London/Cambridge/Sao Paulo, 27 October 2022 –Emergence Partners Limited (Emergence), and Symphony Lam S.A.S. (Symphony LAM) have merged with the backing of Stanley Capital Partners (SCP) to form a global leader in the field of client-focused Intelligent Automation.

The merger brings together three experienced teams that have a passion for using advanced technologies to accelerate their clients’ growth. Through the joining of the businesses, the leadership teams will form the leading automation transformation partner to some of the largest businesses across Europe and the Americas.

Emergence, a data-driven and people-focused tech consultancy, uses AI and teams of expert consultants to drive better results for global businesses across Europe and North America.

Symphony LAM is Latin America’s market leading provider of intelligent automation, AI solutions, and application integration, working with companies across Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets, as well as the US.

Global private equity firm Stanley Capital Partners’ tech division delivers AI-led transformative change through portfolio optimisation, investment research, and risk management across sectors.

The unique product offering disrupts the traditional vendor model through allowing global businesses to easily implement AI applications and workflows to improve efficiency and performance.  Companies are able to onboard innovative solutions including a carefully curated selection of best-in-class partners to support their transformation. This model enables clients to use the appropriate technologies only when needed, eliminating the widespread problem of out-of-date or irrelevant tech licenses for businesses.

David Poole, CEO of Emergence, said: “Building on our existing expertise in Intelligent Automation, the partnership with Symphony LAM and S-Labs will allow us to further develop our unique product offering to leading global businesses across Europe and the Americas. Our people focused strategy will continue to deliver meaningful results for professionals and businesses alike, allowing them to reach their full potential with AI-driven analysis and solutions.”

Felix Massun, CEO of the Americas at Symphony LAM, said: “As with everything we do, this merger is aimed at delivering the best possible service to our global clients on an efficient cost base. The partnership will reinforce our ability to deliver solutions at speed and Best Value for clients across the globe with the combined efforts of the three existing teams. We look keenly forward to working closely as part of the new business and growing into a global leader in the space.”

James Brooks and Simon Cottle, Founding Partners at Stanley Capital Partners, said: “This merger provides us the opportunity to build upon the existing hard work of the three teams and deliver a truly unique solution to some of the world’s largest businesses and private equity firms. We’re thrilled to be working with such talented people across Emergence and Symphony LAM to deliver this new product that will disrupt the traditional software vendor model.”




About Stanley Capital

Stanley Capital is a European and US focused mid-market private equity firm using a research and technology-based approach to identify opportunities in the growing sustainable investment sectors of Resource Efficiency, Healthcare and Technology. Stanley Capital targets businesses with Enterprise Values of $250mn to $2.5bn. They partner with management teams, in majority and minority transactions, to transform companies through growth via technology change, operational change and market consolidation. Stanley Capital was founded in 2019 by Simon Cottle, James Brooks and Patrick Hargutt and has a team of professionals working closely together with its Leader Network and investor, sector and technology partners.

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About Emergence

Emergence is a new breed of Tech Consultancy and exists to make the world a better place to live and work through the thoughtful adoption of advanced technologies.  We set out to be different. To be true strategic partners to our clients. To listen. To move fast, with passion and purpose. We blend independent technology expertise with an understanding of human impact – we never forget that people are at the heart of every business and the communities around them.  We are a catalyst for change for business leaders and their businesses – helping them shift from a narrow, risk-averse mindset to an agile, experimental, and adaptable one. We call all this, Profound Transformation, and it’s what we deliver for our clients.

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About Symphony LAM

Symphony LAM was founded in 2018 and is a consulting, implementation, and managed services firm, passionate about the ‘Future of Work’. We help enterprises across the Americas leverage Intelligent Automation, (including RPA – Robotic Process Automation as well as AI – Artificial Intelligence) intelligently implemented with the best value & speed, and innovative resourcing solutions.

Symphony LAM has over 50 customers, with offices in Argentina, Brazil, and the United States, implementing Intelligent Process Automation and Managing Services for the Digital Transformation of its customers.

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