Category: M&A

This Week in Backgrounds: More Acquisitions and Cool Stuff in India

Hi everyone!  I hope you’re all NOT in the Midwest with me braving the below 0 temperatures.  There have been a few acquisitions announced this week. If you’re keeping track, they’re the ones I alluded to in my last blog post.  In addition, I got a really cool demo of a newer product out of India that I think deserves everyone’s attention.  Community Brands, a division of Ministry Brands, the leading provider of cloud-based software for associations,

This Week in Backgrounds: Mergers and Acquisitions Heating Up

Well, the “this week in backgrounds” title continues to be misleading. It should be “recently” but hey, my blog, my rules!  The acquisitions market is very hot right now– lots happening and more coming soon.  Not only do we have CRA’s buying other CRA’s but private equity and other strategic buyers continue to make their bets on the 2.9 billion dollar screening market.  First, Appriss announced last week the acquisition of Crime Finders, Inc. (CFi),

The Buzz at the 2018 SHRM Conference

The 2018 SHRM conference is in the books and an epic one it was, especially for background screeners.  I wanted to write about a few things I noticed, a few things I’m hearing, and most importantly, what it all means for background screeners.  What this won’t be is a recap of the conference, my good friend Bruce Berg does that so eloquently on his website.  The rumor mill was certainly in full force, much of

Recent Background Screening Industry Activity

Things are getting very interesting if you are a consumer reporting agency (CRA), a user of products, an end user of a CRA, or even watching from afar as a human resources professional.  In the past 18 months there have been no fewer than 10 mergers and acquisitions and many new entrants into the industry.  This is both good and bad for the industry overall, but it continues to thrive.  In my 20 plus years

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