Mergers & Acquisitions

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

Adecco to buy MPS group

October 20, 2009

Deal valued at $1.3 billion
Adecco would get Beeline, one of the largest VMS/MSP operators
Adecco to strengthen its professional staffing offerings

Staffing firms' changing global footprints

January 19, 2009

University of Manchester research series, Working Briefs 33â€â€VbCrLf37
International expansion continues
Updates on firm typology, foreign revenue, territorial- and regional-presence

Who's buying: The staffing industry's most frequent acquirers

December 31, 2008

Top acquirers--Resolve, Vedior, Adecco, Arcadia, MPS
17 acquirers averaged more than one acquisition/year
Irony: top two, Resolve and Vedior, in turn were acquired