Gi Group, the leading Italian multinational staffing company, active in more than 50 countries across the globe and among the top 6 staffing companies in Europe, has concluded the acquisition of Axxis Intérim & Recrutement, Axxis Formation and SES Recrutement, a well established, Marseille-based French company.

Active for more than 45 years, Axxis operates though 54 branches across France, offering temporary staffing solutions, permanent recruitment and training to more than 1700 clients.

“We were looking for a leading industrial partner for our subsidiary Axxis so that it can continue its development. We are glad to have found this in Gi Group. Axxis will remain a key supplier-partner of the Onet Group in order to benefit from the strong skills offered to its customers and in particular its expertise in specialty businesses”, says Emilie De Lombares, CEO of Onet Group.

Commenting on the acquisition, Stefano Colli-Lanzi, CEO and President of the Gi Group says: “This acquisition allows us to improve our positioning and be even more competitive in France, a country that is very important to us. It also further strengthens our position as a global player in the HR services sector, and is in line with our medium-term objective of reaching € 6 billion in turnover by 2023.”

“I can’t wait” concludes Colli-Lanzi “to welcome the Axxis team to the Gi Group and to start working together on solutions that truly respond to the increasingly complex and diversified needs of the French labour market.”

Gi Group was advised by Blackwood Capital Group; the acquisition has been made with the legal consultancy of Baker McKenzie Paris.


About Gi Group

Gi Group is the leading Italian multinational HR Solutions company, as well as one of the main actors in the world of services dedicated to the development of the labor market. The Group is active in the following fields: temporary work, permanent staffing, research and selection, executive search, training, employability support, HR administration, outsourcing, HR consultancy. Thanks to the internationalization process started in 2007, today Gi Group operates directly or with strategic partnerships in over 50 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. At the end of 2010 Gi Group obtained an important recognition by joining WEC – World Employment Confederation, the international confederation of employment agencies – as a Global Corporate Member.