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THE ADECCO GROUP ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF CMAST - XPE Pharma & Science and CMAST join forces in the Life Sciences industry

Groot-Bijgaarden/Temse, 6 December 2017 – The Adecco Group today announces the acquisition of CMAST, a fast-growing consultancy and project management company in the Life Sciences sector. In the new structure, each company will retain its autonomy as the two work together to expand a full range of services in the areas of staffing, outsourcing, managed services and consultancy in support of projects and businesses in the Life Sciences sector.

XPE Pharma & Science, part of The Adecco Group, joins forces with CMAST
Extensive expertise and complete, functional service models are more important than ever for service companies. The Adecco Group has taken note of this trend. In designing its activities, it focuses increasingly on sharing and marketing the expertise of its specialists. The CMAST acquisition is right in line with this strategy.

The pharmaceutical and biotech industries have experienced a period of rapid development. More than ever before, businesses in these sectors are entering into strategic partnerships with innovative companies and startups from various sectors, resulting in a growing demand for advice, project management and talent. In Belgium, XPE Pharma & Science and CMAST have joined forces in an effort that will see the two companies working together intensively on the basis of each other’s specific knowledge and expertise.


Photography: Hendrik De Schrijver. (From left to right) Veronique Beunnens (Managing Director XPE Pharma & Science) – Hubert Vanhoe (Director Professional Staffing The Adecco Group Belgium & the Netherlands) – Nadia De Wilde (HR Director CMAST) - Glenn Van Dael (Managing Director CMAST)

“The new cooperative model will bolster the already strong position of XPE Pharma & Science and add an even more complete range of options in the areas of staffing, outsourcing, managed services and consultancy in the Life Sciences sector,” says Nico Reeskens, Country Manager for The Adecco Group Belgium. 

The CMAST professionals’ passion to have an impact on the health care environment proves to be an essential binding force between both partners. “As a business, we genuinely care about our employees. For us to join forces with a larger organization, it was essential that a potential partner should share our ideas about motivating and engaging personnel. We have found that partner in The Adecco Group and, locally, XPE Pharma & Science,” says Glenn Van Dael, CMAST’s managing director. 

Moreover, this unique collaboration means that both life sciences experts and fresh talent can benefit from an even broader range of opportunities, and can therefore hone their expertise and map out interesting career prospects. Offering such a comprehensive range of possibilities enables us to attract new talent from among the best people available.

Nothing but advantages for the client
For the past nine years, the focus at CMAST has been on making a positive impact on health care for future generations, which translates into a unique, customer-focused approach. With the health care sector facing major challenges, CMAST employs its consultancy and project management expertise to create added value in the product portfolios of its Life Sciences clients. 

Read the full press release here

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