Clearwater International advises Longacre Group and Taylor Hopkinson on its sale to Brunel International N.V.

Clearwater International has advised Longacre Group and Taylor Hopkinson, a trusted recruitment partner to global renewable energy leaders, on its majority sale to Brunel International N.V. (Brunel), a global provider of flexible workforce solutions and expertise.

Glasgow-based Taylor Hopkinson was founded by Tom Hopkinson in 2009. It has grown organically to become the biggest pure-play renewable energy team in the world. Today it operates through seven international offices on three continents. A trusted recruitment partner to renewable energy leaders, Taylor Hopkinson delivers permanent and contract recruitment solutions, retained search and business intelligence solutions to enable its clients to develop, finance, construct and operate renewable energy projects globally. Its multi-lingual teams specialise in the wind (offshore and onshore), solar and energy storage sectors, placing talent across Europe, Iberia & LATAM, APAC and North America. Founder and Director Tom Hopkinson will continue to lead the business forward.

The acquisition supports Brunel’s strategic direction to be the leader in specific segments of the international professional labour market. Taylor Hopkinson expects to achieve a revenue of over €50m in 2021, a growth of more than 60% year on year. With this impressive history of growth, the acquisition of Taylor Hopkinson will be a great accelerator to Brunel’s position in Renewable Energy. The enterprise value of the company is €44.6m, of which Brunel are acquiring 72%. Brunel has an option to acquire the remaining shares after three years.