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The Human Resources / Staffing industry is ripe for consolidation. Sophic Capital client HIRE Technologies closed three acquisitions in the back half of 2020, and its funnel is growing.
Apple allows users to opt-out of app tracking. Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari have clamped down on cookie-tracking. 30 state governments are moving data privacy bills through their houses (California, Virginia, and Colorado already have laws). The result – data businesses could see either increased litigation or revenues disappear.
Facebook data from 533 million people in 106 countries was published on a hacking forum this past April. Facebook seemed to shrug it off. Most companies do and have dismissed consumer data breaches for decades. Governments are fighting back, enacting data privacy rules that could destroy the revenue models of businesses reliant upon the collection of consumer data without consent.
Much of the HR staffing/consulting industry has been slow to adopt SaaS solutions. It is an industry ripe for technology disruption and consolidation. HIRE Technologies, a company focused on modernizing and digitizing human resources solutions, has been active on M&A. HIRE has the foundation to build several, HR-relevant, value-added solutions that it can upsell to its existing customer relationships.
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