Gravitas have today announced another major milestone in our growth strategywith the acquisition of R2 Group, a Rotterdam based recruitment company. The R2 Group, founded 5 years ago, provides specialist Technology permanent and contract recruitment services across The Netherlands and has a turnover of €8 million.
In September 2022, we announced the appointment of a Chief Revenue Officer, Kurt Schreurs, and our expansion into Germany with the opening of a new office in Munich under Guido Sieber. This latest strategic acquisition into The Netherlands further strengthens our European presence and is a key part of our expansion plans, bringing our global footprint to 8 offices across 5 countries.
Adding R2 Group to our portfolio also strengthens the Gravitas leadership team with the addition of Rick van Eeden, R2 GroupFounder, and Managing Partners, Jurriaan van Leeuwen and Mark Priems, to the senior team.
Jonathan Ellerbeck, Gravitas Group Co-Founder and CEO said, on behalf of the Gravitas Group Board, “Following on from our appointment of Kurt Schreurs to drive expansion and the opening of our Munich office, we have been searching for strategic acquisitions to help drive our significant growth plans - finding businesses that align with our business model and our purpose and values is paramount. We are therefore thrilled to welcome everyone in the R2 Group to the Gravitas Group We believe that Rick, Jurriaan, Mark and the team will bring invaluable experience, strength of proven management, and a unique knowledge of The Netherlands Technology recruitment market, further deepening our international presence and helping fulfil our purpose to create solutions to empower our clients and candidates’ ambitions, across more countries”.
Rick van Eeden, Founder of R2 Group commented, “I am delighted that R2 Group has been given the opportunityto become part of theGravitas Group and to be representing the group in The Netherlands. It’s such a key period in R2 Groups' history and it’s very exciting that we will be part of the incredible journey Gravitas Group are on. Sharing our knowledge and resources will ultimately make us both stronger. The infrastructure,support and reputation that comes with being part of an organisation such as the Gravitas Group, will provide R2 Group with solid foundations, enabling us to grow more quickly and continue to deliver best in-class Technology recruitment solutions to our customers.”