Increased legislation, growing globalisation and fierce competition are creating challenging market conditions. As leading advisers to governments and trade associations, we know exactly how to deal with issues faced by businesses providing workforce solutions across the world. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a business, for a global MSP arrangement, to keep and incentivise your top performers, safe management of co-employment and tax risk, or tackle a class action for equal pay, our team will deliver the right solution.
Our expertise and services cover any business involved in the supply of people-based resourcing solutions – not just traditional recruitment and staffing agencies.
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Legislation both in the UK (such as IR35) and internationally regulating the supply, use, and payment of the contingent workers applies to a range of business models. All are affected by legislation aimed at regulating the use of work seekers, agency workers and self-employed contractors.
In recent years, we have completed more deals in the staffing and recruitment sector than any other UK law firm and know exactly how to help grow overseas operations in a way that protects our clients’ core commercial interests. That doesn’t just include the leading generalists, but also the niche suppliers in professional, IT, oil and gas, care and construction, as well as jobsites, work exchanges and digital recruiters.
Advised the sellers and management team of Sparta Global on its sale to Inflexion.
Advised the shareholders of the historic and market-leading casting platform, Spotlight, on its acquisition by global casting technology solution provider Talent Systems.
Advised on the sale of Joined Up to VMS provider Beeline. Joined Up is a UK-based software platform used to manage the end-to-end process for high volume, shift-based workers.
Staffing & recruitment business
Advised on the sale of a general staffing and recruitment company to technology group.
Advised Alcuin Capital Partners, the UK-focused private equity firm, on its investment in Gravitas Recruitment, an international recruitment consultancy specialising in banking, insurance and technology.
Advised shareholders and management team of MThree Corporate Consulting, a global find, train and talent consultancy, on an investment by ECI Partners.
Staffing company for drivers
Advised on an institutional investment into an online staffing company for drivers.
Davies Group Limited
Advised Davies Group Limited on the acquisition of resourcing and consultancy firm, Grovelands Resourcing Limited.
Advising this US outsourcing business on the acquisition of two international recruitment technology businesses.
Trust Tech Inc
Advised on commercial, regulatory and compliance issues relating to the £17m acquisition of the UK-based recruitment and training solutions provider MTrec Limited, Trust Tech's first significant acquisition outside Japan.
Advised on its £18m investment from Muzinich & Co.
Advised on the acquisition of digital recruitment agency Digital Gurus in a mixed cash and equity deal.
Advised Rethink Group, the recruitment and talent management specialist, on an investment from the Business Growth Fund, and the acquisition of talent management company Consort Group.
Advised this market-leading back-office technology provider to self-employed individuals on the first of a series of international joint ventures.
Advised leading Indian engineering company Geometric Global on the acquisition of German technical recruitment company 3 Cap Technologies.
Advised on the acquisition of IT staffing company tecops personal GmbH by leading German IT company Allgeier.
Advised on six global MSP and RPO deals.
TAC/Advantage Technical Resourcing
Advised on the purchase of Technology Project Services Limited from SGS Holding UK Ltd for over £7m.
Advised on its sale to Associated Newspapers Ltd, part of the DMGT group, for c.£36m.
Harvey Nash Group
Advised on €54m transfer of technology development business units within Alcatel Lucent and redeployment of staff across Europe, and on €45m transfer of "Fixclas" technology development business units within Alcatel Lucent.
Ambition 24 Hours
Advised on acquisition of nursing staffing businesses of Pinnacle plc for £2.75m.
Advised on the acquisition of international IT recruitment specialist Aston Carter (industry advice in Europe and Asia).
Advised on the sale of leading oil and gas staffing company Swift to US private equity company Wellspring (2013).
Advised on the sale of StaffGroup, an international IT and energy recruitment company, to Cordant.
CDI AndersElite Limited
Advised CDI AndersElite, the UK subsidiary of US-listed CDI Corp, on the acquisition of London-based recruitment business Ship Shape Resources.
Advised Empresaria, an international specialist staffing group, on the £3.3m accelerated bookbuild used to part finance the acquisition of US healthcare recruiter PS.
Advised the shareholders of London-based advisory boutique Co Company on its successful sale to Nasdaq - listed executive search and consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles.
Advised this German staffing firm with over 55 service centres and 4500 employees on its sale to Belgium-based Accent Group.
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