Rapprochement Actual et AlterEgo

Carmine Capital supports Actual group in the acquisition of Alter Ego

Actual group is pursuing its strategic development by extending its presence in the French Overseas Departments and Regions (DROM) with the acquisition of Alter Ego, a major player in employment on Reunion Island. This strategic operation is part of a dynamic external growth policy. 

Actual group continues to grow

Less than a year after the successful acquisitions of Ergalis, Clémentine and Kobaltt, Actual group continues its external growth strategy. The integration of Alter Ego strengthens Actual group’s already significant presence in the French West Indies and French Guiana, and extends its activities to Reunion Island.


A response tailored to the needs of companies on Reunion Island

Aware of the specific employment challenges facing the French overseas territories, Actual group is resolutely tackling the employment challenge on Reunion Island. By combining the resources and expertise of Alter Ego with its own network of Accompagnement Envergure already established on the island, Actual group is strengthening its offer to local companies and groups from mainland France operating on Réunion. This integration is in line with Actual group’s vision of offering broader solutions for employment and skills development in the region.

Founded in December 2009 by Virginie Boireau, Alter Ego has 50 employees and 6 branches in Saint-Denis, Le Port, Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul. Alter Ego enjoys a solid reputation in the sector, with a turnover of €30 million.

Supporting people and companies

Today, as the 5th largest player in the French labor and employment market, Actual group is an independent, family-owned group with a resolutely humanist vision, working every day to facilitate the right to work for all.

Headed by Samuel Tual, a committed entrepreneur, the group is no. 1 in temporary employment in France. With 4,010 employees and more than 600 agencies across the country, Actual group currently supports 33,000 companies and 165,000 job applicants, with sales expected to reach 1.6 billion by 2023. 

Samuel Tual, Chairman of Actual group, underlines the importance of this operation for the group: “At Actual group, our aim is to support people in their long-term employability, in order to better serve the human resources needs of companies. The integration of Alter Ego is perfectly aligned with this vision, thanks to their approach focused on customer proximity and the quality of their support for temporary workers.”

A shared vision of the future of the recruitment and human resources business 

Virginie Boireau, founder and managing director of Alter Ego, expresses her satisfaction at this new step: “We are delighted to be joining Actual group, as we share the same vision and ambition to develop skills and support individuals in their professional careers. This union will enable our customers and candidates to benefit from enriching synergies. It’s a great opportunity for our region.”

With almost 15 years’ experience, Alter Ego is now recognized as a major player in La Réunion and the Indian Ocean. This alliance with Actual Group further strengthens its position in the market, offering a wide range of services from temporary work to placement on fixed-term and open-ended contracts, as well as professional integration and training. This alliance represents an opportunity for Groupe Alter Ego to benefit from the resources and support of a major group, while preserving its autonomy and identity on Reunion Island to continue promoting its values and supporting the local economy.

“We are proud to support Actual group in its growth ambitions, and we thank Samuel Tual for renewing his trust in us. The acquisition of Alter Ego testifies to their commitment to maintaining territorial proximity and offering an adapted response to local companies as well as to groups from metropolitan France operating in Réunion” adds Philippe Bloquet, Manager at Carmine Capital.

By supporting Actual Group in this latest acquisition, Carmine Capital has confirmed its M&A expertise in the recruitment agency industry.


For more information on this acquisition, please contact: Philippe Bloquet et Anne-Laure Saint-Marc Girardin.

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