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Staffing Mergers & Acquisitions Annual Report: 2016

Staffing Mergers & Acquisitions

Staffing Industry Analysts track each mainstream staffing industry M&A deal that takes place.

They have recently published “Staffing Mergers & Acquisitions Annual Report: 2016”. This is an extensive report using data has been built over the year by aggregating and analysing publicly announced M&A transactions. The report lists each identified transaction of 2016 along with the acquiring company, target-company and the size of the deal.

The pie-chart shows deals by sector for transactions that occurred within North America. Firms in the IT and Healthcare sectors being the most targeted of all, accounting for 41% of all deals.  The healthy interest in IT and Healthcare is reflected in HHMC’s business in Asia Pacific and in other reports prepared for the UK and Europe markets.

M&A transaction in North America 2016The data is enhanced by showing “cross-border” transactions. This highlights the massive size and strength of the US domestic market, with only a further 21% of transactions identified involving a non-North American party.

There is also a list of transactions between companies that provide services related to the staffing industry but are not staffing companies.  For example, IQ Navigator, a VMS business, acquired a majority stake in Beeline.  Within North America, 26 such transactions were identified.

SIA reports that in 2016, the industry witnessed a decline of 25% in year-on-year M&A activities in North America. The number of M&A transactions in 2016 was in line with that of 2013 and 2014, while 2015 recorded the highest number of deals post 2007.

Staffing Industry AnalystsThe SIA report is available for download for Corporate Members of Staffing Industry Analysts. It can be accessed from here.  To find out more about Corporate Membership, contact SIA or HHMC.

Categories: M&A

Tags: Strategy, Merger and Acquisition, Business for Sale, Buy a Business, m&a services

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Rod Hore

Rod is a 35-year veteran of Australian and international IT and corporate advisory organisations. His executive-level credentials traverse many segments of the staffing and recruitment industry and include corporate advisory assignments, mergers and acquisitions mandates, and C-level advisory to multinational and other public and private organizations. Located in Perth, Rod founded HHMC to provide local industry acumen and global knowledge to Asia Pacific recruitment agencies. HHMC’s innovative business strategies and well-grounded guidance result in clients realising their personal and corporate goals.

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