Saongroup buys recruitment website in Central America

Irish online recruiter Saongroup.com has expanded its operations to central America with the acquisition of Tecoloco.com.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


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The Irish recruiter, which is jointly owned by telecoms entrepreneur Denis O'Brien and Cork businessman Leslie Buckley, is believed to have paid more than $3 million (€2.05 million) to acquire the business although no price was disclosed.

Tecoloco has operations in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama and plans to open in Costa Rica before Christmas. The company numbers computer maker Dell, consumer goods group Unilever and financial services giant HSBC among its clients.

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Saongroup buys recruitment website in Central America

September 2008

Irish online recruiter Saongroup.com has expanded its operations to central America with the acquisition of Tecoloco.com.

The Irish recruiter, which is jointly owned by telecoms entrepreneur Denis O'Brien and Cork businessman Leslie Buckley, is believed to have paid more than $3 million (€2.05 million) to acquire the business although no price was disclosed.

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