Human Capital: Graphite Capital’s acquisition of Opus Talent

Armstrong is pleased to have provided full CDD support for Graphite Capital’s acquisition of Opus Talent Solutions, a global recruitment business, backing a management buy-out from the company’s founder.

Opus is based in Bristol, has more than 1,000 clients in over 50 countries, and specialises in the technology and renewable energy markets. Armstrong analysed the market and competitive dynamics in Opus target sectors and geographies (UK, USA, Australia), to understand the firm’s growth potential in its end markets, and the opportunity for its technology developer offering.

We conducted in-depth interviews with clients, candidates, and consultants to get a 360-degree view of the firm’s operations. Our work also included analysis of key internal KPIs, and development of base, upside, and downside business plan cases.

Rachael Baker at Graphite Capital said “We are pleased to have completed our investment in Opus Talent Solutions with the support of Matt, Simon, and the Armstrong team. They provided comprehensive and insightful commercial report, which was key to supporting our investment hypothesis. The report will also be a useful framework for thinking about how we can support the company’s ambitious growth plans.”

Simon Hemsley, Director at Armstrong Transaction Services said “Opus is a great business, and we look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength under Graphite’s ownership.”

We think there are still plenty of opportunities in the recruitment sector, as business continues to rebound from the pandemic – see our thoughts on PE investment in our Recruitment – Heating up again for Private Equity article.

Please contact Simon Hemsley or Matt McNally to discuss Armstrong’s views on opportunities in recruitment in more detail;

Simon Hemsley, Partner

+44 7957 340 534
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Matt McNally

+44 7894 736 523
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