Italian staffing firm Gi Group Holding has recently announced the acquisition of The Bridge Social, an HRTech startup with a presence in Latin America and the US focused on building and scaling up digital capabilities for multinational businesses.
According to Gi Group, the addition of The Bridge Social enhances the group’s capabilities and presence in Latin America and strengthens its offering in the HR technology space. The transaction marks the company’s 50th acquisition since its founding in 1998.
Founded in 2017 by Bernardo Carvalho in Santiago de Chile, The Bridge Social creates value by connecting top companies and the best digital talent on the market through its technology and a best-in-class team of recruiters. The platform provides flexible talent solutions by finding, selecting and relocating professionals from their home countries to anywhere in the world, via direct hire, as Talent-as-a-service, Teams-as-a-service and staffing services. As a result, enable digital transformation by building agile and creative teams for startups, agencies, large companies and consultancies. It gives companies access to a pool of the best digital professionals in the industry.
At The Bridge, companies discover extraordinary talent, whilst professionals find the best digital job opportunities worldwide. It is built for people to achieve their dreams of a successful career around the world. The company has a global network of professionals offering local and international opportunities.
Commenting on the acquisition, Founder & CEO of Gi Group Holding, Stefano Colli-Lanzi, said:
We are thrilled to welcome The Bridge Social to the Gi Group Holding global HR ecosystem. This is a very special step in our company’s 25-year history, which has not only grown organically, but also through strategic acquisitions that have helped us strengthen our capabilities and presence in many regions. Through this latest acquisition, our 50th, we are thrilled to elevate our existing offerings through The Bridge Social’s technology expertise and robust presence in Latin America.
The acquisition of The Bridge Social follows Gi Group’s most recent acquisitions in December 2022 with EUpro Holding AG (Switzerland & Lichtenstein), and CVO Recruitment and Simplika in the Baltic region.
Founder & CEO of The Bridge Social, Bernardo Carvalho Wertheim, added:
Joining forces with Gi Group Holding is an exciting opportunity for us to expand our reach into new regions, industry segments and categories. In addition, we plan to further enhance our platform and technology, delivering a state-of-the-art solution to assist companies in securing the best digital talent in the world. We are confident that together, we will be able to provide even more disruptive solutions for our clients and continue to be a leader in the HR technology industry.
Gi Group is one of the world’s leading companies providing a full range of HR Services. The company offers temporary, permanent and professional staffing services, search & selection and executive search as well as outsourcing, training, outplacement and HR consultancy. Its mission is to contribute to the evolution of the labour market and to emphasize the personal and social value of work. The firm aims to support people at each stage of their professional career and be at its clients’ side as their businesses grow.
Gi Group has also recently focused on the Latin American region last year by acquiring Stato, in Brazil and Focun Group in Colombia, as well as Bruno Matarazzo Y Asociados, an Argentinean outplacement consulting firm. For The Bridge Social acquisition Gi Group was advised by Blackwood Capital Group, LRI, and Rödl & Partner Consultores Ltda. The Bridge Group was advised by Stark Investment Banking.