Hudson Expands Financial Solutions Group With Midwest Market Acquisition

Apr 18, 2006, 01:00 ET from Hudson Highland Group, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hudson, one of the world's
 leading professional staffing, outsourcing and talent management solutions
 providers, and a division of Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:   HHGP),
 today announced the acquisition of Professional Solutions LLC, a Cleveland,
 Ohio-based professional services firm.
     "Professional Solutions is a premier provider of internal audit,
 accounting, technology and tax consulting services," said Thomas B. Moran,
 president of Hudson North America. "This high-performance team is a great
 cultural fit for us and significantly strengthens our market position for
 solving the complex accounting and finance problems of clients in this key
 U.S. geography."
     "We are thrilled to be joining such a dynamic, first-class organization
 as Hudson," noted Professional Solutions principal Gregg Morris. "This
 combination brings exceptional geographic reach, depth and breadth of
 expert resources, capability and value to our clients."
     "We are excited about what this means for our professional team," added
 Professional Solutions principal David Hill. "This allows our highly
 experienced consultants the ability to continue to grow professionally
 while maximizing their skills in an exciting, progressive environment. Our
 clients will benefit from an even higher level of professional service."
     Professional Solutions LLC serves the greater Cleveland metropolitan
 area for middle-market and Fortune 1000 clients in the financial services,
 manufacturing, healthcare and retail industries. The firm was founded by
 Hill and Morris, both who have strong track records of building, growing
 and leading professional service firms.
     Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is
 expected to be accretive to earnings beginning in 2006.
     Hudson delivers specialized professional staffing, outsourcing, and
 talent management solutions worldwide. From single placements to total
 solutions, the firm helps clients achieve greater organizational
 performance by assessing, recruiting, developing and engaging the best and
 brightest people for their businesses.
     Hudson is a division of Hudson Highland Group, Inc. one of the world's
 leading professional staffing, retained executive search and talent
 management solutions providers. The company employs more than 3,800
 professionals serving clients and candidates in more than 20 countries
 through its Hudson and Highland Partners businesses. More information is
 available at
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