U.S. staffing industry M&A activity continued at robust levels in Q3 2021, as 36 different buyers completed 39 staffing industry transactions. In the first nine months of 2021, 140 staffing industry transactions were announced, up 65% from the 85 transactions announced in the first nine months of 2020.
Staffing industry acquisition activity continues to be led by privately held strategic buyers, many of which are now majority owned by PE funds. Of the 140 staffing transactions completed in the first nine months of 2021, 120 were completed by privately owned investors/buyers, with only 20 completed by publicly traded U.S. staffing companies. Read the full report for more details on the U.S. staffing sector, transaction trends and market activity.