Global Executive Search Firm DHR International Acquires Veni Partners

Feb 9, 2015

Amsterdam 9th February 2015   DHR International Europe, announces the acquisition of Veni Partners LLP, the London-based European executive search and advisory firm specialising in Board and Financial Services.  The deal became effective February 1st 2015.

DHR International, which is independently owned and has a strong presence in both the U.S and Asia, with over 55 offices worldwide continues its growth in Europe.  The acquisition of Veni Partners will further bolster the company’s existing Financial Services arm with this expansion into the European Financial Services market. 

Veni’s Managing Partner and Head of Financial Services, Stéphane Rambosson has joined DHR International as Managing Director Financial Services Europe. Prior to joining Veni Partners in 2008 Stéphane came from Citi, where he was Head of Equity Capital Markets for French speaking countries and oversaw the European industrials franchise.  Founder and Chairman of Veni, Thomas Drewry will become an advisor. The new team comprising nine new members including four senior consultants will be covering DHR Financial clients across Europe out of DHR’s financial services centre of excellence in London. Veni Partners will add to DHR International’s Fortune 500 client base. The firm works with universal and investment banks, private equity funds, asset managers and family-offices.

"This is a very good day indeed″ enthused Frank Smeekes, DHR’s European Managing Director who oversaw the acquisition. ″We are excited at the prospect of being able to offer our clients this additional expertise in the increasingly competitive financial services market across Europe and beyond. The acquisition of Veni Partners is a very good fit in terms of where we want to grow in Europe. Their long and successful tenure in the European financial services world as well as their international European  backgrounds further complements the already diverse team we have. ″

Stéphane Rambosson, concluded, ″The Financial Services Market is a global industry with ever increasing competition between geographic regions.  In joining DHR International we will become part of the company’s global platform and be able to avail ourselves of a unique network supported by its centres of excellence.  This will further benefit what we can offer our clients in terms of securing the very best talent throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. ″

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