Japanese acquisition extends reach across Asia

Harvey Nash, the global executive recruitment and professional services group, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Beaumont KK, one of Japan's leading executive recruitment companies, specialising in executive recruitment, leadership consulting and assessment services throughout Japan, Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.

This small, but strategically valuable bolt-on acquisition based in Tokyo, enhances the Harvey Nash Group's international capabilities and complements existing Asia Pacific operations in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Australia, as well as more than forty offices throughout the US and Europe.

Albert Ellis, CEO Harvey Nash Group said:
"The acquisition of Beaumont consolidates our presence in the third largest economy in the world and builds on our existing office in Tokyo, expanding the portfolio into executive recruitment and consulting services. The acquisition of a smart team of consultants with expert experience in the technology and industrial sectors is highly complementary to our growing software development business. With the reform of Japan's labour markets, including promoting more women into the workplace and Japanese corporations adopting an increasingly international outlook, this acquisition enhances the Group's opportunity to grow in both Japan and the broader Asia Pacific region."

Beaumont KK will trade as Harvey Nash Japan.

*The acquisition does not constitute a Class transaction.

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Harvey Nash
Albert Ellis, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Ashcroft, Group Finance Director
Tel: 020 7333 2635


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