Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lucas Group. Lucas Group brings professional search and contracting services to Korn’s portfolio.

“This combination is the right move at the right time,” said Gary Burnison, CEO, Korn Ferry. “Today’s workscape is being transformed before our eyes – people working anywhere, everywhere and at any time. Professionals are on the move, Boomers are retiring and career nomads are looking for change – early and often. We are seizing this opportunity to help clients find the right talent who are highly agile with specialized skills and expertise to help them drive superior performance.”

“We are pleased to find the ideal strategic home at Korn Ferry. We are excited about what the future will bring from this acquisition in terms of anticipated synergistic offerings for our clients as well as career opportunities for our employees,” said Randy Marmon, Lucas Group president and CEO.