SOCIETEX / ICFG France adviced Lincoln on the purchase of Shapr

Lincoln, the internationally renowned talent management consultancy, has announced the acquisition of Shapr Talent, the recruitment platform that connects startups with the top 5% of sales, marketing and HR candidates.

Launched in 2020, Shapr Talent is an innovative platform that has developed a technological expertise to identify and highlight the most promising Talents. With nearly 1,500 startup clients and thousands of candidates in active search, Shapr has quickly become a reference in the online recruitment industry.

“We are delighted to welcome Shapr to our group, this acquisition is part of our strategy to develop innovative activities beyond traditional recruitment consulting,” said Gwenael Perrot, CEO of Lincoln. “Their expertise in platform and lead generation, digital marketing and recruitment allows us to explore new ways to represent Talent and thus offer the Talents we support the opportunity to be present in the entire ecosystem of tomorrow.”

“Our mission has always been to connect the most promising talent with the most successful companies,” said Ludovic Huraux, CEO of Shapr, “We are therefore very proud to join Lincoln and to pursue this mission with a major player in recruitment consulting and a pioneer in Talent Representation. We are convinced that Lincoln’s expertise in talent management and Shapr’s technological expertise will create unique opportunities for talent and companies around the world.“

Through Lincoln, Shapr also joins The Talent Club, an international association of companies specialising in talent management and representation, a network of over 20 leading brands. The Talent Club is the majority shareholder of Lincoln.

With this acquisition Lincoln continues its growth strategy following the recent acquisitions of Cooper Fitch in the United Arab Emirates and Whyz and The Executive Network in the Netherlands. Lincoln’s commitment to providing increasingly effective and inspiring talent management solutions is evident.

Advisors to the buyer:

  • M&A Advisor : Societex (Thomas BEAURAIN, Yoann SUZANNE)
  • Lawyers : Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent (Pierre MUDET, Pierre COUGNENC, Patricia BODALO, Marie VANHOUCKE)

Advisors to the seller:

  • Lawyers : AGN Avocats (Antonin CUBERTAFOND)
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