Antares joins Cooptalis group


Sophie Lavergne

Antares joins Cooptalis group

Marcq-en-Baroeul, January 27, 2022


Cooptalis, a leader in international recruitment and professional talent mobility, announces the acquisition of Antares, an immigration and relocation service provider based in Madrid, Spain. Cooptalis continues to deploy its HR services and responds to the new needs of companies and talent around the world, by strengthening its local presence, developing its international network, offering new opportunities of mobility between Europe and the American continent

Cooptalis consolidates its position as a key player in Europe with a new base in Spain, and follows its ambition to develop a recruitment and mobility giant, ethical, sustainable, aligned with the recruitment needs of companies and the mobility wishes of talents.


Recruitment tensions in certain sectors of activity are increasingly high in many countries, particularly in Europe. In this context, to speed up and facilitate recruitment and mobility processes, Cooptalis is pursuing complementary strategies with, on one hand, the presence of its 360° HR services in new countries, and on the other hand, the development of new specialized digital services and platforms. This model allows the group to respond with agility to an increasing number of customers.


The merger with Antares will enable Cooptalis, already present on 4 continents (Asia, Africa, America, Europe), to offer its expert services in new markets, while opening its recruitment to the Hispanic world and its more than 160 million working people*. This new opening also marks the group’s ambition to support Latin American talent to North America and strengthen its services in Canada**.


For Antares, joining Cooptalis Group is an opportunity to expand its range of HR service offerings with innovative recruitment solutions. Antares will also rely on the group’s power and its digital tools to accelerate its activities and offer its customers new digital services (customer portal, API, talent applications).


“Antares’ arrival in Cooptalis’ family is a new stage for the development of the group. Strengthening our position in the professional mobility sector in Spain, through a well-established local player, recognized for its excellence and expertise, is a major asset. Susana Bourne and Ira Lemmetyinen will continue leading the Spanish activity, together with their team of mobility experts, ensuring the success of this integration and the continuity of the excellent client relationships. Spain is a privileged partner for many international companies, and represents us a strategic opening on the whole Spanish-speaking world” declared Olivier Desurmont, founder and CEO of Cooptalis



“Recruitment is critical for many businesses in the context of economic recovery in Spain. Joining Cooptalis will allow us to support companies on all their recruitment and mobility challenges. The Group’s digital resources and means represent new acceleration levers for our customers. Driven by the same sense of excellence in providing hiring and mobility services, together we will be able to meet all talent management needs” says Susana Bourne, Director at Antares.


After Expat Partners and Geneva Relocation in the third quarter of 2021, Cooptalis confirms its external growth strategy. Antares is the seventh company to join the group since 2018. Cooptalis now operates in 15 countries: Morocco, Luxembourg, Vietnam, Canada, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Romania, Belgium, France, India, China, Switzerland and Spain.


*Sources : internal Cooptalis Studies

**Map of major migration flows 20192019


About Cooptalis Group

Since 2012, Cooptalis has been recruiting, relocating and training international talents for companies around the world. Cooptalis provides digital and expert solutions to companies in their search for rare talents and supports talents in their professional mobility projects. Selected among the 120 most promising startups in France, #French Tech120, Cooptalis has a unique position in its market thanks to a complete range of HR solutions: talent recruitment and headhunting - via a wide choice of employment vehicles (Cooptalis SPOT), mobility solutions (Cooptalis MOVE) and training (Cooptalis GROW). With 20 agencies in 14 countries, Cooptalis benefits from an expert presence and a global talent pool. Already more than 4000 companies and 30,000 talents have put their trust in Cooptalis’ services for their life changes. Cooptalis is an innovative and responsible digital company, committed to its communities, that puts its expertise and solutions at the service of social integration and diversity projects. Cooptalis has recently adopted a social enterprise status. Find out more Discover our latest news


About Antares

Antares Relocation was established in 2010 to introduce in the Spanish market a new generation service provider offering result-orientated and proactive destination services. Led by recognized mobility industry professionals, Antares has been successfully assisting companies from different industries, from SMEs to multinationals, with their international talent mobility needs throughout Spain. Antares designs and delivers customized corporate solutions for successful transfers with services ranging from immigration processes to finding properties and schools, to full-bundled, tailored-made services to cater for any family´s requirements ensuring a seamless adaptation to their new destination. Our team of over 30 inhouse mobility professionals, of 7 different nationalities, able to assist in over 10 different languages, gives responsive, accurate, transparent and caring support to clients and customers alike. Antares is long-lasting member of and of EuRA (The European Relocation Association). As a proof of our consistent quality management system, we hold the EuRA Global Quality Seal since 2015.


Sophie Lavergne

Sophie Lavergne

by Sophie Lavergne