Like National Data Verification Service

closed 3/1/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired National Data Verification Service

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of the assets of National Data Verification Service, a New England-based employment screening company owned by Chex Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of eFunds Corporation.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target parent: eFunds Corporation
target: National Data Verification Service
Founded in 1969, National Data Verification Service serves the pre-employment screening needs of hundreds of regional companies from its Rockland, Mass. offices.
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
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$112
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closed 7/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired ACAMS Moneylaundering.com

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group, announced that the previously disclosed acquisition of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) for $330 million has closed. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP Exam Review, USMLE Review and more. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: ACAMS Moneylaundering.com
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of Anti-Money Laundering and financial crime prevention professionals with resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement.
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closed 9/30/2015 via PR Newswire

Opus Global Group, acquired Alacra, Inc.

synopsis: Opus Global, a provider of SaaS-based compliance solutions, has acquired Alacra, a provider of Know Your Customer, Anti-Money Laundering and Reference Data business information solutions. The integration of Alacra will create an unmatched combination of compliance data with third party management excellence and network-based information exchange.
buyer: Opus Global Group (BUSE:OPUS:$160.13)
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Opus Global’s mission is to establish itself as a long-term partner capable of delivering significant value to businesses through the aggregation of content, software-based solutions, and related services. "
target: Alacra, Inc.
Alacra develops workflow applications that enable 300,000 end users to find, organize, analyze and present mission-critical business information. With nearly 175 unique databases available to their clients, Alacra has the largest collection of premium business information in the world.
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closed 8/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Observer Capital, acquired SourceMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced that it has completed the sale of SourceMedia, a diversified business-to-business media company, to Observer Capital, an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries.
buyer: Observer Capital
Observer Capital is an investment firm focused on private equity and special situation opportunities across the media, finance and business services industries. Observer Capital seeks to enhance value through strategic growth initiatives, operating improvements, and add-on acquisitions. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: SourceMedia, Inc.
Headquartered in New York with 365 employees, SourceMedia is a diversified business-to-business media company serving senior professionals in the financial, technology, and healthcare sectors.
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closed 9/3/2012 via Reuters

CCH Incorporated, acquired BSI Media

synopsis: Global tax authority Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced it has acquired the assets of BSI Media, a leading provider of timely international tax, legal, business and investment information. BSI Media will become part of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CCH Incorporated
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals. CCH is part of the global tax and accounting leader, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. "
target: BSI Media
BSI Media publishes some of the most respected internet publications in the fields of business, tax, law and investment. They've been publishing quality content since 1992, and quickly made the transition from print to digital publishing in the late 1990s.
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closed 11/4/2011 via Company Press Release

Bankers’ Almanac, acquired Accuity, Inc.

synopsis: Reed Elsevier announced that Bankers' Almanac has completed its acquisition of Accuity, Inc. Accuity is a leading US provider of online subscription-based data solutions for the financial services industry. It will be integrated with Reed Business Information's Bankers' Almanac to form BankersAccuity.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Bankers’ Almanac
Bankers' Almanac provides solutions to help financial professionals make payments, conduct due diligence, assess credit risk and carry out financial research on the world's banks. With clients including all top 100 global banks, Bankers' Almanac is relied upon daily by over 22,000 users worldwide. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Accuity, Inc.
Accuity, Inc. is a leading provider of global payment routing data, AML screening data and software and professional services that allow organizations, across multiple industries, to maximize efficiency and facilitate compliance of their transactions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$533 [$515]
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$102
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$47
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5.0x
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10.9x
closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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closed 3/3/2011 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited

synopsis: Equifax, a leading provider of consumer credit and business risk management services, has acquired Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited, the UK's leading provider of strategic intelligence to wealth and investment financial product providers.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,914.90)
Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax leverages one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich the performance of businesses. "
target: Workload Financial Business Consultants Limited
Workload Financial Business Consultants Ltd is the UK's leading provider of strategic intelligence to wealth and investment financial product providers. Workload operates a shared investment product data exchange with information provided by over 90 of the UK's leading financial services companies.
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closed 2/3/2010 via Reuters

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired Medley Global Advisors, LLC

synopsis: Pearson's Financial Times has bought Medley Global Advisors, a provider of macroeconomic intelligence to hedge funds and banks, as it shifts emphasis from advertising-funded publications to subscription services.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe. "
target parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
target: Medley Global Advisors, LLC
Medley Global Advisors is the leading provider of geopolitical and macroeconomic policy information serving a client base comprised of leading banks, asset managers, and hedge funds.
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closed 8/28/2009 via Company Description

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., acquired ICC Information Limited

