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UK: General Information Services & HireRight confirm merger

By Katherine Fanning 0 Comments NEWS, Regional News

General Information Services (GIS) and HireRight declared recently a partnership where the two companies will merge. GIS and HireRight both are top tier servers for background checks and employee discovery programs which often includes driving records, drug tests, work and education backgrounds, electronic onboarding, and other ways to vet potential employees. This will be combined with HireRight’s company and employee tools as well as GIS’ long standing commitment to customer service that will create one of the biggest background check businesses.

“This merger represents an opportunity to bolster our presence across geographies, industry sectors, and product lines. As we expand our platform, customer service will continue to be our competitive differentiator. We look forward to using our increased scale and global reach to deepen our relationships with customers.”

“Together with HireRight, we will offer an enhanced suite of integrated screening, monitoring, and risk management solutions on a global scale to a broader set of customers,” said Guy Abramo, CEO of GIS. “With our shared commitment to user experience, innovation, and technology, our customers will receive the highest quality solutions in the industry.” Mr. Abramo will serve as the CEO of the newly formed holding company for the combined enterprise.

“GIS has a rich history of superior customer focus with recognized customer service excellence, mirroring HireRight’s top values and aligning well with our global footprint, operational platform, and award-winning Applicant Center,” said Jurgen Leijdekker, CEO of HireRight. “Together, the two companies will bring unparalleled capabilities, expertise, and experience to customers and applicants around the world.”

The combined company will serve more than 200 countries and deliver an industry-leading suite of customer solutions across all sectors, including healthcare, technology, financial services, transportation, education, retail, and staffing. The merger accelerates a united strategy building upon HireRight’s strong integration into over 25 applicant tracking systems (ATS) and GIS’ recent investments in additional research and development to enhance product offerings and operational efficiency. The combined company will remain dedicated to providing the highest quality of service in the industry.

The transaction, which is expected to close during the third quarter of 2018, is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Abramo added, “This merger represents an opportunity to bolster our presence across geographies, industry sectors, and product lines. As we expand our platform, customer service will continue to be our competitive differentiator. We look forward to using our increased scale and global reach to deepen our relationships with customers.”

SOURCE HireRight
Edited by K. Fanning

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