3i Group (3i Group) acquires USD120m of equity in Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG)

3i Group (3i Group) is to acquire USD120 million of equity in Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG), a specialist in talent solutions.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, WilsonHCG is a global business with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides a full suite of configurable talent solutions including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), executive search, contingent talent solutions and talent consulting. The Company has operated as a strategic partner to some of the world’s most admired brands in helping them plan and execute on talent acquisition on a global basis.
 
WilsonHCG is widely known for its high-performance culture including its core values of collaboration, ownership, integrity, passion and communication. As a result, the Company is recognised as a leader by various industry trade associations such as HRO Today, Everest Group, NelsonHall and SIA and has also won a Gold Stevie Award and the Best Onsite RPO award in recent years.
 
The recruitment process outsourcing sector, which is one of WilsonHCG’s core areas of focus, has grown at a double-digit growth rate due to continued outsourcing adoption by new clients, further penetration with existing clients and increased hiring driven by greater employee mobility. Post the Covid-19 pandemic, the market is expected to return to historical levels of growth as companies increasingly value the superior outcomes, flexibility and efficiency that RPO providers such as WilsonHCG provide their clients.
 
Andrew Olinick, Partner, 3i, says: “We are delighted to be backing John and his management team and investing in WilsonHCG. We have tracked the RPO space and WilsonHCG for several years. WilsonHCG’s high-performance culture and deep commitment to driving superior outcomes for its clients give us conviction that the Company will continue to grow rapidly in its markets. The business is highly regarded and is continuing its international expansion journey, following the recent acquisition of Profile in Asia, where we see the opportunity for WilsonHCG to serve its clients across all talent acquisition solutions.”
 
John Wilson, Founder and CEO, WilsonHCG, adds: “We have known the 3i team for a number of years and they have demonstrated a clear commitment to investing in our space. There is a strong cultural fit between our organisations and a shared ambition to continue building WilsonHCG into the global talent solutions leader. Further, 3i’s international network will enable us to continue expanding our already global footprint so we can serve our customers in even more international locations.”

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