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Harrier acquires Oceans Group
Talent management business Harrier Human Capital (Harrier) has extended its service offering through the successful majority share acquisition of Oceans Group, an executive search organisation based in Sydney and Singapore.
Established in 2010, Oceans Group provides executive search solutions across Australia, Asia and Europe. With a breadth of industry and functional capability, allowing them to effectively service requirements across clients’ entire leadership structures, Oceans Group consistently delivers through highly experienced specialist practice groups with over 30 search consultants, supported by in-house research and hands-on delivery.
Led by Sean Garvey and Andrew Wood, Oceans Group forms an independent subsidiary entity of Harrier and provides clients with a discrete, boutique executive search solution to deliver complex assignments across a diverse range of national and international organisations. Both companies will support and leverage each other in their distinct but related areas of expertise.
Andrew said, “We are absolutely delighted to be part of Harrier and excited about leveraging our combined strengths and successes to date. This is a strategic move for Oceans Group and enables us to fulfil the vast amount of potential and opportunity we have created. Our team here is outstanding and this partnership ensures we can continue sustainable growth and create long-term rewarding careers for our people. Harrier and Oceans Group share similar ethics and values and this was an important consideration in our decision. Sean and I are committed to continuing to build and evolve the Oceans brand with added support from the Harrier business.”
Harrier CEO Kelly Quirk added, “The highly anticipated acquisition of Oceans Group cements Harrier’s position as Australasia’s leading boutique talent management business, setting us up for future growth and the further achievement of our strategic objectives. The leadership groups of Harrier and Oceans are partnering on integrating the two businesses where appropriate, to achieve a seamless transition for our employees and clients. I am delighted to be working with Sean, Andrew and their team and I know we are all looking forward to our joint future successes.”
In 2015, Harrier was a proud recipient of a WA Business News Rising Star Award and winner of the Professional Services and City of Perth Strategic Alliance categories at the 40under40 Awards in Perth. Kelly was also personally honoured as a 40Under40 winner and has recently been named on the Staffing Industry Analysts’ Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing list for the second year running.