Kenexa's acquisition of almost complete


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Kenexa Corporation has acquired for $80 million.

Kenexa, a global provider of business solutions for HR, expects to complete the cash tender offer and close the transaction during the fourth quarter of 2010. The completion of the transaction is subject to a majority of the outstanding shares being tendered, as well as satisfactory completion of other customary closing conditions, including certain regulatory approvals.

Kenexa expects to finance the deal through a combination of its cash balances and borrowings against its credit facility, which was recently put in place. The agreement has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of both companies, and’s board intends to recommend that the stockholders tender their shares in the offer.

Kenexa’s CEO, Rudy Karsan, said: "We are very excited to announce the acquisition of, which provides Kenexa with significant domain expertise and a strong leadership position in the area of on-demand compensation management solutions.’s value proposition spans both software and proprietary content, similar to Kenexa, and their compensation management solutions are highly synergistic with our broad suite of talent acquisition and retention solutions. We believe Kenexa is increasingly being recognised in the marketplace as having the broadest and deepest suite of talent management solutions, and the addition of’s solutions and customer base will further strengthen our competitive position.

"We believe there is a tremendous opportunity to take’s best-in-class compensation management solutions to Kenexa’s customer base, which includes some of the largest corporations in the world. In addition, has several thousand customers that provide a fertile opportunity for Kenexa to deliver our suite of software, services and content. We believe’s acquisition by Kenexa is a major positive for both of our respective companies, employees, partners, customers and prospects." provides on-demand compensation software that helps businesses and individuals manage pay and performance.The company is the industry leader in market pricing and compensation analysis software that helps customers benchmark, compensate and reward its employees.’s compensation solutions were designed by Certified Compensation Professionals (CCP) and enable corporations to analyse pay competitiveness, simplify cumbersome survey participation and automate market pricing all in a single, web-based solution. also provides companies with access to a wealth of employer reported compensation data that spans thousands of jobs.’s interim chief executive officer, Paul Daoust, said: "Over the past several quarters, has executed an aggressive restructuring plan to enable the company to focus on our core businesses and areas of competitive advantage. We believe’s acquisition by Kenexa will enable us to capitalize on our market leading software and data in compensation, talent management and consumer offerings. 

" will now have access to a much larger global sales and services organisation, greater R&D resources and overall financial strength to provide our customers with confidence that we will be able to meet their needs from a long-term perspective. We believe that the combination of and Kenexa will provide a unique, end-to-end value proposition that positions our combined organisation very well in front of an eventual improvement in the economy and hiring environment."

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