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Highberg Group strengthens its organisation transformation proposition with acquisition AnalitiQs 

Amsterdam, 1 December 2022 – The Highberg Group takes an important step in enriching its transformation proposition with the acquisition of Amsterdam-based HR analytics agency AnalitiQs. AnalitiQs helps organisations, through analysis-, advice- and training services to increase their understanding of its people; an organisations’ greatest asset.

Highberg Group is a collection of entrepreneurial consulting organisations that together are building a leading position in Europe within transformation consulting. Besides AnalitiQs, the group includes Blinklane, Gladwell Academy, VKA, House of Performance and Hamburg-based German Schickler Consulting. In May, the acquisition of AgilityMasters also further strengthened the coaching component within Highberg Group.

The groups buy-and-build strategy is supported by Munich-based Auctus Capital partners. With the acquisition of AnalitiQs, the Highberg Group counts more than 350 specialised professionals in the Netherlands, France, Germany and India. The group accounts for an annual turnover of around €80 million.

Han Driessen, Highberg Group CEO: “AnalitiQs, with its range of HR analytics, offers unprecedented opportunities for organisations to gain visibility into their human capital. Insights into employee satisfaction and engagement, talent identification, diversity and inclusion are examples of services which they successfully offer. This enables organisations to make the right choices, develop their people better and faster and deploy talent optimally. Especially in this tight job market, organisations realise that people are the single most important factor to remain successful in the future.”  

The organisations within the Highberg Group focus on digital and organisational transformations in the private and public sectors in Europe. Through consulting, implementation and training, they help companies stay competitive and agile in a digital age.

Gido van Puijenbroek, partner at AnalitiQs: “We have grown rapidly recently and we notice that we can serve more clients with our services in the field of HR analytics. With Highberg’s proven impact and international growth ambition, we are taking that step. Our services are clearly complementary, and work seamlessly with the transformation propositions of the companies within the Highberg Group. We work with the same target group, so we see huge opportunities in the short term to help more organisations at home and abroad.” 

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For more information, contact Highberg Group’s Han Driessen at han.driessen@blinklane.com and 06 5352 0837.

About Highberg Group

Highberg helps companies worldwide stay relevant and competitive in a rapidly changing and digitising environment. Highberg is a group of entrepreneurial consulting and training firms that together offer services in the field of (digital) transformation and sustainability consulting to large organisations at home and abroad. Highberg’s ambition is to become a leading provider of transformation consulting in Europe. 

About AnalitiQs

AnalitiQs helps companies transform from conventional to data-driven HR. To enable this transformation, AnalitiQs offers its clients consulting services;  in the areas of Data Science, Business Intelligence and employee research; as well as HR analytics training.  In recent years AnalitiQs has become the number one HR analytics firm in the Netherlands and has the ambition to achieve a leading position in Europe together with Highberg.

About Auctus Capital Partners

Auctus Capital Partners AG is a private equity firm based in Munich. With over 350 company investments since 2001, AUCTUS is of the most active funds in Europe. Their buy-and-build strategies have created more market leaders than any other fund in Germany. The fund capital under management of over € 800 million comes from successful entrepreneurs and some long-term institutional investors.