Victoria’s Certn has acquired Credence, a leading provider of global background checks, based in the United Kingdom.
Founded in 2016, Certn provides real-time background checks for employers. Used by enterprise, mid-market and small business leaders looking to hire the right candidates, Certn modernizes the background check process and builds a foundation of trust.
With the U.K. acquisition, Certn will diversify its offerings and add an impressive client roster, many of whom reside in new markets.
Credence has operated since 2009 and primarily serves the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets. The company boasts an enviable client list, ranging from top-tier professional services clients to stage companies and some of the largest sporting organizations in the world.
“Our mission at Certn has always been to deliver the most frictionless candidate background check experience, whilst delivering a fast, reliable and comprehensive service for our clients. We’re excited to extend this mission into new markets with a partner like Credence, whose brand is synonymous with quality,” commented Andrew McLeod, CEO of Certn.
“This acquisition is putting together the reliability and quality of Credence with the speed and superior user experience enjoyed by Certn’s customers.”
Last year, Certn was named the Canadian Tech Innovator of 2021 in the inaugural KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator in Canada competition and McLeod was recognized as the Remote Tech Breakthrough CEO of the Year.