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Citizens M&A Advisory Advises CareerBuilder on Sale of Automated Workforce Screening Biz to Accurate Background

April 23, 2020, 09:05 AM
Filed Under: Mergers & Acquisitions

Citizens M&A Advisory served as co-lead advisor to CareerBuilder, a global technology company that provides end-to-end talent acquisition solutions, on its sale of CareerBuilder Employment Screening to Accurate Background, a leading provider of automated workforce screening solutions. Accurate received an investment to support the acquisition from Apax Digital Fund, the technology-focused growth equity fund advised by Apax Partners.

CareerBuilder Employment Screening is a leading provider of employment screening solutions, including background checks, drug testing and I-9 compliance. CareerBuilder is owned by Apollo Global Management and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board.

Irina Novoselsky, CEO of CareerBuilder, said: “We were pleased to work with Citizens M&A Advisory on the carve-out of CareerBuilder Employment Screening. We valued their knowledge of the HR technology industry, assistance in communicating our exciting growth story to potential buyers and the creation of a strategic partnership with the ultimate buyer that will continue to benefit our organization.”

“It was a pleasure working with Irina and the rest of the management team at CareerBuilder,” said Scott Rhodes, managing director and Software practice lead at Citizens. “They did an extraordinary job building a highly respected brand. We believe their innovative solutions and strong core values will continue to drive future growth."

The transaction was led by Rhodes with support from Dillon Bowles, managing director at Citizens Financial Group. Citizens has advised on seven recent M&A transactions for HR technology companies, making it one of the most active advisory groups serving the sector.

Citizens M&A Advisory specializes in middle-market mergers and acquisitions as well as later-stage financing transactions. Citizens combines sector intelligence with a client-focused approach to realize our clients’ true value. The Citizens team has closed more than 130 transactions in the last five years and has more than 80 M&A professionals specializing in a range of industries across the United States. Citizens M&A Advisory is part of Citizens Capital Markets, Inc., a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group (NYSE: CFG).

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