Humly, a Viking Venture portfolio company, makes another big step in the English market by acquiring Eyears Ltd. This is Humly’s third acquisition this year and an important piece of the puzzle in the company’s continued development.
Eyears joins Simply Supply and Supply Teaching in the Humly Group. This means that the Humly Group adds additional competence and capacity suppling teachers to the UK market. The acquisition enables more nurseries and schools to have a hassle-free and easy-to-manage management of supply teachers.
– We have had many approaches over the years to acquire Eyears, but we have always sought to find the right partner with whom to develop. With Humly we shared the same values, approach, and importantly desire to drive forward into the future in partnership. The opportunity for our organisations to do this is now strengthened and will provide development for many years to come, says Martin Bove, founder of Eyears.
– It is very exciting to develop our offer for nurseries and schools together with Eyears. Through Eyear’s many years of experience in the industry, we are even better equipped for the English market. Through our partnership, we are given the opportunity to operate in several exciting cities, including Birmingham and Manchester, says Gustav Bildh-Tofftin, co-founder and CEO at Humly.
– The acquisition of Eyears is a perfect add-on for Humly to gain a stronger foothold in the UK. Humly’s platform and Eyears market knowledge is a great match to further strengthen its offering to the market, says Eivind Bergsmyr, Chairman of the Board at Humly and Partner at Viking Venture.
Humly’s work continues at a high pace going forward. This means that the company is looking at additional opportunities to acquire more companies in the English market.
Humly was founded in 2015 and has the privilege of helping over 3,000 schools and preschools with their need for supply staff. Humly’s digital platform gives both the school and the teacher an opportunity to operate in a modern, user-friendly interface and quickly facilitate flexible work for the supply teacher and a high quality teacher for schools to cover the need that arises when ordinary teachers are absent. Humly Group consists of Humly, Simply Supply, Supply Teaching and Eyears. Together, we cover a large part of the English market and assist nurseries, primary and secondary schools with supply teachers.
Eyears was established in 2005 as an independent agency and specializes in Childcare & Education jobs throughout the UK. Since opening Eyears have a proven track record in their ability to supply the very best support staff, growing year on year. With over 100 years of Recruitment experience within the Company, Eyears offers supply teachers to nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and permanent childcare.