Like Maximise Co., Ltd.

announced 9/15/2022 via Company Press Release

i-plug Inc., will acquire Maximise Co., Ltd.

synopsis: i-plug, a Japanese company that operates job hunting platforms, will acquire Maximise Co., Ltd., a Japanese job hunting website. Maximise operates a job hunting website that features articles and events to help university students find jobs. They also offer a social app that allows users to ask questions about job hunting.
buyer: i-plug Inc. (TSE:4177:$21.23)
i-plug is a Japanese company that operates job hunting platforms. i-plug's OfferBox is a website that helps students to find and receive job offers. The platform features over 11,900 companies looking for graduates. They also operate PaceBox, a site that helps people to find or change jobs. "
target: Maximise Co., Ltd.
Maximise is a Japanese company that aims to maximise the potential of individuals and organizations. Maximise operates a job hunting website that features articles and events to help university students find jobs. They also offer a social app that allows users to ask questions about job hunting.
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closed 7/14/2021 via PR Web

WayUp merged with Yello,

synopsis: WayUp, the leading online job marketplace exclusively for U.S. college students and recent grads, has merged with Yello, the leader in early talent and campus recruitment. The combination of these industry-leading solutions will help recruiters power up their diversity candidate pool for physical and virtual recruiting.
buyer: Yello
Yello’s early talent acquisition platform allows the world’s leading brands to deliver personalized candidate experiences, resulting in quality hires and faster fills. As the thought leader in campus recruitment, Yello provides services to companies of all sizes in over 150 countries. "
target: WayUp
WayUp is the leading online job marketplace exclusively for U.S. college students and recent grads. Launched in 2014, WayUp is the only site where employers can post a job to a targeted (and filtered) audience of students at any U.S. college.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Liquid Friday Ltd., acquired Stride Talent

synopsis: Liquid Friday, a provider of umbrella and contract support services in the UK, has acquired Stride, a job search platform in the UK that connects graduates to jobs at fast-growing startups. Stride helps graduates to be discovered by ambitious companies and get hand-picked for jobs based on their passion and skill.
buyer: Liquid Friday Ltd.
Liquid Friday is a provider of umbrella and contract support services in the UK. Liquid Friday aims to make life easier, safer and more rewarding for contractors. The company offers workers with a wide range of specialist skills for temporary assignments and projects. "
target: Stride Talent
Stride is a job search platform in the UK that connects graduates to jobs at fast-growing startups. Stride helps graduates to be discovered by ambitious companies and get hand-picked for jobs based on their passion and skill.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stone & Chalk, acquired Ribit

synopsis: Stone & Chalk, a not-for-profit technology incubator and impact network in Australia, has acquired Ribit from Data61, Australia’s leading digital research powerhouse. Ribit is a digital student job and internship matching platform in Australia. Ribit connects students with digital, STEM, research and business skills to innovative companies.
buyer: Stone & Chalk
Stone & Chalk is a not-for-profit technology incubator and impact network in Australia. Stone & Chalk has a proven track record in developing successful growth and support frameworks for emerging tech sectors. They nurture those who are seeking to solve the world's most pressing challenges. "
target parent: CSIRO
target: Ribit
Ribit is a digital student job and internship matching platform in Australia. Ribit connects students with digital, STEM, research and business skills to innovative companies. They offer students flexible options for casual, part-time, and full time jobs, as well as internships and projects.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Poolia AB, acquired Student Node AB

synopsis: Swedish staffing firm Poolia announced that it has acquired a 51% stake in Student Node AB, a company based in Sweden that organises events for students at universities and colleges. Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed.
buyer: Poolia AB (OM:POOL B:$192.80)
Poolia offers high competence and extensive experience in recruitment, hiring, executive search, leadership development and talent supply of qualified professionals. Poolia is a listed company with a presence in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England and Germany. "
target: Student Node AB
Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed. At tech events where Student Node selects IT talents, companies meet and recruit students they need.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

