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GIS and HireRight to Merge

Paul, Weiss is representing General Information Services (GIS), a portfolio company of Paul, Weiss client General Atlantic, in its merger with HireRight. The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2018, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

HireRight and GIS are both leading providers of background screening and talent acquisition services, including background checks, drug testing, driving records, employment and education verification, electronic onboarding, and a variety of industry-specific compliance and screening solutions.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Matthew Abbott, Monica Thurmond, Ellen Ching, Dale Sarro and John Kennedy and counsel Pearl Yuan-Garg and Richard Elliott; tax partners Patrick Karsnitz and David Sicular and counsel Alyssa Wolpin; litigation partners Roberto Gonzalez, Allan Arffa and Mark Mendelsohn and counsel Peter Jaffe and Rachel Fiorill; employee benefits partner Andrew Gaines and counsel Uri Horowitz and Jason Ertel; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; real estate partner Peter Fisch; bankruptcy partner Alice Eaton and counsel Robert Britton; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

May 25, 2018

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