Like OPENonline, LLC

closed 7/17/2020 via PR Web

Universal Background Screening, Inc., acquired OPENonline, LLC

synopsis: Universal Background Screening has acquired OPENonline, a provider of employment background checks and investigative services. The combined company, which will operate under the Universal brand, will leverage deep industry expertise and scaled operations centers and advance Universal’s position as the nation’s leader in background screening.
buyer parent: SNH Capital Partners
buyer: Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Universal Background Screening is an industry-leading provider of employment background screening solutions including employment background checks, drug testing, physical exams, and compliance management solutions. "
target: OPENonline, LLC
OPENonline provides an innovative suite of employment screening services. The company strives to continually develop technology-driven background screening tools and innovative employment screening and investigative solutions tailored to meet clients’ needs.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Davies Group Limited, acquired Veriphy, Ltd.

synopsis: Davies Group has acquired Veriphy, a know-your-customer and anti-money laundering compliance solutions business. Veriphy has become a part of the Davies customer solutions business, led by CEO Mark Grocott. Veriphy Ltd. provides a platform for award winning AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Solutions, ID Checks, Credit Screens, and more.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Davies Group Limited
Davies Group is a multi-award winning operations management, consulting and digital solutions provider to organizations in highly regulated markets. Davies’ core services include: claims solutions, insurance services, complaints handling and compliance & regulatory services. "
target: Veriphy, Ltd.
Veriphy Ltd. provides a platform for award winning AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Solutions, ID Checks, Credit Screens, Company Checks, and Standard & Enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) Checks in as little as 24 hours.
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closed 8/14/2013 via Company Press Release

MITIE Group PLC, acquired UK CRBs Ltd

synopsis: MITIE Group PLC, the strategic outsourcing company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired UK CRBs Ltd (“UKCRBs”), the criminal records checking service. UKCRBs is one of the largest providers of online criminal records checking services in the UK.
buyer: MITIE Group PLC (LSE:MTO:$2,681.17)
MITIE is a strategic outsourcing company. It helps clients run more efficient and effective businesses by looking after their facilities, their energy needs and the people they're responsible for. "
target: UK CRBs Ltd
ukCRBs Ltd is a Registered Umbrella Body for the Crimial Records Bureau. They offer a friendly, professional Criminal Records Bureau checking service at competitive prices. With over 20,000 registered users and clients ukCRBs Ltd is one of the leading umbrella bodies in the UK.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

GB Group Plc, acquired CRD (UK) Limited

synopsis: GBGroup announced the acquisition of CRD (UK) Limited. CRD is UK's sixth largest criminal records disclosure umbrella organisation. Its criminal record disclosure system currently processes over 55,000 checks a year for organisations who employ individuals working with children and vulnerable adults and also increasingly in other sectors.
buyer: GB Group Plc (AIM:GBG:$160.31)
GB Group PLC, an identity management company, engages in the development, sale, and support of business application software. It also involves in the provision of marketing database and anti-fraud services, and licensing of technology. "
target: CRD (UK) Limited
CRD have been providing background information services for years. CRD's Basic Checks service is the only Disclosure Scotland check provider that keeps the employer in complete control of the application process, significantly reducing the time to hire.
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closed 3/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Woven, acquired Headlight Corp

synopsis: Woven, a software company helping engineering teams hit hiring goals, has acquired Headlight, a tech screening platform. Headlight offers scalable, candidate-friendly tech screening services for technology firms. Headlight also helps surface talent through its tech tournaments, where candidates compete for prizes and introductions to top employers.
buyer: Woven
Woven’s evidence-based developer hiring platform helps high-growth software teams hit hiring goals. With Woven, every candidate gets a fair chance to demonstrate their technical, problem-solving, and collaboration ability, allowing customers to back their decisions with evidence, reducing bias. "
target: Headlight Corp
Headlight is a performance hiring platform. Headlight offers scalable, candidate-friendly tech screening services to streamline hiring for technology firms. The company helps surface talent through its tech tournaments, where candidates compete for glory, prizes, and introductions to top employers.
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closed 4/19/2012 via PR Newswire

