June 15, 2009 – Korn/Ferry International has acquired London-based executive search firm Whitehead Mann. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Piers Marmion, CEO and co-managing partner of Whitehead Mann, will join Korn/Ferry as chairman of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). "Whitehead Mann and Korn/Ferry are both leading brands closely aligned in practice areas, markets and our overall strategic approach to working with clients," said Mr. Marmion. "This merger will extend our collective capabilities, build on our shared strengths and create more opportunities with clients who will benefit from our unparalleled, combined expertise." Whitehead Mann's client roster includes 90 of Europe's top 200 companies, mostly in the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 with an equal emphasis on the boards of high-growth, frequently private-equity, sponsored businesses. Whitehead Mann has regional hubs in the Middle East, Europe and Asia and also conducts searches in Africa, India, Australia and North America. Korn/Ferry International, based in Los Angeles with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a global provider of talent management solutions.
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