquisition was likely dictated by the value of RDI Software’s clients, who include the region’s largest fast food chains. Capgemini, with more than 8,500 employees in Brazil, offers consulting, outsourcing, and IT implementation services.
Earlier in March, Capgemini launched an innovation center in São Paulo, with analysts seeing it as a sign of the company’s growing appetite for a larger slice of Brazil’s digital transformation services market.