SEEK Ltd., acquired Gradconnection

synopsis: Online jobs classifieds and services business SEEK has acquired graduate job marketplace GradConnection in a move to target young jobseekers finishing up their education. GradConnection connects university graduates with top employers since being founded in 2008.
buyer: SEEK Ltd. (SKLTF.PK:$936.33)
SEEK can help you achieve your career goals. We are Australia's most popular choice for advertisers searching for the right candidate, and job seekers looking for the right job. SEEK is owned and operated in Australia and also has offices across New Zealand and the UK. "
target: Gradconnection
GradConnection connects university graduates with top employers since being founded in 2008. GradConnection is one of the most successful graduate recruitment sites across Australia, South Africa, U.K., U.S., and Asia.
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closed 12/20/2018 via PR Newswire

Capp & Co. Limited, acquired Koru

synopsis: Capp & Co., a leader in strength-based talent assessment, announces that it has completed its acquisition of Koru Careers, Inc.'s predictive hiring business. With Koru's assessment of the Koru7™ Impact Skills and its predictive hiring platform, Capp is now able to assess a wider range of work-related strengths and predict the fit of job applicants.
buyer: Capp & Co. Limited
Capp & Co. designs new and better ways of assessing people. At the heart of their product offering is their 'Strengths' methodology' developed by their CEO Alex Linley, an expert in the field of Positive Psychology. Capp works with clients across the entire candidate and employee life cycle. "
target: Koru
Koru is the leader in predictive hiring based on what really drives performance. Based on the Koru7™Impact Skills and using its predictive hiring platform, Koru identifies the predictors of performance and develops models to assess fit of applicants in jobs.
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closed 8/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Symplicity Corporation, acquired Contratanet

synopsis: Symplicity Corporation, a provider of SaaS-based solutions for colleges and graduate school programs, has acquired Contratanet, a network of career portals for jobs and internships in Brazil. Contratanet connects higher education institutions, companies, candidates and portal partners to bring together quality opportunities and professionals.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Symplicity Corporation
Symplicity sells SaaS-based solutions to over 1,200 colleges and graduate school programs that help manage all aspects of a student’s life on campus, including career services, academics, behavioral intervention, and student conduct. "
target: Contratanet
Contratanet is the largest integrated network of job portals for jobs and internships in Brazil. Their technology connects higher education institutions, companies, candidates and portal partners to bring together quality opportunities and professionals.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Absolventa, acquired Trendence

synopsis: Funke Media Group announced that its subsidiary Absolventa GmbH, which operates career websites for young job seekers, has acquired a 100-percent stake in Trendence, a market research firm based in Berlin. Trendence Institute is Europe’s leading research institute specialising in employer branding and personnel marketing.
buyer parent: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
buyer: Absolventa
Absolventa GmbH owns and operates an online job exchange portal. They collaborate with over 4.000 companies from different industries. In an increasingly competitive landscape for recruiting Absolventa managed to build a unique and distinctive career hub in order to provide for talented employees. "
target parent: Group GTI Ltd.
target: Trendence
Trendence Institute is Europe’s leading research institute specialising in employer branding and personnel marketing. More than three million school-leavers, students and young professionals from all over the world take part in our studies on their career ambitions and employers of choice.
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closed 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

AlmaMapper, acquired VibrantMinds Technologies

synopsis: Ahmedabad-based AlmaMapper, a free utility platform that connects teachers, campuses and students, has acquired VibrantMinds Technologies, a company that operates a recruitment platform which helps employers and candidates to connect with each other. They provide services such as campus hiring, talent evaluation, and resume building.
buyer: AlmaMapper
Ahmedabad-based AlmaMapper is a free utility platform that connects teachers, campuses and students. The utilities it provides include discovery of campuses, alumni, notes, courses, events, jobs and internships to more than 800,000 students registered on the platform. "
target: VibrantMinds Technologies
VibrantMinds Technologies operates a recruitment platform which helps employers and candidates to connect with each other. They provide services such as campus hiring, talent evaluation, and resume building. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Pune, India.
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announced 2/17/2017 via PR Newswire

