Australian-owned Braithwaite Steiner Pretty (BSP), one of the most successful executive search firms in the Asia-Pacific region has announced today that it is merging operations with Odgers Berndtson, a global leader in board-level executive recruitment.

Established in Sydney in 1997, BSP has successfully built a regional business with operations in Australia, Japan, China, Singapore and India.  BSP initiated its acquisition by Odgers Berndtson because the value-added benefits of a global partner will boost its already strong capabilities in delivering strategic, detailed and impeccable service internationally.

Odgers Berndtson has a blue-chip track record and access to expertise from a global network in 55 cities across 30 countries and five continents. The transaction adds significant scale to Odgers Berndtson’s operations throughout Asia-Pacific, providing a presence in Australia.

Unique as an Australian owned business, BSP has achieved market leadership in the Technology sector across all of Asia Pacific and is the market leader in Education, the Cultural sector and Health in Australia, complementing Odgers Berndtson’s own highly-regarded global practices.

Mark Braithwaite, a founding Partner of BSP said: “We have a strong synergy with Odgers Berndtson based on our shared quality-first approach to search and commitment to solving the business problems of our customers.  They are the only global firm whose values mirror ours. Becoming part of Odgers Berndtson brings a new level of capability and global reach to our customers. I see a very exciting future.”

According to Richard Boggis-Rolfe, Chairman of Odgers Berndtson, “The synergies between Odgers Berndtson and BSP will be of great value to our clients. BSP adds significant scale to our capabilities in Asia-Pacific and we now have the depth of expertise in Australia to  match that of any other search firm. Unlike many in our sector, Odgers Berndtson is maintaining strong global growth despite the challenging economic conditions by meeting the new needs of our clients. BSP has grown by following the same path and this is the base from which we intend to build the business further in Australia and Asia Pacific.”

“Asia Pacific is at the centre of global economic growth and will remain so. BSP is a unique firm that really understands the needs of the region and has achieved sector dominance through consistent organic growth. This is a key strategic initiative for us.”

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