Randstad buys Monster for $429M as recruitment consolidation continues

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 07.39.18 Yet one more significant piece of M&A in the online recruitment industry. Today Randstad Holdings, an Amsterdam-based human resources and recruitment specialist, announced that it would acquire job hunting portal Monster Worldwide, for $429 million in cash. The deal works out to $3.40 per share in cash and is a premium on Monster’s share price at closing on Monday of $262 million. Read More

TechCrunch Tirana Meetup — Come meet us, Monday Aug 8

Tirana_from_South After an impromptu meetup in Prizren, Kosovo, where I met with local startups, I’m heading to Tirana, Albania where I’ll be holding an informal TechCrunch Meetup. Sign up here to get details soon on the details. There is also a Facebook event page. It will be on the evening of Monday Aug 8. I’ve been impressed with the growing tech scene in the Balkans, and it’s clearly… Read More