CDI's AndersElite UK Subsidiary Acquires Recruitment Business of Payroll Specialist Ship Shape Resources

Oct 08, 2015, 16:30 ET from CDI Corp.

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced today that its UK subsidiary, CDI AndersElite, has acquired the recruitment business of London-based Ship Shape Resources, a privately held company that provides payroll solutions to the recruitment industry. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings but not material to the company's financial performance.

"We have a long and well established reputation for providing the construction, civil engineering and rail sectors with high quality recruitment services," said Simon Trippick, Vice President of CDI International and Managing Director of CDI AndersElite, a professional services staffing business. "The addition of Ship Shape's six-person recruitment team, client relationships, and contractor database will enhance our expertise in the construction market. We also look forward to providing CDI AndersElite skilled contract and permanent staffing solutions to Ship Shape's clients in the residential construction sector."

Howard Hughes, CEO of Ship Shape Resources, commented: "CDI AndersElite is the right partner for our recruitment organization. This transaction ensures a smooth transition for our clients and contractors as we increase our focus on our core payroll activities and technology consulting services to the recruitment and construction industries."

About CDI
CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) provides client-focused engineering, information technology and staffing solutions. Our customers operate in a variety of industries, ranging from Oil, Gas & Chemicals to Aerospace & Industrial Equipment, and High Technology, and include corporate, federal, state and municipal entities. We serve customers through offices and delivery centers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. We also provide staffing services through our global MRINetwork® of franchisees. Learn more about CDI at

About CDI AndersElite
CDI AndersElite, a subsidiary of CDI Corp., is a professional services staffing business with regional offices across the UK. The firm provides permanent, temporary and contract recruitment services for a wide variety of clients across many industries, primarily in construction, housing and rail systems. Other industries supported by CDI AndersElite include: architecture, aerospace, facilities management, health and safety, information technology and town planning. The company is headquartered in Southampton, United Kingdom. Learn more at

About Ship Shape Resources
Shape Ship Resources provides leading payroll, compliance and accounting services to more than 80 UK recruitment agencies. The company's technology platform optimizes employment status while achieving full compliance management. Learn more at

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