Sector Technology, media and telecoms Business Services
Location Maarssen, The Netherlands
Investment type Buyout
Date February 2018
Status Current
Website www.calco.nl/en/
Non-Executive Directors Malcolm Coffin; Richard Swann

Calco

The company

Founded in 2004, Calco Group B.V. is a leading Dutch provider of outsourced IT recruitment and training services to large blue-chip corporates, specifically focused on the provision of junior professionals mainly to the finance and insurance sectors. Calco has developed a MasterClass programme where new joiners are intensively trained over two months, tailored to client specifications, and then placed at client sites under contract for 22 months. At the end of their placement the client has the option, but not the obligation, to offer an employment contract to the employee. Alongside the MasterClass programme, Calco also provides junior and experienced IT employees of MasterClass quality to clients on a temporary basis.

Calco operates its training base in Maarssen in the Netherlands, servicing clients in its core Dutch market as well as more recently in Germany.

Growth strategy

Demand for new IT hires will continue to grow as the mismatch between job opening and available, suitable trained graduates continues to increase. More recently Calco has entered into new industry segments such as consumer goods, telecoms, energy, logistics and healthcare and aims to continue to expand into these newer markets.

The Inflexion difference

Inflexion will support the management team to drive both organic and international growth. Calco’s business model, market dynamics and growth opportunities are similar to those of Inflexion’s investment in FDM Group, which was successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2014.