Taylor Hopkinson

TYPEMBO / Growth Capital

DATEJune 2017

SECTORStaffing and Recruiting / Business Services

Longacre partners with ambitious management teams to help them grow their businesses through strategic guidance, growth capital or add-on acquisitions.

The business

Taylor Hopkinson is a fast-growing recruitment specialist focused exclusively on the global renewable energy industry, providing both permanent and contract staff to a wide range of blue-chip customers across the entire value chain from project financing to offshore construction and maintenance.

Transaction Challenges:

  • Taylor Hopkinson was growing rapidly and its young and ambitious management team wanted strategic guidance to fully capitalise on the opportunities
  • The company’s systems and infrastructure required an upgrade to cope with continued rapid international expansion
  • The founding shareholders wanted to de-risk and cash out some of their investment after eight years of “boot-strapped” growth

Longacre Approach:

  • Longacre introduced an experienced chairman, who previously led the global expansion of a staffing and recruitment business as CEO
  • We provided liquidity to the founding team and supplied a growth capital facility
  • We worked with an experienced CFO to upgrade the company’s financial systems


Development since acquisition

Rapid growth continues on a more stable platform of robust systems and processes

During Longacre Group's ownership, Taylor Hopkinson has grown to be the largest pure renewable energy recruitment business in the world 

Taylor Hopkinson has grown its employee base three fold, established a presence in Asia, and quintupled profits

Taylor Hopkinson continues to consolidate its reputation as the premier recruitment partner for global renewable energy companies