CHICAGO – Reed Smith represented Heidrick & Struggles in its acquisition of Business Talent Group, LLC and its wholly owned UK subsidiary.
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Business Talent Group, a virtual consulting firm, provides high-end independent talent on-demand. With the acquisition, Heidrick & Struggles is the first global leadership advisory firm to offer the full scope of executive and high-end talent solutions, including on-demand independent professionals, interim executives and permanent placements, in addition to its own consulting services.

The cross-office Reed Smith team was led by Matt Petersen (partner, GCG, Chicago), John Foster (associate, GCG, Chicago), and Kyle Higgins (associate, GCG, Pittsburgh), and included Charles Jurd (partner, GCG, London), and Graham Green (Heidrick Client Relationship Partner, London). Invaluable support was provided by Reed Smith’s labor and employment, employee benefits, tax, insurance, intellectual property, data privacy and security, real estate and environmental teams.

More information about the transaction is available in the company’s news release at