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet Inc. has acquired the UK & Irish businesses of ICC Limited.
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (DNB:$1,813.10)
Dun & Bradstreet is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for 169 years. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 168 million business records. "
target parent: Bisnode AB
target: ICC Information Limited
ICC Information Limited is a leading UK and Irish credit and business information provider. Established in 1969, ICC provides data containing in-depth analysis on approximately 1.5 million British and Irish limited companies and unincorporated businesses.
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$17
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closed 5/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Morningstar Research, Inc., acquired Computerized Portfolio Management Services, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar Research Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of the equity research and data business of C.P.M.S. Computerized Portfolio Management Services Inc., a privately owned independent equity research and data firm in Toronto, for C$16.1 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
buyer parent: Morningstar, Inc.
buyer: Morningstar Research, Inc.
Morningstar Research, Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. The Company offers objective information on more than 6,000 funds available to individual investors in Canada as well as a range of innovative products and services to advisors and institutions. "
target: Computerized Portfolio Management Services, Inc.
Computerized Portfolio Management Services, Inc. is one of North America's leading independent equity research firms. Their staff of qualified professionals has been solely committed to providing a broad range of portfolio analysis and equity return enhancement products to the investment community.
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announced 12/24/2008 via Bloomberg

Bain Capital, Clessidra SGR, will acquire Centrale dei Bilanci srl

synopsis: Bain Capital LLC and Clessidra SGR agreed to buy Centrale dei Bilanci from shareholders consisting of Italy’s biggest banks in a deal that values the business- information company at 535 million euros including debt.
buyer: Bain Capital
buyer: Clessidra SGR
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target: Centrale dei Bilanci srl
The original mission of Centrale dei Bilanci was the creation of a large database of balance sheets and the improvement of financial analysis practices for the assesment of credit worthiness.The database includes every year about 45,000 balance sheets.
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closed 12/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired 10K Wizard Technology, LLC

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired 10-K Wizard, a leading provider of SEC EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) filing research and alert services, for $12.5 million subject to working capital adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: 10K Wizard Technology, LLC
10-K Wizard is a leading provider of SEC EDGAR research services, real-time alerting technology, and application programming interface (API) solutions. 10-K Wizard's basic offering provides unlimited sophisticated full-text searching, real-time alerting, and 10 unique datasets.
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closed 12/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Viewpointe LLC, acquired PaymentsNation

synopsis: Viewpointe(R), a leading provider of check image exchange and archive services, announced it has completed the acquisition of PaymentsNation, a premier payments solution provider. The transaction advances Viewpointe's goal of an end-to-end clearing and settlement offering to customers.
buyer: Viewpointe LLC
Viewpointe is the largest provider of check archive and image exchange services in the United States. We have developed the most secure, scaleable, and high-performance national archive, and we deliver strategic value to many of the nation's most powerful financial institutions. "
target: PaymentsNation
PaymentsNation is one of the industry's premier providers of payments-related solutions. The organization: provides timely settlement, intuitive products, information, service and leadership through state-of-the-art technology.
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closed 9/19/2008 via PR Newswire

LexisNexis, acquired ChoicePoint, Inc.

synopsis: Reed Elsevier announced that its acquisition of ChoicePoint Inc has been completed. On 21 February 2008, Reed Elsevier announced that it had reached agreement to acquire ChoicePoint for a total cost of $4.1 billion. On 16 September 2008 Reed Elsevier announced that the acquisition had received clearance from the US Federal Trade Commission.
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target: ChoicePoint, Inc.
ChoicePoint helps businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations make better decisions through information and technology solutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$982
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$274
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closed 1/1/2008 via BNC Analysis

Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH, acquired Tijd Nederland B.V.

synopsis: vwd group, the biggest German full-service provider of information, communications and technology solutions for the securities business, is taking over Tijd Nederland B.V. (TBM) from the Belgian media group Mediafin for a purchase price of approx. EUR 7 million.
buyer parent: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH (VWDG.DE :$0.00)
Vwd's operations include the financial newswires and business newsletters along with a market-data terminal and services business. Vwd employs 220 staff and operates bureaus in six German cities and Brussels. "
target parent: Media fin
target: Tijd Nederland B.V.
Tijd Nederland B.V. together with its subsidiaries, Trustmedia NL B.V. (Amsterdam) and Tijd Beursmedia NV (Brussels and Paris), is a well-known provider of data on the financial markets with a strong market position in the Benelux countries.
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closed 10/12/2007 via BusinessWire

SunGard Data Systems Inc., acquired The ASTEC Group

synopsis: SunGard has acquired The ASTEC Group, a specialist research consultancy and provider of information products and analytics on securities finance. The acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, is not expected to have a material impact on SunGard’s financial results.
buyer: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business. "
target: The ASTEC Group
The ASTEC Consulting Group, Inc., a research company, provides information and analysis on securities finance, secured lending, and transitional economies. The company offers market models and peer review tools to analyze risks, returns, fees, and service quality.
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closed 6/11/2007 via BusinessWire

EZPay Financial Services, Inc., acquired ICASI Database Services, Inc.

