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World of Talents & Baltisse


Fast-growing HR services group World of Talents, which specialises in bottleneck professions, has taken the next step in their growth process by bringing Belgian investment company Baltisse on board as majority shareholder. After a period of strong organic growth and four acquisitions, Sofindev is selling its stake in the group. Steve Rousseau (Founder & CEO) and the management team remain major stakeholders of the group.

World of Talents differentiates itself from the competition by its strict focus on bottleneck professions, for which demand is structurally high and growing. 

Baltisse’s investment is in keeping with the well thought-out and ambitious growth plans at World of Talents. Those plans focus on organic growth combined with acquisitions at home and abroad. There is also a major focus on automating the ‘matchmaking’ process. “Continuous investment in people, our qualitative approach, and innovative entrepreneurship are at the heart of our growth strategy”, explains Steve Rousseau, Founder & CEO of World of Talents. “With their focus on quality and expertise, our Talent Consultants are making a difference in the field.” 

We are absolutely convinced that the drive and expertise of the Baltisse team will support us in implementing our ambitious growth plans.

Steve Rousseau - Founder & CEO World of Talents

In the search for a new partner, Steve Rousseau was particularly concerned about ensuring a strong economic and cultural fit. He clarifies: “We needed a new partner to achieve our ambitions for the future. An important factor in our choice of Baltisse was the preservation of our individuality, approach and the values of House of Talents. We are absolutely convinced that the drive and expertise of the Baltisse team will support us in implementing our ambitious growth plans. Through our continued growth, we are broadening our pool of experts in niche segments. This wider range of workers is crucial for our partners and will enable them to grow further.”


Filip Balcaen from Baltisse about this deal: “The Belgian labour market is in a state of transformation and has a structural shortage of qualified personnel, a fact that many company managers face every day. We are excited to work with the World of Talents team to address these needs and to help write the next chapter for the company. Over the past 10 years, Steve Rousseau and his team have built a unique company and an impressive track record. We will leverage our network and expertise to support the team so clients can always rely on the impactful and unique quality service World of Talents offers.” 

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