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CI&T Acquires Box 1824: Joining Forces to Envision and Materialize the Future

06/01/2022

CI&T (NYSE: CINT), a global digital specialist, announces today the acquisition of 100% of BOX 1824 PLANEJAMENTO E MARKETING LTDA. ("Box 1824"), an award-winning future-focused strategic consulting firm headquartered in São Paulo, to accelerate its global strategic capabilities.

Box 1824 is a unique company, a hybrid between research, consultancy, business strategy, and future hub. It is globally recognized for Detect, Decode, and Direct - a proprietary methodology called 3D - behavior trends and tech changes, and connects those movements with effective, practical, and future-focused supra strategic plans to its clients.

Box 1824 has been bridging the gap between future and present tenses for almost two decades and adds a multifunctional team of around 40 senior business strategists to CI&T. For the last 18 years, Box 1824 has partnered with global clients like (i) Itaú, the biggest bank in Latin America, to craft its purpose, future, insights, and portfolio in order to shift the category on a regional level; (ii) Vivo-Telefônica, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Brazil; (iii) Nike, unlocking the full potential of sports from an inclusive perspective, and (iv) powerhouses like Google, providing new guidelines for their content and products. Other clients include Novartis, Disney, XP Investments, Google, NuBank, and Spotify.

“Box 1824, founder-led like us, is fully complementary to CI&T. Box 1824 is the top global zeitgeist decoders, and we are the strategy+design+tech enablers. I strongly believe that Box's 3D methodology will dramatically enhance our end-to-end digital capabilities and the value we create for our clients. I am really excited about it,” said Cesar Gon, CI&T's founder and CEO.

“We've been helping global companies create and strategize their futures. Now, as part of the CI&T Family, we will be able to offer the continuation of the journey up to the implementation, a key factor to make sure that tipping points don't get lost in execution. This is a great opportunity for us and a great offer to our existing and potential new clients,” added Paula Englert, CEO of Box 1824.

Box 1824 will remain as an independent operation - part of the CI&T Family - and Paula Englert will continue to be Box 1824's CEO.

About Box 1824

Future-focused Strategic Consulting - Box 1824 is a hybrid between a research and future company and a strategic consultancy. Being multifaceted allows it to develop projects from the first insight to their completion. The company was born out of the ability to study behaviors and map the culture. The 3D methodology allows the connection between the present and the future of businesses. Starting in Detect, which indicates new realities and contexts, going to Decode, where we translate the zeitgeist, and finally the Direct, where we transform visions of the futures and behavior mapping into business strategy. For the last 18 years, Box 1824 has been a strategic partner to Itau, Stellantis, Disney, Telefônica, Nike, Google, Raia Drogasil, and other global players.

About CI&T

CI&T (NYSE: CINT) is a global digital specialist, a partner in end-to-end digital transformation for 100+ Large Enterprises & Fast Growth Clients. As digital natives, we bring a 27-year track record of accelerating business impact through complete and scalable digital solutions. With a global presence in 9 countries with a nearshore delivery model, CI&T is the Employer of Choice for more than 6,400 professionals in strategy, data science, design, and engineering, unlocking top-line growth, improving customer experience, and driving operational efficiency.

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