Our Birmingham Corporate team advised the Gateley Group on its acquisition of Kiddy & Partners.
Kiddy is a leading firm of Human Capital consultants specialising in assessment, talent management and leadership development. From its London base, the business partners with leading organisations in the UK and operates internationally in 25 cities across five continents. Their client list spans 80 of the FTSE Global 500 and 20 of the FTSE 100.
Kiddy will continue to trade under its existing name, with all staff relocating to Gateley’s London office.
The team, led by Corporate partner Tom Rush, comprised Victoria Garrad (Employment), Kirstin Roberts (CTM), Matthew Lappin and Natalie Georgiou (Corporate).
Corporate partner Tom Rush said: “This is the second acquisition that the firm has made this financial year, but is the first acquisition that the Gateley Group has made in the Human Capital sector, which when put alongside Global Mobility and our Entrust pension trustee operation, moves our business further forward, offering our clients a range of legal and consultancy services as their businesses require.
“Once again the firm has called upon its in-house capabilities to advise the Board through the transaction.”
Simon Brittain, Managing Partner of Kiddy & Partners said: “We have a reputation as leaders in our field, providing specialist services that focus on commercial outcomes and we are excited to be joining Gateley who are like-minded and forward-thinking in their approach.”
The acquisition is consistent with the group’s IPO growth strategy to acquire legal and non-legal businesses that offer complementary professional and other specialist services across Gateley’s five business groups.