M&A Deal Summary

Hudson Acquires Balance Ervaring Op Projectbasis B.V.

On July 20, 2005, Hudson acquired staffing company Balance Ervaring Op Projectbasis B.V. from Écart Invest for 25M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Hudson’s 1st transaction in the Staffing sector.
  • This is Hudson’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Hudson’s 1st transaction in the Netherlands.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2005-07-20
Target Balance Ervaring Op Projectbasis B.V.
Sector Staffing
Buyer(s) Hudson
Sellers(s) Écart Invest
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 25M USD

Target

Balance Ervaring Op Projectbasis B.V.

Amsterdam, Netherlands
website
Balance Ervaring Op Projectbasis B.V. is a provider of specialized staffing and project management services to the technical, financial, legal and public sectors in the Netherlands.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Hudson

Old Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1999
Sector Staffing
Employees1,300
Revenue 169M USD (2021)
DESCRIPTION

Hudson is a talent solutions company specialized in recruitment, contracting solutions, recruitment process outsourcing, talent management and eDiscovery services. Hudson Global was founded in 1999 and is based in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 4
Sector (Staffing) 1 of 4
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 4
Country (Netherlands) 1 of 1
Year (2005) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-10-01 Highland Partners

New York, New York, United States

Highland Partners is a global retained executive search business, specializing in recruiting at the executive level, including board directors. The firm is organized along both industry and geographic lines, allowing it to offer clients exclusive access to an international talent base.

Sell $37M

Seller(S) 1

DESCRIPTION

Écart Invest is a private investment firm focused on lower middle-market buyout, growth, and venture investments of Dutch companies. Sectors of interest include human resources, IT, and packaging. The Firm looks to invest €2 to €8 million per transaction and will also consider subordinated debt financing. Écart does not invest in turnarounds, real estate, or hotel/catering businesses. Écart Invest was established in 1993 and is headquartered in Den Haag, The Netherlands.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 18
Sector (Staffing) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 6
Country (Netherlands) 3 of 17
Year (2005) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-05-28 Synoptics Holding B.V.


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Synoptics Holding B.V.
 specializes in Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing, which technique is used for radar and satellite images in order to map global physical changes.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-01-18 Van Duijnen Koffie B.V.

Almere, Netherlands

Van Duijnen Koffie B.V. is a nationwide distributor of coffee machines and ingredients. Also, the company services beverage equipment for third parties and is active in tap automation. Van Duijnen Koffie is based in Almere, Netherlands.

Buy -