Transact Capital Advises Management Buyout of NYC Staffing Company

Posted on May 16, 2017 in Recent News
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May 12, 2017

Richmond, VA – Transact Capital Partners is pleased to announce that New York based Clarity Staffing was acquired by its CEO Moira Durst.  Transact Capital Partners served as the exclusive M&A advisor to Clarity.

Founded in 2000 by Kelly Swanson and Anne Schlussler, Clarity Staffing is a leading independent provider of contract and direct hire office support staff in New York City.  Clarity has developed a reputation over the last 17 years for delivering highly qualified, flexible, and reliable placements for a diverse customer base that include some of the most notable names in the financial, legal, media, luxury goods, publishing and consulting fields.  Moira Durst rose from inside the Company to become a minority shareholder and CEO.

“Moira’s passion for the business and our team will take the business to the next level. Moira will continue to make decisions that will ultimately strengthen the company and the brand,” commented Swanson and Schlussler.

Moira Dorst said, “I could not be more proud to take the helm and lead this impressive team toward expansion using the same the human-centered approach that put us on the map 17 years ago.”

Patrick Morin, who along with Jim Sowers led the Transact team, commented: “We were very pleased to help Kelly and Anne exit a Company to which they have dedicated so much time and energy.  Likewise, we were excited to assist Moira in taking full ownership of Clarity.”

Transact Capital Partners is a full-service mergers and acquisitions advisory, business brokerage, and valuation firm headquartered in Richmond, VA, with offices in Roanoke and Tidewater, VA, Lexington, KY, and Orlando, FL.  Transact focuses on the needs of privately held companies in the lower middle market with enterprise values under $100 million.  With extensive experience in owning, running, and investing in private companies or divisions of public companies, the firm’s principals are able to assist many business owners exit their companies or explore other opportunities.  Securities and investment banking transactions are offered through Transact Capital Securities, LLC.  Member FINRA and SIPC.

To learn more about this transaction, or Transact Capital Partners, please contact Steve Zacharias at 804-612-7102 ( or Jim Sowers at 804-612-7110 (  Additional information about Transact Capital Partners can be found at