BLG Healthcare Executive Search announces acquisition of HealthyCareers
HealthyCareers is an Executive Search firm based in the Netherlands and shares the same sector focus as BLG, working with large corporations and smaller high-growth businesses across Benelux.
Thomas Lieb, managhing Partner and co-founder of BLG commented, “The acquisition is consistent with our strategy of becoming one of the top five healthcare executive search businesses in Europe. We were impressed by HealthyCareers’ market reputation, management team and client portfolio. Their experience in the strategically-important Benelux region complements our strength in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and we have very similar cultures and values.”
Angelique Kleemans, co-founder and Director of HealthyCareers, added that the fit between the two businesses was the main driver for the partnership: “BLG’s strong research capability and international profile will enable us to extend the range of high-quality services we offer our clients. We are delighted to be joining forces with them, and look forward to exciting growth opportunities ahead.”
HealthyCareers was founded in 2011 by Hans Tellier, who will be leaving the business to focus on new projects. He said: “BLG is the ideal partner to take HealthyCareers to the next stage of its development. I wish the whole team the very best for their continued success.”
The acquisition was brokered by Breezeholme Investment Group, an existing co-investor in BLG, and an SME loan was provided by Commerzbank. Pim van de Riet, CEO of Breezeholme and Managing Director of BLG, commented: “The demand for leadership and senior management talent in the healthcare sector is outpacing supply. With the acquisition of HealthyCareers, BLG will further strengthen its strategic position in this growing market.”