Hill Country Payroll acquires payroll business from Austin-based Your HR Group

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Business deal expected to increase Hill Country Payroll customers, revenue by 65 percent.

Hill Country Payroll, a Central Texas payroll processing company that serves small and mid-sized businesses, today announced it will acquire the payroll business from Austin-based Your HR Group. The purchase agreement was finalized the first week of October and the transaction is expected to close in early November.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed, but it is based on a multiple of the Your HR Group annual revenue. The acquisition will increase the number of Hill Country Payroll customers and revenue by an estimated 65 percent.

“The new customers Hill Country Payroll gains through this acquisition will experience the same outstanding service we have built our business on over the last 17 years,” said Writ Baese, co-owner and president of Hill Country Payroll.

Baese said that the acquisition is a perfect fit because both businesses utilize the same payroll processing software, serve the same types of clients, and Hill Country Payroll already has offices in the Austin area.

“We anticipate a very smooth transition,” he said.

Customers will experience little change in the day-to-day processes, and the reports they receive will not change. Current Your HR Group customers will continue to use the same web-based tools for payroll processing and timekeeping. With the level of software experience among the Hill Country Payroll leadership team, new customers can expect to learn even more effective ways to leverage the payroll processing tools to best benefit their businesses.

With the acquisition, the payroll business moves to Hill Country Payroll, and the human resources business transitions to Your HR Group’s partner company, Austin HR, which is led by David Hughen and Laurie Howell.

“We believe that separating payroll processing and the outsourced HR that were both previously provided through Austin HR and Your HR Group will allow Hill Country Payroll and Austin HR to provide outstanding solutions based on their individual core competencies,” said Laurie Howell, co-founder and principal at Your HR Group and Austin HR. “Hill Country Payroll has established itself as regional leader in payroll processing and we are very excited to be working with them.”
Hill Country Payroll was founded by Arlon Baese in New Braunfels in 1995. The company is now run by Baese’s three sons, Writ, Coby and Cale, with offices in the Austin area.

Serving customers in a variety of industries ranging from hospitality, restaurants and retail to professional services, health care and manufacturing, Hill Country Payroll provides safe, secure and accurate payroll processing, tax filing, timekeeping, and background screening. In addition, the company also offers specialized services such as custom reporting, point-of-sale integration and general ledger integration.

About Hill Country Payroll:
Hill Country Payroll provides payroll processing solutions to all types and sizes of customers ranging from hospitality, restaurants and retailers to medical practices, manufacturers and professional services companies. In addition to payroll, tax filing, timekeeping and background screening, Hill Country Payroll also offers specialized services such as custom reporting, point-of-sale integration and general ledger integration. While Hill Country Payroll’s solutions feature the online tools, automation and reliability of a global enterprise payroll provider, the level of service and support is much like that of a smaller business—engaged, helpful and personal. For more information, visit http://www.hillcountrypayroll.com.

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