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R2 Group becomes part of Gravitas Group

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Recruitment company now has eight offices across five countries

International recruitment company, Gravitas Group, has just announced the acquisition of R2 Group, a Rotterdam-based recruitment company.  The R2 Group is a provider of specialist Technology permanent and contract recruitment services across The Netherlands. They have a turnover of €8 million.

This follows Gravitas Group’s announcement in September 2022 of the appointment of a Chief Revenue Officer, Kurt Schreurs. They also expanded into Germany by opening a new office in Munich.

Their latest acquisition will help to strengthen their European presence, bringing their global footprint to eight offices across five countries.

The Gravitas Groups’ leadership team now includes Rick van Eeden, R2 Group Founder and Managing Partners, Jurriaan van Leeuwen and Mark Priems.

Jonathan Ellerbeck, Gravitas Group Co-Founder and CEO, commented:  “We are thrilled to welcome everyone in the R2 Group to the Gravitas Group.  We believe that Rick, Julian, Mark and the team will bring invaluable experience, strength of proven management, and a unique knowledge of The Netherlands Technology recruitment market, further deepening our international presence and helping fulfil our purpose to create solutions to empower our clients and candidates’ ambitions, across more countries”.

Rick van Eeden, Founder of R2 Group, commented: “I am delighted that R2 Group has been given the opportunity to become part of the Gravitas Group and to be representing the group in The Netherlands.  It’s such a key period in R2 Groups’ history and it’s incredibly exciting that we will be part of the incredible journey Gravitas Group are on.  The infrastructure, support and reputation that comes with being part of an organisation such as the Gravitas Group, will provide R2 Group with solid foundations, enabling us to grow more quickly and continue to deliver best in-class Technology recruitment solutions to our customers.


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