HireRight Acquires UK Firm

Irvine-based HireRight, a provider of on-demand employment screening and drug screening services, announced today that it has acquired Powerchex Limited, a pre-employment screening firm based in the United Kingdom. FInancial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Powerchex provides pre-empoyment screening to companies in the UK, and was founded in 2005. As part of the acquisition, HireRight said that Powerchex managing director and founder Alexandra Kelly will manage the Powerchex business from its corporate headquarters in London.