Sterling Infosystems, Inc., acquired BackCheck

synopsis: Sterling Infosystems, Inc., one of the largest background checking companies in the world, announced that it has acquired Vancouver, Canada based BackCheck. BackCheck, a provider of background checking products and services, is the market leader in Canada and one of the largest providers in the United Kingdom.
buyer parent: Calera Capital
buyer: Sterling Infosystems, Inc.
Sterling Infosystems, Inc. is one of the largest background checking companies in the world. Its services include, employment-screening services, corporate due diligence, background investigation services, occupational health services, and employment-related business tax consulting. "
target: BackCheck
BackCheck is Canada's largest provider of background checking services, and one of the largest providers of background checking in the United Kingdom. The company delivers background check results securely online.
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closed 3/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Accredited Drug Testing Inc., acquired Scheduleadrugtest.com

synopsis: Accredited Drug Testing Inc, one of the nation’s leading providers of drug, alcohol, DNA testing and background check screenings announced that it has acquired full ownership of Scheduleadrugtest.com. Scheduleadrugtest.com is a drug and alcohol testing online scheduling resource for employers and individuals in need of a drug or alcohol test.
buyer: Accredited Drug Testing Inc.
Accredited Drug Testing Inc. is one of the nation’s leading providers of drug, alcohol, DNA testing and background check screenings. "
target: Scheduleadrugtest.com
Scheduleadrugtest.com is a drug and alcohol testing online scheduling resource for employers and individuals in need of a drug or alcohol test.
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closed 2/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Yardi Systems, Inc., acquired RentGrow, Inc.

synopsis: Yardi Systems announced that it has purchased RentGrow Inc., a leading provider of online resident screening services for multifamily property management firms.
buyer: Yardi Systems, Inc.
Yardi Systems, Inc. is the global leader in the design, development, and support of integrated Asset and Property Management software for organizations of all sizes. Yardi’s technology and services is the premier application for real estate software solutions worldwide. "
target: RentGrow, Inc.
RentGrow is a leading provider of online resident screening services for property management firms across the country. Founded in 1989, RentGrow focuses exclusively on the multifamily industry and have grown through consistent customer acquisition and outstanding customer retention.
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closed 3/31/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Brooke Consulting

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of Tokyo-based Brooke Consulting, a leading regional employment screening company.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Brooke Consulting
Brooke Screening is the leading employment screening and background check company in North Asia. Using our proprietary on-line background screening system, we have implemented multi-lingual automated employee screening programs into the Asian operations of many of the world's largest companies.
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closed 12/11/2014 via PR Web

Lifeloc Technologies, acquired Superior Training Solutions, Inc

synopsis: Lifeloc Technologies, Inc. a leading manufacturer of Evidential Breath Testing equipment and provider of Breath Alcohol Technician training announced that the company has acquired Superior Training Solutions (STS) of Wimberley, Texas, a prominent online training business specializing in supervisor and employee drug and alcohol education.
buyer: Lifeloc Technologies (OTCPK:LCTC:$8.94)
Lifeloc Technologies designs, engineers and manufactures precision fuel-cell based breath alcohol testing equipment (breathalyzers) for professional and personal use. "
target: Superior Training Solutions, Inc
The Superior Training Solutions, Inc. (STS) mission is to create and continually renew workplace drug and alcohol education programs for supervisors and employees. They accomplish their mission by: constantly monitoring Federal regulations, updating industry specific information and more.
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closed 9/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Visa, Inc., acquired Verifi, Inc.

synopsis: Visa has acquired Verifi, a leader in technology solutions that reduce chargebacks. Verifi’s dispute resolution tools combined with Visa’s suite of risk and fraud management services will save time and resources, provide data-driven tools to improve customer experiences, and create an end-to-end solution across every stage of the customer journey.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$22,977.00)
Visa Inc. is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. "
target: Verifi, Inc.
Since 2005, Verifi has been a leader in the payments industry, providing innovative, end-to-end payment protection solutions that prevent disputes, eliminate chargebacks, and recover profits lost to chargebacks.
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closed 7/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Overstock.com, Inc., acquired Houserie

synopsis: Overstock announced the acquisition of property management platform Houserie. Houserie is a site that offers landlords and property managers a number of services designed to help them manage single- and multi-family homes.
buyer: Overstock.com, Inc. (OSTK:$1,757.65)
Overstock.com, Inc. is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices, including furniture, décor, rugs, bedding, and home improvement. Overstock.com also offers a variety of products including jewelry, electronics, apparel, and more. "
target: Houserie
Houserie is a property management platform. It offers landlords and property managers a number of services designed to help them manage single- and multi-family homes. Services offered by Houserie include identity verification, checking eviction histories, credit and background checks and more.
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closed 1/27/2014 via BusinessWire

