The Story

The “success stories” always begin with a meeting and the friendship between François Boulet and Cyril Courtin, both consultants, leads them to join forces at the beginning of 2001.

Their profiles are complementary. Above all, they share the same intuition: the evolution of professions and HR issues implies a new offer, global, digital, and personalized. It is this conviction that gives birth to HR Path on March 31, 2009.

The creation of a group structure responds to the intention to become a single interlocutor for HRIS issues of companies of all sizes and all sectors of activity. This strategy will be based on strong external growth with numerous acquisitions and mergers aimed at completing the service offering and the area of expertise.

Chronology : the key dates

Creation of the HR Path company on march 31th, 2009. The company CBL Consulting becomes part of the new Group.

HR Path announced a first acquisition with the acquisition of GRH Consulting.

HR Path set foot in Canada with the Montreal office.

Acquisitions of Wellington (now Univers Paie)  and Gilbert Consultants were accompanied by a strong international dynamic with the creation of HR Path Belgium, HR Path Switzerland, HR Path Middle East and HR Path Americas.

Acquisition of ICRH led to the creation of the ICRHnet entity the following year by its merger with RHnet.

The group strengthened its European position with the creation of HR Path Spain and HR Path UK as well as HR Path Vietnam.

HR Path acquired Sages Software, Cleveor and Human Start.

HR Path opens its capital to Ardian and SGCP.

HR Path acquired french HR specialists Cleversys, Cinethic and Strator RH.

A first fundraising of 30 million euros takes place with Ardian, Activa Capital and Societe Generale Capital Partenaires.

HR Path integrates the companies Virtualia and Cetis in France as well as Avenue HR in Canada.

International development is gaining momentum with the new HR Path Netherlands and HR Path Singapore offices.

The group expanded its presence in Europe by acquiring Ataraxis in Benelux and Oxfera’s SAP Practice in Spain.

Latin America is now open with HR Path Mexico.

The HR Path Foundation was created to support projects of general interest in France and abroad.

The group expands its international presence with the acquisition of KWP France, DDG, Go-cloud Solutions and Exaserv.

HR Path raises €100 million from the Andera Partners fund and a banking pool composed of Société Générale, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole Ile-de-France and Banque Palatine.

On September 17, 2019, HR Path announced its entry into the first edition of the Next 40, among the 40 most promising French companies.

HR Path increases its presence in North America with the acquisition of Intalent and in Europe with the acquisition of Gaius HR.

The group obtains ISO 27001 certification.

HR Path raises 100 million euros and acquires the american company Whitaker Taylor.

The group then acquired PlusHR and Consult Recruitment in the United Kingdom, both specialized in recruitment, then Extalys positioned on outsourced payroll management and finally made one of its largest acquisitions since its creation with the acquisition of Integra, thus strengthening its leading position in HR offerings in Europe and Latin America.

HR Path is structuring a financing of 225 million euros to continue its international expansion and strengthen its status as a key player in HR issues.

FGI (Fischer Group International) joins the HR Path Group to strengthen the “Advise” division in Europe, particularly in Germany.

Korelo joins the HR Path group to strengthen its outsourcing division.

HR Path continues its expansion with the acquisition of US-based Terra Information Group (TIG), strengthening its expertise and presence in North America.

HR Path sets up in Lisbon, Portugal, becoming the 20th country in which the Group is present.

GRH Services joins the HR Path Group to strengthen its Payroll & HR outsourcing division in France.

HR Path continues its expansion with the acquisition of the company Fizz Consulting based in Poland in january.

One month later, HR Path welcomes a major Workday partner in the UK: Three Plus Consulting.

In april, HR Path welcomes Brazil’s leading SAP partner, Intelligenza, its largest acquisition in terms of the number of people (243) since its inception.

HR Path guarantees a unique treatment of the “HR challenge” tailored to each interlocutor. Because this is another dimension of the HR Path offer: relying on multidisciplinary teams, as expert as experienced, HR Path adapts to each need, each configuration, each problem, and each stage. Agile and creative, it preserves its independence thanks to the links it has forged with the plurality of major software solutions on the market Cornerstone, Cegid, Cegedim SRH, HR Access, Oracle, SAP, Sage, Silae, UKG, Workday.

Today HR Path has more than 1,500 active customers in 20 countries, more than 1750 million euros in turnover and continuous growth. We have come a long way to become one of the 120 best scale-ups in French Tech! François Boulet and Cyril Courtin are once again giving themselves the opportunity to say it again: this is only the beginning!