Randstad Acquires Cella, Inc.

Randstad Acquires Cella, Inc.

Randstad NV, a global leader in HR services, announces that it has acquired its US Company, Randstad USA, Cella, a recruiting, managed solutions and consulting firm serving the creative, marketing, and digital markets. The acquisition will enable Randstad to build a strong position in the important and growing North American market for marketing, creative and digital teamwork, and professional services. With this, Randstad is taking another step forward in supporting more people and organizations to realize their true potential by combining the power of current technology with our passion for people.

With over 30 years of experience, Cella is one of the largest creative/digital recruiting companies in the United States, enabling the world’s largest and best-known brands to engage the best people and unlock the full potential of their creative power. With expected sales of over $100 million by 2021, Cella has an impressive history of growth.

Karen Fichuk, CEO of Randstad North America and member of the board of directors of Randstad NV, said: “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Cella for our trusted portfolio of brands and to introduce you to the outstanding people of our team move is another step forward in Randstad’s strategic ambition to increase sustainable and profitable market share gains in the growing professional market. Cella has a strong market position in creativity, marketing, and digital assets and is a leader in offering managed services in-house office solutions for many Fortune 500 customers.

Cella will become a business line of the Randstad US Technologies group, which includes the verticals of Technologies, Engineering, Life Sciences, and Celerity, a consulting firm. “This creative ability fits the concept of professionals, which is a strong complement to our businesses, especially in IT solutions and managed services,” said Graig Paglieri, CEO of Randstad US Technologies Group and CEO of Global Professionals. “Creative, digital and marketing functions are constantly adapting to IT functions as all technology projects today require user experience and design expertise to ensure product usability. The addition of Cella greatly expands our professional services offering to our existing customer base and opens up new opportunities. “

Cella’s management team will continue to oversee the operations. “Growing this business has been an extremely rewarding endeavor and we are incredibly proud of what we have built over the years,” said Rob Ganjon, President of Cella. “This partnership with Randstad enables us to leverage our shared reach and experience to reach the next level of our shared ambitions to become the recognized leader and partner of choice in creative, marketing, and digital solutions. We look forward to working together for an even stronger future. “

Fairmount Partners, a leading mid-sized investment bank, acted as an exclusive financial advisor to Cella during the transaction.

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