synopsis: EZPay Financial Services, Inc. announced that they have completed the acquisition of ICASI Database Services, Inc. ICASI is the pre-eminent provider of real-time information on issued checks to financial institutions and the nation’s 11,000 check cashing stores.
buyer: EZPay Financial Services, Inc.
EZPay offers a very unique, customizable and highly specialized 3rd-Generation payment platform and is the perfect partner for banks, Fortune 500s, and third-party developers. Our service includes our award-winning membership, subscription and installment manager and our remote check writing. "
target: ICASI Database Services, Inc.
ICASI Database Services, Inc. is the pre-eminent provider of real-time information on issued checks to financial institutions and the nation’s 11,000 check cashing stores.
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closed 5/15/2007 via

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company has entered into agreements to acquire eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd., a private U.K. company, for net cash consideration of £26.1 million, subject to a working capital adjustment.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
target: eFinancialNews Holdings Ltd
eFinancialNews is a diversified media company serving the financial services industry, primarily in the City of London and the U.K. Its flagship operations include the weekly Financial News publication and eFinancialNews.com Web site, a subscription-based service.
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$67
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$27
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closed 3/1/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired National Data Verification Service

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of the assets of National Data Verification Service, a New England-based employment screening company owned by Chex Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of eFunds Corporation.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target parent: eFunds Corporation
target: National Data Verification Service
Founded in 1969, National Data Verification Service serves the pre-employment screening needs of hundreds of regional companies from its Rockland, Mass. offices.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
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closed 8/5/2015 via PE Hub

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Consilio

synopsis: Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery and Document Review Services, has announced a new partnership with Los Angeles-based private equity firm Shamrock Capital Advisors. Under the terms of the partnership, Shamrock will take a majority position in Consilio and current owner Symphony Technology Group will divest its position.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: Consilio
Consilio is an international eDiscovery and Document Review Service provider with extensive experience in litigation, antitrust, second requests, and internal and regulatory investigations.
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closed 3/5/2013 via Market Wire

First Advantage Corporation, purchased Screening business from LexisNexis Risk Solutions

synopsis: First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group company and a leading global provider of comprehensive talent acquisition solutions, announced that its acquisition of the employment and resident screening business of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a division of Reed Elsevier, has closed.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage is a provider of talent acquisition solutions including employment background screening, occupational health services, applicant tracking systems, skills and behavioral assessments, and business tax consulting services. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: LexisNexis Risk Solutions
The screening business of LexisNexis provides everything from in-depth criminal background checks and drug/alcohol screening to employment verification and time-saving post-hire solutions.
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closed 9/23/2009 via PR Newswire

Centrro, Inc., acquired BarNone Inc.

synopsis: Centrro, Inc., a vertical search engine designed to help consumers find personal financial products that complement their specific credit profile, announced the acquisition of BarNone, Inc., a leading provider of specialty finance and consumer services.
buyer: Centrro, Inc.
Centrro is a search engine designed to help consumers find personal financial products that best fit their unique needs. Their direct-to-consumer service, KnowBeforeYouApply.com, is a free tool for consumers to find personal finance products based on their credit. "
target parent: The First American Corporation
target: BarNone Inc.
BarNone, Inc. is a leading provider of credit-based lead generation, processing and tracking services for the automotive industry. BarNone assists thousands of U.S. consumers each year to find financing for auto purchases.
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closed 5/27/2009 via PR Newswire

BSI America, purchased Supply Chain Security Division from First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: BSI announced the completion of its acquisition of the Supply Chain Security Division of First Advantage Corporation. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the Supply Chain Security Division of First Advantage is a strategic addition to BSI's business. BSI now offers customers a unique proposition encompassing both supply chain security and compliance.
buyer parent: BSI Group
buyer: BSI America
BSI is a global independent business services organization that inspires confidence and delivers assurance to over 80,000 customers with standards-based solutions. "
seller parent: The First American Corporation
seller: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation.
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closed 2/20/2008 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Verify Limited

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the purchase of Verify Limited, a premier Asian Pacific employment screening company, by the Employer Services segment of First Advantage.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Verify Limited
Verify Limited is the second largest background screening firm in Asia, following top-ranked First Advantage. Verify Screening Solutions was established in 2002 as a business unit of Hill and Associates Group Limited and was merged with Quam Data Services Limited in 2006 to form Verify Limited.
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closed 2/2/2007 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired R E Austin Ltd.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, announced that it has acquired R E Austin Ltd., an employment screening company based in Colchester, United Kingdom, outside of London.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: R E Austin Ltd.
R E Austin Ltd. is one of the largest background screening companies in the U.K., with 70 employees and an estimated 25 percent share of the local financial services market. The company also serves clients in the information technology, telecommunications and other industries.
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closed 10/10/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired EvidentData

