G&A Partners announced that it has acquired Employer Advantage, a Joplin, Missouri-based provider of human resource services. Employer Advantage is the 10th and largest acquisition that G&A Partners has completed in the past four years.
“Employer Advantage had gained a reputation for providing exceptional service to its clients, some of whom have been with the firm since Lee Allphin first opened the business over 30 years ago”
G&A Partners, a leading professional employer organization (PEO) and outsourced services provider, will gain more than 500 client companies and 11,000 worksite employees from across the U.S., along with 78 new corporate employees stationed in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Arizona. This acquisition will bring G&A’s current client base to more than 3,000 organizations with over 76,000 worksite employees.
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“Employer Advantage had gained a reputation for providing exceptional service to its clients, some of whom have been with the firm since Lee Allphin first opened the business over 30 years ago,” said G&A President and CEO John W. Allen. “Lee has been a pillar in the community and in our industry. We have big shoes to fill as we build on his legacy and I am confident that our new clients will benefit from our expanded service offering and more robust technology. This is a tremendous opportunity for us to grow and expand into new markets in the Midwest. I’m delighted to welcome our new clients and staff to our G&A Partners family.”
As an essential part of the acquisition, G&A Partners will retain Employer Advantage’s leadership team and the entire staff. This will allow the firm to leverage long-standing relationships and make the transition as seamless as possible. Employer Advantage’s President and CEO, Jared Young, will continue in this role during the transition period and will also become G&A’s Chief Mergers and Acquisitions Officer.
“We could not be more excited about this transaction,” Young said. “I have known G&A’s leadership for years. They are people of high integrity, and I have always admired their business. When we started looking for a partner to help us continue our growth, G&A was a natural fit. Our companies align well culturally and operationally, and both our clients and our employees will benefit from the combination.”