Harvey Nash Expands in Norway with Bjerke & Luther

May 4, 2010 – Harvey Nash has acquired a majority interest in one of Norway's leading executive search, assessment and technical recruitment companies, Bjerke & Luther AS. Bjerke & Luther, based in Oslo, will expand Harvey Nash's Nordic/Scandinavian business, Harvey Nash Alumni. The Group has also recently established a new office in Helsinki comprising two recruiters to complete its geographic footprint in the Nordic region. Bjerke & Luther specializes in providing executive consulting and leadership services to leading Norwegian companies and global technology and telecoms companies based mainly in Norway. “We are delighted with this acquisition which extends our European footprint in the important Nordic market. This is a major step forward in delivering our strategy of combining successful organic-led growth with earnings enhancing, bolt on acquisitions in new and fast growing markets,” said Albert Ellis, CEO. “The addition of the Bjerke & Luther team will further strengthen our market position in the Nordic region and brings us the opportunity to strengthen Harvey Nash already strong position in the technical and IT industry as well as exploit markets such as resources, oil and gas where we already have 10 percent of our Group's activity.”

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