Emerging trends in M&A for the recruitment sector

Skills shortages are always high on every boardroom agenda, matched with the need for organisations to build lean, mobile and flexible workforces, say Matthew Bodfield and Kevin Barrow.

Political uncertainty, technological change and market disruption make it hard to predict the future profitability of recruitment and many other types of workforce solution companies. Nevertheless, the sector remains very active from a mergers & acquisitions (M&A) perspective. While the labour market shows that demand for new workers has tumbled to a seven-year...

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