Mergers & Acquisitions

North American Staffing Mergers and Acquisitions 2014

January 30, 2015

  • Staffing Industry Analysts noted 70 publicly announced acquisitions of staffing firms in North America in 2014.
  • Healthcare and IT staffing firms were the most frequent targets.

Temporary Staffing Trends, Developments and Forecasts

January 22, 2015

  • Exclusive insights from the SIA team 
  • Watch the playback on demand, approx 1 hour
  • Download a copy of the presentation as a pdf

3Q14 Financial Results for North America-Based Public Staffing Firms

November 18, 2014

  • Among 27 publicly traded North American staffing companies, 3Q14 revenue increased 8.9% y/y (median).
  • Eighty-nine percent experienced positive y/y revenue growth, up from 2Q14's 74%.
  • Seventy-eight percent reported positive net income, down from 83% in 2Q14.

2014 Staffing Company Survey: Reported M&A multiples and activity

October 6, 2014

  • Median multiples paid for acquisitions in 2014 were 0.6x revenue, and 3.5x EBITDA
  • These values were roughly consistent with those reported in previous years
  • About 500 acquisitions occur in the temporary staffing industry annually

2Q14 Financial Results for North America-Based Public Staffing Firms

August 21, 2014

  • Seventy-four percent of the companies in our report experienced y/y revenue growth in 2Q14, down from 1Q14’s 76% and 4Q13’s 82%.
  • Eighty-three percent of the companies in our report demonstrated positive earnings in 2Q14, up slightly from last quarter, when 81% of firms generated positive earnings.... More

2013 Staffing Mergers and Acquisitions Activity and Multiples

January 6, 2014

  • Staffing Industry Analysts noted 69 publicly announced acquisitions of staffing firms in North America in 2013
  • Commercial and IT staffing firms were the most frequent targets
  • Among firms surveyed, median multiple paid for acquisitions was 0.6x revenue

For the CFOs: The Role of Finance in Strategic Planning

December 5, 2013

  • Panel of CFOs discusses the role of finance in a staffing company
  • Panelists share which finance metrics they find the most useful
  • Spending priorities, M&A, and costs of Affordable Care Act implementation discussed

2013 Staffing Company Survey: Reported M&A multiples and activity

October 1, 2013

  • Median multiples paid for acquisitions in 2013 were 0.6x revenue, and 3.0x EBITDA
  • These values were flat over the previous year, though the range of revenue multiples was more dispersed than in previous years
  • The range of EBITDA multiples we received was similar to last year, with slightly more... More

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