WayUp, will acquire LookSharp

synopsis: WayUp and Looksharp announced a definitive agreement for WayUp to acquire Looksharp. The acquisition will create the most advanced job marketplace that will help every college student and recent grad find the right job or internship. LookSharp helps every student launch their career and helps employers discover the best talent.
buyer: WayUp
WayUp is the leading online job marketplace exclusively for U.S. college students and recent grads. Launched in September 2014, WayUp is the only site where employers can post a job to a targeted (and filtered) audience of students at any U.S. college. "
target: LookSharp
LookSharp helps every student launch their career and helps employers discover the best talent. LookSharp allows employers to access in-depth college hiring resources, post internships and entry-level jobs, and search the online profiles of over half a million students to find the best talent.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aspiring Minds, acquired LetsIntern Career Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Gurgaon-based skills assessment company Aspiring Minds has acquired LetsIntern.com, a web and mobile platform to discover internships. The LetsIntern platform, run by Letsintern Career Solutions Pvt Ltd, has a network of 4 million students and more than 22,000 organisations.
buyer: Aspiring Minds
Aspiring Minds offers employability assessments, connecting talent, talent benchmarking and analytics to information technology, small & medium enterprises, hospitality, banking, financial services and insurance, knowledge process outsourcing and information technology enabled services. "
target: LetsIntern Career Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Founded in 2010, LetsIntern is a web and mobile platform where all forms of student opportunities (Internships, Virtual Internships, Brand Evangelists, Volunteer Opportunities, Tasks and Full time jobs) are facilitated through meaningful connections with organizations.
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closed 7/8/2015 via Company Press Release

CharityVillage Ltd., acquired Talent Egg Inc.

synopsis: CharityVillage, Canada’s leading online resource and job board for the nonprofit sector announced that they have acquired TalentEgg, Canada’s leading job board and online career resource for students and recent graduates.
buyer: CharityVillage Ltd.
CharityVillage is Canada’s leading online resource and job board for the nonprofit sector. CharityVillage is visited over 9 million times each year and its pages are viewed 60 million times. "
target: Talent Egg Inc.
TalentEgg is Canada's leading job board and online career website for students and recent graduates. For an employer or educator looking to reach students and recent graduates, there is no better place to broadcast recruitment messages.
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closed 10/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Internships.com

synopsis: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG), the Student Hub, announced it has acquired Internships.com, a division of CareerArc Group LLC. The world's largest student-focused internship marketplace, Internships.com, will add 2 million registered students, 380 university relationships, and 90,000 internships from 60,000 companies to the Chegg Career Center.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$774.52)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target parent: CareerArc Group
target: Internships.com
Internships.com is the world's largest student-focused internship marketplace. Internships.com provides a wide variety of interactive, world-class tools and services to enable every student, employer and educator to better understand and optimize internship opportunities.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 1/31/2013 via Market Wire

Readyforce, acquired Umeqo

synopsis: Readyforce, the leading career network for college students, has acquired Umeqo, the MIT student-built, student-run platform that connects Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students with prospective employers.
buyer: Readyforce
Readyforce, the leading career network for college students, is the easiest way for students to launch amazing careers. Readyforce network connects students to influential business leaders, powerful campus programs, engaging networking events, and exciting jobs and internships. "
target: Umeqo
Umeqo is a recruiting resource for students and employers to discover one another by leveraging the familiar paradigms of resumes and events. The platform empowers employers to easily filter and search student profiles, create resume books, reach out to candidates, and post and manage campus events.
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closed 1/7/2009 via PR Newswire

AcademicTransfer, acquired Career.edu

synopsis: AcademicTransfer, the Dutch niche job-board for Academia, has taken over the American job-board Career.edu. AcademicTransfer will now be a job board for the international research and academic community in 38 countries.
buyer: AcademicTransfer
AcademicTransfer is an international job-board for academia. Founded as a joint job-board for universities, university medical centers and research institutes in The Netherlands, it has developed into a niche site for academia and is therefore unique in its kind. "
target: Career.edu
Career.edu is an American job-board for the international research and academic community. Besides The United States, Career.edu is active in 38 countries.
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closed 4/7/2015 via PR Newswire

