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YER accelerates expansion into Germany with AVANTGARDE Experts acquisition

YER Global, a leading international secondment and recruiting company operating out of the Netherlands, has taken a major next step in its European expansion with the full acquisition of German recruitment specialist AVANTGARDE Experts. The terms of this transaction have not been disclosed; the transaction is expected to close subject to customary regulatory approvals. With a joint focus on quality and data-driven innovation, the partners will be moving forward together to strengthen their position on the German market for high-level personnel vacancies in key sustainable industries such as tech, mobility and energy.

Joining forces for an international job market

YER, which currently has a workforce of almost 4,000 employees with activities across the Netherlands, Belgium and the USA, will gain large-scale access to the German market through this acquisition, in line with its strategic vision for international expansion of its data-driven talent platform. Earlier in 2024, the company had already invested in another German partner: personnel service provider Staffxperts, with a strong focus on the energy sector. The new partnership with AVANTGARDE Experts will grow YER’s presence in the German market to almost 1,500 seconded professionals, as well as enabling further growth into the European market while reinforcing the company’s market position as a forward-thinking platform innovator.

Established in 2007, AVANTGARDE Experts has developed into one of the German market leaders in filling academic roles in the mobility and tech sectors. With an ambitious vision for the future, the company currently provides support from four locations across Germany to automotive manufacturers and suppliers, OEMs as well as industrial and digital groups in their search for the best talent. Going forward as part of the international YER group and building on its revenue of almost €100 million in 2023, AVANTGARDE Experts is eager to continue pursuing its success story.

Johan Overgaauw CEO YER
With its extensive expertise, ambitious roadmap and sustainable market position, AVANTGARDE Experts opens up a broad market entry for us in Germany. This acquisition is another important step in our international growth strategy. I expect great synergies from this new joint collaboration and am greatly looking forward to continuously improving our international offerings for both customers and professionals.

Philipp Riedel CEO AVANTGARDE Experts
Becoming part of YER marks a huge milestone in our history. This partnership accelerates our journey to becoming the category leader in filling key jobs for the mobility and tech sectors. It will benefit both our customers and candidates, providing new ways to match global talent with transnational opportunities. We are pleased to have found a new venture partner who is a perfect cultural and business fit for our team.


About YER

YER brings ambitious professionals and top-tier companies together. As a valued international recruitment agency, the company specializes in permanent and temporary posts, catering to professionals with a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree. YER has nine branch offices in the Netherlands and Belgium as well as locations in the United States. With a track record of excellence and innovation in recruitment and secondment since 1987, today YER is a leading international player in the market for both temporary and permanent positions in the Engineering, IT, Finance and Public domains.


About AVANTGARDE Experts

AVANTGARDE Experts is a specialist recruitment agency for the tech and mobility sectors. From its locations in Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne and Hamburg, the company supports automotive manufacturers, suppliers, OEMs and industrial and digital corporations throughout Germany in their search for the best talent. Leveraging its comprehensive industry knowledge in the fields of Industry, Digital, Tech and Finance, AVANTGARDE Experts offers customized staffing solutions through contract models including temporary employment, freelancing, direct placement and statement of work.