TPG Makes Majority Investment in People 2.0

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EXTON, Pa. & SAN FRANCISCO & FORT WORTH, Texas—TPG Growth, the private equity firm which recently invested in Greenhouse Software, has announced that it acquired a majority stake in P20 Global Holdings Inc. (“People 2.0”), the leading pure play provider of outsourced global employer of record (“EOR”) and agent of record (“AOR”) services to market makers in talent. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With a presence in more than 40 countries, People 2.0 is the leading, global enabler of workforce mobility, providing market makers in talent with an EOR/AOR platform that supports the deployment of workers anywhere, on demand, for any length of time, using one global master agreement. As the EOR/AOR provider, People 2.0 assumes a wide range of responsibilities including onboarding workers, managing employment risks, ensuring regulatory compliance, managing payroll, and administering worker benefits. People 2.0’s EOR services are designed for the deployment of employees, while AOR services are designed for the deployment of independent contractors.

“We are excited to partner with TPG Growth at such an important time in the People 2.0 journey,” said Erik Vonk, Executive Chairman of People 2.0. “As we head into our 20th year of business, TPG’s dynamic and global operational and capital markets expertise will allow us to pursue extensive organic growth initiatives in areas like flexible work arrangements and cross-border hiring as well as additional strategic acquisitions. Our people, our clients, and the workers on our platform will benefit tremendously from TPG’s deep experience and broad capabilities in the talent and HR services vertical.”

“People 2.0 is the only pure play EOR and AOR provider with global operations, making them the go-to provider for employment and contract work intermediaries seeking a one-stop solution across geographies,” said Ransom Langford, Partner at TPG. “The demand for high-quality, value-added outsourcing—particularly within HR services—continues to accelerate due to the expansion of the flexible, mobile workforce and need for outsourced HR services to manage that workforce. Having completed seven highly strategic, global acquisitions in the past four years, and now with an investment from TPG Growth, People 2.0 is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this market opportunity.”

People 2.0 has built a global workforce-deployment platform through recent acquisitions of EOR and AOR providers including Capital GESTCP, and WePayPeople with operations in the EMEA region and Entity Solutions with an extensive footprint in APAC. TPG has a long history of partnering with leading business services and digital solutions providers in the talent, recruitment, and HR space including current investments in Entertainment Partners, the leading global end-to-end provider of production workforce management and automated production software and services to the entertainment industry; Medical Solutions, a leading provider of healthcare staffing solutions for hospitals across the United States; Tenth Revolution Group, a global leader in cloud talent solutions; and Greenhouse Software, the leading hiring software company used by over 4,000 businesses.

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