Birketts advises tech recruitment heavyweight on management buy-out

Heidi Jones

Birketts has advised high-tech recruitment expert firm ECM Selection on the successful management buy-out by the new directors, Mr Dan Archer and Dr Keith Tan.

ECM is among the longest serving and best reputed recruitment companies in the Cambridge area, and in high technology in the UK overall. For over 30 years, ECM has offered a personal service to highly qualified candidates and clients from startups to multinationals. This MBO is a natural culmination as the new directors have been increasingly involved in all aspects of the business for some years.

The transaction was led by Associate Heidi Jones, who was assisted by Solicitor Sabina Rooney, Senior Associate John Kahn and Associate Nicholas West.

Heidi Jones (pictured) commented: “Notwithstanding the uncertainty of the current climate and the complex challenges it has generated, Birketts is proud to have concluded another high-level deal. It was a pleasure to assist such a well-established, specialist business and we expect the bespoke service offered by ECM to see an increase in demand as the job market enters a new phase.”

Mr Archer notes, "Special thanks go to Birketts whose expert counsel, hard work and commercial acumen was vital in getting the deal over the finish line.”

Visit the ECM website for further information.


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