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  • Q3 2015

    De Bellas & Co., the longest established M&A advisory firm focused on the Staffing Industry, reports that thirty-six staffing businesses were sold or merged in the third quarter of 2015, representing a nineteen percent increase from the second quarter of 2015. Transactions involving IT staffing and commercial staffing firms have continued to be the most active. Deals for IT solutions, legal staffing, healthcare staffing, professional staffing, executive search and HR consulting accounted...  Read More...

  • Q2 2015

    De Bellas & Co., the longest established M&A advisory firm focused on the Staffing Industry, reports Q2 and H1 results. In Q2 2015 29 Staffing and Staffing Related M&A transactions were announced compared with 32 in the Q1 of 2015. Highlights for Q2 and comments on the quarter follow: The great majority of transactions in Q2 involved the acquisition of middle-market staffing firms.   Read More...

  • Q1 2015

    De Bellas & Co., a leading specialty investment banking firm focused on the Human Capital Management (“HCM”) industry since 1985, reports that 32 Staffing, IT Services and Human Resource Outsourcing (“HRO”) related M&A transactions were announced in the first quarter of 2015 compared with 27 in the first quarter of 2014. Highlights for Q1 and specific comments on the quarter follow: Download the Full Report.   Read More...

  • Q4 2014

    De Bellas & Co., a leading specialty investment banking firm focused on the Human Capital Management (“HCM”) industry since 1985, reports that 120 Staffing, IT Services and Human Resource Outsourcing (“HRO”) related M&A transactions were announced in 2014. This was an increase of over 26% compared with 2013 with 95 transactions. Of the 120 transactions, 25 were staffing related. Commercial staffing firms providing a combination of light industrial and/or cler...  Read More...

  • Q3 2014

    De Bellas & Co., a specialty investment banking firm focused on the staffing, IT Services and HRO sectors for the last 30 years, reported today that 23 staffing and related M&A combinations were announced in Q3 2014. This brings the total number of announced transactions to 78. At this pace, 2014 would be the first year that announced transactions would exceed 100 since 2007.   Read More...

  • H1 2014 M&A Intel Report

    In H1 2014, 67 Staffing and Staffing Related M&A transactions were announced. M&A activity involving firms in the Information technology staffing was the leading segment in the first half of 2014 with 16 announced transactions followed by 13 light industrial and clerical staffing acquisitions in H1 2014. Download the Full Newsletter.   Read More...

  • Q3 2013

    In spite of considerable headwinds, 2013 finished with increased M&A Activity and interest. According to industry reports and our own research, the number of announced M&A transactions increased from 66 in 2011 to 82 in 2012 and 95 in 2013. Additional information regarding 2013 activity follows this article.Download the Full Newsletter.   Read More...

  • Q2 2013

    Presently, acquisition activity and buyer interest in the Staffing/Human Capital Management (“HCM”) industry is quite high among both strategic and financial buyers. They are well aware that recent legislation is making it increasingly difficult and expensive to hire full time workers and that, as a result, the trend toward hiring temporary and contract workers is accelerating.Our discussions with these buyers indicate a broader and deeper desire to make acquisitions than we have see...  Read More...

  • Q1 2013

    The mood at the SIA Staffing Industry Executive Forum was positive with most independents reporting continued growth. Many of the attendees were cautiously optimistic that they will enjoy moderate growth in the coming year. At the same time, everyone was very much aware that the economy continues to face many challenges and unknowns that bear careful attention, thus the cautionary flags.Download the Full Newsletter.   Read More...

  • 2012 Newsletter

    De Bellas & Co., a leading specialty investment banking firm serving the Staffing, IT Services and HR Outsourcing (“HRO”) industry, reported today that 66 staffing related M&A transactions were announced in 2011. This represents a year over year decline of 38% in activity from 2010 with 91 reported transactions and 66 reported transactions in 2011.2011 was the year of consolidation among large strategic firms both private and public. These firms found it attractive to acquire...  Read More...

  • Q2 2011

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry M&A investment banking firm, reported today that 18 Staffing, IT Services and HRO related M&A transactions were announced in Q2 of 2011 vs. 16 in Q1 of 2011. The total for the first half of 2011 was 34 transactions as compared with 46 transactions in the first half of 2010.   Read More...

  • Q1 2011

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry M&A investment banker, reported today that 16 Staffing, IT Services and HRO related M&A transactions were announced in the first quarter of 2011 vs. 23 in the first quarter of 2010 and 19 in the fourth quarter of 2010. IT Services lead with seven transactions, as it had in Q4 2011. Royal J.   Read More...

