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House of HR continues spending frenzy; acquires companies in France, Germany and Netherlands

On the back of Bain Capital’s investment, House of HR has acquired four more companies spread across Europe: France-based StaffMe, Germany-based LDPersonal and Netherlands-based BIS People and FID.

Jasper Spanjaart on September 05, 2022 Average reading time: 3 min
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House of HR continues spending frenzy; acquires companies in France, Germany and Netherlands

Founded in 1995 under the Accent Jobs umbrella, House of HR has grown into a European powerhouse. Today, the company has more than 4300 internal employees spread across its offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany. It also holds recruitment agencies in Poland, Romania, Hungary and Spain, amongst others. Its sales topped a staggering €2.2 billion in 2021. Mainly by placing over 57,000 people each month across small, medium and large-sized companies.

In May, House of HR sold 55% of its stakes to Bain Capital Equity for an estimated amount of 2.5 to 3 billion euro’s.

House of HR is renowned for its multi-brand strategy, enabling profits in every sense of the word. The company’s portfolio includes digital student matching platform NOWJOBS and freelance matching form Gighouse, among others. In May, House of HR sold 55% of its stakes to Bain Capital Equity for an estimated amount of 2.5 to 3 billion euro’s. Ever since, the company has been on an acquisition frenzy.

Four more deals spread across Europe

It wouldn’t be a month without a House of HR acquisition. On September 2nd, it was announced that the company has acquired French on-demand freelance platform StaffMe and German healthcare staffing solutions provider LDPersonal – vermittlung. Additionally, House of Covebo — its sister company — has acquired two more companies in the Netherlands: flex construction solution BIS People and employment agency FID.

“We intend to continue our growth path, based on strong organic growth combined with targeted and specialised M&A in existing markets, DACH countries and the Nordics.”

It brings House of HR’s total up to 13 acquisitions (and counting) for 2022 — delivering on its targets as per May’s statements. “We intend to continue our growth path, based on strong organic growth combined with targeted and specialised M&A in existing markets, DACH countries and the Nordics”, CEO Rika Coppens said. “With Bain Capital’s investment in House of HR, we start a new chapter in our incredible story.”

Pictured: Rika Coppens, CEO at House of HR

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Jasper Spanjaart

Editor-in-Chief and Writer at ToTalent.eu
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