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PE-backed WilsonHCG buys recruitment specialist Head2Head

Wilson Human Capital Group (HCG), a portfolio company of U.S. private equity firm Frontier Capital, has purchased Head2Head Inc, a provider of recruitment solutions with headquarters in Toronto. The deal’s financial terms were not published. WilsonHCG, a recruitment process outsourcing and human capital consulting business, said the acquisition will increase its presence in Canada and strengthen its service offerings to customers. Based in Tampa, Florida, WilsonHCG secured an investment from Frontier Capital in 2013.


WilsonHCG Acquires Head2Head to Expand Talent Solutions Across Canada

TAMPA, Fla., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — WilsonHCG, a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and human capital consulting firm, today announced that it has acquired Head2Head, a Canada-based recruitment services firm.

“The market continues to dictate a need for global capabilities from a single provider. And this expansion has allowed us to increase our in-market presence across Canada to support the demand from clients who have expressed a need for expanded talent solutions and resources,” said John Wilson, Founder and CEO of WilsonHCG and CEO of the combined organization. “Setting our expectations for the highest of quality and performance, while also seeking a natural cultural fit in a partner, we found Head2Head met all of the criteria. It’s an exciting time at WilsonHCG as we continue to grow our global presence and expand our solution offerings.”

The acquisition strengthens WilsonHCG’s leading RPO and human capital consulting offerings by providing increased scalability, expertise, language capabilities and suite of services in-market, while meeting the needs of those doing business specifically within Canada. This acquisition adds to our ability to provide clients with streamlined multi-country RPO partnership delivered by a united global team.

“The similarities between WilsonHCG and Head2Head were exciting from the onset of exploratory meetings. Our views of how to deliver high-quality, customized talent services align, and there is a great cultural alignment between our companies as well,” said Paul Dodd, Founder and CEO of Head2Head. “We are excited about this new phase and the enhanced capability and capacity it brings for our people, customers and the Canadian marketplace. This expansion shows our combined organization’s commitment to delivering best-in-class solutions across Canada with a local flavor, which in combination with WilsonHCG will fuel a shared ambition of being the premier talent solutions provider across North America.”

The announcement of acquired Head2Head comes a week after WilsonHCG announced the acquisition of Sumner Grace, a U.S.-based global human capital consulting firm.

WilsonHCG is known in the industry as a leading RPO firm and is proud to earn prestigious industry accolades for its accomplishments. The company has been ranked among the top RPOs on HRO Today’s “Baker’s Dozen” list for the past four years. Additionally, HfS Research in its first Talent Acquisition Services Blueprint Report has recognized WilsonHCG with the top performer “Winner’s Circle” designation, acknowledging WilsonHCG for its innovation in workforce planning and hiring experience by its clients.

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According to Elliot Clark, CEO of HRO Today, “It is clear that the investment community and large market clients have embraced the vision of a global recruiting and consulting partner that can help do workforce planning, recruiting management and technology optimization. The recent acquisitions of Sumner Grace, Head2Head in Canada and CPH in the UK demonstrates that WilsonHCG is committed to a global footprint and the ability to help their clients plan and execute on a variety of the challenges required to build a world-class workforce.”

Commenting on both acquisitions, Elizabeth Rennie, NelsonHall HRO Research Director said, “WilsonHCG’s capability to support growing client needs will be significantly enhanced through its acquisition of Sumner Grace. Sumner Grace offers workforce planning consulting services as well as consulting support to evaluate recruitment technologies. Technology is increasingly important in recruitment delivery as social and mobile dependence is key to engaging with candidates. Further, workforce planning is becoming more important for companies with talent challenges. It is considered the holy grail of HR management, where the workforce make-up is defined and branded, then used to attract the right candidates and talent pipelines to shape the organisation to suit current and future business needs. Workforce planning is an area where HR can make the greatest difference to an organization. With its second acquisition in 2015 of Head2Head, WilsonHCG continues on a global growth trajectory. Having acquired CPH in the U.K. in 2014, its acquisition of Head2Head in Canada will further broaden its delivery capability by adding local presence and enhancing its multi-country RPO offering.”

WilsonHCG is a top global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and human capital consulting provider that operates on the principle of providing true partnership to our clients. Creating scalable and customizable human capital solutions, we are revolutionizing the recruitment process and bringing innovation to the industry. Founded in 2002, the company headquarters is located in the United States in Tampa, Florida. Our global capabilities span five continents and more than 25 countries. While maximizing clients’ talent acquisition processes is essential, WilsonHCG recognizes the relationships we develop lead to the results our clients realize.

Better People, Better Business.®

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ABOUT Head2Head
Head2Head is a recruitment service provider that was established to help organizations’ improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their HR activities. Delivering innovative, scalable, customizable solutions based on their client’s varying requirements and business objectives, this personalized approach to recruitment enables their clients to optimize their internal teams and grow their organizations. Founded in 2000, Head2Head headquarters is located in Toronto, Ontario, in Canada.

Rethinking Talent to Build Better Companies.

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