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July 26, 2022

MONTERREY, MEXICO, JULY 26, 2022 – CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) and Advent International (“Advent”) announced today that Advent, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, will partner with CEMEX to accelerate the growth and development of NEORIS. As a global provider of tech consultancy and digital transformation services, NEORIS will strengthen its capabilities and reach through Advent’s expertise in the space. 

With Advent’s support, NEORIS will deepen its focus on cutting-edge, high-growth verticals such as artificial intelligence, data science, cloud solutions, and automation, among others. These verticals are aligned with CEMEX’s priorities for its continued digital transformation. NEORIS will also continue focusing on strategic industries such as financial services, telecommunications, media, manufacturing, retail, and consumer packaged goods, among others. 

“We are thrilled to become shareholders of NEORIS. The technological sector is growing fast and has relevant tailwinds for this to continue going forward, as companies of all sizes embark on the digital transformation journey. We are excited to be part of a leading business in the sector such as NEORIS,” says Juan Pablo Zucchini, Managing Partner of Advent.

“We are excited that Advent is investing in NEORIS, launching the next stage of a journey that started two decades ago,” says Luis Hernández, Executive Vice President of Digital and Organization Development at CEMEX. “CEMEX remains committed to leveraging digital technology to spearhead the evolution of the building materials industry. This partnership strengthens NEORIS and its role as a strategic ally for us.”

Founded over 20 years ago, NEORIS has successfully executed over 1,200 large-scale projects for more than 350 blue chip clients. It currently has more than 5,000 employees located in 14 countries in Latin America, USA, and Europe, working under a nearshore delivery model.  

“We are delighted to partner with NEORIS and CEMEX. NEORIS provides a phenomenal value proposition to its ever-growing customer base. We look forward to working together in this new phase of accelerated growth and further internationalization,” says Ariel Blumenkranc, Managing Director of Advent in Mexico.

"This is excellent news and a great opportunity to propel our growth strategy," says Martín Mendez, CEO of NEORIS. "The arrival of Advent is a reflection of our success, which we could not have achieved without the support of CEMEX, our 5,000 employees, and our customers. Our achievements and strategy have benefited from our management team’s deep understanding of digital trends, industries, and markets. We look forward to collaborating with Advent to grow the business further and taking full advantage of the tailwinds of the technology space. We also look forward to bringing new ideas and our expertise to our ongoing relationship with CEMEX."

As part of the creation of the partnership, Advent will acquire from CEMEX a 65% stake in NEORIS. CEMEX will retain a 35% stake and remain as a key strategic partner and customer of NEORIS, supporting CEMEX’s efforts to provide a superior customer experience enabled by digital technologies.

Subject to satisfaction of closing conditions, including approvals from antitrust authorities, Advent and CEMEX expect to finalize the transaction during the second half of 2022.

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