Kuwait-based graduate job site Khibra has acquired its Bahrain-based equivalent Majra as part of plans to expand across the Gulf region.

In a statement on LinkedIn, Khibra said that the platform, which looks to connect employers in the region with universities and young graduates, would use the merger to “create untapped opportunities for job seekers in the region.”

It added that the acquisition would allow the two platforms to consolidate their skillsets, network, and tech stack. It did not provide any financial information about the deal.

In March 2021, Kuwait-based venture capitalist fund The Taken Seat acquired a non-controlling stake in Khibra, which was founded a year earlier by former Alghanim Industries manager Fahad Al-Sabah.

“Acquiring Majra is our first step towards unlocking significant synergies in the region, and we’re just getting started. We’re firing on all cylinders to become the number one platform for hiring young talent, one country at a time,” Al Sabah said.

Majra was founded in 2017. It launched its operations with a career platform that matches young professionals with recruiters.

 

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