Marcq-en-Baroeul, October 12, 2021
Cooptalis, digital leader in recruitment and mobility of international talents, announces the acquisition of Geneva Relocation, leader in professional mobility services present in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Cooptalis continues to meet the needs of companies and talents around the world by strengthening its international footprint.
The demands for talent are increasingly critical, all-over Europe. Switzerland is currently experiencing one of the biggest labor shortages in its history, with more than half of entrepreneurs declaring they experience difficulties in recruiting. To face this urgency, Cooptalis is implementing complementary strategies and reinforces its unique approach to 360 ° HR services by focusing on proximity through local agencies, accelerated by digital via specialized platforms.
Cooptalis is thus deploying the entire portfolio of its expert services in new markets while increasing its recruitment talent pools. The group has recently expanded in India and China. Cooptalis is developing simultaneously a complete range of international digital platforms, Izyfreelance, Softalis and Anywr.io, to accelerate and facilitate the recruitment and mobility processes.
In this context, the merger between Cooptalis and Geneva Relocation constitutes an opportunity for both companies to enrich their range of services and expand their playing field. Cooptalis will offer its 360 ° HR services offer in one of the most popular economic and financial hubs for international companies. For its part, Geneva Relocation / GR Mobility will be able to rely on Cooptalis group's digital platforms to accelerate its activities, and offer its customers new services, notably recruitment and training.
"We are very happy with the arrival of Geneva Relocation in Cooptalis group. We will be able to extend our position in the professional mobility sector in Switzerland, through a well-established, proactive and agile local player," said Olivier Desurmont, founder and CEO of Cooptalis. Switzerland is a strategic development and expatriation territory for companies around the world, and many multinationals choose it to set up their headquarters in Europe. Geneva Relocation, leader in relocation services is recognized for its excellence and unique expertise in supporting expatriates. Together with Pierre Jeronimo, who remains Managing Director of the activity in Switzerland, and his team of experts, we have significant assets for a successful post-covid recovery and reach our ambitions. "
« Talent Management has become a strategic issue for Swiss companies,” notes Pierre Jeronimo, Director of Geneva Relocation. Joining Cooptalis will allow us to go beyond relocation and expand our service portfolio. The group's resources and technological and digital capabilities represent new added value for our existing and future customers. With the specialized platforms, Izyfreelance and Anywr.io, the Cooptalis portal and mobile app, we have the capacity to offer a complete experience to both talents and clients and we intend to disrupt the Swiss market. "
In the wake of a Covid-impacted period, after Expat Partners in September, the acquisition of Geneva Relocation confirms the active resumption of the company's external growth strategy. Geneva Relocation is the sixth company to join the group in 3 years. Cooptalis is therefore now established in 14 countries: Morocco, Luxembourg, Vietnam, Canada, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Romania, Belgium, France, India, China and Switzerland.
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 www.cooptalis.com/. Discover our latest news www.cooptalis.com/blog.
About Geneva Relocation
Geneva Relocation is part of GR Mobility, an independent Swiss group, and has been established in Geneva since 1996. For more than 20 years, the company has offered a wide range of services to SMEs, multinationals and individuals residing in the Geneva region. The group is also present in Lausanne and Zurich. Specialized in finding accommodation, schooling and orientation, visa and work permit applications, Geneva Relocation takes care of the smallest details of your integration and international travel. Thanks to an excellent reputation developed over the years in Geneva and Vaud cantons as well as in neighboring France, Geneva Relocation ensures your integration into Geneva life in total comfort. Geneva Relocation gathers an international, diverse team of experts from Netherlands, England, France and Japan. Geneva Relocation also offers its services to individuals as well as to international civil servants, in order to facilitate finding new accommodation, managing immigration or any other mobility project. Geneva Relocation is one of the founding companies of SARA (Swiss Association of Relocation Agents) and is a member of EuRA (The European Relocation Association).
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