Workforce solutions company ManpowerGroup today said it will acquire global information technology consulting firm Ciber’s business in Norway.
“The acquisition of Ciber Norway complements the organic growth of ManpowerGroup’s own professional resourcing and project-based workforce solutions arm, Experis, and will help meet growing demand in the IT sector,” the company said in a release.
Ciber Norway’s business, including 130 employees, will transition over to ManpowerGroup when the deal is expected to close later this month, pending regulatory approval.
“We are pleased to announce this acquisition that continues to build on the strength of our Experis business in Norway and further accelerates our strategy to shift our business mix towards higher value and professional services,” ManpowerGroup Norway Managing Director Maalfrid Brath said.
Since opening first office in Norway in 1952, ManpowerGroup has diversified business across four brands—Manpower, Experis, ManpowerGroup Solutions and Right Management — now spanning 30 locations and finding work for more than 20,000 people in Norway each year.
Ciber Norway brings with it ten years of IT industry expertise.
“As a strategic buyer with local operations, we believe they will provide a seamless transition and great continuity and service to our customers and our employees,” Ciber President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Boustridge said.