Transaction Experience


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Client Quotes:

Financial Summary:

Purchase price not disclosed


Strategic Rational Driving Transaction:

  • Hired and ZLemma business models both primarily focus around matching technical talent with some of the best tech companies around the world.
  • ZLemma brings a sophisticated resume parser and proprietary semantic matching technology that will enhance Hired’s abilities to ensure higher quality job and candidate matches for employers and job seekers alike.
  • Hired’s revenue has been tripling year-over-year since its start in 2012, and plans to continue its growth to hit a $100 million run rate by next year.
  • ZLemma also brings a team of experts in search algorithms and data science.


Architect Partners Role and Contribution:

  • Articulated the strategic rationale for acquisition.
  • Helped the ZLemma board and management team assess a range of strategic options, providing critical clarity to assist with decision-making.
  • Quarterbacked negotiations and negotiating strategy across multiple options.
  • Negotiated a material improvement in final consideration over the initial LOI

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