The global talent acquisition firm Alexander Mann has agreed to acquire tech-focused headhunting firm The Up Group, acquiring the business from private equity firm Livingbridge. Founder Clare Johnston founded the business at just 26 years of age and it has become one of the most successful digital headhunting firms in Europe.
David Leigh, CEO of Alexander Mann Solutions commented on the acquisition: “With all firms increasingly focusing on digital transformation, digital skillsets are now more in demand than ever. There is no organisation which helps deliver this agenda better than The Up Group. While we have admired Up for many years, and tracked its progress, we are now delighted to be able to combine forces. We share a similar vision to help transform the talent base of our clients. I look forward to Alexander Mann Solutions and Up leading the market in terms of solutions for digital talent anywhere in the world.”
CEO and Founder of The Up Group, Clare Johnston, added: “Alongside the potential growth opportunities for The Up Group, by joining forces with Alexander Mann Solutions, of equal importance to me and the team was the cultural fit of the two organisations. Having spent time getting to know Alexander Mann Solutions, I can see that our values are very closely aligned. Both our businesses are built upon the principles of client-centricity, delivering outstanding work, building long-term relationships, being agile, responsive, collaborative and insightful. I am truly excited about the next chapter for both businesses.”
We have written about the rise of the Up Group in more detail – and their rise is highly impressive.