French private equity firm Naxicap acquires The House of HR. Rika Coppens is given the responsibility for day-to-day management, while Conny retains a 30% stake. The House of HR pursues its international growth and now has 35 staffing businesses, finding work for 44,000 people every day in nearly a dozen countries. It has a turnover of €1.8billion ($2.2 billion).