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KKR Paying $356 Million for Japanese Staffing Firm

June 21, 2010
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The Usen subsidiary, Intelligence Ltd., provides direct hire, temporary staffing and outsourcing as well as job-search advertising.
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Talent Software Poised for More Consolidation

January 25, 2010
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The $100 million deal to create Peopleclick Authoria is the latest mash-up in the talent management software field. And experts say more is in store.
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Private Equity Firm Adds Peopleclick to Roster

January 5, 2010
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Peopleclick will be combined with Authoria, a human resources software firm already owned by Bedford Funding. The combined companies will operate under the Peopleclick Authoria brand.
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Towers Perrin, Watson Wyatt Shareholders OK Merger

December 23, 2009
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The merger will create the world’s largest employee benefits consulting firm, with annual revenue of about $3 billion. Watson Wyatt has about 7,500 employees and operates in 33 countries, while Towers Perrin has more than 6,300 employees and operates in 26 countries.
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European Agency Approves Adecco Acquisition of MPS

December 18, 2009
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Adecco announced its offer to buy MPS in October for $13.80 a share in a deal valued at $1.3 billion.
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European Commission Clears Merger of Watson Wyatt, Towers Perrin

December 7, 2009
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The approval allows the companies to unite by year’s end. The U.S. has already cleared the merger, which will create the largest employee benefits consulting firm.
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Staffing Firm Adecco Bolsters Top Status With MPS Acquisition

October 21, 2009
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The deal received unanimous approval from MPS’ board, but it is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval. It’s expected to close in the first quarter of 2010.
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Xerox-ACS Deal Continues the Shake-Up in HRO

September 28, 2009
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The cash-and-stock deal, valued at $6.4 billion, comes in the wake of news in July that Hewlett-Packard’s ExcellerateHRO division is exiting HR business process outsourcing.
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Xerox to Buy Parent of Buck Consultants for $6.4 Billion

September 28, 2009
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Xerox Corp. plans to acquire Affiliated Computer Services Inc., the parent company of Buck Consultants, which provides HR consulting services addressing employee health and wellness, HR technology, and administration and retirement plans.
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Recruiting Blog Cheezhead Acquired by Jobing.com

September 9, 2009
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In a move that appears aimed to head off conflict-of-interest concerns under the new ownership, owner Joel Cheesman says he will alter his blog’s content.
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