Bartech to Fuel Impellam Group

Acquisition aligns strategies and clients from two leading MSP and Staffing firms

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--()--Bartech Group, a pioneer in global workforce and staffing solutions, was acquired by Impellam Group plc. (LSE: IPEL). Bartech is culturally aligned to Impellam's vision "to be the world's most trusted staffing company" and has a strong management team which will complement Impellam's existing team.

Founded in 1977, Bartech is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, USA and currently manages more than 30,000 workers and consultants and over $3.5 billion of spend for clients worldwide on a run rate basis through its Managed Service Provider (MSP) programs and Specialist Staffing business. Bartech delivers top talent through its high-touch, cost effective and customized approach. Bartech helps its clients mitigate risks; improve access to talent and quality of hire.

The acquisition enables increased collaboration, recruitment expertise and new client opportunities for both companies, as well as an amplified global presence for all clients. This bolsters Bartech to be part of a $2+ billion global company, employing more than 3,100 people across 235+ worldwide locations.

Bartech's CEO, David Barfield, will become CEO of Impellam's North American businesses including Bartech. Mike Bixler, Impellam's current North America Managing Director for Specialist Staffing, will become Managing Director for the enlarged Specialist Staffing business, reporting to David Barfield.

“My parents founded Bartech in 1977 and I’ve had the privilege to lead and reshape our company’s strategy, operations and culture since 2009,” said Barfield. “My team and I have enjoyed our partnership with Sverica. Their support of our team and vision to position Bartech to compete in the growing and rapidly evolving staffing industry has resulted in a better and stronger Bartech. Now, our team looks forward to joining Impellam Group and becoming an important component of its North American strategy which I am honored to lead into the future.”

Bartech employees will retain ongoing independence and become part of a larger global family with parallel cultures. Together, employees from both companies will leverage the other’s strengths and expertise to continue delivering exceptional, trusted workforce solutions for their clients.

Julia Robertson, Chief Executive Officer of Impellam Group plc, said "The acquisition of Bartech is another significant step forward for Impellam and will accelerate the achievement of our strategic goals. There is a strong cultural fit between our two businesses and the combined management team in North America has an exciting opportunity to create top line growth by achieving increased market share at strong margins and bottom line growth by consistently delivering operational improvements and synergy benefits. The combination of our leadership position in the UK MSP market and the highly respected Bartech and Guidant brands in North America will enable us to offer our MSP clients a global solution delivered by experts in our local markets.”

Robertson continued, “I am pleased to welcome David Barfield to Impellam Group and I look forward to working with him and all his management team, as our North American businesses deliver the next stage of their growth and development."

About Bartech

Bartech is a Michigan-based professional services firm that delivers global workforce management and staff augmentation solutions to Fortune 1000 companies and other users of non-employee labor. The company was established in 1977 by John Barfield as a supplier of technical staffing services to the automotive industry. Today, the company manages or employs over 30,000 consultants daily across multiple end markets and manages over $3.5 billion of client expenditures. Bartech is ranked by Staffing Industry Analysts as the 8th largest MSP by global spend and 5th largest vendor neutral MSP in the industry. Further, Bartech is considered by HRO Today as a perennial top 5 performer and was recognized in 2014 as the #1 Managed Service Provider globally based upon breadth of services and client satisfaction. For more information, visit

About Impellam Group

Impellam Group is ranked by Staffing Industry Analysts as the 2nd largest staffing business in the UK and 12th worldwide. Impellam Group provides managed services and specialist staff across the UK, North America, Asia Pacific and mainland Europe. The company vision is to become ‘the world’s most trusted staffing company – trusted by our people, our customers and our investors in equal measure’. Ultimately, Impellam Group’s purpose is to provide fulfilment and a sense of purpose to its people, and to help customers build better businesses in a changing world. Through highly selective M&A activity, Impellam Group will continue to fill in the geographic and sector gaps in a diverse business portfolio. For more information visit


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Release Summary

Bartech, global workforce solutions provider, was acquired by Impellam Group plc. Bartech CEO David Barfield will become CEO of Impellam's North American businesses, including Bartech.



ClearEdge Marketing
Ann Warren, 770.328.8384