News - New international acquisition for Gi Group: Grafton Recruitment

New international acquisition for Gi Group: Grafton Recruitment

We are delighted to announce a new international acquisition for Gi Group: Grafton Recruitment. Our Group, founded and led by Stefano Colli-Lanzi, has completed the acquisition of Grafton Recruitment, one of the main European suppliers of permanent recruitment solutions and temporary staffing with a consolidated presence in Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.
Milan, 28.9.2018

A new milestone for the empowerment of the global network of Gi Group as well as the diversification of HR services of the Group. This is how the first Italian multinational company operating in the HR sector acquired Grafton Recruitment, a company which is one of the main leaders in Central Europe in the sector of the research and selection of professionals and temporary staffing, with more than 35 years of experience.
Grafton Recruitment is active with 26 offices in Europe, with over 350 employees and 9,000 candidates placed in 2017. The transaction will enable our Group to own 100% of the corporate capital of Grafton Recruitment Europe Holdings Limited, so becoming one of the leading players in permanent and temporary staffing in a strategic area for our Group.

“In the context of our development plans”, says Stefano Colli-Lanzi, CEO of Gi Group, “this acquisition increases our competitiveness and our international presence starting from the heart of Europe, where we were already operating in the field of temporary employment”. Being a global provider as we have become in the last 20 years, and in the context of a market which is continuously more candidate-driven, the experience of Grafton allows us to further amplify our HR solutions portfolio and, therefore, our capacity to create value for the development of the market and to better meet the increasingly complex needs of clients and candidates".

The experience of Grafton Recruitment in the field of permanent and professional staffing, expands the value proposition and the level of specialisation and diversification of the services offered by our Group worldwide, strengthening in particular the services of specialised profiles in search and selection.
Blackwood Capital Group acted as M&A advisor and Baker McKenzie as legal advisor, both for Gi Group.

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