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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 half of 2008. Commercial staffing made up 12 of the 29 transactions. Since commercial leads down and leads up, one could deduce that the increase in commercial staffing transactions indicates that buyers are anticipating an upturn reasonably soon.

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