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Calco

Inflexion backed the buyout of Dutch outsourced IT recruitment and training services specialist Calco in January 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

    Maarssen, The Netherlands

  • Fund

    Buyout

  • Investment date

    January 2018

  • Status

    Current

The company 

Founded in 2004, Calco is a Dutch provider of outsourced IT 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, ABNAmro, 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 22-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 Maarssen servicing clients in its core Dutch market as well as more recently in Germany.

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. 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 to drive both organic and international growth.

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