Knightsbridge Human Capital acquires MICA Consulting Partners, widely recognized leadership solutions experts

    Knightsbridge will emerge as Canada's largest privately held human
    capital consultancy

    TORONTO, June 29 /CNW/ - Knightsbridge, Canada's leading integrated human
capital solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of MICA Consulting
Partners, one of Canada's foremost leadership solutions consultancies. MICA's
specialized expertise in strategic alignment, executive assessment, leadership
development, team effectiveness, and succession planning strengthens and
deepens Knightsbridge's already strong leadership solutions practice. The
combined company will also bring increased leverage and market presence in the
leadership solutions marketplace.
    "MICA is an important strategic acquisition for Knightsbridge as we build
towards our goal of $100 million in annual revenue," said David Shaw, Founder
and CEO of Knightsbridge. "Their proprietary offerings and intellectual
capital fit perfectly with our existing leadership solutions business and give
us the unique opportunity to expand the scope and depth of the leadership
solutions we can now offer to our client partners."
    "For over 35 years, top companies have trusted MICA to improve their
leadership practices," said Catharine Larkin, Owner and President of MICA.
"Joining forces with Knightsbridge will enable us to help more organizations
get the right leaders in the right roles, develop and retain effective leaders
and teams, and help develop a pipeline of emerging talent to ensure our
clients' continued success."
    The combined company will be called KnightsbridgeMICA Leadership
Solutions, given the strong presence of the two brands in the marketplace. It
will operate as a brand within the overall Knightsbridge Human Capital
Solutions group of companies. This acquisition will expand Knightsbridge's
team to 300 employees nationally, as MICA's full leadership group, business
consultant team and roster of technical experts, numbering 16, join the
company in July. Financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed.
    "This acquisition clearly demonstrates that despite tough economic times,
Knightsbridge is committed to investing in the growth of our business," said
Shaw. "Catharine and I are excited about the opportunity that this acquisition
brings to both companies. Knightsbridge will now have the ability to offer the
broadest and unparalleled range of human capital available in North America to
our clients. Talent development and retention has never been more important."

    About Knightsbridge Human Capital

    First in Canada to apply a holistic approach to human capital solutions,
Knightsbridge delivers integrated, sustainable solutions to complex human
capital challenges.
    The company's broad reaching services include talent attraction through
its Executive Search and Interim Management businesses, talent retention and
engagement including organizational and leadership development, coaching and
assessment and career management solutions and transition. Knightsbridge is a
strategic partner who works to align clients' talent strategy to business
strategy. Last year it acquired Axsium, North America's leader in implementing
workforce management solutions with its customers.
    Knightsbridge has 22 offices across Canada and the U.S. including the
major cities of Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver and
serves clients outside of the country through strategic alliances with Penna
plc in the United Kingdom, Lee Hecht Harrison with its complement of career
management services in the U.S. and Amrop, a global Executive Search
partnership of which Knightsbridge is a member.
    Following the acquisition of MICA Consulting Partners, Knightsbridge will
employ over 300 people in Canada, the U.S. and the UK.
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    About MICA Consulting Partners

    MICA Consulting Partners is a Canadian consulting firm founded in 1970
that specializes in helping clients across North America select, align,
develop and advance the leaders required to drive measurable results. The
focus of the company is in helping clients achieve their business goals.
    The company is recognized as being expert in the areas of leadership
development, executive assessment and coaching, succession planning, team
performance and organizational alignment.
    MICA is currently owned by its President, Catharine Larkin. Catharine is
well known in the marketplace and has significant relationships with many
companies at the "C-suite" level. Her strong knowledge of the business, her
track record of success and her ability to build client relationships at the
C-suite and board levels are well known.
    MICA has worked with some of the finest organizations in the world,
including: Boeing, Cadillac Fairview, Canadian Pacific Rail, Deloitte, General
Mills, Pfizer, Sun Life, Telus, and Whirlpool.
    For more information, visit

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