Nordic Match and Highered AS, a Norwegian global recruitment platform targeting university talent at the top 5% business schools worldwide, has entered into a partnership to establish Highered China with a local in-market company in Hong Kong and China.

Highered and Nordic Match pre-launched Highered’s offering in China in the summer of 2017 in order to test the market. Following the confirmation of the market potential to be substantial, the parties have decided to further increase the commitment level to the Chinese market.

In connection with its establishment, Highered China will invest in an on-the-ground team in China located in central Shanghai. The team in Shanghai will be supported by a Chinese advisory board and leveraged by resources from Highered’s headquarter in Oslo, Norway.

Tony Wang, Partner of Nordic Match comments:

“Highered is truly an innovator by disrupting the traditional HR platforms and embracing today’s globalized society. More importantly, the platform has an un-parallel focus on young talents, which is the foundation of any corporate in order to become long-term successful. Nordic Match is thrilled to be part of this journey in building Highered China and helping Chinese corporates to attract and retain global talents, in its road to become global”.

Gustaf S. Christensen, COO Highered comments:

“With 20% of the world’s international students, and a very dynamic, pragmatic and ambitious business environment we see China as the most important market in the world for Highered. In Nordic Match we have found the trusted partner to ensure we capture this opportunity by supporting us in securing new customers and establishing an in-market presence in China”.

Following the establishment, Highered China will be Nordic Match’s first portfolio company.

About Highered
Highered is a global HR-Tech startup built on behalf of the 40 year old school accreditation body EFMD, Highered is the first truly global platform to connect, market, and recruit top talent directly at the schools through ONE entry point. This is the official platform were the schools have joined forces to offer more international opportunities to their students.

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About Nordic Match
Nordic Match is a boutique M&A and Strategy Advisor headquartered in Shanghai, China. Dedicated to Sino-Nordic transactions, we have a clear vision – to support aspiring corporates and investors in search for value-creating opportunities between Nordics and China.

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