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Private Equity Investing in Staffing Companies

The Private Equity Info Research Database shows 267 PE-backed portfolio companies in the Staffing space. These companies are collectively held by 195 private equity firms.

The Staffing market includes recruitment, workforce solutions, talent management, staffing services, staffing software, and more.

In 2014, private equity investments in Staffing companies doubled from prior years with sustained levels of investment in the Staffing space through 2018.

Acquisitions of Staffing companies was robust in 2021, even as the emergence of the remote work culture forced Staffing companies to build new processes to meet the corporate client virtual-work demands.

Private Equity Firms with 3+ Staffing Portfolio Holdings

5 private equity firms hold at least 3 current platform investments in Staffing companies.

  1. TPG (Fort Worth, TX, US)
  2. Blackstone Group (New York, NY, US)
  3. Leonard Green & Partners (Los Angeles, CA, US)
  4. Quad-C Management (Charlottesville, VA, US)
  5. McCarthy Capital (Omaha, NE, US)

Select Private Equity Investments in Staffing Businesses

December 2021 – MidOcean Partners invested in GHR Healthcare (Plymouth Meeting, PA, US), a provider of healthcare staffing services offering travel nursing, local nursing, per diem nursing, allied health, behavioral health, education, information technology, revenue cycle, managed services provider, interim leadership and permanent placement services.

December 2021 – LLR Partners invested in Quantum Workplace (Omaha, NE, US), a provider of talent management software focused on improving employee retention and development through employee engagement and performance management.

December 2021 – Thoma Bravo and Stripes invested in Paradox (Scottsdale, AZ, US), a conversational AI assistant for talent acquisition teams.

January 2022Trilantic North America invested in Addison Group (Chicago, IL, US), a professional staffing services firm specializing in talent solutions and consulting services.

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