WilsonHCG Acquires Personify

January 11, 2023 – Global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG) has acquired Personify, a Raleigh, NC-based recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Personify is one of the largest life sciences and healthcare RPO providers in the world, so this expansion enables continued growth while cementing our position as a global leader in talent acquisition,” said John Wilson, CEO of WilsonHCG. “The partnership aligns two mission-driven organizations with a desire to exceed client expectations. Personify is a company that cares about its people and clients as much as we do, and that’s why this acquisition is so exciting. Together, we’ll set new standards in the talent space.”

Personify specializes in the life sciences, healthcare, biotech, and pharmaceuticals sectors and other industries experiencing critical skills shortages. The company provides executive search and recruitment marketing services alongside its RPO solutions.

“We are thrilled to be joining WilsonHCG,” said Ryan Carfley, president and CEO of Personify. “I have known John for many years and admire WilsonHCG’s pioneering achievements in the RPO industry. The synergy between our cultures excites me because of the impact it will have on our clients and our industry. The partnership accelerates our access to new markets, and together we’ll become the global go-to talent solutions provider in healthcare, biotech, life sciences, and beyond.”

This acquisition follows WilsonHCG recent purchase of Tracking Talent as it continues to expand its footprint in EMEA.  Headquartered in South Africa, Tracking Talent was established in 2016 by Katie Pear and Zulfah Lalkhen. It predominantly provides talent acquisition solutions to organizations in the financial services and commercial space. “This partnership will allow us to continue to grow our presence in South Africa and EMEA, which is a great market that has a strong talent pipeline,” said Mr. Wilson. “I’m thrilled to welcome Katie and the rest of the Tracking Talent team to the WilsonHCG group.”

Ms. Pear, co-founder of Tracking Talent, said: “We are very much looking forward to being part of the WilsonHCG family. Our current clients will benefit from WilsonHCG’s global scale and wide range of talent solutions to ensure they meet their talent goals. And our team members will gain thousands of new colleagues based all over the world.”

Based in Tampa, FL, WilsonHCG provides a full suite of configurable talent solutions, including recruitment process outsourcing, executive search, contingent talent solutions, and talent consulting. The firm has operated as a strategic partner to some of the world’s top brands in helping them plan and execute on talent acquisition on a global basis.

WilsonHCG has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm’s presence spans more than 65 countries and six continents. It has more than 700 employees serving clients across six continents and 40 countries.


British-based 3i Group recently agreed to invest $120 million of equity in Wilson Human Capital Group. “We have known the 3i team for a number of years and they have demonstrated a clear commitment to investing in our space,” said Mr. Wilson. “There is a strong cultural fit between our organizations and a shared ambition to continue building WilsonHCG into the global talent solutions leader. Further, 3i’s international network will enable us to continue expanding our already global footprint so we can serve our customers in even more international locations.”

WilsonHCG Acquires Claro Analytics
WilsonHCG has acquired Claro Analytics as it continues to grow its talent intelligence capabilities. Claro Analytics, which was established in 2014 by Michael Beygelman, is a talent intelligence technology platform with unique capabilities to provide real-time talent market insights to help organizations make more evidence-based, strategic decisions about talent. “WilsonHCG identified a gap in the market for talent intelligence insights delivered ‘as a service’ that Claro Analytics was filling,” said John Wilson, CEO at WilsonHCG. In this competitive talent landscape, global organizations need access to real-time labor market data more than ever before, but many lack the resources to be able to collect and apply the insights.

“This acquisition means we’re able to provide even more comprehensive real-time talent insights to help organizations attract and retain talent,” he said. “I’ve known Michael for a number of years and his passion for innovation is unmatched.” The acquisition of Claro Analytics will pave the way for WilsonHCG to launch a new offering that will provide on-demand and outsourced talent intelligence services.

3i partner and managing director Andrew Olinick, co-head of the PE and infrastructure firm’s North America private equity team and global head of business and technology services, said his firm has been tracking the RPO space and WilsonHCG for several years. “WilsonHCG’s high-performance culture and deep commitment to driving superior outcomes for its clients give us conviction that the company will continue to grow rapidly in its markets,” he said. “The business is highly regarded and is continuing its international expansion journey, following the recent acquisition of Profile in Asia, where we see the opportunity for WilsonHCG to serve its clients across all talent acquisition solutions.”

London-based 3i has two complementary businesses, private equity and infrastructure, specializing in core investment markets in Northern Europe and North America. The firm’s PE team provides investment solutions for growing companies, backing entrepreneurs and management teams of mid-market companies with an EV typically between €100m – €500m. The firm backs international growth plans, providing access to our network and expertise to accelerate the growth of companies across the consumer, industrial, healthcare, and business and technology services industries.

Related: Hunt Scanlon Media Launches M&A Advisory Service for Recruiters

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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