4c Executive Search buys MSL Search & Selection for undisclosed sum

4c Executive Search buys MSL Search & Selection for undisclosed sum

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The longest-established Executive Search firm in Northern Ireland, MSL Search & Selection, has been bought by 4c Executive Search.

The sum is undisclosed and Ian Rainey, MSL Search & Selection’s Managing Director, will join 4c Executive Search as a Non-Executive Director.

Gary Irvine, Founder of 4c Executive Search, said: “4c has enjoyed steady but significant growth over the past three years and has been appointed to find the best available talent for more than 150 senior-level business critical roles in Northern Ireland and GB.

"But we are not complacent and are always reviewing our progress and striving for opportunities to grow or improve the business.

“Having already expanded significantly in the past 12 months, through the launch of a number of new divisions, we saw this opportunity to purchase MSL as the next step in our ambitious growth strategy.

“I believe that this puts 4c in an exceptionally strong place, firmly cementing our position as the leading – and now the largest – provider of true executive search services in Northern Ireland through 4c Executive Search, 4c Boardroom and 4c Third Sector.”

Rainey added: “Gary has built a very solid, successful business in 4c and I have been extremely impressed with everything I have seen of the firm in recent years. The 4c offering is truly unique in Northern Ireland, with the team following a very clever, methodical and scientific model that brings the very best results for the client, and I have every confidence that the MSL business is in very safe hands.” 

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