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Sale of Lincoln Group to The Talent Club

Paris (France), January 28, 2020 – Founded in Paris in 1992, Lincoln is a Talent Management consulting firm, identified among the benchmark players in executive search consulting.

The Talent Club of Companies has finalized the acquisition of a majority stake in the capital of Lincoln Group. Matthieu Beaurain and Gwenaël Perrot respectively keep their operational responsibilities at Lincoln and join The Talent Club as members of the Management Committee in order to participate in its development and its international growth.

In a market marked by both the shortage of expert profiles, digital transformations and the internationalization of players, FDC International advised Lincoln Group and its shareholders in discussions with The Talent Club to:

  • Initiate discussions with The Talent Club,
  • Define the structure of the transaction,
  • Negotiate the financial parameters of the operation,
  • Organize the due diligence.

This new operation is for The Talent Club the completion of its third investment.

After those carried out in YouFirst Sports (€ 18.2M turnover in 2019, 160 employees, and more than 600 sports champions and athletes represented worldwide) and most recently in the Spanish digital group Between Technologies (€ 27M turnover in 2019, more than 500 employees), the alliance with Lincoln lays the foundations for its presence and future international growth in its mission as an agent of Talent leaders, managers and future managers.

Matthieu Beaurain, President and Founder of Lincoln: “After five very good years of growth driven by an ever stronger and more personalized relationship with our Talents, we have decided to associate our project with the Talent Club. We will thus accelerate our international development, participate in the creation of a European leader in supporting Talents with partners who share our vision of the Talent Agent, a long-term partner of leaders and managers “.

Jérôme Caille, CEO of Talent Club: “We warmly welcome Lincoln as a new member of the Talent Club. His proven competence as well as his vision in terms of supporting Talents strengthen our association and provide all its members with a platform for growth with high added value. With Lincoln, we are expanding our presence to 18 countries while expanding our range of services and advice, so as to offer the best experience to Talents throughout their professional mobility cycles. ”

About Lincoln:

Lincoln, a Talent Management consulting firm founded in 1992, brings together Executive Search, Interim Management, Leadership Advisory and Outplacement consulting activities within specialized sector practices. Present in Europe and Asia, Lincoln supports leaders and managers throughout their professional life cycles.

About The Talent Club of Companies:

The Talent Club is an international federation of companies specializing in the management and representation of talent in four high-demand markets such as athletes / sportspeople, engineers and digital professionals, managers and artists. Created in June 2019, The Talent Club is constituted as a holding company financed by private capital, and which acquires majority stakes in Talent Management players, leaders in their markets and inspired by their mission as talent agents.

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