Alexander Mann Solutions Acquires Capital Consulting

Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS), a global provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions, has acquired Capital Consulting, an RPO player operating in Europe and Asia Pacific. Terms of the deal were not released.

The deal brings together two large European players in the high-growth recruitment outsourcing market and follows the £100m management buy-out in December of AMS. The buyout had been led by CEO Rosaleen Blair and backed by private equity firm Graphite Capital.

Capital Consulting’s revenues rose from £16.9 million in 2005 to £20.0 million in 2007.

The combined company will operate under two brands, Alexander Mann Solutions and Capital Consulting. Blair will work together with the management team to drive strategic direction across sectors, products, and geographies.

“International business leaders recognize that a critical driver of business value is the quality of the people they recruit. The combination of AMS with Capital Consulting brings together two strong brands and a global platform on which to execute our shared vision for the future," Blair said. "Our companies share a belief that outsourcing the recruitment process enables companies to recruit world-class people, delivering measurable results. We have both been pioneers in professionalising the recruitment industry and this combination will give us undisputed market leadership on a global basis while also giving us the scale to further the strategic services capabilities of both companies.”

Jeremy Tipper, the founder of Capital Consulting, added: “The coming together of the two businesses, long recognised as the primary leaders in the market, creates an extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise. Our two companies share a strong cultural affinity; combining our capabilities will provide major companies with unparalleled resourcing solutions to support their strategic and operational goals.”

Posted March 1, 2008 in Talent Acquisition

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