AVI-SPL Expands Presence in Mexico with Acquisition of Multimedia

AVI-SPL has reached an agreement to acquire AV/IT integration firm, Multimedia in Mexico, strengthening its gateway for LATAM business.

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AVI-SPL, the Tampa, Fla.-headquartered provider of digital enablement solutions, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Multimedia (Multisistemas BVC, S.A. de C.V. Mexico), an IT services and audiovisual technology integration firm headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico. It also has a second location in Mexico City.

In 2021, AVI-SPL incorporated in Mexico. According to the company, this transaction will accelerate AVI-SPL Mexico’s operational capacity and provide customers in Mexico and beyond with a more robust and reliable portfolio of collaboration solutions and IT managed services to achieve successful outcomes in the modern, connected workplace.

“Multimedia leads the way for AV and collaboration solutions in Mexico,” John Zettel, CEO of AVI-SPL, says. “We’ve long admired their capabilities and I couldn’t be more pleased to join forces with a company we believe to be a preeminent provider.”

Multimedia is the commercial AV and unified communications systems integration and IT services subsidiary of Grupo Multimedia. It brings 34 years of experience serving global and local brands in Mexico. Over that time, it has earned a reputation for premier technology solutions, delivery and support.

Its Monterrey facility houses a proof-of-concept lab to test hybrid meeting room integrations and validate customer system designs before deploying them. Federico Bausone, president of Grupo Multimedia, adds, “I’m extremely proud of the success our Multimedia team created and the customer loyalty we earned. Having been a partner of AVI-SPL, our two companies are a great fit in terms of values and culture. This news marks a tremendous new day for our team.”

AVI-SPL expects to continue to grow market share in Mexico while developing greater delivery and managed service capabilities for Latin America, where many global brands seek a trusted partner for new hybrid-work models and meeting solutions.

Over the past few years, the two companies have worked together to bring complex collaboration technology environments to life for multinational organizations, including Dell, Google and Walmart. Once the transaction closes, Multimedia will immediately start operating under the AVI-SPL Mexico brand.

The strengthened AVI-SPL Mexico presence will support the global brands who are part of the company’s Strategic Accounts Management program while also responding to increased customer demand for IT and AV services in Mexico and Latin America. According to the company, the acquisition provides greater support for local customers while helping create a more connected world for all customers.

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