glassdoorU.S. recruitment marketplace Glassdoor announced this week it had acquired Brazil’s employer-review and jobs site LoveMondays for an undisclosed amount.

The deal marks Glassdoor’s first acquisition outside the U.S. and represents the company’s entry into the Latin American online jobs market.

Brazil is a gateway for many companies looking to either enter or expand into Latin America. Companies and marketplaces that have tasted success in Brazil are more likely to be successful when entering neighboring markets. This is not an incontestable truth, but one that holds true for a number of players. Just as Seek did when it bought OCC Mexico, Glassdoor decided to keep the LoveMondays brand. The latter now plans to expand into neighboring countries in Latin America.

“LoveMondays is highly complementary to Glassdoor,” the company’s news release said. “LoveMondays will continue to operate under its own brand for the foreseeable future. Glassdoor plans to add LoveMondays to its suite of customizable, localized products available for multinational employers hiring in Brazil.”

“We’ve been looking at Brazil for a while, the fifth largest country by population and the largest in Latin America in terms of its economy,” Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO at Glassdoor, told TechCrunch.

LoveMondays, which raised more than $2 million U.S. from investors, including Kaszek Ventures, a leading LatAm VC firm, has employee reviews of about 75,000 employers. It employs 20 people in its São Paulo office. Kaszek Ventures invested in a number of classified companies and marketplaces, including VivaReal, QuintoAndar and Yop.

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“LoveMondays is excited to join forces with Glassdoor to help connect national and multinational companies with top notch Brazilian talent,” said Luciana Caletti, co-founder and CEO of LoveMondays.

“Glassdoor’s reputation and management team make the company an ideal partner to help take LoveMondays to the next level.”

LoveMondays reportedly won an equity-free $50,000 from an accelerator program of Google for start-ups in Brazil, India and Indonesia, but then declined the deal, since it was already in talks with Glassdoor.

“I had been talking to Luciana for years,” Hohman told TechCrunch.

Glassdoor’s entry in Latin America adds to the already competitive local jobs marketplace, which includes regional and global players, such as Navent, Seek, growing incubator RedArbor, owner of CompuTrabajo, and Indeed.

For more comprehensive coverage of Glassdoor or the employer-review marketplace, use our search box above, or see Classified Intelligence Report. This week’s Classified Intelligence Report included an analysis of Kununu’s move into the U.S. in partnership with Monster.com.

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