Burges Salmon advises the shareholders of Passionate About People on acquisition by Staffline

Burges Salmon has advised the shareholders of Gloucestershire-based Passionate About People on its acquisition by Staffline Group PLC, a listed recruitment firm headquartered in the East Midlands.

08 October 2018
Burges Salmon has advised the shareholders of South West-based Passionate About People Group, which comprises recruitment companies Omega Resource Group and Datum RPO, on the sale of the group to AIM listed Nottinghamshire based recruiter Staffline Group PLC. 

A cross-firm team led by corporate partner Dominic Davis and senior associate Tim Roberts acted for the selling shareholders alongside Shaw & Co. 

Passionate About People’s subsidiaries Omega and Datum are leading providers of blue collar staffing solutions and recruitment process outsourcing solutions, and the Group recorded a turnover of £72 million for the year ended 30 June 2017. 

The acquisition of Passionate About People and its subsidiaries aligns with Staffline’s strategic growth plan and broadens its UK footprint, particularly in the South West, where Passionate About People has branches in Swindon and Gloucester. 

Corporate partner Dominic Davis says: "We are very proud to have been able to work with another hugely successful local business. This transaction marks a significant milestone for Passionate About People and it has been fantastic to work with James, Ray, Alan and their team to see the deal through to completion. We wish them all the best and look forward to seeing Staffline successfully take the business into its next phase."

James Strickland, Passionate About People co-founder, says: “We have been absolutely delighted with the quality of the advice and support we received from Dom, Tim and the rest of the Burges Salmon transaction team. This was a key transaction for all parties and Burges Salmon worked seamlessly with the shareholders to guide us through the process and ensure we completed the deal successfully against a challenging timetable.”

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