Checkr’s Acquisition of GoodHire

Goodwin advised Checkr on the deal.

Checkr announced its acquisition of GoodHire.

Checkr, founded in 2014, provides either online access or an API that returns automatically generated background checks. Through Checkr’s advanced background check technology, companies can better understand the dynamics of the changing workforce, bring transparency and fairness to their hiring, and ultimately build a better future for workers.

GoodHire develops and markets data management software to provide screening products to companies and individuals. It offers technology solutions that collects, aggregates, and displays large data sets.

This acquisition is a critical part of Checkr’s expansion strategy in its fastest growing small-to-medium sized (SMB) business segment. GoodHire serves tens of thousands of customers in this segment.

The Goodwin team was led by Gregg Katz (Picture), Kristin Gerber, Eric Weberman, Emilee Wu and Justin Brogan (Corporate); Christina Queiros Bouchot and Tiara Quintana (Labor and Employment); Paul Jin, Brady Cummins, Elliot Silver (Antitrust); Joe Rockers and Amelie Hopkins  (Litigation); Alex Denniston, Regina Couto, and Chris Jones (ERISA/Benefits); Emily Hingston (401K); Achal Oza and Jason Yeoun (Intellectual Property); and David Kantrowitz and Josh Fattal (Privacy and Data Security); Janet Andolina and Benjamin Gossels (Tax); Nick Caro (Debt Finance), Kim Monty Holzel, Juliana Gerrick, and Sammy Tang (FinTech), with invaluable assistance from Katie Murphy and David King (Real Estate), Ananth Lakshman, Asters Law (Ukrainian local counsel) and Coleen Doyle.

Involved fees earner: Janet Andolina – Goodwin Procter; Nikolaus Caro – Goodwin Procter; Regina Couto – Goodwin Procter; Brady Cummins – Goodwin Procter; Alex Denniston – Goodwin Procter; Joshua Fattal – Goodwin Procter; Kristin Gerber – Goodwin Procter; Juliana Gerrick – Goodwin Procter; Benjamin Gossels – Goodwin Procter; Emily Hingston – Goodwin Procter; Paul Jin – Goodwin Procter; Chris Jones – Goodwin Procter; David Kantrowitz – Goodwin Procter; Gregg Katz – Goodwin Procter; Ananth Lakshman – Goodwin Procter; Kimberly Monty Holzel – Goodwin Procter; Katherine Murphy – Goodwin Procter; Achal Oza – Goodwin Procter; Tiara Quintana – Goodwin Procter; Joseph Rockers – Goodwin Procter; Elliot Silver – Goodwin Procter; Ximeng (Sammy) Tang – Goodwin Procter; Eric Weberman – Goodwin Procter; Emilee Wu – Goodwin Procter; Jason Yeoun – Goodwin Procter;

Law Firms: Goodwin Procter;

Clients: Checkr, Inc. ;

Martina Bellini

Author: Martina Bellini