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Antal International acquires Parkside from Ochre House

Antal International acquires Parkside from Ochre House

 Professional and managerial recruitment specialist, Antal International, has acquired finance and office support recruiter Parkside from the talent management group, Ochre House.

Parkside is a recruitment boutique with offices in Staines and Uxbridge which works with clients in both West London, Surrey and the Thames Valley region. Established in 1989, the company provides expert permanent and temporary recruitment and resourcing solutions to the accountancy and finance and office professionals markets. Parkside boasts a broad client base, from small local businesses to blue-chip companies and is widely regarded for its award winning client service.

Antal International, founded in 1993 and now with 98 offices in 32 countries, is a global specialist in professional and managerial recruitment which offers its clients a wide range of international recruitment solutions, including permanent, temporary, interim and contract staffing. The Parkside deal is Antal’s second acquisition this month. Earlier in July it acquired Beijing-based AGEC, a domestic Chinese recruitment company. Antal CEO and Founder Tony Goodwin commented on the deal saying "Parkside is a really great business, the premier brand in its marketplace with excellent client feedback on the team's efforts. It is pleasing that this our second equity acquisition this month was once again financed through our own resources."

Ochre House, which was subject to a management buyout in 2006 backed by NBGI Private Equity, is a leading recruitment outsourcing and talent management business, which works with major corporations across the world.

“Parkside is a completely logical fit with our existing operations in the UK and will allow us to further strengthen our offering in both the finance and office support sectors with the Parkside brand,” says Graeme Read, Group Managing Director for Antal International. “We are great believers in the value of acquisitions and joint ventures to supplement our organic growth, both in the UK and around the world and are always on the lookout for the right opportunity. We very much look forward to working with the team at Parkside and helping them grow their brand further.”

Antal's Group Finance Director Paul Russell who with his team led the deal and was advised by Cobbetts LLP and RSM Tenon said "As someone who has experienced Parkside's services in the past as both a client and further back in the past as candidate, I can honestly say that this is a fantastic business and a great team of people."

Mike Ryall, Managing Director of Parkside Recruitment said “I am delighted Parkside is joining the Antal Group and we look forward to working closely with Tony, Graeme, Paul and the team to further enhance our brand. This move presents significant opportunity for the business to grow and for our people to develop their careers in an exciting and expanding organisation.”


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