Inflexion backed the buyout of Dutch outsourced IT and finance recruitment and training services specialist Calco in 2018. Calco is focused on the provision of junior professionals mainly to the finance and insurance sectors, though has expanded into consumer goods, telecoms, energy, logistics and healthcare.

  • Sector

    Business services

  • Headquarters

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Fund


  • Investment date

    January 2018

  • Status


The company

Founded in 2004, Calco is a Dutch provider of outsourced IT and finance recruitment and training services to large blue-chip corporates. The firm provides junior professionals to a number of industries with a particularly focus on the finance and insurance sectors, with clients including Nationale-Nederlanden, Rabobank, ING, and Post NL. Calco trains the professionals through its MasterClass programme over an intense two-month period to meet client specifications. Clients then get a 24-month ‘try-before-you-buy’ placement with Calco staff, after which they have the option but not the obligation to offer employment. Calco operates its training base in Amsterdam servicing clients in its core Dutch market.

The Inflexion difference

Demand for new IT hires will continue to grow as the mismatch between job openings and available, suitably trained graduates continues to increase. We have helped Calco successfully scale its recruitment and marketing engine and accelerated investment into the sales infrastructure to keep pace with increased student supply.  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. Inflexion is using its strong industry experience to support the management team in their growth ambitions.

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