Mergers & Acquisitions

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?

Interview with Adecco NA CEO Tig Gilliam

February 4, 2010

Interview focused on Adecco's plans for MPS and Beeline
Adecco to follow multi-brand strategy with acquisitions
Adecco and Beeline to continue working with VMS/MSP partners

Manpower to buy Comsys IT Partners

February 3, 2010

Manpower to pay $17.65 per share
Comsys is third-largest IT staffing firm
CEO says client overlap is minimal

Analysts Forum: Implications of Adecco's acquisition of MPS

October 28, 2009

What will the acquisition mean for the marketplace?
How will the firms integrate?
What about vendor neutrality?
Staffing Industry Analysts' executives and analysts discuss the implications of the buy