Track Record

Hamilton Bradshaw has been instrumental in advising in over 50 transactions for recruitment businesses covering all types of launch, scale, buy & build and exit strategies. Below is a selection of the recruitment transactions that the Hamilton Bradshaw team has been involved in:

  • All
  • Realised
  • Current

Alexander Mann Solutions

(James Caan track record prior to founding Hamilton Bradshaw)
James launched his first recruitment venture in 1987, targeting niche markets with growth potential, which he grew to a multinational group with revenues of £130m, and 160 staff across 30 offices in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.
James sold his interest in Alexander Mann Solutions to Advent International in 2002.
Alexander Mann Solutions was most recently sold to OMERS for US$1 billion.

Website: www.weareams.com
Status: Realised

Humana International

(James Caan track record prior to founding Hamilton Bradshaw)
In 1993, James co-founded the executive headhunting firm Humana International. Within 6 years, James and the Humana team were generating £50m of revenues, with 147 offices in 30 countries; with profits doubling year on year, the business quickly established itself and was included in the Virgin Fast Track 100 fastest growing UK companies.
The success and geographical breadth of Humana attracted overseas interest, with a sale completed in 1999 to CDI Corp (the parent company of the recruitment giant MRI), giving significant return on the original investment.

Website: mrinetwork.com
Status: Realised

nGAGE (formerly Human Capital Investment Group)

HCIG started in 2008 with an investment in Eden Brown, creating the platform for growth; over a period of 6 years to 2015, the platform completed two acquisitions and launched 9 start-ups.
At the point of sale, HCIG’s investment portfolio comprised 7 JVs and 3 existing businesses, generating £50m recruitment net fee income. The platform was sold to Graphite Capital, the London-based private equity firm, in 2014.
Post the acquisition, the business was rebranded as nGAGE, and continues to do very well today.

Website: www.ngagetalent.com
Status: Realised

SF Recruitment

Initially founded in 1998, SF now operates from its three offices in Nottingham, Birmingham and Leicester and is recognised as the leading specialist recruitment agency in the Midlands.

Website: www.sfrecruitment.com
Status: Current

Matt Burton Associates

Founded in 2007, Matt Burton Associates (MBA) is a leading provider of flexible RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) to its UK and International clients.

Website: mattburtonassociates.co.uk
Status: Current

Ignata Finance

Launched in 2017, Ignata Finance is a boutique financial recruitment firm. The Ignata Finance team helps build outstanding finance teams with focus on succession planning, identifying niche skill sets, and talent development or retention, which are all important aspects of their client relationships.

Website: ignatafinance.com
Status: Current

IGA Talent Solutions

Leeds-based, IGA Talent Solutions, was founded in 2018 and is now operating across three sites in the UK and Switzerland. The IGA team are true specialists in their chosen sectors, covering insurance, actuarial, investments, technology and change & transformation.

Website: igatalent.com
Status: Current

Vida Connected Specialists

VIDA focuses in recruitment in sectors with innovation with technology in their core. VIDA’s clients represent some of the most exciting start-ups and scale-ups that are disrupting the status quo and innovating to create new markets and value networks in life sciences and disruptive technologies globally.

Website: vida-cs.com
Status: Current

DRC Locums

Since 2001, DRC has established itself as a leading provider of temporary healthcare workers to both the Public and Private sectors across the UK.
DRC offers positions from short locum placements through to fixed term contracts and permanent roles and have been able to support the NHS over more than 150 Service Level Agreements with individual trusts across major frameworks.

Website: www.drclocums.com
Status: Current

Adamson & Partners

With a brand established for over 35 years, Adamson & Partners is recognised as a market leader in its sector, operating in Executive Search, recruitment and M&A transactions for IP and Legal.
The team are headquartered in London with a second office in Munich. With a long standing, loyal and impressive blue chip client base the majority of the assignments are across Europe with a growing activity in the US

Website: adamsons.com
Status: Current

Recruitment Entrepreneur

Market leading provider in recruitment business funding and investment, supporting start-ups and established business that are looking to scale.
RE partners with and empower budding entrepreneurs to build world-class recruitment businesses, capable of achieving a high equity value on exit. Since 2014, RE has invested in more than 32 talented founders, enabling them to launch and scale successfully.

Website: recruitmententrepreneur.com
Status: Current

Walter James

Walter James, co-founded in 2015, quickly became a leader in recruitment, specialising in consumer/retail, life sciences, and chemical sectors. In December 2021, US-based ZRG acquired Walter James, enhancing ZRG’s global talent advisory capabilities.

Website: https://www.zrgpartners.com/divisions/walterjames/
Status: Realised

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