Antal International sells its Polish business for $8.67m

Tony Goodwin (Antal CEO), Tomasz Hanczarek (Work Service Chairman) and Dariusz Rochman (Work Service VP)

Tony Goodwin (Antal CEO), Tomasz Hanczarek (Work Service Chairman) and Dariusz Rochman (Work Service VP)

Global recruitment consultancy and ASPIRE associate member, Antal International, has sold its Polish business to contract, RPO and personal outsourcing company, Work Service in an $8.67m cash deal.

The buyout will see Work Service take over the management of Antal International operations in Warsaw, Kraków and Wrocław. The Polish operation will continue to trade under the same brand name and will have access to the global network of the Antal International Group.

Tony Goodwin, Founder and CEO of Antal International, commented on the buyout:

“This deal really highlights the success we’ve had in building a sustainable, credible and indeed pioneering global recruitment consultancy. When I first got on a plane twenty years ago and flew out to Poland to set up a solid brand, it was with the intention of creating a sustainable, long term company which is valuable to the local business and start up community. This is testament to our success in what many would agree has been a tough economy.”

“The team on the ground in Poland has worked hard to create a very strong business under the watchful eye of Managing Director, Artur Skiba, who has been with us 13 years to the day. This is a landmark stage in the on-going development of Antal International and I am both proud and delighted to be part of both this deal and the network as a whole.”

Artur Skiba, Managing Director of Antal International Poland commented on the acquisition:

“By joining Work Service we are diversifying the group portfolio within professional services of mid and high level staff recruitment, based on 17 years of experience and the in depth specialisation of our consultants. I’m proud that we are joining such a dynamic and ambitious company with Polish origin. Together we will continue to build a strong Polish brand in the CEE Region.”