Lead Forensics


Pertemps: Recruiting support for growth

Creating scale to become the market leader with the support of private equity.

Pertemps Network Group the UK's largest independent provider of specialist outsourced recruitment services.

Deal type
  • Management buyout
The Team
LDC Team

Pertemps Network Group (PNG) is one of the UK’s largest independent providers of recruitment solutions, with headquarters in Meriden, Warwickshire, and more than 150 branches and offices located nationwide.

The firm has more than 1,700 staff working from 250 locations and recruits across several sectors, including teaching, healthcare, IT, and finance.

A successful growth journey

In February 2012, LDC supported the management buyout of Pertemps Limited and AIM-listed Network Group Holdings plc by a joint management team, a deal that made Pertemps Network Group the UK’s largest independent provider of specialist outsourced recruitment services and temporary employment solutions.

The transaction consolidated Pertemps and Network into a unified business, which allowed for more effective marketing and delivery of its combined capability and facilitating the Group’s planned growth and acquisition strategy.

The company achieved record sales of £896m in 2018 and was recognised for its achievements by The Sunday Times in its national Top Track 100 rankings.

In 2022, the leading recruitment specialist pledged to become net zero by 2030 as part of a broader set of environmental commitments.


The Sunday Times Top Track 250

2018 & 2019