City CV and Hanover Search Group join forces to expand outplacement, search and talent solutions globally.

Meta Corporate Finance Ltd

Deal type: Partnership
Industry Sector: Career Consultancy
Completion date: 2022
Adviser(s): Meta Corporate Finance Ltd

City CV, the London-based specialist career consultancy and outplacement services firm, has entered a new partnership with Hanover, the global search organisation.

Founded by Victoria McLean in 2009, City CV offers a range of outplacement programmes, professional writing and coaching services to thousands of organisations and individuals around the world.

Employing a team of specialist career consultants, writers, and executive career coaches with industry experience from finance and technology to project management and HR, the company works with a client list ranging from mid-career-professionals to CEOs and non-executive directors.

The partnership strengthens an existing relationship between the two organisations, where City CV provided outsourced support to Hanover clients.

Peter Counsell of Meta Corporate Finance advised Victoria McLean on the terms of the partnership.

Hanover currently offers executive search, leadership solutions and market intelligence services to its global client base. The new partnership will deliver a more comprehensive service to both client bases and will support the expansion of City CV in both UK and international markets.

Victoria McLean, CEO of City CV, said: “We are excited to cement our relationship with the talented Hanover team. This partnership provides an important strategic opportunity for City CV to increase our growth trajectory in UK and international markets, provide added value services to Hanover, expand our digital platform ‘Career Refinery’, and broaden our client and candidate reach. The advice I received from Peter was experienced and timely, critically so for a once-in-a-lifetime transaction.”

Peter Counsell added: “The aim was to optimise both the current and future positions for the company and its owners.  I am very pleased for Victoria and believe that City CV will thrive in this new partnership.”