Hanover & City CV deal

Partnership created to build capabilities and market expansion.

Hanover Search Group has entered into a new partnership with specialist career consultancy and outplacement services firm, City CV. The new partnership will see the global executive search organisation expand its capabilities to deliver a more comprehensive service to its client base, while also supporting the further expansion of central London-based City CV in both UK and international markets. Hanover currently offers executive search, leadership solutions and market intelligence services to its global client base.

City CV was founded by Victoria McLean in 2009 and offers a range of outplacement programmes, professional writing and coaching services to thousands of organisations and individuals around the world.

Employing a team of specialist career consultants, writers and executive career coaches with experience in a cross section of industries, from finance and technology to project management and HR, City CV works with a client list ranging from mid-career-professionals to CEOs and non-executive directors. The partnership strengthens an existing relationship between the two organisations, where City CV provided outsourced support to Hanover Search Group clients.

Hanover, which is headquartered in London and has offices in Europe and North America, operates in a broad spectrum of sectors. It also has a presence in Asia markets through its partner company ALS International.

Advising Hanover Search Group in the share purchase was head of corporate finance and partner at RG Corporate Finance (RGCF) Carl Swansbury and senior manager Alex Simpson. RG also undertook financial due diligence led by audit and assurance partner Grahame Maughan and director Andrew Cameron.

James Emmett, CEO, Hanover, said: “Victoria and her team have built a successful and highly reputable business, which offers expertise and experience that will benefit our global client base. We have seen first-hand how City CV adds real value to clients’ career development and transition and through this new formal partnership we are keen to support their continued growth in key markets and territories.”

Victoria McLean, CEO of City CV, said: “We are excited to cement our relationship with the talented Hanover team. This partnership provides an important strategic opportunity for City CV to increase our growth trajectory in UK and international markets, provide added value services to Hanover, expand our digital platform ‘Career Refinery’, and broaden our client and candidate reach.”

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