AfterCollege, Inc., acquired Collegefeed

synopsis: As millions of college seniors around the globe prepare for graduation next month, AfterCollege announced that it has acquired competitor Collegefeed – a social platform that makes it very easy and engaging for college grads, employers, career centers and alumni to brand, discover and interact with each other.
buyer: AfterCollege, Inc.
AfterCollege is an entry-level job and internship resource that helps over half a million visitors each month. The Explore feature matches students and recent graduates with more than 400,000 job opportunities based on the jobseeker's school, major, graduation date, and personal preferences. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: Collegefeed
Collegefeed is a social platform that makes it very easy and engaging for college grads, employers, career centers and alumni to brand, discover and interact with each other.
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closed 4/8/2014 via PE Hub

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Jobrapido

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group (STG), a private equity firm focused on investing in software, Internet services and technology-enabled business services, announced that it has acquired Jobrapido, the job search engine division of the Daily Mail Group’s digital recruitment business (known as Evenbase).
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Jobrapido
Jobrapido is the leading job search engine in Europe and Latin America. Jobrapido helps job seekers access millions of jobs gathered from over fifty thousands sources (job boards, classifieds sites, recruitment agencies, employer sites, etc.).
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closed 4/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

A&N Media Limited, acquired Jobrapido

synopsis: A&N Media, the consumer media business of DMGT, has acquired Jobrapido, one of the world's largest job search engines. Jobrapido will be combined with A&N Media's existing digital recruitment group, which is now renamed as Evenbase in order to reflect the wider scope and international reach of the enlarged group.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: A&N Media Limited
A&N Media Limited operates as a multi-channel media company in the United Kingdom. It publishes newspapers and Websites, as well as provides television and mobile services to reach adult population in the United Kingdom. "
target: Jobrapido
Jobrapido is the leading job search engine in Europe and Latin America. Jobrapido helps job seekers access millions of jobs gathered from over fifty thousands sources (job boards, classifieds sites, recruitment agencies, employer sites, etc.).
price ($mm)
$39
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$31
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closed 3/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Xceptional HR Consulting, LLC, acquired Secrets of the Job Hunt

synopsis: Jessica Miller-Merrell, CEO of Xceptional HR and founder of Blogging4Jobs.com announces a return of sorts to the blog’s original roots with the acquisition of the online job seeker talent community, Secrets of the Job Hunt. Secrets of the Job Hunt is an online job seeker community founded in 2008.
buyer: Xceptional HR Consulting, LLC
Xceptional HR is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and provides consulting services to locally and nationally. Their clients range from entrepreneurs, small business, to large corporations, and everything in between. "
target: Secrets of the Job Hunt
Secrets of the Job Hunt is a career network where users are able to promote and speak about job seeking opportunities with other users. The website was founded in 2008.
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announced 9/15/2022 via Company Press Release

i-plug Inc., will acquire Maximise Co., Ltd.

synopsis: i-plug, a Japanese company that operates job hunting platforms, will acquire Maximise Co., Ltd., a Japanese job hunting website. Maximise operates a job hunting website that features articles and events to help university students find jobs. They also offer a social app that allows users to ask questions about job hunting.
buyer: i-plug Inc. (TSE:4177:$21.23)
i-plug is a Japanese company that operates job hunting platforms. i-plug's OfferBox is a website that helps students to find and receive job offers. The platform features over 11,900 companies looking for graduates. They also operate PaceBox, a site that helps people to find or change jobs. "
target: Maximise Co., Ltd.
Maximise is a Japanese company that aims to maximise the potential of individuals and organizations. Maximise operates a job hunting website that features articles and events to help university students find jobs. They also offer a social app that allows users to ask questions about job hunting.
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announced 9/15/2022 via Company Press Release

i-plug Inc., will acquire Maximise Co., Ltd.

