Brookfield-based Cielo acquired AsiaNet China, an executive search, recruitment, payroll and recruit process outsourcing business located in Shanghai.

Cielo is a strategic employee recruitment company that specializes in talent acquisition, consulting executive search services in more than 100 countries.

The acquisition will give Cielo a “significant foothold” in China with the addition of four AsiaNet China offices. However, the two companies will combine their Hong Kong operations into one office, according to a press release.

“There’s a major demand for RPO in the China market,” said Sue Marks, Cielo founder and chief executive officer. “This acquisition builds on our existing capability in China to better serve our regional and global customers.”

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