Bullhorn International Acquires Connexys to Supercharge Its Expansion into Mainland Europe
Acquisition Provides Customers with Greater Global Resources and Investment
LONDON – SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 – Bullhorn®, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, today announced that Bullhorn International has acquired Connexys, a leading provider of recruitment solutions for mainland Europe. Connexys’s flagship product offering is an applicant tracking system (ATS) built on the Salesforce platform, and its solutions are currently used by 300 customers and 20,000 recruitment professionals across the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Belgium. Connexys will help accelerate Bullhorn’s ongoing investment in Europe, and Connexys’s founders will join Bullhorn’s EMEA leadership team. Terms of the transaction will not be disclosed.
For Connexys customers, the acquisition holds tremendous upside. Bullhorn’s recruitment expertise, record of successful acquisitions, commitment to an incredible customer experience, and financial strength will provide Connexys with the resources and strategic focus to support new and existing customers in the European market. Bullhorn will continue to release regular features and upgrades to Connexys’s products to take advantage of the growth and momentum the company has built throughout mainland Europe.
Connexys is a leading Salesforce independent software vendor (ISV) in northern Europe. Alongside its own platform, Bullhorn will market and sell Connexys’s existing solutions, including the Salesforce offering, in the European market. Bullhorn will also leverage the acquisition to expand investment in development of the award-winning Bullhorn platform that has driven the company’s growth for past 18 years around the world. The marriage of Bullhorn and Connexys will provide greater service levels, especially in mainland Europe, as well as additional resources for platform investment for customers using the combined entities’ offerings.
“Over the past several years,” said Peter Linas, Bullhorn’s international managing director, “we’ve come to know Gijs and the team at Connexys, and we could not be more delighted to join forces. They’ve done an incredible job of growing their offering and delivering great service, and we’re dedicated to building on their success in order to deliver the best possible experience to recruitment professionals in Europe. I truly believe that with our combined teams and shared value of customer centricity, Bullhorn will provide a simply unparalleled quality of service and technology to mainland Europe and the rest of the world.”
“We are very excited to be joining the Bullhorn team,” said Gijs van Heijst, CEO of Connexys. “It’s a great match strategically, and in culture. I strongly believe we’ll be able to continue on our mission of customer success and to provide the best recruitment technology to our clients worldwide.”
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Bullhorn is the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. More than 7,000 staffing companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to drive sales, build relationships, and power their recruitment processes from end to end. Headquartered in Boston, with offices around the world, Bullhorn employs more than 600 people globally. The company is founder-led and backed by Vista Equity Partners. To learn more, visit www.bullhorn.com or follow @Bullhorn on Twitter.