synopsis: i-plug, a Japanese company that operates job hunting platforms, will acquire Maximise Co., Ltd., a Japanese job hunting website. Maximise operates a job hunting website that features articles and events to help university students find jobs. They also offer a social app that allows users to ask questions about job hunting.
buyer: i-plug Inc. (TSE:4177:$21.23)
i-plug is a Japanese company that operates job hunting platforms. i-plug's OfferBox is a website that helps students to find and receive job offers. The platform features over 11,900 companies looking for graduates. They also operate PaceBox, a site that helps people to find or change jobs. "
target: Maximise Co., Ltd.
Maximise is a Japanese company that aims to maximise the potential of individuals and organizations. Maximise operates a job hunting website that features articles and events to help university students find jobs. They also offer a social app that allows users to ask questions about job hunting.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/15/2022 via Company Press Release

i-plug Inc., will acquire Maximise Co., Ltd.

synopsis: i-plug, a Japanese company that operates job hunting platforms, will acquire Maximise Co., Ltd., a Japanese job hunting website. Maximise operates a job hunting website that features articles and events to help university students find jobs. They also offer a social app that allows users to ask questions about job hunting.
buyer: i-plug Inc. (TSE:4177:$21.23)
i-plug is a Japanese company that operates job hunting platforms. i-plug's OfferBox is a website that helps students to find and receive job offers. The platform features over 11,900 companies looking for graduates. They also operate PaceBox, a site that helps people to find or change jobs. "
target: Maximise Co., Ltd.
Maximise is a Japanese company that aims to maximise the potential of individuals and organizations. Maximise operates a job hunting website that features articles and events to help university students find jobs. They also offer a social app that allows users to ask questions about job hunting.
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closed 8/1/2022 via BusinessWire

Korn Ferry, acquired Infinity Consulting Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Korn Ferry, a global organizational consulting firm, announced that it has acquired Infinity Consulting Solutions, one of the nation’s leading staffing and recruiting companies specializing in connecting talented people to the businesses who need them.
buyer: Korn Ferry (KFY:$2,643.46)
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. Korn Ferry works with clients to design their organizational structures, roles, and responsibilities.They help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their workforce. "
target: Infinity Consulting Solutions Inc.
Infinity Consulting Solutions is one of the nation’s leading staffing and recruiting companies specializing in connecting talented people to the businesses who need them.
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closed 6/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Berry Recruitment Group, acquired First Recruitment Services

synopsis: St Albans-based staffing firm Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) announced that it has acquired First Recruitment Services, a highly respected, independent employment agency providing office and warehouse staff throughout Sussex, Surrey, Kent & London.
buyer: The Berry Recruitment Group
Berry Recruitment Group is a rapidly expanding group of companies consisting of Berry Recruitment, Wild Recruitment, Wild Berry Associates, and BuzzHire. Each brand has its own unique profile but they work closely together and are united under the BRG banner. "
target: First Recruitment Services
First Recruitment Services is a highly respected, independent employment agency providing office and warehouse staff throughout Sussex, Surrey, Kent & London.
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closed 5/12/2022 via PR Web

FlexJobs, acquired Localwise

synopsis: FlexJobs, the leading job site for professionals seeking remote and flexible work, announced the acquisition of online job marketplace and talent-matching platform, Localwise. Localwise have helped 50,000+ local employers match with great local talent.
buyer: FlexJobs
FlexJobs is the #1 job site for finding remote, work from home, and flexible job opportunities. FlexJobs helps job seekers to find top quality jobs and employers to recruit high quality candidates. They offer part-time, full-time, freelance, and flexible on-site jobs. "
target: Localwise
Localwise is an online job marketplace and talent-matching platform. They have helped 50,000+ local employers match with great local talent.
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announced 9/7/2021 via Company Press Release