  • 2011 Newsletter

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) investment banking firm for over twenty five years, having advised on over 170 completed Staffing M&A transactions, reported today that 91 transactions were announced in 2010. This is almost 40% higher than the full year 2009, which had 57 announced transactions. Royal Brown, Managing Director, said “In 2011, buyer interest is continuing to increase.   Read More...

  • Q3 2010

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) investment banking firm for over twenty five years, having advised on over 170 completed Staffing M&A transactions, reported today that 26 staffing related businesses were acquired or merged in Q3 2010. This brings the total number of completed transactions this year to 72, which is 21% higher than the first three quarters of 2009. Healthcare Staffing and ITServices continued to outpace overall M&a...  Read More...

  • Q2 2010

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry M&A investment banking firm for over twenty five years, with over 170 completed Staffing M&A transactions, reported today that 23 M&A transactions were announced Q2 of 2010. This matched the transaction activity of Q1 2010, as buyers continued to be selective. Healthcare and IT Staffing and Solutions continued to dominate overall M&A activity.   Read More...

  • Q4 2009

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry M&A investment banking firm for twenty five years, with over 170 completed Staffing M&A transactions, reported today that 18 Staffing M&A transactions were announced in Q4 of 2009. This represents a significant increase over 12 announced transactions in Q3 of 2009 and 9 in Q4 of 2008. Overall, 57 staffing transactions were reported in 2009, down from 87 transactions in 2008.   Read More...

  • Q3 2009

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry M&A investment banking firm for 25 years, reported today that 13 Staffing related M&A transactions were announced in Q3 2009 compared with thirteen announced in Q2 2009 and 25 in Q3 2008. Commercial and Information Technology made up the substantial majority of the activity in Q3, accounting for 50% of the overall activity.For the first three quarters of 2009, there have been 42 transactions, compared with 78 in the first three quarters of 20...  Read More...

  • Q2 2009

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry M&A investment banking firm for over two decades, reported today that 13 Staffing related M&A transactions were announced in Q2 2009 compared with sixteen announced in Q1 2009 and 27 in Q2 2008.Commercial, Healthcare and Information Technology made up the substantial majority of the activity in Q2, accounting for 85% of the overall activity. For the first half of 2009, there were 29 transactions, compared with 53 transactions in the first hal...  Read More...

  • Q1 2009

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry M&A investment banking firm for over two decades, reported today that sixteen Staffing related M&A transactions were announced in Q1 of 2009. This represents an increase in comparison with nine announced in Q4 of 2008 but not as favorable in a year over year comparison with 26 in Q1 of 2008. Commercial and Healthcare made up the substantial majority of the activity in this period, making up 63% of the overall activity.Royal J.   Read More...

  • Q4 2008

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry M&A investment banking firm for over two decades, reported today that 25 Staffing related M&A transactions were announced in Q3 of 2008. This compares with 27 announced in Q2 of 2008 and 24 in Q3 of 2007. Total transactions in IT Services, Healthcare and Finance/Accounting continued to dominate activity with almost 80% of the transactions being in these sectors.Alfred F.   Read More...

  • Q3 2008

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry M&A investment banking firm for over two decades, reported today that 23 Staffing related M&A transactions were announced in Q2 of 2008. Total transactions in IT, Finance and Accounting, Legal and Healthcare sectors increased 30% to 13 in Q2 from 10 in Q1.Royal Brown, Vice President of De Bellas & Co., noted that, “While Q2 of 2008 was ahead of Q1 2008, in certain key sectors, the 53 transactions announced in the first half of 2008 was do...  Read More...

  • Q2 2008

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry M&A investment banking firm for over two decades, reported today that 26 Staffing, IT Services and HRO related M&A transactions were announced in Q1 of 2008 vs. 39 in Q1 of 2007 and 34 in Q4 of 2007.Al De Bellas, President, said that “Interest in Healthcare staffing continues to remain strong among buyers as earnings and margins have remained stable, and there continues to be a shortage of nurses and physicians. Professional Employment Organi...  Read More...

  • Q1 2008

    De Bellas & Co., the #1 Staffing Industry M&A investment banking firm for over 20 years, reported today that 34 staffing, IT Services and HRO related M&A transactions were announced in Q4 compared with 26 in Q3. There were 141 transactions for the full year 2007, versus 122 in 2006. Highlights for Q4, full year 2007 and the De Bellas & Co.   Read More...

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