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CONTENT TECHNOLOGY and content solutions company SPi Global on Monday said it has completed the acquisition of Scope e-Knowledge Center, a knowledge services provider, to expand and boost its solutions portfolio.

In a statement, SPi Global President and CEO Ratan Datta said the acquisition is part of the company’s plan to become a leader in content technology and knowledge services industries.

SPi currently provides data service and subject matter expertise to publishing, finance, health care, media, and retail industries.

“(The acquisition) will reinforce our ongoing efforts to build a sophisticated suite of solutions for data-discovery and smart content in STM [science, medical, technical] publishing, health care and a wide spectrum of professional content segments. This is an exciting development for our customers, employees and partners,” Mr. Datta was quoted as saying in the statement.

A Quattro Global Services company, Scope provides content and data enrichment solutions to publishing and information industries. It has 1,000 employees at its delivery centers in Chennai and Salem in India.

“Being one of the most advanced players in its space, Scope’s skills, knowledge and capabilities are complementary to SPi Global’s. Coming together is therefore a highly strategic step forward and we believe SPi’s wide reach in different content markets and geographies makes this a good move for us,” Scope President Tram Venkatraman said.

On its website, Scope said SPi has catered to more than 300 clients and has implemented more than 1,500 projects in the past 15 years.

“With Scope now in the SPi Global fold, we look forward to leveraging our joint strengths and vision in order to deliver increasing value to customers. This move also enables us to offer a broader range of innovative solutions to serve existing and new markets that will further solidify our position as an industry leader,” Mr. Datta said.

SPi Global has a client base of 30 countries and has 19 centers globally. The company has 14,700 employees in the Philippines, India, United States, China, Nicaragua, and Vietnam. — P.P.C. Marcelo