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider,has acquired the assets of EvidentData, Inc., a company specializing in computer forensics and electronic discovery consulting headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The transaction was completed to expand First Advantage's West Coast presence.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: EvidentData
EvidentData are computer forensics practitioners and information technology professionals that pride ourselves on delivering comprehensive litigation support services and computer forensics expertise.
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closed 8/1/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Single Source Services, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Single Source Services, Inc., a regional employment screening company based in Birmingham, Ala. This purchase further expands the company's growing employment screening market share and establishes a local regional presence.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Single Source Services, Inc.
Single Source Services was established to enable companies to reduce hiring costs and avoid risks by offering a full line of pre-employment screening services.
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closed 7/24/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Refsure Worldwide Pty Ltd.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a leading risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired Refsure Worldwide Pty Ltd., the leading provider of employment background screening services in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Refsure Worldwide Pty Ltd.
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sydney, Refsure currently provides comprehensive screening programs primarily to multinational corporations and local companies in the financial services, telecommunications and retail industries, including Australia's four largest financial institutions.
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closed 5/1/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Inquest, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired Inquest, Inc., a regional employment screening company based in Los Gatos, Calif., near San Jose.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Inquest, Inc.
Inquest Pre Employment Screening is a certified Woman Owned Business that offers quality employee screening services, including county-level employee background checks. Inquest has emerged as a leading provider of screening services.
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closed 3/31/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Brooke Consulting

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of Tokyo-based Brooke Consulting, a leading regional employment screening company.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Brooke Consulting
Brooke Screening is the leading employment screening and background check company in North Asia. Using our proprietary on-line background screening system, we have implemented multi-lingual automated employee screening programs into the Asian operations of many of the world's largest companies.
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closed 3/1/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired National Data Verification Service

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of the assets of National Data Verification Service, a New England-based employment screening company owned by Chex Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of eFunds Corporation.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target parent: eFunds Corporation
target: National Data Verification Service
Founded in 1969, National Data Verification Service serves the pre-employment screening needs of hundreds of regional companies from its Rockland, Mass. offices.
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closed 6/7/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Accufacts Pre-Employment Screening, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, and Accufacts Pre-Employment Screening, Inc., an employment screening company, today jointly announced the completion of the sale of Accufacts to First Advantage.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Accufacts Pre-Employment Screening, Inc.
Accufacts performs various types of pre-employment background screenings and provides other human resources-related information to its clients.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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closed 2/15/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired SkillCheck, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of SkillCheck Inc., a leading international pre-employment testing and educational skills assessment company.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: SkillCheck, Inc.
SkillCheck, Inc. is the world's technology leader in performance-based and knowledge-based skills testing. SkillCheck assessment products and services are used by the world's top staffing services, corporate HR offices, training organizations and schools.
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closed 12/19/2005 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired TruStar Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of TruStar Solutions, Inc., an innovative online talent acquisition services firm.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: TruStar Solutions, Inc.
Located in Fishers, Ind., TruStar Solutions helps companies realize a proactive, high-impact recruiting process by combining recruitment marketing strategies with Web and technology-enabled solutions to effectively recruit active and passive employment candidates.
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closed 11/8/2005 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, The First American Corporation, acquired LeadClick Media, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation and The First American Corporation today jointly announced that they have acquired a 75 percent ownership interest in LeadClick Media, Inc., for $150 million. First American contributed $45 million in cash and First Advantage contributed the balance in a combination of cash, stock and notes.
buyer: The First American Corporation (FAF:$6,202.06)
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
The First American Corporation, a FORTUNE 500(R) company that traces its history to 1889, is America's largest provider of business information. First American combines advanced analytics with its vast data resources to supply businesses and consumers with valuable information products. "
target: LeadClick Media, Inc.
LeadClick Media provides Web-based lead generation services primarily to the automotive, real estate and financial services markets. LeadClick offers consumers a variety of convenient resources to request business services and complete a brief profile of their needs.
price ($mm)
$150
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closed 11/7/2005 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, purchased mortgage credit reporting assets from Credit Data Limited

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired the mortgage credit reporting assets of Credit Data Services (CDS) from Experian.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
seller parent: Great Universal Stores
seller: Credit Data Limited
Credit Data Services, Inc. provides data to the business community requiring in-depth analyses of customers, consumers and employees, potential or existing, to assure that decisions regarding credit granting, hiring and employee retention are made with the best available information.
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closed 10/7/2005 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Road Manager Financial Services, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of the assets of Road Manager Financial Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Volvo Commercial Finance LLC The Americas, that provides fleet management services to the trucking industry.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target parent: Volvo Commercial Finance LLC
target: Road Manager Financial Services, Inc.
Road Manager assists trucking companies & leasing company partners across the US with state & federal mileage & fuel tax reporting compliance requirements. Their ability to interface with all major satellite tracking systems creates a paperless method of reporting, saving clients time & money.
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closed 10/7/2005 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired True Data Partners

