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UK — Huntress announces buyout of Nomura equity holding

20 May 2010

Independent Recruiting firm Huntress Search announced today that the senior management team has agreed a buyout of the Nomura Private Equity holding in the company.

As part of this transaction, Di Bradbury, MD of Huntress Commercial, and Philip Marks, MD of Hamilton Blake, have joined the main board. The board has been further strengthened with the appointment of two non-executive Directors, John Pullan and Geoff Lloyd, with considerable experience in the recruitment industry.

John Pullan joined Computer Futures in 1993 as a founding member of the contract division. In 2003 Pullan, founded JP Gray, the first non-IT branded recruiter in the Sthree Group, focusing on Accountancy and Finance across Europe and took a seat on the Sthree PLC Executive Board.

Geoff Lloyd founded the technical recruitment company, NES, during 1978 in Oil & Gas, Power, IT and Infrastructure with offices in the UK, America , Middle and Far East . As Chairman, Lloyd, led NES to a hugely successful exit in 2006 when the company was sold in an £86m transaction.

Huntress Chairman Stephen Ross commented, "I am delighted to welcome John and Geoff who both bring extensive Board level expertise in international recruitment. This is the beginning of a very exciting time at Huntress and we look forward to substantial growth in the years to come. Already, we have seen significant increases in revenues and profit across every division within the Huntress Group during Q1 2010. The Senior Management Team has demonstrated their commitment and belief in the company and we have added significant depth to the main board."



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