#BuenasFuentes: The most important news of the week on digital banking and fintech in Latin America
Globant, the technology services company, bought Grupo ASSA for $ 74.5 million in cash and shares. GA, as the acquired company is known, has vast experience in data science, machine learning, process intelligence, and operates in the United States, Europe and Latin America. For Globant, the acquisition will help strengthen its health and life sciences services, and complements its ability to implement transformation in the cloud. Part of the purchase price is deferred and dependent on financial performance.
BBVA Mexico has added a new self-service function: investment funds. Users will be able to buy and sell securities and promissory notes through the app at any time.
Sempli, a Colombian fintech that lends to SMEs, is preparing a digital credit card for MSMEs. “Sempli Busines” is in the licensing process with Visa.
Magnetis, an automated wealth management startup for Brazilians, has closed an investment round for US $ 11 million led by Redpoint eventures. Now Magnetis is looking to scale to a full-service brokerage agency.
Apple has acquired Mobeewave, a Canadian startup whose technology enables payments via NFC to be received without additional hardware. For the purchase, Apple paid US $ 100 million.
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