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11 December 2015

Capita to acquire consultancy and resourcing operations of Work Group plc

Capita today announces that it will acquire the consultancy and resourcing operations of Work Group plc in a trade and assets deal.

The deal will bolster recent Capita acquisition ThirtyThree and create the UK’s leading employer branding agency.

These Work Group plc operations currently provide employer branding and marketing to a range of high profile clients, with a particularly strong track record in employee engagement consulting and internal communications.  This capability and experience will enable the integrated ThirtyThree team to expand their offer to both sets of existing clients and to strengthen their proposition to expand into new areas of the marketplace.

In particular, existing offices and capabilities in North America and Asia will enable both ThirtyThree and Capita’s wider recruiting business – particularly Capita Resourcing – to better meet the needs of existing multi-national clients and to win more global business.

Capita will also acquire Work Group’s boutique candidate management and assessment operation, based in Colchester, which has a particular focus on graduate recruitment. This business will become part of Capita Resourcing, complementing an existing strength in the graduate recruitment market and providing a platform for further growth.

This acquisition is an important step for Capita in building the UK’s leading specialist agency in recruitment and employee communications. It brings together fantastic people who know how to work with high profile, multi-national brands and who share a belief in insight-led creativity and innovation.

Nicola McQueen

Managing director of Capita Resourcing

This represents a tremendous opportunity for our teams in the UK and internationally. We are really excited by the prospect of combining our skills and expertise with those of our new colleagues at Thirty Three and Capita. The scale and resources of the broader Capita group can only enhance our offer to clients and we are very much looking forward to exploring all the possibilities that this will bring.

Rose Colledge

Group managing director of Work Group plc

The transaction will complete on Thursday 31 December 2015 subject to final approval by Work Group shareholders.

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