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Netherlands – DPA Group acquires Benkis Interim Professionals

18 April 2012

The Dutch staffing firm DPA Group NV (DPA:AEX) has reached an agreement with the shareholders of Benkis Interim Professionals Ltd, which grants the 100% acquisition of the shares in Benkis by DPA. Benkis is a recruitment specialist that achieved a turnover of €9.4 million in 2011.

DPA said that this acquisition fits into the overall strategy of the firm, which is focusing on growth in niche markets and widening activities in this sector. In a press release, DPA said that the acquisition will be formalised “as soon as possible.” But Benkis Interim Professionals Ltd will remain involved in operational and commercial activities at least until 1 January 2014.

Benkis Interim Professionals was founded in 2007 by Jan Sjirk Rodenboog and Bert Janssens, specialising in the secondment of finance professionals. It operates primarily in the north and east of the Netherlands. In a news release today the firm said it had chosen DPA because of its “quality and culture.”

DPA Group is a specialist staffing firm based in the Netherlands and operates in three segments; financial secondment services, IT secondments, as well as supply chain management, procurement and logistics. The firm recently reported an increase in revenues in 2011 to €50.3 million, but posted a net loss of €11.5 million. The recruitment firm is ranked 31st in Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of top staffing firms in the Netherlands

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