Brunel acquires majority share of renewables recruiter Taylor Hopkinson

Longacre Group and specialist recruiter Taylor Hopkinson has made a majority sale to Brunel International NV (Brunel), a global provider of flexible workforce solutions and expertise.

Glasgow-based Taylor Hopkinson, a recruitment partner to renewable energy leaders, was founded by Tom Hopkinson in 2009. Today it operates through seven international offices on three continents. 

Taylor Hopkinson delivers permanent and contract recruitment solutions, retained search and business intelligence solutions to enable its clients to develop, finance, construct and operate renewable energy projects globally. Its multi-lingual teams specialise in the wind (offshore and onshore), solar and energy storage sectors, placing talent across Europe, Iberia & LATAM, APAC and North America. Founder and director Hopkinson will continue to lead the business forward.

“The acquisition supports Brunel’s strategic direction to be the leader in specific segments of the international professional labour market,” said a statement from the sellers’ advisers, Clearwater International. “Taylor Hopkinson expects to achieve a revenue of over €50m (£42.5m) in 2021, a growth of more than 60% year-on-year. With this impressive history of growth, the acquisition of Taylor Hopkinson will be a great accelerator to Brunel’s position in Renewable Energy.”

“The enterprise value of the company is €44.6m, of which Brunel is acquiring 72%. Brunel has an option to acquire the remaining shares after three years,” Clearwater International said.

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