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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Finders SA and Wicresoft North America Co. Ltd

Posted on February 29, 2024 By

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of recruitment & HR consultancy, Finders, by Wicresoft.

Finders, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, was founded in 1990 by Linda Jaquillard. The company specializes in executive searches for middle and top management. With offices in Lausanne and Geneva, Finders offers comprehensive, tailor-made, and client-based HR solutions for companies of all sizes.

Wicresoft, founded in 2002 as a joint venture with Microsoft, has grown into a leading advisory, solutions, and operations firm with a global presence and over 10,000 employees. The company brings end-to-end value to large enterprises and small businesses alike with proven expertise in IT services and solutions, managed telecom services, and talent acquisition services. It helps clients achieve greater success by advising leaders on big-picture thinking, providing necessary tools to fit strategy, and managing daily operations where needed.

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To increase its presence in Europe and support Finders’ national and international growth, Wicresoft acquired 100% of the shares from founder and owner Linda Jaquillard, who will continue to lead the company as managing director for the next few years.

Linda Jaquillard commented on the transaction: “After more than 30 years of building my business, I wanted to hand over my company to a strategic investor who could continue our legacy and help us take Finders to the next level of business development. I would like to thank the Benchmark team for their ongoing support and expert advice throughout the whole M&A transaction process."

Jun Tang, executive chairman of Wicresoft added: “Finders perfectly fits into our service portfolio and enables us to access the highly attractive Swiss market. We look forward to collaborating with Linda to drive the sustainable business development of the company in the upcoming years. Given the strong demand for recruitment solutions and existing cross-selling synergies with Wicresoft, we see a bright future for Finders.”

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Europe: Michael Lawrie at +44 (0) 161 359 4400 /

Americas: Sam Smoot at +1 (813) 898 2350 /

Africa: Anthony McCardle at +27 21 300 2055 / 

Benchmark International is a global M&A firm that provides business owners with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. Benchmark International has handled over $11 billion in transaction value across various industries from offices across the world. With decades of M&A experience, Benchmark International’s transaction teams have assisted business owners with achieving their objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses. The firm has also been named the Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor and the Global M&A Network as well as the #1 Sell-side Privately-held M&A Advisor in the World by Pitchbook and Refinitiv’s Global League Tables.

Finders acquired by Wicresoft


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