Group 8, a strategic advisory and search firm focused on the legal sector, exits Recruitment Entrepreneur’s portfolio after 5 successful years of partnership.
Group8, a strategic advisory and search firm focused on the legal sector, exits Recruitment Entrepreneur’s portfolio after 5 successful years of partnership.
Group8 is an innovative and trusted legal resourcing and consulting business that has worked to become the preferred strategic partner of choice for its customer base of elite ambitious law firms and professionals, helping them build award winning teams and careers, globally. Since launching with Recruitment Entrepreneur (RE) at the end of 2017, they have successfully developed their brand and innovative product offering across the EMEA and APAC regions in particular. Group8 has facilitated substantial growth for those it has represented with an ‘inch wide mile deep’ razor sharp focus.
Founder and CEO, Miranda Hilton, together with Group’s experienced team have taken the business from strength to strength since its inception to create a robust sustainable offering. Together with Recruitment Entrepreneur, Group8, a powerhouse boutique brand in its sector, has attracted an enviable repeat client base supporting on some of the most challenging growth projects around the world with its seamless boundary-less approach. The business launched a ‘market first’ solution tailored to an individual client’s’ needs, designed to combine the best of internal and external resource and expertise to drive law firms’ accelerated growth.
After 5 years with RE, Miranda and team are now ready to take the business to the next level. Group8 will be exiting the portfolio with a management buyout buoyed by all the learnings, confidence, and guidance from the partnership. With Group8 now having evolved its product offerings to be ‘best in class’, the business is well positioned to independently continue its journey in facilitating success for its select global customer portfolio.
Recruitment Entrepreneur CEO, Abid Hamid, says: “Since partnering with Miranda back in 2017 there was a clear vision that the offering of Group8 was always going to be high-level, exclusive, and bespoke. I have yet to come across someone with as much global understanding and expertise in the legal resourcing sector. Growing her business with her on this premise has been an exciting journey and now is the absolute right time for her to take it to the next level.”
Recruitment Entrepreneur Chairman, James Caan CBE, echoed these sentiments by saying: “I remember the first time Miranda and I met to discuss her business plan. It was evident from the outset that her focus and determination were going to be a big part of her success and I’m grateful that we had the opportunity to build a fantastic business with Miranda. I look forward to seeing her business elevate to the next level after our partnership and wish her and the team all the success.”
Miranda had this to say: “Recruitment Entrepreneur was a no brainer for us in starting out and I have always called it ‘smart money’ – private equity investment which came with decades of resourcing and entrepreneurial expertise. The environment, mentoring and support has both challenged and driven us through the inevitable rollercoaster years of building a business. That has enabled us as a team to do what we love every day – to help ambitious law firms and professionals fulfil their potential. I am very grateful to Abid and James for believing in what was just an idea 5 years ago and to the whole RE operations, finance and marketing team for their support on the journey. We’ve grown (up!), made life-long friendships and had a lot of fun along the way! None of what we have achieved to date would be possible without the trust and support of our clients who we are so proud to be associated with – their success will be our success.”
Group8 is a strategic advisory and search business focused on the legal sector.
Our purpose is to help clients and individuals access the world’s evolving possibilities and maximise their potential. Driving transformational growth for ambitious law firms and professionals, sustainably and globally, is what we do.
We aim to turn ‘Why?’ into ‘Why not?’ Our business reflects our individual approach which is entrepreneurial, authentic and creative. Quite simply we love building ground-breaking teams, witnessing the transformative impact that growth can have on a firm and a market. We unlock opportunities through our tenacity and dedication, using our global expertise.
We flex and adapt quickly to meet the changing needs of the market and our clients. We are always thinking ahead and asking “is there a better way?”. The journey is as important to us as the destination and we coach and support with every step. Our team houses recognised and trusted experts in the coaching, resourcing and commercial world. We work with you in partnership to help shape and achieve your growth objectives
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