Keynote Systems, Inc., acquired Meucci Solutions NV

synopsis: Keynote, the global leader in mobile and website cloud testing & monitoring, has acquired Meucci Solutions NV, the global leader in mobile fraud detection and end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) monitoring.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Keynote Systems, Inc.
Keynote Systems is the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud monitoring. Keynote's testing, monitoring and measurement products and services are used by a variety of enterprises such as online portals, e-commerce sites, B2B sites, mobile operators and mobile infrastructure providers. "
target: Meucci Solutions NV
Meucci Solutions is a Belgian based telecom service provider specialized in fraud, interconnect and roaming solutions offering the most advanced SIM box detection technology and experiences, the broadest coverage of routes, fast integrated reporting and best-in-class customer service.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

HireRight, Inc, acquired PeopleCheck

synopsis: HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has acquired PeopleCheck, a leading background screening provider based in Australia. The acquisition strengthens HireRight’s global services overall and its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: HireRight, Inc
HireRight helps employers hire the right people by providing global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight’s screening solutions to their needs, making the hiring and vetting processes easier."
target: PeopleCheck
Australia-based PeopleCheck provides background screening services across many industries, including technology, construction, finance, telecommunications, recruitment, professional services, mining, and healthcare. Their end-to-end processes deliver fast, accurate, and objective results.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

HireRight, Inc, acquired J-Screen K.K

synopsis: HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has acquired J-Screen, a leading background screening provider based in Japan. The acquisition strengthens HireRight’s global services overall and its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: HireRight, Inc
HireRight helps employers hire the right people by providing global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight’s screening solutions to their needs, making the hiring and vetting processes easier."
target: J-Screen K.K
J-Screen provides background screening and due diligence services in Japan and Korea and has a robust network of public, private, and proprietary information sources. Customers include financial institutions, multinational companies, professional service providers, and government organizations.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Universal Background Screening, Inc. merged with PeopleFacts,

synopsis: NH Capital Partners ("SNH") announces the acquisition of Universal Background Screening, a leading provider of compliant and fully customizable background screening products and services, based in Phoenix, AZ, and merger with PeopleFacts, an SNH portfolio company. The combined company will operate under the Universal brand.
buyer parent: SNH Capital Partners
buyer: PeopleFacts
PeopleFacts builds partnerships to help clients mitigate risk and hire great talent through employment screening services. PeopleFacts provides identity authentication, criminal record checks, credit reports, driving records, employment and education verifications, drug testing and more. "
target: Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Universal Background Screening is a leading provider of employment background screening solutions. Their services include a comprehensive selection of background checks, verifications, drug testing, employment physicals and compliance management services.
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closed 6/6/2016 via BusinessWire

SterlingBackcheck, acquired RISQ Group

synopsis: SterlingBackcheck, one of the world’s largest background screening and HR solutions companies, announced that it has acquired RISQ Group (RISQ), an industry leader in employment background checks across the Asia-Pacific region. RISQ is widely recognized for high-quality background screening programs and its deep client-centric focus.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: SterlingBackcheck
SterlingBackcheck helps employers across the globe make smart hiring decisions and onboard new employees through a comprehensive suite of superior employment background screening services and cloud-based human capital management solutions. "
target: RISQ Group
RISQ Group is the go-to employment screener for the Asia Pacific region. RISQ combines granular local knowledge with global sophistication. With RISQ Group, the customer knows that it is getting a team of people devoted to delivering the best employment screening and verification available.
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closed 6/5/2013 via PR Web

