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Aquent Acquires Leading Indian Marketing & Media Recruitment Firm

Aquent Acquires Leading Indian Marketing & Media Recruitment Firm

Mumbai, September 11, 2008 - Aquent, the leading global staffing firm specialising in marketing, communications and creative talent has announced the key acquisition of leading recruitment firm Professionele Consulting’s media division.

“This is an important strategic acquisition, which gives our international staffing business a strong foothold in a market with huge growth potential,” announces International CEO, Greg Savage. “I am very excited by the potential in India. We moved into China three years ago and now have four markets that generate sound profits in that country. I see India as the next China, and it would not surprise me if these two countries eventually challenge Australia and Japan as the profit powerhouses for our business in the Asia Pacific region.

Many of our top international and regional clients have offices in India, so it is imperative that we have resources on the ground there to support them. Our presence there will also provide a greater variety of opportunities for our talent through our global network.”

Business owner, Mahalakshmi will continue to manage the business in Mumbai and Bangalore and report to Aquent’s Regional Director in Asia, Steven Pang. Commenting on the acquisition, Aquent India’s Country Manager Mahalakshmi said: “Aquent with its breadth of specialist services, its global reach and its like-minded approach to providing quality services is the perfect partner for Professionele.”

Steven Pang, Regional Director for Aquent in Asia adds: “Professionele is a leader in marketing and media recruitment in India. We will continue to grow this area of our business and also add our core specialisation in creative recruitment to our service offering.”

Along with Mahalakshmi, Aquent will also inherit 10 recruiters from Professionale’s business.

The newly acquired business will rebrand and trade under the name Aquent and have offices in Mumbai and Bangalore. The deal close date was 30th June 2008.

For more information please contact Carolyn Hyams, Asia Pacific Marketing Strategy Manager on +61 2 8288 8288 or

About Aquent

Aquent is the leading global staffing and outsourcing firm specialising in helping companies find marketing, communications and creative talent. With 70 offices in 17 countries, they have an unmatched network of professionals that enables them to deliver the right solution for any client need and provide exceptional career opportunities for their talent.Today Aquent has over 11,000 professionals working at over 3,000 companies. Over the course of its history, Aquent has made over half a million matches of professionals to our clients on an individual, team or through an onsite or offsite managed service basis. The company’s Asia-Pacific headquarters are in Sydney.


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