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced that the company has acquired True Data Partners, an international litigation support eDiscovery firm.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: True Data Partners
True Data Partners takes electronic information from any source - be it server, desktop, e-mail or peripheral, and in any format including hard drives, CDs, tapes, etc. We then convert the data to your favorite image enabled database; or, we’ll simply print it all. It depends upon your needs.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
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closed 1/7/2010 via BusinessWire

ZeroChaos, acquired Checkpast, LLC

synopsis: ZeroChaos, a global workforce solutions company headquartered in Orlando, announced its acquisition of Checkpast, an established leader in the employment screening industry. Checkpast is nationally known for its innovative background research approach and its commitment to accuracy, quality, and efficiency of screening solutions.
buyer parent: AP Capital Partners
buyer: ZeroChaos
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, ZeroChaos is a ground-breaking workforce management company. ZeroChaos helps visionary companies achieve greater management and financial control of their workforce and talent supply chains through innovative private-label solutions and full-disclosure pricing. "
target: Checkpast, LLC
Founded in 1992, Checkpast is a nationally recognized leader in employment screening and has received acclaim for its innovative background research techniques.
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closed 5/27/2009 via PR Newswire

BSI America, purchased Supply Chain Security Division from First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: BSI announced the completion of its acquisition of the Supply Chain Security Division of First Advantage Corporation. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the Supply Chain Security Division of First Advantage is a strategic addition to BSI's business. BSI now offers customers a unique proposition encompassing both supply chain security and compliance.
buyer parent: BSI Group
buyer: BSI America
BSI is a global independent business services organization that inspires confidence and delivers assurance to over 80,000 customers with standards-based solutions. "
seller parent: The First American Corporation
seller: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation.
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closed 8/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Kenexa Corporation, acquired HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH

synopsis: Kenexa, a leading provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions, has acquired Germany-based HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH. The acquisition of HRC will provide additional proprietary content to Kenexa’s current survey and performance management offering and their offices will expand Kenexa’s geographical reach in mainland Europe.
buyer: Kenexa Corporation (KNXA:$282.94)
Kenexa Corporation provides outsourcing, employee research and software to help organizations more effectively recruit and retain a productive workforce. "
target: HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH
Headquartered in Munich, HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH (HRC) is one of the leading consultancies for business-orientated employee surveys in German-speaking countries.
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closed 5/1/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Inquest, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired Inquest, Inc., a regional employment screening company based in Los Gatos, Calif., near San Jose.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Inquest, Inc.
Inquest Pre Employment Screening is a certified Woman Owned Business that offers quality employee screening services, including county-level employee background checks. Inquest has emerged as a leading provider of screening services.
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closed 3/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Capita Resourcing, acquired ThirtyThree LLP

synopsis: Capita has announced the acquisition of ThirtyThree LLP, a leading employer branding and marketing agency. The London and Bristol based firm will join Capita Resourcing, one of the UK’s foremost recruitment businesses. ThirtyThree provides employer branding, research, employee engagement and digital media services.
buyer parent: Capita PLC
buyer: Capita Resourcing
Capita Resourcing is a UK leader in the areas of outsourced recruitment, specialist and large scale resourcing and executive recruitment. Internally, specialist business units provide a wide range of HR services from resourcing, training and development, and more. "
target: ThirtyThree LLP
ThirtyThree LLP provides employer branding and marketing solutions to organizations in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers research and consulting services that help organizations to identify, develop, and promote their employer brands.
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closed 11/14/2007 via BusinessWire

PreVisor, acquired CraftSystems, Inc.

synopsis: PreVisor, a leader in pre-employment assessments and selection solutions that connect hiring decisions to business results, acquired talent assessments specialists CraftSystems, Inc. was founded 29 years ago by Dr. Larry L. Craft. CraftSystems has built a strong reputation for the technical and predictive strength of their assessments.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: PreVisor
PreVisor, a leading provider of on-demand pre-employment assessment software and employee selection solutions, helps organizations by connecting hiring decisions with business results. PreVisor’s assessment content accurately predicts on-the-job performance and supports fair hiring practices. "
target: CraftSystems, Inc.
CraftSystems, Inc. developed a unique questionnaire that specifically measured the drive and motivation that separated "Race Horses" from "Plow Horses," employing state-of-the-art technology to discourage applicants from "faking" the assessment to leave an unrealistically favorable impression.
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closed 7/17/2020 via PR Web

Universal Background Screening, Inc., acquired OPENonline, LLC

synopsis: Universal Background Screening has acquired OPENonline, a provider of employment background checks and investigative services. The combined company, which will operate under the Universal brand, will leverage deep industry expertise and scaled operations centers and advance Universal’s position as the nation’s leader in background screening.
buyer parent: SNH Capital Partners
buyer: Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Universal Background Screening is an industry-leading provider of employment background screening solutions including employment background checks, drug testing, physical exams, and compliance management solutions. "
target: OPENonline, LLC
OPENonline provides an innovative suite of employment screening services. The company strives to continually develop technology-driven background screening tools and innovative employment screening and investigative solutions tailored to meet clients’ needs.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

