Private equity interest wanes in recruitment

Private equity investment in recruitment companies is in decline, but the market for trade deals remains healthy. Colin Cottell finds out why

After many years when private equity (PE) saw recruitment sector as an attractive investment destination, PE’s interest in the recruitment sector is on the wane, according to those involved in buying and selling recruitment companies, and providing funding for deals.

“Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a PE deal that has happened recently in the recruitment...

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