Adecco Group, will acquire QAPA SA

synopsis: The Adecco Group has announced the acquisition of QAPA, the number two provider of fully digital workforce solutions in France. QAPA SA owns and operates qapa.com, an employment website for not-executives. Their "matching tool" associates candidates and recruiters on simple criteria: skills, location, salary and hourly availability.
buyer: Adecco Group (SWX:ADEN:$24,242.24)
The Adecco Group is a Switzerland based leading HR solutions partner. The Adecco Group serves more than 100,000 organisations with the talent, HR services, and cutting-edge technology they need to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. "
target: QAPA SA
QAPA SA owns and operates qapa.com, an employment website for not-executives. QAPA SA was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Paris, France. Their "matching tool" associates candidates and recruiters on simple criteria: skills, location, salary and hourly availability.
price ($mm)
$77
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$53
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1.4x
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closed 8/12/2021 via GlobeNewswire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired Jobillico

synopsis: Harris, a global vertical market software provider and acquirer, is acquiring Quebec-based employment website, Jobillico. With over 3 million users in Canada, Jobillico supports a network of over 5,000 employers in recruiting top talent using a digital platform that is largely developed and maintained by its Québec City team.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Harris is a global vertical market software provider and acquirer. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively from its roots in the utilities, local government, education, and healthcare verticals to operate over 150 businesses globally across more than 20 industries. "
target: Jobillico
With over 3 million users in Canada, Jobillico supports a network of over 5,000 employers in recruiting top talent using a digital platform that is largely developed and maintained by its Québec City team.
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closed 7/14/2021 via PR Web

WayUp merged with Yello,

synopsis: WayUp, the leading online job marketplace exclusively for U.S. college students and recent grads, has merged with Yello, the leader in early talent and campus recruitment. The combination of these industry-leading solutions will help recruiters power up their diversity candidate pool for physical and virtual recruiting.
buyer: Yello
Yello’s early talent acquisition platform allows the world’s leading brands to deliver personalized candidate experiences, resulting in quality hires and faster fills. As the thought leader in campus recruitment, Yello provides services to companies of all sizes in over 150 countries. "
target: WayUp
WayUp is the leading online job marketplace exclusively for U.S. college students and recent grads. Launched in 2014, WayUp is the only site where employers can post a job to a targeted (and filtered) audience of students at any U.S. college.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Liquid Friday Ltd., acquired Stride Talent

synopsis: Liquid Friday, a provider of umbrella and contract support services in the UK, has acquired Stride, a job search platform in the UK that connects graduates to jobs at fast-growing startups. Stride helps graduates to be discovered by ambitious companies and get hand-picked for jobs based on their passion and skill.
buyer: Liquid Friday Ltd.
Liquid Friday is a provider of umbrella and contract support services in the UK. Liquid Friday aims to make life easier, safer and more rewarding for contractors. The company offers workers with a wide range of specialist skills for temporary assignments and projects. "
target: Stride Talent
Stride is a job search platform in the UK that connects graduates to jobs at fast-growing startups. Stride helps graduates to be discovered by ambitious companies and get hand-picked for jobs based on their passion and skill.
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closed 4/23/2021 via PR Newswire

Jobcase, Inc., acquired Upward.net

synopsis: Jobcase, the social platform dedicated to empowering and advocating for workers, announced the expansion of its network and its job matching capabilities through the acquisition of leading job matching platform Upward.net.
buyer: Jobcase, Inc.
Jobcase is dedicated to empowering and advocating for the world's workers. As a social media platform, Jobcase develops technology to help more than 110 million registered members lead better, more meaningful work lives – providing access to jobs, tools, resources, and a supportive community. "
target: Upward.net
A leading job matching company headquartered in Newark, California, for more than a decade, Upward.net has been helping job seekers find better employment opportunities while enabling employers to optimize their online recruitment advertising budgets.
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closed 12/18/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

