General Assembly

The Adecco Group announces Acquisition of education pioneer General Assembly

  • Alain Dehaze

    Expands the Adecco Group’s up-/re-skilling offering, by adding a leader in digital skills development

  • Combination creates unique solutions to address clients’ unmet needs for in-demand 21st-century skills
  • Synergies across multiple business lines will enhance General Assembly’s strong standalone growth
  • Consistent with Group’s strategy to harness megatrends and expand into high-value adjacent markets

The Adecco Group, the world’s leading HR solutions partner, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire General Assembly, a pioneer in education and career transformation that offers accelerated learning programs in high-demand 21st-century digital skills. The acquisition will position the Adecco Group as a leader in the fast-growing up-/re-skilling segment, complementing existing solutions and creating significant synergies in Talent Development & Career Transition and Professional Staffing & Solutions. Total enterprise value is USD 412.5 million (EUR 335 million) and the transaction is expected to be EVA positive in the third full year of ownership.