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ecap acquires regional technology recruitment boutique Insignia to drive global talent acquisition services

13 OCTOBER 2021 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates: ecap, one of the fastest growing executive search and human capital advisory firms has launched ecap digital following the acquisition of Insignia, a boutique recruitment agency operating in the technology and digital sector.

This acquisition follows the recent announcement that Monstarlab, a Japanese established, global digital consultancy entered into an agreement to acquire ecap to continue expansion into global markets. The acquisition of Insignia will further strengthen the talent and people focused agenda, complimenting the range of services offered by Monstarlab and ecap. 

The synergies from the partnership will enable ecap digital to provide robust and tailored project, contracting, outsourcing and contingent services to the technology sector. This will offer businesses scale, improved service quality, better access to global talent and higher levels of performance and cost efficiency.

Stephen McCann, Managing Director of Insignia commented: “We’re extremely excited to join the experienced and talented team at ecap and Monstarlab. The holistic approach can offer our clients a truly unique experience and access to the best talent in every region. From early discussions, we felt the synergy we all have together, the alignment around core values and the ambitions we all share to be the partner of choice for our clients. 

Daniel Murphy, one of ecap’s founding partners commented: “Insignia has experience, pedigree, and track record in synergistic sectors and geographies to ecap and Monstarlab. Following the recent acquisitions, we believe that we will be collectively combining our experiences, expertise and digital capabilities to advance the development of tech focused talent in the region and in markets around the world.”

Since 2015, Insignia has partnered with organisations that have a need for IT and technology professionals across Europe, Middle East and Africa markets as well as the Asia-Pacific region. The team have hired across 47 countries over the course of the last 6 years, with deep long term relationships with clients operating across enterprise software, cloud and data infrastructure, cyber security, FinTech, digital technology and telecoms. 

ecap, founded in 2019 in the UAE, is widely regarded as one of the most prominent executive search and leadership advisory firms in the Middle East. The team at ecap are accredited in leadership profiling and performance management assessment and work with a range of organisations to build leadership teams through a portfolio of services, including board appointments, advisory services as well as business and research intelligence. 

Monstarlab specializes in end-to-end transformation of enterprise and scale-up businesses and has delivered a range of significant projects in the region, including Mashreq Bank, Careem, Kerzner International, Emirates NBD and ADQ.


About ecap:

ecap continues the journey of the most prominent executive search consultants in the Middle East, with over twenty years of Emerging and Frontier market experience, and, thirty years of leadership assessment, talent acquisition and executive recruitment experience.

The founders witnessed the opportunity to establish a business that embraces the cultural values of the respective markets we service whilst adopting modality, data driven analytics, digital innovation, and targeted assessment.

Accredited in Leadership Profiling and Performance Management assessment, ecap recognise the gap in the market for a more innovative, modern and efficient way of assessing an individual or a workforce.

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