HireRight, Inc, acquired PeopleCheck

synopsis: HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has acquired PeopleCheck, a leading background screening provider based in Australia. The acquisition strengthens HireRight’s global services overall and its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: HireRight, Inc
HireRight helps employers hire the right people by providing global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight’s screening solutions to their needs, making the hiring and vetting processes easier."
target: PeopleCheck
Australia-based PeopleCheck provides background screening services across many industries, including technology, construction, finance, telecommunications, recruitment, professional services, mining, and healthcare. Their end-to-end processes deliver fast, accurate, and objective results.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

HireRight, Inc, acquired J-Screen K.K

synopsis: HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has acquired J-Screen, a leading background screening provider based in Japan. The acquisition strengthens HireRight’s global services overall and its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: HireRight, Inc
HireRight helps employers hire the right people by providing global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight’s screening solutions to their needs, making the hiring and vetting processes easier."
target: J-Screen K.K
J-Screen provides background screening and due diligence services in Japan and Korea and has a robust network of public, private, and proprietary information sources. Customers include financial institutions, multinational companies, professional service providers, and government organizations.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Universal Background Screening, Inc. merged with PeopleFacts,

synopsis: NH Capital Partners ("SNH") announces the acquisition of Universal Background Screening, a leading provider of compliant and fully customizable background screening products and services, based in Phoenix, AZ, and merger with PeopleFacts, an SNH portfolio company. The combined company will operate under the Universal brand.
buyer parent: SNH Capital Partners
buyer: PeopleFacts
PeopleFacts builds partnerships to help clients mitigate risk and hire great talent through employment screening services. PeopleFacts provides identity authentication, criminal record checks, credit reports, driving records, employment and education verifications, drug testing and more. "
target: Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Universal Background Screening is a leading provider of employment background screening solutions. Their services include a comprehensive selection of background checks, verifications, drug testing, employment physicals and compliance management services.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Davies Group Limited, acquired Veriphy, Ltd.

synopsis: Davies Group has acquired Veriphy, a know-your-customer and anti-money laundering compliance solutions business. Veriphy has become a part of the Davies customer solutions business, led by CEO Mark Grocott. Veriphy Ltd. provides a platform for award winning AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Solutions, ID Checks, Credit Screens, and more.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Davies Group Limited
Davies Group is a multi-award winning operations management, consulting and digital solutions provider to organizations in highly regulated markets. Davies’ core services include: claims solutions, insurance services, complaints handling and compliance & regulatory services. "
target: Veriphy, Ltd.
Veriphy Ltd. provides a platform for award winning AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Solutions, ID Checks, Credit Screens, Company Checks, and Standard & Enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) Checks in as little as 24 hours.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/6/2016 via BusinessWire

SterlingBackcheck, acquired RISQ Group

synopsis: SterlingBackcheck, one of the world’s largest background screening and HR solutions companies, announced that it has acquired RISQ Group (RISQ), an industry leader in employment background checks across the Asia-Pacific region. RISQ is widely recognized for high-quality background screening programs and its deep client-centric focus.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: SterlingBackcheck
SterlingBackcheck helps employers across the globe make smart hiring decisions and onboard new employees through a comprehensive suite of superior employment background screening services and cloud-based human capital management solutions. "
target: RISQ Group
RISQ Group is the go-to employment screener for the Asia Pacific region. RISQ combines granular local knowledge with global sophistication. With RISQ Group, the customer knows that it is getting a team of people devoted to delivering the best employment screening and verification available.
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closed 8/14/2013 via Company Press Release

MITIE Group PLC, acquired UK CRBs Ltd

synopsis: MITIE Group PLC, the strategic outsourcing company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired UK CRBs Ltd (“UKCRBs”), the criminal records checking service. UKCRBs is one of the largest providers of online criminal records checking services in the UK.
buyer: MITIE Group PLC (LSE:MTO:$2,681.17)
MITIE is a strategic outsourcing company. It helps clients run more efficient and effective businesses by looking after their facilities, their energy needs and the people they're responsible for. "
target: UK CRBs Ltd
ukCRBs Ltd is a Registered Umbrella Body for the Crimial Records Bureau. They offer a friendly, professional Criminal Records Bureau checking service at competitive prices. With over 20,000 registered users and clients ukCRBs Ltd is one of the leading umbrella bodies in the UK.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

