Ceridian Announces Agreement to Acquire Australian Workforce Management Solutions Provider, RITEQ
Acquisition to accelerate Ceridian’s momentum in the Australian and New Zealand markets
Melbourne, Australia, September 5, 2019
Ceridian (NYSE: CDAY; TSX: CDAY), a global leader in human capital management (HCM) technology, today announced it has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire RITEQ, a provider of enterprise workforce management solutions1. Founded in 2001, RITEQ has operations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, New Zealand, and the UK and serves more than 325 customers.
“Our two companies share a commitment to technological excellence and customer success, and we are excited about welcoming RITEQ’s employees, partners, and customers into the Ceridian family,” said Erik Zimmer, Chief Strategy Officer, Ceridian. “The acquisition of RITEQ, combined with Dayforce Payroll in Australia, will truly position Ceridian as a leading HCM provider in the region.”
The acquisition follows Ceridian’s April launch of its award-winning Dayforce Payroll solution to the Australian market. Today, the Dayforce platform offers Australian employers – including Michael Hill, Harris Farm, Optus, and G8 Education – a single HCM solution to manage the entire employee lifecycle including HR, recruiting, onboarding, performance, learning, compensation, workforce management, and payroll.
“Australia and New Zealand are highly attractive markets,” said David Ossip, Chairman and CEO, Ceridian. “We believe that the combination of the RITEQ team’s talent, deep workforce management capabilities, and market expertise will amplify the value we deliver to employers in these markets. We look forward to continuing to drive great employee experiences and hard dollar returns for our customers.”
“We’re tremendously excited about entering into a new chapter with Ceridian. Together, we will be able to offer our customers end-to-end HCM capabilities through the Dayforce platform,” said David Kroser, Managing Director and Co-founder, RITEQ.
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1 Ceridian announced the entering of a definitive shared purchase agreement with Lusworth Pty Limited, the parent company of RITEQ. This transaction is expected to close in the next few weeks