HRTech businesses we work with
We can help with your M&A transactions across all areas of HRTech, including:
- Compensation and benefits software
- Performance management software
- Talent attraction software
- Talent development software
- Workforce management software
- Tech-enabled HR Services
- HR Software as a Service (SaaS)
HRTECH AND M&A
The M&A Trend in the HRTech sector is accelerating as digital transformation projects are starting up in recruiting, training, employee engagement, payroll and human capital management.
The key drivers behind this momentum include an increasingly tight labour market that places a premium on talent acquisition and a widening skills gap and generational shift that demands a new approach to today’s workplace.
Pursuing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is an increasingly important strategy that can help HR Technology companies obtain skilled technology personnel and maintain a competitive advantage over their rivals.
HRTECH AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
The HR industry is fast becoming technology-centric with many companies and organisations utilising technology to elevate hybrid working and develop smarter management solutions.
Remote working and recruiting practices has contributed to record-breaking levels of deal-making in the HRTech sector as businesses look to invest in digital workforce management tools.
Some of the key digital trends in the HRTech industry include the introduction of payroll automation, the use of HR virtual assistants, workflow automation, AI-powered HR analytics and Augmented Reality (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) for training and onboarding new employees.
Our work in HRTech
The HRTech industry is rapidly advancing, with the development of new technologies. We are here to support our clients with this change, providing advisory services to sellers and buyers in M&A projects across the globe.
Our track record of international and cross-border transactions, including for LaunchPad and ROC, and with values ranging from $15 million to over $100 million, allows us to support our clients throughout the entire M&A process.
Additionally, our deep domain knowledge across software, services and data intensive sectors, with a specialised focus on HR technology, means we are positioned to navigate successful transactions in this industry.
Our quarterly HRTech report gathers detailed insights about the sector, including M&A trends and transactions data. These reports allow you to keep abreast of industry developments and can help you make decisions about your own M&A plans.
Additional HRTech Information
Our quarterly HRTech index tracks the relative share price performance of the publicly listed companies in the industry.
Below you can also view the most active recent buyers in the sector:
Why partner with us?
Over 30 years’ in-depth knowledge of the HRTech sector, both operationally and transactionally.
Our global network and proprietary CRM mean we know the best potential buyers and sellers.
Our partners work collaboratively and globally and are your trusted M&A advisors.
- Have over 30 years’ specialist knowledge in the HRTech sector
- All have technology backgrounds and have worked operationally in businesses like yours, not just with mergers and acquisitions
- Understand how your business works, inside and out and know the issues you face
- Find the M&A opportunities for you and advise on how to make the most of them
Recent HRTech Articles
In our articles, we discuss the latest topics influencing the HRTech industry and driving M&A activity.
"We valued Goldenhill’s guidance and expertise throughout the process with Sia Partners. We would certainly recommend them to other firms who are considering engaging in the M&A process in the future”.
Founding Partner, MDC
“Thank you to Goldenhill for the outstanding work throughout the process, and for getting us here. We had a lot of fun working alongside of Goldenhill, and would happily recommend your services to other firms as well."
“We were pleased to work closely with Goldenhill during this process which has resulted in this sale to eTeam. We chose to work with Goldenhill in our sale process due to their significant business and transaction experience in the Recruitment sector and their relationships with the key players in the industry worldwide.”
"We selected Goldenhill due to their relevant business and transaction experience in the Fintech sector and their relationships with the key players who are seeking to significantly enhance their capabilities in risk analytics and reporting solutions space. The process resulted in the successful sale to Moody’s."
“The Goldenhill team was of great help throughout the process that resulted with this successful transaction with Moody’s. We chose to work with Goldenhill because of their relevant business and transaction experience in the ESG and climate risk sector and their relationships with the key players seeking to enhance their capabilities in this space.”
Founder and CEO, Four Twenty Seven, Inc
"Goldenhills focus in the global Fintech sector, their relevant business and transaction experience and strong relationships with the key buyers in Fintech space in both Europe and North America were our reasons for selecting them for this process. This resulted in the successful sale of the Communica business to Dynamo Software."
"We worked with Goldenhill on the sale to Baufest. Their focus in the global IT Services sector, their relevant business and transaction experience and strong relationships with the key players in the space in Latin America, North America and Europe were the reasons for selecting them for this process."
“We were delighted to work with Goldenhill during this process which has resulted with this successful sale to MJ Hudson. We chose to work with Goldenhill because of their focus in the global Fintech sector, their relevant business and transaction experience and strong relationships with the key buyers in Fintech space in both Europe and North America which ultimately resulted in this transaction with MJ Hudson. Amaces and MJ Hudson both operate within the asset management market and both have strong, compatible cultures. The logical next step was to combine forces for the benefit of all our clients.”
Aidan Dennis and James Economides
“Working with Goldenhill during this process resulted in a successful acquisition. We chose to work with them because of their focus in the Fintech sector, their relevant business and transaction experience and international reach which ultimately resulted in the acquisition of Market Connect. The integration of the Market Connect products and services with Infront solutions will provide great value to our customers.”
“We chose to work with Goldenhill because of their focus in the Fintech sector, their relevant business and transaction experience and strong relationships with the key buyers in Fintech space. This resulted in the transaction with Gresham, who have strategic plans for our combined organisation and remain committed to delivering innovative products, excellent support and industry expertise to our customers.”
“We value Goldenhill’s expertise and experience, especially in the Fintech sector, and it was a pleasure to work closely once again with them during this transaction.”
“Goldenhill’s human capital sector expertise allowed us to quickly engage with high-quality targets and their advice and guidance has been hugely beneficial to the process. We look forward to continue to work with them on future transactions.”
CFO, Beijing Career International
“Goldenhill’s industry knowledge, advise, guidance and effort managing the process for us was a key element to this successful outcome. We look forward to working with them again in the future as we consider future acquisitions to grow DRS as a part of the HiGro family of businesses.”
“Goldenhill’s knowledge of the recruitment industry and nearly 20 years’ experience in expertly conducting negotiations in this industry was of significant value to us throughout the sale process. Their blend of industry acumen, global network of contacts combined with knowledge of local markets was a key element to this successful outcome.”
“Goldenhill’s deep sector knowledge and nearly 20 years’ experience in negotiating transactions in the recruitment industry was an invaluable resource to us throughout the process. Their blend of industry knowledge, global network, deep financial literacy and commercial acumen added immense value at every stage.”
Robert MacGiolla Phadraig
“We were pleased to work closely with Goldenhill during this process. Their ability to identify, approach and assist us to qualify suitable acquisition targets who were based in Latin America and serving customers in North America has been valuable to us as we moved through and successfully completed this process with Velocity Partners. Goldenhill has demonstrated commitment and flexibility in working with us and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with them.”
"Goldenhill’s ability to identify, approach and assist us to qualify suitable acquisition targets in the UK has been valuable to us as we moved through and successfully completed this process with Metadigm. They demonstrated commitment and flexibility in working with us and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with them.”
"We selected Goldenhill in our sale process due to their knowledge of and transaction experience in the HRTech sector, their cross-Atlantic presence and their relationships with the key players in the sector worldwide. We are pleased to say this resulted in the sale to OutMatch."
If you are ready to buy or sell your next HRTech business or have a question about how we can help you, get in touch.