AURELIUS invests again in HR outsourcing and personnel services
- fidelis HR GmbH acquires HCM Gilde GmbH
- Add-on acquisition reinforces services portfolio and management
- Accelerating trend for long-term HR outsourcing
Munich, October 8, 2013 – The Munich-based AURELIUS Group (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8) is expanding its activities in the market for comprehensive personnel services. Its fidelis HR GmbH subsidiary is acquiring HCM Gilde GmbH with effect from October 1, 2013. fidelis HR, formerly known as TDS HR Service & Solutions GmbH and a member of the AURELIUS Group since May 2013, is the leading provider of comprehensive HR administration services in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The acquisition of HCM Gilde GmbH notably reinforces its capabilities in project management and process consulting as a foundation for long-term outsourcing contracts. For AURELIUS, the move represents a further element in the growth strategy of fidelis HR. The add-on purchase serves to permanently secure and boost the competitive position of the portfolio company.
HCM Gilde GmbH is a consultancy specializing in the field of personnel services. Its people are known for their wide-ranging practical experience, deep market knowledge and excellent networks, while the company itself concentrates primarily on HR process optimization, the realization of complex HR projects and HR outsourcing consulting. Starting October 1, 2013, Jörg John, founder and former managing director of HCM Gilde GmbH, will assist Nils Haase in running fidelis HR. Stefanie Lommel, co-founder of HCM Gilde GmbH, will remain on the management team at HCM Gilde. In addition, she will take over as head of the Business Development and Process Consulting unit at fidelis HR.
The market for personnel services has potential for strong growth. An accelerating trend for outsourcing complex HR processes can be observed across the globe, with more efficient structures and lower costs representing the key value drivers in this context. “With the acquisition of HCM Gilde, we have taken a further major step in our growth strategy in the market for personnel services,” comments Donatus Albrecht, the man on the AURELIUS Executive Board responsible for M&A activities. “We intend to continue actively developing our portfolio companies by means of add-on acquisitions going forward. Above and beyond the traditional AURELIUS approach, we