Kelly Services (KELYA) – Announces Largest Acquisition in Company History

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Monday, May 06, 2024

Kelly (Nasdaq: KELYA, KELYB) connects talented people to companies in need of their skills in areas including Science, Engineering, Education, Office, Contact Center, Light Industrial, and more. We’re always thinking about what’s next in the evolving world of work, and we help people ditch the script on old ways of thinking and embrace the value of all workstyles in the workplace. We directly employ nearly 350,000 people around the world and connect thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners in our outsourcing and consulting practice. Revenue in 2021 was $4.9 billion. Visit and let us help with what’s next for you.

Joe Gomes, Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst, Generalist , Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Joshua Zoepfel, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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Acquisition. Friday, Kelly Services announced the largest acquisition in Company History. Kelly is purchasing Motion Recruitment Partners LLC (MRP) for $425 million, with an additional earnout potential of up to $60 million. The acquisition significantly expands and strengthens Kelly’s scale and capabilities, in our view. The transaction will enhance the revenue growth potential and accelerate EBITDA margin expansion for Kelly.

Financing. Kelly expects to fund the purchase with debt and available capital, including the $100 million recently received from the sale of the European staffing business. At year-end, Kelly had $427 million of available liquidity, consisting of $126 million of cash and $301 million of availability under undrawn credit facilities. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2024.

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