House of Talents, a subsidiary of World of Talents, is pleased to announce the acquisition of eligio. World of Talents is an international plaƞorm of HR companies specializing in bottleneck occupations and talent management. With this strategic acquisition, World of Talents further broadens House of Talents’ offering by adding a new expertise in reception and office services. The management, led by Hilde Vanhemelryck and Xavier Vandewiele, will remain on board.

This investment marks a new chapter in World of Talents’ history, aiming to accelerate growth, diversify its offerings and expand its geographical footprint. “We are delighted to collaborate with eligio, whose years of expertise and specialization in reception services will help us further realize our mission and enhance our service and impact for our clients,” says Steve Rousseau, CEO of World of Talents.

Pieter Claeys, CEO of House of Talents, welcomes the more than 400 employees: “We warmly welcome our new colleagues from eligio. With eligio’s unique qualities and offering, we can offer our clients additional talent. We share a common vision of quality, expertise and an entrepreneurial corporate culture.”

About eligio

Founded in 2011, eligio quickly took off thanks to years of market know-how. After 13 years, they have grown into a company with more than 400 employees. making eligio the Belgian market leader in outsourcing of reception and office services.

Hilde Vanhemelryck, Xavier Vandewiele and Annelies Haezendonck are responsible for the day-to-day management. Together, they have more than 50 years of experience in the field of reception outsourcing. eligio ensures continuity for its clients from Monday morning to Friday evening. A decentralized company structure, with on-site client follow-up by cluster managers and team leads, guarantees high-quality service and an open communication channel with both clients and employees. This strategy perfectly matches that of House of Talents.

Xavier Vandewiele, Managing Partner: “For over 13 years, eligio, has been relieving our clients the organization of their reception services. By joining forces with House of Talents we will be able to pursue our ambitious growth plans and continue to assure excellent service for our clients.”

“This acquisition is an important milestone in the history of eligio” says Hilde Vanhemelryck, managing partner. “It has always been our choice to be and remain a ‘specialist’. With that DNA, we align seamlessly with House of Talents. We are convinced that together we will establish a strong partnership that will benefit employees, clients and partners alike.”

About World of Talents

World of Talents is a specialized, international HR group with a strong focus on bottleneck professions and talent management. The group is active in outsourcing, interim (management) and recruitment & selection, together accounting for revenues of c. EUR 360 million and c. EUR 50 million EBITDA and more than 4,500 active FTEs.

The company operates in Belgium and the Netherlands under the House of Talents brand. In Belgium, it has 13 specialized divisions: Care Talents & Human Supports Medical, Engi Talents, Executive Talents, Financial Talents, Food Talents, HR Talents, ICT Talents, Sales Talents, Science Talents, Supply Chain Talents, Technical Talents and Quintessence, the market leader in assessment and talent management.

House Of Talents NL offers customized interim solutions, with over 1,000 driven and entrepreneurial interim experts at the top 500 clients in the Netherlands. They operate from 1 holding company with 13 specialized domains: Data Talents, Dev Talents, Digital Talents, Engi Talents, IT Infra Talents, IT Test Talents, Integration & Application Talents, HR Talents, Leadership Talents, L&D Talents, Project & Change Talents, Public Talents and Pragmatics. Additionally, Obvious People (NL), specializing in Salesforce developers, is also part of World Talents.

In 2023, World of Talents also established a presence in Germany through the acquisition of easyCare, an HR company specializing in the medical sector.

The strategy of World of Talents focuses on both organic growth and acquisitions, contributing to the success story known as “World of Talents”. Earlier this year, CVC, one of the global players in private equity, strengthened the capital of World of Talents. The acquisition of eligio marks the first step towards further growth since CVC’s entry.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Leen Taelman at or +32 485 02 82 72.