Austin International

Fast Facts

  • icon Located in 9 fast-growing tech hubs worldwide
  • icon 3500+ businesses supported
  • icon 200,000+ tech and med tech candidates in the database
  • icon 200+ multilingual team members
  • icon £70+m group revenue

Austin International is the mother brand to two specialist recruitment powerhouses, Austin Fraser, specialising in technology, and Austin Vita, specialising in medical technology. Together, they’re on a mission to be the leading challenger brand in recruitment, delivering the best talent across the most exciting and top-developing technology and medical technology hubs and communities in the UK, Germany and the USA.

Twenty20 Capital Support

In a demanding, ever-advancing market, where talent attraction and retention are increasingly important, we strive to ensure that aligning a shared vision bolsters Austin International’s growth capabilities whilst enhancing its industry-leading service.

This significant milestone strongly positions Austin International’s enhanced growth and success, whilst pushing the boundaries, uncovering new opportunities, and levelling up their game.

"Twenty20 Capital are our partners for future growth. Our synergies underscore a united commitment to delivering exceptional solutions and maintaining a reputation for excellence. T20's support propels our business towards a future of ambitious advancement across a vast geographical footprint".
Peter Hart, CEO, Austin International


Fast Facts

  • icon £106M Group Revenue
  • icon 1075 Multilingual Colleagues
  • icon 2384 Innovative Clients
  • icon 12 Global Offices

Halian has many years of experience in transforming IT and tech companies. By sourcing talent from across the world, they match candidates to roles with the most innovative global businesses. Their experienced consultants work to place talent in Cyber Security, Infrastructure, Software Engineering, Next-Gen, Digital, Renewables and Property & Construction.


Twenty20 Capital Support

We supported CEO, Stuart Fry with a management buyout in 2022; a collaborative venture which demonstrated clear signs of quick growth and development opportunities within the global tech recruitment space.

The ongoing aim is to provide investment capital, as well as guidance and expertise, to support the business’s expansion across Europe, the MENA region and beyond.

We recognise the significant value and potential Halian has to offer, and believe that our expertise, paired with the passion and ambition of Stuart and his team, will create accelerated international growth.

“The support of Twenty20 Capital allows us to create one of the strongest and most competitive companies within the global IT Solutions, Smart Services and Recruitment market. There is limitless potential and multiple possibilities that arise from the financial backing of Tristan, Ian, and Jamie. We’re excited for the journey ahead”.
Stuart Fry, Halian CEO


Fast Facts

  • icon £3M Turnover
  • icon 7 Divisions
  • icon 600% Growth

CRG TEC is a technology, engineering and connectivity focussed recruitment consultancy specialising in FTTP Telecoms Networks, Wireless Telecoms Networks, Smart Cities, IT, Engineering, Facilities Management and public sector recruitment.

Their highly-experienced team are experts in their sectors and have the knowledge, skills and network to make recruitment easier for both clients and candidates alike.


Twenty20 Capital Support

We identified CRG TEC as an agile, entrepreneurial tech business which was already making waves in the sector but needed support in the way of senior management structuring and corporate governance. Through a collaborative approach, we were able to embed experience and influence the business’s growth strategy, operational alignment and financial health.


“Having always had a strong entrepreneurial ambition, partnering with Twenty20 Capital and industry leaders Ian Munro, Tristan Ramus and Jamie Webb allowed us to realise our ambitions and launch CRG TEC LTD. As a start-up, their expertise, support and backing have helped us achieve strong organic growth, scalability and profitability, even during challenging global markets as a result of COVID-19”.

– Stephen Morris- Operations Director

"Working with T20 has been invaluable as we took guidance from Ian, Tristan and Jamie from the outset as to how best build a scalable model that would encourage organic growth and allow us to further maintain our reputation across technology recruitment in the UK. We’ve been given a few pieces of critical business advice that with hindsight, have proven crucial to the growth of CRG TEC, and without that advice, we could have found ourselves in a different situation to what we are currently looking at – which is a profitable company, debt free, having seen YoY growth since the outset".
Neil Crudden, Managing Director


Staffgroup, as a human-centric recruitment business, operated in a digital world placing top talent with the most innovative brands across the UK and Europe. Specialising in IT and Property & Construction the business reached multiple sub-sectors; driving hiring solutions for permanent and contract positions. 


Twenty20 Capital Support 

We recognised Staffgroup as an opportunity to diversify our portfolio whilst supporting a business with ambitions of expanding geographically and growing its already healthy pipeline of clients. To meet the team’s ambitions of global dominance, Staffgroup was merged with Halian Holdings Ltd in 2023.


Investment Focus
  • Management structure consultancy
  • Cash flow support services
  • Successful debt recovery programme
"The support and encouragement offered by Twenty20 Capital have allowed us to look closely at budget consolidation and productive financial savings. By exploring the true operational potential of our business we are in a much more prosperous position".
Hani Al-Kutbi, In Country Director, Staffgroup