Orange Tree Acquires Vericon

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (November 16, 2021)Orange Tree Employment Screening, a Tonka Bay partner company and a leader in the global background screening industry, is announcing the acquisition of Vericon Resources, Inc.

Based in Georgia, Vericon has earned the trust of its clients by providing custom solutions and proactive, personal service. Vericon customers will continue to receive the great service and personal client care they deserve. They will also benefit from Orange Tree’s proprietary technology platform. Fully cloud-enabled, Orange Tree’s architecture has been designed to meet the needs of its clients today and to scale with their growth requirements of tomorrow.

This acquisition aligns well with Orange Tree’s client-centric approach to business. “Vericon is a firm that has served the background screening industry since 1988 providing excellent customer care. We are excited to blend the unique strengths of both our companies and increase value for our customers” said Renee Ernste, CEO of Orange Tree.

Orange Tree was recently acquired by Tonka Bay Equity Partners. Tonka Bay’s investment in Orange Tree has accelerated the company’s ability to grow and deliver even more for its customers. “Clients want fast turnaround times, easy-to-use technology, and responsive customer service,” Ernste said. “We are rolling out technology to enhance our clients’ and their candidates’ experience.” Among other things, Orange Tree has delivered new ATS integrations, reporting dashboards, and usability features to its mobile candidate portal.

About Orange Tree

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Orange Tree Employment Screening offers fast and easy background screening services so companies can hire quickly. Orange Tree designs background screening programs in the best interest of its clients. These programs are delivered with innovative technology, peace-of-mind compliance, and responsive client care. For more information about Orange Tree, please visit

About Tonka Bay Equity Partners

Based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Tonka Bay Equity Partners is a private equity firm that acquires and invests in growth-oriented businesses in the highly-engineered manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution sectors. For more information, call (952) 345-2031 or visit

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