H&R Group (Relo Japan) Acquires Orientations Inc. Group

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The H&R Group K.K. is proud to announce that the Orientations Inc. Group is now part of the H&R family of companies, which includes Relo Japan K.K., H&R Consultants K.K. and Staffing Japan K.K.

Steve Burson and Beverly Mayhew of the H&R Group and Orientations, Inc.

Steve Burson and Beverly Mayhew of the H&R Group and Orientations, Inc.

Beverly and Adeline have built a great business and I’m honored to have this opportunity to continue the legacy.

On July 8th 2016, the H&R Group acquired Orientations Inc. Group. Founded in 1981 by Beverly Mayhew and headquartered in Pittsburgh, USA. The Orientations Inc. Group is a destination services provider to corporate clients in the Asia Pacific Region, where it has operations in 16 countries including: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Orientations main services in these countries are:

  • Home Finding
  • Area / Neighborhood Orientations
  • Education Assistance
  • Settling-In
  • Tenancy Management
  • Expense Management
  • Visa and Immigration

Beverly Mayhew was looking for the best solution for succession of her legacy, and the H&R Group’s keen interest in extending their relocation expertise into more Asian markets made the acquisition a natural fit for both parties. The deal allows the Orientations Inc. Group. to continue with confidence, stability and renewed vigor as they push ahead with this exciting venture. Orientations will continue operations without interruption in all countries after the official closing of the share transfer to the H&R Group on July 8th.

Steve Burson, President of the H&R Group and Relo Japan, will assume the CEO role of the Orientations Inc. Group through a wholly held subsidiary of the H&R Group established in Singapore; “Relo Network Asia Holdings Pte., Ltd”. Beverly Mayhew will retain her position as President through the transition, for at least the next 2 years, and Adeline Chur will continue in her role leading Asian operations as the Chief Operating Officer.

The H&R Group K.K. is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan and is owned by majority shareholder Appreciate K.K. (Hiroyuki Kurihara) and minority shareholder Steve Burson. First established in 1993 as H&R Consultants, the H&R Group is most well-known for providing outstanding relocation services in Japan through its offices in Tokyo, Nagoya and Kobe (near Osaka) under the brand name “Relo Japan”. The H&R Group is also part owner of Myanmar Relo Co., Ltd, a Myanmar destination services provider set up by Steve Burson and Christina Zar in July 2014 under the brand “Myanmar Relo Solutions”.

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I am really excited to be involved with and to participate in this stage of Orientations development. This acquisition has affirmed Orientations as an established and successful brand, and I look forward to seeing that legacy carried into the future and transcending the new challenges ahead of us.

  • Adeline Chur, COO of Orientations, Inc.

As a pioneer in destinations services in Asia, it gives me great pleasure to know the service model and philosophy, very similar to that of Relo Japan’s leadership, will be carried on into the mobility industry of the future. I am personally humbled to be part of the H&R Group’s development.

  • Beverly Mayhew, President of Orientations, Inc.

I am really excited about this acquisition. Beverly and Adeline have built a great business and I’m honored to have this opportunity to continue the legacy. There is so much potential for Orientations Inc. in Asia. My desire is to build on the solid foundation Bev has created, continue to provide great service to our clients through transparency and flexibility, and position this pure Asian DSP network on a stronger platform throughout Asia.

  • Steve Burson, President of H&R Group and Relo Japan, CEO of Orientations Inc.

I have a great deal of respect for Beverly and Adeline in making this decision to join us. By welcoming Orientations into our team, we have a great opportunity to immediately enhance H&R Group’s presence in Asia, which is really exciting. With complete belief in the further development of both H&R Group and Orientations, we wish to continue to comprehensively support our clients throughout Asia.

  • Hiroyuki Kurihara, CEO of the H&R Group

For further inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

Steve Burson
The H&R Group K.K.

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