Polaris Global Mobility acquired by MOVE Guides

MOVE Guides, which powers worldwide workforce mobility management, has announced it has acquired Polaris Global Mobility, the company said.

The powerful combination creates the first complete global mobility management (GMM) platform that makes it possible for companies and individuals to work everywhere, connecting relocation logistics, expatriate management, tax and payroll, and immigration data.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Based in Bellevue, Washington, Polaris is at the forefront of expatriate management solutions. A pioneer in the GMM space, Polaris has a 16-year history delivering assignment management, tax and payroll for top international companies with their proprietary tax engine covering 100+ countries.

This, combined with MOVE Guides relocation management, employee experience and data science, gives companies a strategic advantage, eliminating cumbersome spreadsheet management, fragmented systems, and data silos to provide unprecedented visibility into workforce mobility programs.

MOVE Guides and Polaris share mutual customers with seamless data integration already established between the two platforms. Existing customers will see no immediate change in their platform or service as the MOVE Guides and Polaris teams work to integrate the two into a single, unified platform.

MOVE Guides reduces barriers between people and places so companies and individuals can work everywhere. Over 100 global companies, including industry leaders such as Procore, Societe General and Slack, rely on the MOVE Guides global mobility management platform to deliver relocation management, expatriate management, tax and payroll, and immigration data across more than 100 countries. The result is improved operational efficiencies, compliance and employee satisfaction and engagement. MOVE Guides´ philanthropic initiative — Mobility4All — provides a percent of revenue and employee time towards programs benefiting those fleeing poverty and conflict.

Founded in 2012, MOVE Guides has raised over USD 90M in funding from backers including New Enterprise Associates and Notion Capital to power work everywhere. MOVE Guides is headquartered in San Francisco and London, with offices throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC.