William Blair Advises Addison Group

Friday, October 25, 2013

William Blair & Company acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Addison Group, a portfolio company of Lake Capital, in connection with its announced partnership with Trilantic Capital Partners. Addison Group is a Chicago-based professional staffing services firm that has continually been recognized as a top performer within the staffing industry.

Transaction Highlights

  • Fit with William Blair’s Expertise in Professional Services and Staffing: Lake Capital and Addison Group were attracted to William Blair’s extensive knowledge and experience within the staffing and search industry. The firm’s strong relationships with likely partners facilitated a highly competitive process and maximized value for our client.
  • Execution Excellence: Leveraging extensive sector knowledge across multiple offices, William Blair’s transaction team marketed Addison Group to a global group of potential strategic and financial partners. This marketing effort led to competitive negotiations with multiple parties while maintaining confidentiality to minimize disruption of Addison Group’s business throughout the process. 

About the Companies

Addison Group is a leading provider of professional staffing services. Named in Crain’s “Fast Fifty” for four years, Addison Group has shown strong leadership and performance within the staffing industry. Specialized practices deliver the right candidate at the right time in information technology, finance & accounting, healthcare, administration, and vendor management services.

Lake Capital is a private equity firm that focuses on investments in service-based enterprises. The firm currently manages more than $1 billion in equity commitments and seeks to build leading services companies through organic and acquisition enhanced growth.

Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America and Europe with a primary investment focus in the consumer, energy, financial, and business services sectors. Trilantic currently manages aggregate capital commitments of $5.9 billion.

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