Professional staffing powerhouse Adecco Group UK and Ireland has completed acquisition of Spring Group plc and have also announced the acquisition of MPS Group Inc.

Spring’s Peter Searle takes the reins as CEO of Adecco Group UK and Ireland; “This deal will see the best qualities of two very successful recruitment firms combined into one powerhouse organization.”

At the same time Adecco (itself Swiss) announced the acquisition of Florida-based staffing service provider MPS Group Inc. for  $1.17 billion. Searle’s comment on the MPS deal was that; “The combination of Adecco, Spring, and the MPS Group, will give us an even stronger platform to significantly expand our professional staffing business in the U.K. and further enhance our ability to provide compelling staffing solutions to all our clients.”

Spring and MPS Group Inc join a portfolio within Adecco that includes secretarial specialist Office Angels and IT recruiter Computer People.