Boathouse Capital, Portfolio Company, Spark Hire, Acquires Chally

Boathouse Capital is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Spark Hire (“Spark”) has acquired Chally, an industry-leading talent assessment software provider.

Chally, founded in 1973, evolved from a research firm to a pioneer in predictive assessments, offering greater flexibility to customers while maintaining a scientific, data-backed approach to evaluate candidate success. For nearly five decades, customers large and small have relied on Chally to help them find the right talent, unlock their potential, and make informed, evidence-based talent management decisions.

Chally offers a predictive talent assessment to help evaluate over 130 competencies as well as a talent engagement assessment to predict individuals’ likelihood to be engaged on the job. The software generates easy-to-read reports that helps predict successful hires in any given role.

Josh Tolan, CEO of Spark Hire, commented on the combination of both businesses by saying, “The acquisition of

Chally is a major milestone for Spark Hire. It will help us expand our suite of innovative and trusted candidate assessment tools, and deepen our commitment to providing the best and most effective interviewing experience in the industry.”

Alongside Spark Hire’s recent acquisition of leading ATS, Comeet, the acquisition of Chally brings an exciting new chapter for these organizations as they join forces to offer a talent acquisition suite equipped for today’s highly competitive job market.