Henderson Scott acquired by Search Consultancy

Posted on 06 September 2018

Henderson Scott acquired by Search Consultancy

UK based executive search firm Henderson Scott has been acquired by Glasgow based recruitment firm Search Consultancy.

Mishcon de Reya advised the CEO and other exiting shareholders of Henderson Scott on the sale of their shares to Search Consultancy. Head of Corporate and the Recruitment Services Group Nick Davis headed the team comprising of Associates Natasha Bassett and Matilda Barr and Consultant Bridget Wood.

Henderson Scott CEO, Mark Bailey, commented "This is an exciting time for both businesses and we are very much looking forward to realising our potential as part of the bigger team. Nick Davis and his team at Mishcon de Reya were a pleasure to have on our side, extremely professional in making this deal happen and demonstrated their impressive depth of sector experience throughout."

Nick Davis added: " This deal is yet another major recruitment M&A deal on which we advised in what has been a busy Summer for us in the sector and we are delighted for Mark Bailey and his other shareholders."

Henderson Scott, with offices in Amersham, London, Reading and Singapore, specialises in technology recruitment across the public and private sector, a key-player within the fast-evolving tech landscape. Born out of this acquisition is the newly created Search Group, which will now comprise 750 people, across 17 UK offices, boasting revenue of £220 million and EBITDA of more than £10 million. Henderson Scott CEO, Mark Bailey, will remain as director of Henderson Scott and will also become a director of the Search Consultancy group, working with them to develop the Henderson Scott business under its existing brand.

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