GB Group Plc, acquired CRD (UK) Limited

synopsis: GBGroup announced the acquisition of CRD (UK) Limited. CRD is UK's sixth largest criminal records disclosure umbrella organisation. Its criminal record disclosure system currently processes over 55,000 checks a year for organisations who employ individuals working with children and vulnerable adults and also increasingly in other sectors.
buyer: GB Group Plc (AIM:GBG:$283.15)
GB Group PLC, an identity management company, engages in the development, sale, and support of business application software. It also involves in the provision of marketing database and anti-fraud services, and licensing of technology. "
target: CRD (UK) Limited
CRD have been providing background information services for years. CRD's Basic Checks service is the only Disclosure Scotland check provider that keeps the employer in complete control of the application process, significantly reducing the time to hire.
price ($mm)
$2.00
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2013 via PR Web

Compliance Safety Systems merged with WorkforceQA,

synopsis: Compliance Safety Systems (CSS) and WorkforceQA have merged. CSS is a leader in DOT compliance within the trucking industry due to its robust software system and customer service. CSS corporate offices have relocated its day to day operations to Salt Lake City, UT, the location for WorkforceQA.
buyer: WorkforceQA
WorkforceQA utilizes cutting edge Web-based technology to offer a full range of services to the Drug-Free Workplace Industry. WorkforceQA delivers everything a small company needs to become a Drug-Free Workplace. "
target: Compliance Safety Systems
Compliance Safety Systems is the technology leading Third Party Administrator of Employee or Contractor Drug and Alcohol Screening Services. The company focuses primarily on the transportation industry and other industry segments that are required to perform drug and alcohol testing.
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closed 2/20/2008 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Verify Limited

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the purchase of Verify Limited, a premier Asian Pacific employment screening company, by the Employer Services segment of First Advantage.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Verify Limited
Verify Limited is the second largest background screening firm in Asia, following top-ranked First Advantage. Verify Screening Solutions was established in 2002 as a business unit of Hill and Associates Group Limited and was merged with Quam Data Services Limited in 2006 to form Verify Limited.
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closed 2/2/2007 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired R E Austin Ltd.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, announced that it has acquired R E Austin Ltd., an employment screening company based in Colchester, United Kingdom, outside of London.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: R E Austin Ltd.
R E Austin Ltd. is one of the largest background screening companies in the U.K., with 70 employees and an estimated 25 percent share of the local financial services market. The company also serves clients in the information technology, telecommunications and other industries.
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announced 9/18/2020 via PR Newswire

DCP Capital Partners, L.P., will acquire 51job, Inc.

synopsis: 51job, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human resource services in China, announced it has received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter from DCP Capital Partners, a leader in the Greater China private equity industry, to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of the Company.
buyer: DCP Capital Partners, L.P.
DCP is a leader in the Greater China private equity industry. Over the past 27 years, the DCP team led successful and innovative investments in the region, establishing a strong investment track record across multiple economic cycles. "
target: 51job, Inc. (JOBS:$550.22)
51job is a leading provider of integrated human resource services in China. With a comprehensive suite of HR solutions, 51job meets the needs of enterprises and job seekers through the entire talent management cycle, from initial recruitment to employee retention and career development.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,279 [$3,773]
rev ($mm)
$530
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
7.4x
EV / EBITDA
26.0x
closed 9/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Addison Group, LLC, acquired CVPartners, Inc.

