Mergers & Acquisitions

2013 Staffing Acquirers' Shopping List

July 29, 2013

  • Lists 255 staffing firms interested in making an acquisition in 2013
  • Provides top three industry segment and region choices and contact info
  • IT staffing, IT solutions/SOW, and direct hire most common segment preferences

Back of the Envelope Valuations for your Staffing Firm

May 16, 2013

  • Valuations performed by experts for 20 firms
  • How important is segment, size, growth, concentration, profitability? 
  • Tips on how to maximize the value of your firm

2H12 Staffing Mergers and Acquisitions Activity and Multiples

January 23, 2013

  • Staffing Industry Analysts noted 40 U.S. publicly announced acquisitions in 2H12
  • Activity up 60% in 2H12 vs. 2H11
  • Concentrated in IT staffing (30%), commercial staffing segments (28%)

2012 Staffing Company Survey: How satisfied are staffing firms with their acquisitions, and what drives acquisition success?

November 26, 2012

  • Net promoter score for acquisitions made in last three years: -26%
  • Use of an M&A advisor did not affect respondents' satisfaction
  • Moderate correlation between acquirer size and satisfaction

2012 Staffing Company Survey: Acquisition Plans

November 21, 2012

  • Most desired temp staffing acquisition target: IT staffing 
  • Most desired non-temp staffing acquisition target: Direct hire
  • Temp segment where acquisition demand most exceeds supply: Engineering/design

2012 Staffing Acquirers Shopping List

July 17, 2012

  • Lists 162 staffing firms interested in making an acquisition in 2012
  • Provides top three industry segment and region choices and contact info
  • IT, Healthcare, Industrial top three acquisition choices

Staffing Industry's Frequent Acquirers: Who are they and what are they buying?

April 27, 2011

  • 17 firms averaged one buy/year or more in 2005-2010
  • Of these, six were themselves acquired
  • Healthcare, IT and industrial most common targets

Sales Alternatives for Owners

March 11, 2011

  • Options such ESOP, raising equity, structuring discussed
  • Pros and cons of different alternatives listed
  • Advantages of succession planning

Mergers and acquisitions best practices

March 30, 2010

What M&A advisors can do for you
... And what they charge
Alternate resources for sellers and acquirors
How to price your firm, recent valuations

Analysts Forum: Manpower's acquisition of Comsys

February 25, 2010

The larger trend of staffing firms' interest in professional staffing
How the acquisition will affect competitors
How staffing buyers will be impacted by the deal
What about Tapfin?