Target The Executive Network
Deal Type Mergers & Acquisitions
Buyer Lincoln
Transaction Description

Lincoln, a talent management consulting firm based in Paris, has acquired a majority stake in The Executive Network, which includes The Executive Network (TEN), TENEA and Whyz (Whyz Executive Search), each a leader in their recruitment consulting businesses in the Netherlands.

Societex, Lincoln’s advisor, was instrumental in this transaction. Indeed, its international expertise has made it possible to initiate and promote this reconciliation.

Thanks to this new acquisition, more than half of the Lincoln Group’s revenue will be generated internationally. With €42 million in revenue in 2022, 9 offices worldwide (Europe and Middle East/Asia) and a workforce of nearly 200 people, Lincoln with this partnership establishes a powerful leverage effect for its future growth. Its international presence is expanding, and Lincoln is adding business expertise on the recruitment of executive or independent directors within all forms of organizations in order to contribute to an engaged governance.

For Gwenaël Perrot, CEO of Lincoln : “After having acquired Cooper Fitch last June, Lincoln is delighted to partner with Dutch leaders TEN, TENEA and Whyz towards accelerating our growth in 2023! Our shared values and outlook on all talent markets and especially, our robust entrepreneurial spirit, are solid guarantees of our impending success.”

Industry Sector
ICFG Office

ICFG France successfully advises Lincoln on the acquisition of The Executive Network

Transaction Details

Societex / ICFG France successfully advised Lincoln on the majority stake acquisition of The Executive Network Dutch Top Executive Search firm