synopsis: Addison Group, a leading provider of professional staffing services, announced an expansion into the West Coast through the acquisition of CVPartners, Inc., a staffing firm with offices in the San Francisco and Seattle markets. CVPartners is a market leader for staffing in the Finance & Accounting, IT, and Human Resources sectors.
buyer parent: Trilantic Capital Management LLC
buyer: Addison Group, LLC
Addison Group is a leading provider of professional staffing and search services. Addison combines a national network and localized service for broad reach with a personal touch. Addison focuses on Information Technology, Finance & Accounting, Healthcare, and Administration & HR. "
target: CVPartners, Inc.
CVPartners is a premier provider of professional staffing and recruiting services specializing in contract, consulting, and executive search solutions for emerging growth and Fortune 500 companies. CVPartners services the San Francisco and Seattle markets.
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Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,244.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.90
EBIT ($mm)
$184.60
Net Income ($mm)
$142.70
Employees
6896
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Ticker: 601519.SS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Great Wisdom provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, real-time quotes reveal and investment analysis software, financial education system, information dissemination, Web and other areas of financial services platform.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$92.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($76.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($68.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: INIX.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:4483
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JMDC Inc.
JMDC Inc.
JMDC Inc. offers information services. The Company provides medical data statistics, life insurance data statistics, health data platform management, and other services. JMDC provides its services throughout Japan.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$91.75
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$13.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.40
Employees
441
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Ticker: MSCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc.
MSCI is an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. They have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with their clients.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,476.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$767.41
EBIT ($mm)
$709.17
Net Income ($mm)
$579.85
Employees
3266
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Ticker: ASX:GMX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chant West Holdings Limited
Chant West is an Australian research, data insights and technology company, providing a suite of sophisticated software and data analytics to super funds, financial advisers and individuals, so they can compare super and pension products on an ‘apples with apples’ basis.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$457.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.01
EBIT ($mm)
$45.70
Net Income ($mm)
$42.27
Employees
2420
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Ticker: XTRA:G6P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Going Public Media
Going Public Media
Going Public Media AG engages in the publishing and distribution of newspapers and magazines. It specializes in the publications on venture capital, private equity, corporate finance, and small and medium capital research. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Wolfratshausen, Germany.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$2.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.21
EBIT ($mm)
$0.09
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
23
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Ticker: NYSE:AON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aon plc
Aon plc
Aon plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Their 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,013.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,179.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,629.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,532.00
Employees
50000
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Ticker: ASX:CV1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CVCheck
CVCheck
CVCheck is an Australian provider of online employment screening and verification services. CVCheck offers checks globally and are the main screening provider for tens of thousands of businesses. They enable customers quickly to verify, screen and check personal and professional information.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9.63
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: JOBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
51job, Inc.
51job, Inc.
51job is a leading provider of integrated human resource services in China. With a comprehensive suite of HR solutions, 51job meets the needs of enterprises and job seekers through the entire talent management cycle, from initial recruitment to employee retention and career development.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$550.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$157.11
EBIT ($mm)
$145.12
Net Income ($mm)
$166.29
Employees
8180
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Ticker: AIM:CLSU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ClearStar
ClearStar
ClearStar is a leading provider of Human Capital Integrity technology-based services specializing in background and medical screening. The company offers employers valuable employment intelligence to support better recruiting and decision making.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$20.32
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.58)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
83
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Ticker: ENXTAM:RAND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Randstad Holding NV
Randstad Holding NV
Randstad utilizes a technology-driven focus with a human touch to provide better staffing and business solutions to organizations around the world. Their team of experts match professionals with available career opportunities in a variety of fields.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$26,480.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,211.45
EBIT ($mm)
$1,021.04
Net Income ($mm)
$759.38
Employees
38240
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Ticker: LSE:HAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hays plc
Hays is a leading global professional recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide. They are the market leader in the UK and Asia Pacific and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe and Latin America.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$5,778.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$230.78
EBIT ($mm)
$216.32
Net Income ($mm)
$142.80
Employees
8237
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Ticker: KELYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kelly Services, Inc.
Kelly Services, Inc.
As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, Kelly Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries, offer a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,432.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$125.60
EBIT ($mm)
$95.10
Net Income ($mm)
$71.50
Employees
7900
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Ticker: SFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SFN Group, Inc.
SFN Group, Inc.
SFN Group, Inc. is a strategic workforce solutions company that provides professional services and general staffing to help businesses more effectively source, deploy and manage people and the work they do.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$2,090.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$68.46
EBIT ($mm)
$43.12
Net Income ($mm)
$20.92
Employees
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Ticker: NasdaqCM:CCNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Command Center, Inc.
Command Center, Inc.
Command Center provides flexible on-demand employment solutions to businesses in the United States, primarily in the areas of light industrial, hospitality and event services. Through 67 field offices in 22 states, the company provides employment annually for approximately 32,000 field team members.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$97.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$2.58
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
220
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Ticker: JOB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Employment Enterprises, Inc.
General Employment Enterprises, Inc.
General Employment Enterprises, Inc. is a provider of specialized staffing solutions. They operate in two industry segments, providing professional staffing services and solutions, and light industrial staffing services through General Employment, Agile Resources, Ashley Ellis, Triad and Omni-One.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$43.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.26)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
122
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Ticker: TSE:4484
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lancers, Inc.
Lancers, Inc.
Lancers is Japan's largest freelance talent platform. Lancers matches companies with individuals who are looking for jobs online. The platform offers jobs in over 140 categories, including web development, system development, sales, design, translation, photography and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$34.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
154
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Ticker: OM:WISE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WISE Group AB
Wise Group AB is a corporation which owns, starts and develops companies specializing in recruitment, consultancy and other services within Human Resources. Their subsidiaries offer a complete portfolio of services for operational and strategic HR.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$88.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.68
EBIT ($mm)
$5.57
Net Income ($mm)
$3.89
Employees
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Ticker: SWX:ADEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adecco Group
Adecco Group
The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting around 700,000 associates with their clients every day.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$24,247.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$848.60
EBIT ($mm)
$659.35
Net Income ($mm)
$10.85
Employees
35000
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Ticker: BBSI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barrett Business Services, Inc.
Barrett Business Services, Inc.
Barrett is a leading human resource management company. We provide a unique blend of services and are one of the few companies in our industry to combine staffing services and professional employer services ("PEO").
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$236.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.89)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
34725
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Ticker: TSX:CWL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caldwell Partners
Caldwell Partners is a leading international provider of executive search and has been for more than 40 years. The firm has a sterling reputation built on successful searches for boards, chief and senior executives, and selected functional experts.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$44.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.08
EBIT ($mm)
$0.72
Net Income ($mm)
$2.22
Employees
128
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