Lincoln pursues its international development with the acquisition of Cooper Fitch, a pure player in Talent Acquisition in Dubai and the Middle East

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The transaction

  • As part of its growth strategy, Lincoln, a leading talent management consultancy, has become the majority shareholder of Cooper Fitch.
  • The two companies share the same vision of talent management consulting and this acquisition will allow Lincoln to expand its business in the Gulf region.
  • “Lincoln is already established in eight countries in Europe and Asia. The acquisition of Cooper Fitch, a leader in the United Arab Emirates, strengthens our international presence. This rapidly developing economic zone is proving to be increasingly strategic with the deployment of numerous regional headquarters and the acceleration of intra-regional trade. In addition, we are observing the movement of talent from the Asian hubs of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore to Dubai. Gwenael PERROT, CEO of Lincoln.
  • As part of the transaction, Cooper Fitch joins The Talent Club, an international collective of companies specialising in talent representation.

About Lincoln

  • Founded in 1992 in Paris, Lincoln is a leading provider of Talent Management and Talent Representation services and is recognised as one of the leading providers of Executive Search services. Lincoln brings together Talent Acquisition – Executive Search and Executive Interim Management – and Talent Development – Leadership Advisory and Outplacement, within specialised industry practices. With a presence in Europe and Asia, Lincoln has achieved a turnover of 28 M€ in 2021 with a staff of 150 people.

About Cooper Fitch

  • The brand was created following Trefor Murphy’s acquisition of Morgan McKinely’s Middle East business. The firm offers a heritage of expertise and relationships in the region, operating since 1997. Cooper Fitch provides recruitment, executive search, HR consulting and recruitment process outsourcing services to thousands of organisations in the Gulf. As a market leader, they provide high quality recruitment and HR consulting services.

Our consulting mission

SOCIETEX CF was exclusively commissioned by Lincoln’s shareholders to advise and assist them in this acquisition.