Los Angeles, Calif. (June 18, 2018) — O&A, a venture and corporate law firm in West Los Angeles, represented TS2 Holdings LLC in the acquisition of Neohire South, Hero.jobs, and RockIT Recruiting. TS2 is a strategic business development and recruiting firm based in El Segundo, Calif.
With these acquisitions, TS2 Holdings emerges as a major tech recruiting powerhouse, with strongholds in both Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach. TS2 has successfully combined expert management, strategy, knowledge, and software into a comprehensive tech recruiting model prepared to impact the industry throughout California, as well as on a national scale.
Jim Kidston, Partner at O&A, and Dan Offner, Managing Partner at O&A, lead the deal with assistance from Kevin Pasternak and Sara Wolf, Associates at O&A.
“The acquisition of these three companies will provide the foundational elements of our core business strategy,” said Yoshimi Iyadomi, CEO of TS2, in a statement announcing the acquisition. “When you combine the expertise and energy of the employees, industry knowledge and creativity of the management team, with the broader reach and resources of the combined group, there’s a tremendous opportunity for geometric growth. The integrated businesses give TS2 Holdings LLC the opportunity to build a differentiated recruiting model supported by a cutting-edge and tailored software platform that can be leveraged across all major tech markets in the U.S.”
Josh Stomel, Founder of Neohire South, stated, “We’ve invested considerable energy in developing and maintaining the Neohire South brand by building strong relationships with our clients and candidates. Our mission has always been to provide unparalleled service, industry expertise, trust and quality. As we continue to grow and extend our reach, it was important that we find a partner who shares our ambition, values and vision for the future; we’re confident that we’ve made the right choice.”
Tom Frost, Co-Founder of Hero.jobs, said, “We’re extremely proud of the ATS, candidate and client management platform we’ve developed. We’re fired up to expand our talented engineering and product management team and combine our recruiting business with the high-energy folks at Neohire South, RockIT and TS2.”
Cody Voellinger, Co-Founder of RockIT, noted, “At RockIT Recruiting we have hired over 500 engineers for more than 200 Bay Area startups since we got started in 2011. We’ve become experts at building teams that become great companies. RockIT is looking forward to uniting with the TS2 group companies to add some rocket fuel to our growing business. We are thrilled to find partners that want to expand our best practices to support more companies and job-seekers.”
Neohire South, founded in 2007, is a recruiting firm specializing in placements with early stage tech startups, with offices in both Santa Monica, Calif., and Tarzana, Calif. Founded in 2015, Hero.jobs is a Santa Monica-based recruiter and recruiting software company offering an innovative modern jobs platform designed to simplify the experience for job seekers. RockIT Recruiting, based in San Francisco and founded in 2011, is a recruiting firm that works closely with venture-backed tech startups in order to build their engineering teams and scale their businesses.
The acquisitions closed on January 10, 2018. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. Further details on the transactions can be found on TS2 Holdings’ press release.
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About TS2 Holdings
Founded by CEO Yoshimi Iyadomi, TS2 Holdings LLC is a strategic business development firm and parent company to a number of prominent recruiting companies. With primary offices in El Segundo, Calif., TS2 works closely with tech startups to provide connections to the capital, talent, and resources they need to scale their businesses. TS2 is the stateside growth platform of PERSOL Group, a worldwide HR service based in Tokyo (Japan). Learn more about T2 at http://ts2tech.space/.