INVESTMENT: Austin International

  • September 13, 2023

We are proud to announce the successful completion of a transformative investment, which marks a significant milestone in the evolution of one of the most exciting and top-developing technology recruitment brands in the UK and beyond; Austin International.

This move demonstrates our vision for fostering ongoing sustainable growth and securing longevity of the Austin International brand, whilst positioning their success for years to come.

Peter Hart, CEO of Austin International, said: “This is a partnership for future growth. The synergies shared underscore our united commitment to delivering exceptional solutions and maintaining a reputation for excellence. It’s a significant milestone which will propel the business towards a future of ambitious advancement across our vast geographical footprint”.

Tristan Ramus, Founder and Investment Principal at Twenty20 Capital said: “In a demanding, ever-advancing market, where talent attraction and retention is increasingly important; this aligning of a shared vision looks to bolster Austin International’s growth capabilities whilst enhancing their industry-leading service”.

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  • March 17, 2023
We have invested in acquiring six of the UK’s best-known staffing and workforce solutions brands, bringing them together under the new brand RSS Global.

The company’s brands include high-street names Blue Arrow, Career Teachers, Chadwick Nott, Global Medics, Medacs Healthcare, Litmus and Tate; who supply temporary and permanent staffing across the logistics, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, health and care, legal and education sectors.

This is a significant milestone for us, and for RSS Global, as we join forces to actively invest in growth and build on the heritage of some of the most well-known and well-respected brands in the staffing and workforce solutions sector. We recognise that RSS Global is a natural fit in terms of our investment approach and mission; which is to support management teams of human capital businesses to re-ignite future growth and success.

Rebecca Watson, who led the brands under their previous owner Impellam PLC, joins the Twenty20 family as Chief Executive of RSS Global. Rebecca, said: “I am delighted to lead these remarkable brands under the newly formed RSS Global and to join the Twenty20 Capital family. The Twenty20 team are a great fit, hugely ambitious and will be a tremendous support to us as we begin the next stage of our journey.

This move will allow us to continue to grow our size and scale and innovate our services, as well as reinforcing our valuable ongoing relationships with our clients. I would like to thank all my teams within the brands for their dedication and enthusiasm and we look forward to an exciting future together at Twenty20 Capital .”

The investment and acquisition of RSS Global adds more than £600m of revenue to our growing portfolio of businesses, bringing total revenues managed to more than £1.5bn.

The intended transaction was announced by Impellam PLC in February and completed on 3rd March 2023. The transaction was advised by Dahren Naidoo at Freeth’s and Close Brothers was used as funding partners alongside Twenty20 Capital.

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MBO: Halian Holdings Ltd

  • October 10, 2022

We have partnered Halian Holdings Ltd, to support a management buyout.

In collaboration with the now CEO of Halian, Stuart Fry, we will provide ongoing investment capital, as well as guidance and expertise, to support the business’s expansion across Europe, the MENA region and beyond. 

This partnership will create growth and development opportunities for the brand within the global tech recruitment space.

Stuart Fry, Chief Executive Officer said: “In collaboration with Twenty20 Capital we have now acquired a 100% share of the Halian business, a move which allows us to focus on further expansion and brand evolution. We have a shared vision; to build an environment for transformation, open new geographies and create opportunities across the business and the sectors in which we operate”.

At Twenty20 Capital we recognised the significant value and potential Halian Holdings has to offer. We believe that our expertise, paired with the passion and ambition of the Halian team, will create vast opportunities in the global hiring market. We advocate the leadership team, and wider colleague community, in their common goal of accelerated international growth and look forward to supporting their ongoing success journey.

Stuart will be joined by a new leadership team; Lloyd Cremer has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer; Adam Karageorgas will be promoted to Chief Technology Officer; Killian Glendon joins as Deputy Chief Revenue Officer and Jack Macauley will take the interim role of Vice President for Middle East Tech Talent and Search. Levon Antonian and Dave O’Malley will step down from their roles on the Halian Board.

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