StepStone Solutions agrees to acquire MrTed - expands global footprint, extends product set

StepStone Solutions agrees to acquire MrTed - expands global footprint, extends product set and strengthens true SaaS capability
By: StepStone Solutions Singapore
Aug. 2, 2010 - PRLog -- London/Texas: 2 August 2010: StepStone Solutions, a global leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Talent Management solutions, has signed a binding agreement to acquire privately-owned e-recruitment software provider MrTed. Over 100 customers use the MrTedTalentLink product to recruit staff across 100 countries and over 90% of MrTed’s current revenues come from ‘Global 500’ businesses, including large Recruitment Process Outsourcers (RPOs). The acquisition accelerates StepStone Solutions’ global growth, extends its product set and strengthens its SaaS capability. For more information see and

“For our customers and staff this is extremely exciting. Looking forward, the strength of both companies will enhance the experience and means by which business managers interact with their talent and HR colleagues, generating greater value for their businesses,” said StepStone Solutions CEO, Matthew Parker. “This combination creates an even even stronger player with unique capabilities to meet customer needs in terms of global reach, financial strength and product set. Following our recent MBO in conjunction with HgCapital, this is an important milestone in our ambitious plans for  expanding and developing StepStone Solutions.”

The acquisition accelerates StepStone Solutions’ global growth, adds a substantial new revenue stream, expands its customer base worldwide and brings leading-edge technical capabilities in terms of product architecture and future development capabilities. MrTed has operations in the US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, China and Poland, substantially strengthening StepStone Solutions’ international presence and ability to service truly global customers.

"This acquisition marries StepStone Solutions' global execution expertise and infrastructure with MrTed's  thought leadership and true SaaS capabilities. This is a very welcome early demonstration of HgCapital’s commitment to the global Human Capital SaaS market," commented Naomi Lee Bloom, Managing Partner, Bloom & Wallace.

MrTed has built an impressive customer base since its founding in 1999, with global brands that include Heineken, Tommy Hilfiger and France Telecom. MrTedTalentLink, a fully SaaS-based offering, is recognised for a high level of innovation in its architecture, particularly in the latest “Cloud 9” release.  “Cloud 9” has earned top marks from industry analysts like Gartner Group, (which positioned MrTed in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the 2009 Magic Quadrant for e-Recruitment Software), and Bersin & Associates because of the solution’s advanced cloud architecture, application portability and dynamic user interface.

“As the industry consolidates, integrating the MrTed business into StepStone Solutions makes a lot of sense for both sets of customers and provides a safe pair of hands for the future. It creates a powerhouse software company with a truly global footprint, an unmatched product set and great financial strength,” said MrTed CEO, Jerome Ternynck, who will continue to work with StepStone Solutions in an advisory capacity.

StepStone Solutions

StepStone Solutions delivers world class technology for finding, recruiting, retaining, managing and developing people. Our global talent acquisition and talent management solutions are available in many languages, with seamless, internet-based access. With the support of our experienced professionals they can be quickly and reliably implemented anywhere in the world, using SaaS or on-premises delivery, to give rapid return on investment. Over 1,500 organisations in 40 countries rely on StepStone Solutions every day to improve their business performance, build effective talent strategies, and to help their people have more effective, enjoyable and rewarding careers. StepStone Solutions operates in 16 countries and employs around 450 people. Its global customers include BASF, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, Lufthansa, Kruger Products, PUMA, and Virgin Atlantic.

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