HIRE Technologies, acquired Taylor Ryan Executive Search Partners

synopsis: HIRE Technologies Inc., a company focused on modernizing and digitizing the fragmented staffing industry, has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Taylor Ryan Inc. and TR Partners Inc., entities which jointly operate Taylor Ryan Executive Search Partners, a Vancouver based boutique consulting firm.
buyer: HIRE Technologies (TSXV:HIRE:$8.75)
HIRE Technologies is a Canadian company focused on the acquisition of information technology, staffing, and HR consulting firms. HIRE provides their partners with meaningful cross-selling opportunities, access to leading technology, and a centralized back-office system to support growth. "
target: Taylor Ryan Executive Search Partners
Taylor Ryan is a Vancouver based boutique consulting firm focused on providing retained search, contingency recruitment, and human resource management solutions to their clients within specialist industry sectors across Canada and the Pacific North West.
price ($mm)
$3.24
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$1
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$1
EV / rev
2.6x
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4.1x
closed 12/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HeadHunter, acquired Zarplata

synopsis: HeadHunter Group PLC announces that it has completed the acquisition of LLC Zarplata.ru from Hearst Shkulev Digital Regional Network B.V. for a total purchase price of ₽3.5 billion in cash subject to customary post-completion price adjustments and limited escrow arrangements.
buyer: HeadHunter (HHR:$104.63)
HeadHunter is the leading online recruitment platform in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States focused on providing comprehensive talent acquisition services, such as access to extensive CV database, job postings (jobs classifieds platform) and a portfolio of value-added services. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: Zarplata
Zarplata is a job classified platform with a strong footprint in certain Russian regions, such as Siberia and the Urals. It was formed by consolidating local city portals, which has created high local brand recognition and means that Zarplata has a significant share of organic traffic.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stone & Chalk, acquired Ribit

synopsis: Stone & Chalk, a not-for-profit technology incubator and impact network in Australia, has acquired Ribit from Data61, Australia’s leading digital research powerhouse. Ribit is a digital student job and internship matching platform in Australia. Ribit connects students with digital, STEM, research and business skills to innovative companies.
buyer: Stone & Chalk
Stone & Chalk is a not-for-profit technology incubator and impact network in Australia. Stone & Chalk has a proven track record in developing successful growth and support frameworks for emerging tech sectors. They nurture those who are seeking to solve the world's most pressing challenges. "
target parent: CSIRO
target: Ribit
Ribit is a digital student job and internship matching platform in Australia. Ribit connects students with digital, STEM, research and business skills to innovative companies. They offer students flexible options for casual, part-time, and full time jobs, as well as internships and projects.
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closed 6/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Caminarem, acquired RHéflex

synopsis: Caminarem, a group that brings together 3 brands in the Occitanie region to meet your human resource needs, has acquired RHéflex, a human resources (HR) consulting firm that provides HR diagnostics, skills assessments, HR outsourcing, and vocational guidance services. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Montpellier, France.
buyer: Caminarem
Formerly the Empleo group, the Caminarem group, brings together 3 brands in the Occitanie region to meet your human resource needs. "
target: RHéflex
RHéflex, a human resources (HR) consulting firm, provides HR diagnostics, skills assessments, HR outsourcing, and vocational guidance services. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Montpellier, France.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

SEEK Ltd., acquired Gradconnection

synopsis: Online jobs classifieds and services business SEEK has acquired graduate job marketplace GradConnection in a move to target young jobseekers finishing up their education. GradConnection connects university graduates with top employers since being founded in 2008.
buyer: SEEK Ltd. (SKLTF.PK:$936.33)
SEEK can help you achieve your career goals. We are Australia's most popular choice for advertisers searching for the right candidate, and job seekers looking for the right job. SEEK is owned and operated in Australia and also has offices across New Zealand and the UK. "
target: Gradconnection
GradConnection connects university graduates with top employers since being founded in 2008. GradConnection is one of the most successful graduate recruitment sites across Australia, South Africa, U.K., U.S., and Asia.
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closed 12/20/2018 via PR Newswire

