Stepstone buys specialist IT Job Boards in BENELUX

Ralf Baumann
Ralf Baumann

StepStone announced last week the acquisition of ictjob SPRL, with its sites ictjob.be and ictjob.lu which are claimed to be the leading job boards in Belgium and Luxemburg for IT professionals. StepStone, a generalist job site, wants to enhance its positioning in the IT recruitment sector in Belgium and Luxemburg with this acquisition.

Ictjob SPRL was founded in 2007 and ictjob.be has over 25,000 verified CVs from IT professionals in its database. StepStone acquired this strong IT player in order to provide the best possible solution in this important market.

StepStone and ictjob SPRL will continue to work as separate entities and provide services to their respective customers, however as from now they will share best practices in order to optimize both companies’ technological solutions and deliver even better results to recruiters and candidates.

The acquisition also includes the Luxembourg branch of ictjob. Jobs.lu, the subsidiary of StepStone in this country will benefit from the same synergies between both companies.

The acquisition of ictjob SPRL is in line with StepStone Group’s strategy to operate leading job portals. “The acquisition of ictjob SPRL adds to our portfolio of leading job boards and is another great step on our growth path,” comments Ralf Baumann, CEO of StepStone Group.

Jan Heiremans, Country Manager of StepStone Belgium adds: ”Two segment leaders meet each other to offer an even greater service to their customers by sharing their know how and key aspects.”

Frédéric Lepère, Managing Partner of ictjob SPRL, said: “We are delighted to be joining StepStone. We consider StepStone to be the ideal partner for the future to help our niche-company reach the next level in terms of scale and operational excellence.”

(Source: Staffing Industry)

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