Recruit Holdings Co Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Recruit Holdings Co has acquired 16 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Recruit Holdings Co’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired 51job for $5.7B. Recruit Holdings Co has acquired in 3 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include staffing (63%) and internet software and services (32%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 3

Recruit Holdings Co

Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd.

1-9-2 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 100-6640
Japan,
+81 3 3575 1111
www.recruit-holdings.com

Recruit Holdings Co is a global human resources and information services company. Recruit's HR services include temporary staffing, permanent placement, recruitment advertising, consulting, assessment and training. The Company also provides a range of print, web and mobile services that help connect people with job opportunities. Recruit Holdings was formed in 1960 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 14 1 - - 1 - 16
vol $3.1B $1.2B $5.7B $10.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
51job, Inc. 2021-06-21 5.7B USD Going Private
Shanghai, China · www.51job.com
Glassdoor, Inc. 2018-05-08 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Mill Valley, California · www.glassdoor.com
TrustYou GmbH 2017-06-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Munich, Germany · www.trustyou.com
Simply Hired, Inc. 2016-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.simplyhired.com
USG People Nv 2015-12-22 1.6B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Almere, Netherlands · www.usgpeople.com
Hotspring Ventures Ltd. 2015-05-01 173M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.wahanda.com
Quandoo GmbH 2015-03-05 224M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Berlin, Germany · www.b2b.quandoo.com
Chandler Macleod Group Ltd. 2015-01-14 309M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sydney, Australia · www.chandlermacleod.com
Peoplebank Holdings Pty Ltd. 2015-01-14 49M AUD Add-on Acquisition
North Sydney, Australia
Peoplebank Australia Ltd. 2015-01-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Sydney, Australia · www.peoplebank.com.au
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Advantage Resourcing America, Inc.    - Talent Tree, Inc. 2010-03-01 2
Tokyo, Japan · www.advantageresourcing.com Houston, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Staffing 10 (63%) 8.4B (84%) - -
Internet Software and Services 5 (31%) 1.6B (16%) - -
Information Services 1 (6%) - - -
Total 16 $10.0B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 1.5B - -
  California 3 1.2B - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 295M - -
Australia 3 358M - -
China 2 5.7B - -
Germany 2 224M - -
India 1 - - -
Japan 1 410M - -
Netherlands 1 1.6B - -
United Kingdom 1 173M - -
Domestic 1 (6%) 410M (4%) - -
Cross-border 15 (94%) 9.6B (96%) - -
Total 16 $10.0B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Greenhill & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $8.5B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.4B
< $100M 1 $49M
TOTAL $10.0B
Largest 51job, Inc.
$5.7B (2021-06-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
4 (25%)

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