JBCHoldings Acquisition of Janou Pakter Creates Unprecedented Global Search Platform

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JBCHoldings and Janou Pakter are enthusiastic about the comprehensive array of services that the combined company will be able to provide.

JBCHoldings NY LLC (“JBC”), the parent company of JBCStyle, JBCconnect and JBCPlatform, has announced the asset purchase of Janou Pakter, a global authority in executive retained search. This acquisition has created a comprehensive offering unprecedented in the fashion, retail, telecommunications and creative industries.

“I would be proud to be associated with a firm of this caliber at any time, but right now this is more than an addition to our holdings—it’s a transformational transaction,” explained JBC Chief Executive Officer Bryan J. Zaslow. “Janou has instincts refined over decades of collaboration with the world’s most sophisticated design, fashion, lifestyle and technology clients. The level of service offered by the firm is legendary. JBC is now superbly positioned to meet the emerging needs of clients worldwide.”

JBC’s thriving contingent and freelance businesses (JBCStyle, JBCconnect and JBCPlatform) currently serve numerous clients who stand to benefit from Janou Pakter’s offerings. By the same token, the parties expect that Janou Pakter will be able to leverage the family of companies’ extensive resources to better serve and expand its roster of clients. The boutique agency’s international presence from New York and Los Angeles to Paris, London and Milan is expected to accelerate the planned expansion of JBC’s operations on a global level.

About the JBC Firms

JBCStyle (http://www.jbcstyle.com): The fashion staffing division of JBC provides highly personalized full-service staffing to many of the leading names in fashion. The division, founded and headquartered in New York, addresses fashion verticals inclusive of apparel, footwear, accessories, handbags, beauty, home and action sports. With over a decade of experience in matching key brands with their ideal candidates, JBCStyle's mission is to build long-term relationships with its clients by understanding the unique needs inherent to each position that it staffs.

JBCconnect (http://www.jbcconnect.com): The acquisition of Janou Pakter is the second major move this year by the rapidly growing staffing company, which launched JBCconnect out of its Los Angeles office in January. The division addresses digital, advertising, marketing and media staffing. JBCconnect has seen tremendous growth in its inaugural year, expanding operations to include New York, Orange County and Seattle offices and a core team of 20 in its first 11 months.

JBCPlatform (http://www.jbcplatform.com): A full-service human resources outsourcing tool that processes payroll, benefits and health insurance as either a complete or a la carte service. JBCPlatform is currently undergoing a rebranding effort from its original name, Jonathan Beth Consultants (http://www.jbeth.com). Clients include the American Cancer Society, American Eagle Outfitters, Ralph Lauren, American Express and Geneva Watch Group.

Janou Pakter (http://www.pakter.com): Founded and headed by Janou Pakter, the company has long enjoyed a peerless reputation in design, fashion, retail, creative and technology search since its inception in 1985. With offices in many world cities, Janou Pakter is respected as one of the world’s leading creative executive search firms.

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