Vaco Holdings Has Been Acquired by Olympus Partners

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Vaco has been acquired by Olympus Partners


William Blair acted as financial advisor to Vaco and Quad-C Management in connection with its sale to Olympus Partners. The transaction closed on November 9.

Transaction Highlights

  • Deep relationships and sector expertise: Vaco and Quad-C were attracted to William Blair's highly relevant and recent professional staffing and HR services transaction experience, deep knowledge of sector trends and buyer behavior, and ability to identify and effectively engage with the most likely acquirers. By drawing on its extensive knowledge of the industry, William Blair was able to successfully position the unique differentiators of the opportunity.
  • Instrumental guidance and counsel: William Blair's transaction team was integrally involved throughout each step of the transaction process, including close collaboration with Vaco in developing marketing materials and key analyses, coordinating due diligence, and negotiating exceptional contract terms. Credibility and deep relationships with process finalists were critical to achieving a successful outcome.
  • Process and execution excellence: William Blair's team led a competitive and high-touch process focused on targeted outreach to top financial buyers, enabling multiple preemptive parties to perform work on an accelerated basis and finding the right cultural fit for the Vaco team.

About the Companies

Vaco offers consulting, contract, and direct-hire solutions in the areas of accounting, finance, technology, healthcare, operations, and general administration. With more than 40 offices across the U.S. and beyond, Vaco has been on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies for the last 10 years. Vaco is dedicated to developing creative client solutions, long-term relationships, and lifelong careers.

Founded in 1988, Olympus Partners is a private equity firm focused on providing equity capital for management buyouts and for companies needing capital for expansion. Olympus is an active, long-term investor across a broad range of industries, including: restaurants, consumer products, healthcare services, financial services, and business services. Olympus manages in excess of $5.5 billion primarily on behalf of corporate pension funds, endowment funds, and state-sponsored retirement programs.

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