Capp & Co. Limited, acquired Koru

synopsis: Capp & Co., a leader in strength-based talent assessment, announces that it has completed its acquisition of Koru Careers, Inc.'s predictive hiring business. With Koru's assessment of the Koru7™ Impact Skills and its predictive hiring platform, Capp is now able to assess a wider range of work-related strengths and predict the fit of job applicants.
buyer: Capp & Co. Limited
Capp & Co. designs new and better ways of assessing people. At the heart of their product offering is their 'Strengths' methodology' developed by their CEO Alex Linley, an expert in the field of Positive Psychology. Capp works with clients across the entire candidate and employee life cycle. "
target: Koru
Koru is the leader in predictive hiring based on what really drives performance. Based on the Koru7™Impact Skills and using its predictive hiring platform, Koru identifies the predictors of performance and develops models to assess fit of applicants in jobs.
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closed 8/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Symplicity Corporation, acquired Contratanet

synopsis: Symplicity Corporation, a provider of SaaS-based solutions for colleges and graduate school programs, has acquired Contratanet, a network of career portals for jobs and internships in Brazil. Contratanet connects higher education institutions, companies, candidates and portal partners to bring together quality opportunities and professionals.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Symplicity Corporation
Symplicity sells SaaS-based solutions to over 1,200 colleges and graduate school programs that help manage all aspects of a student’s life on campus, including career services, academics, behavioral intervention, and student conduct. "
target: Contratanet
Contratanet is the largest integrated network of job portals for jobs and internships in Brazil. Their technology connects higher education institutions, companies, candidates and portal partners to bring together quality opportunities and professionals.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

VimVic, acquired Business Animals

synopsis: VimVic, a education and digital HR company, has acquired Business Animals, a company that specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
buyer: VimVic
Based in Czechia, VimVic is engaged in education and digital HR. They work on online courses along with company profiles and employer ratings to help users learn about corporate culture and the experiences of others. "
target: Business Animals
Based in Czechia, Business Animals specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business, and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
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closed 6/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd., acquired Glassdoor, Inc.

synopsis: Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese-based HR company, announced it has completed its acquisition of Glassdoor, a leading job and recruiting company well known for providing greater workplace transparency. Glassdoor helps people find the latest jobs combined with insights into jobs and companies.
buyer: Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd. (TSE:6098:$22,669.40)
Founded in 1960, the Recruit Group started as a business focused on recruitment advertising that targeted university students. In April 2016, they organized into three new strategic business units (SBU): Global Online HR, Media & Solutions, and Global Staffing. "
target: Glassdoor, Inc.
Glassdoor is the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor combines job listings with anonymous reviews, ratings and salary data to help people find a job and company they love.
price ($mm)
$1,200
rev ($mm)
$171
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2018 via Reuters

Adecco Group, acquired Vettery

synopsis: Staffing company Adecco bought U.S.-based online recruitment platform Vettery to increase its footprint in the digital permanent recruitment market. Vettery, founded in New York in 2014, connects over 4,000 employers with candidates in IT, sales and finance.
buyer: Adecco Group (SWX:ADEN:$24,242.24)
The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting around 700,000 associates with their clients every day. "
target: Vettery
Vettery, founded in New York in 2014, connects over 4,000 employers with candidates in IT, sales and finance thanks to a proprietary technology that reduces time to hire and improves the quality of matches.
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announced 1/31/2018 via PR Newswire

Quess Corp Limited, will purchase APAC Business from Monster Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: Quess Corp Limited, India's leading integrated business services provider, will acquire Monster Worldwide's APAC business. Monster Worldwide is a global leader in connecting people and jobs. They help individuals find better jobs, and employers find the best talent. The deal includes Monster's business in India, South East Asia and the Middle East.
buyer parent: Thomascook.in
buyer: Quess Corp Limited (BSE:539978:$918.70)
Quess Corp Limited, established in 2007, is India's leading integrated business services provider. Quess serves over 1700+ customers across 4 segments namely, Global Technology Solutions, People & Services, Integrated Facility Management and Industrials. "
seller parent: Randstad Holding NV
seller: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW:$634.99)
Monster Worldwide's APAC business includes Monster's business in India, South East Asia and the Middle East. Monster Worldwide is a global leader in connecting people and jobs. Monster has helped individuals find better jobs, and employers find the best talent.
price ($mm)
$6.50
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EBITDA ($mm)
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