Compliance Safety Systems merged with WorkforceQA,

synopsis: Compliance Safety Systems (CSS) and WorkforceQA have merged. CSS is a leader in DOT compliance within the trucking industry due to its robust software system and customer service. CSS corporate offices have relocated its day to day operations to Salt Lake City, UT, the location for WorkforceQA.
buyer: WorkforceQA
WorkforceQA utilizes cutting edge Web-based technology to offer a full range of services to the Drug-Free Workplace Industry. WorkforceQA delivers everything a small company needs to become a Drug-Free Workplace. "
target: Compliance Safety Systems
Compliance Safety Systems is the technology leading Third Party Administrator of Employee or Contractor Drug and Alcohol Screening Services. The company focuses primarily on the transportation industry and other industry segments that are required to perform drug and alcohol testing.
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closed 2/20/2008 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Verify Limited

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the purchase of Verify Limited, a premier Asian Pacific employment screening company, by the Employer Services segment of First Advantage.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Verify Limited
Verify Limited is the second largest background screening firm in Asia, following top-ranked First Advantage. Verify Screening Solutions was established in 2002 as a business unit of Hill and Associates Group Limited and was merged with Quam Data Services Limited in 2006 to form Verify Limited.
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closed 2/2/2007 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired R E Austin Ltd.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, announced that it has acquired R E Austin Ltd., an employment screening company based in Colchester, United Kingdom, outside of London.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: R E Austin Ltd.
R E Austin Ltd. is one of the largest background screening companies in the U.K., with 70 employees and an estimated 25 percent share of the local financial services market. The company also serves clients in the information technology, telecommunications and other industries.
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closed 7/17/2020 via PR Web

Universal Background Screening, Inc., acquired OPENonline, LLC

synopsis: Universal Background Screening has acquired OPENonline, a provider of employment background checks and investigative services. The combined company, which will operate under the Universal brand, will leverage deep industry expertise and scaled operations centers and advance Universal’s position as the nation’s leader in background screening.
buyer parent: SNH Capital Partners
buyer: Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Universal Background Screening is an industry-leading provider of employment background screening solutions including employment background checks, drug testing, physical exams, and compliance management solutions. "
target: OPENonline, LLC
OPENonline provides an innovative suite of employment screening services. The company strives to continually develop technology-driven background screening tools and innovative employment screening and investigative solutions tailored to meet clients’ needs.
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closed 7/17/2020 via PR Web

Universal Background Screening, Inc., acquired OPENonline, LLC

synopsis: Universal Background Screening has acquired OPENonline, a provider of employment background checks and investigative services. The combined company, which will operate under the Universal brand, will leverage deep industry expertise and scaled operations centers and advance Universal’s position as the nation’s leader in background screening.
buyer parent: SNH Capital Partners
buyer: Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Universal Background Screening is an industry-leading provider of employment background screening solutions including employment background checks, drug testing, physical exams, and compliance management solutions. "
target: OPENonline, LLC
OPENonline provides an innovative suite of employment screening services. The company strives to continually develop technology-driven background screening tools and innovative employment screening and investigative solutions tailored to meet clients’ needs.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Universal Background Screening, Inc. merged with PeopleFacts,

synopsis: NH Capital Partners ("SNH") announces the acquisition of Universal Background Screening, a leading provider of compliant and fully customizable background screening products and services, based in Phoenix, AZ, and merger with PeopleFacts, an SNH portfolio company. The combined company will operate under the Universal brand.
buyer parent: SNH Capital Partners
buyer: PeopleFacts
PeopleFacts builds partnerships to help clients mitigate risk and hire great talent through employment screening services. PeopleFacts provides identity authentication, criminal record checks, credit reports, driving records, employment and education verifications, drug testing and more. "
target: Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Universal Background Screening is a leading provider of employment background screening solutions. Their services include a comprehensive selection of background checks, verifications, drug testing, employment physicals and compliance management services.
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closed 7/17/2020 via PR Web

Universal Background Screening, Inc., acquired OPENonline, LLC

synopsis: Universal Background Screening has acquired OPENonline, a provider of employment background checks and investigative services. The combined company, which will operate under the Universal brand, will leverage deep industry expertise and scaled operations centers and advance Universal’s position as the nation’s leader in background screening.
buyer parent: SNH Capital Partners
buyer: Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Universal Background Screening is an industry-leading provider of employment background screening solutions including employment background checks, drug testing, physical exams, and compliance management solutions. "
target: OPENonline, LLC
OPENonline provides an innovative suite of employment screening services. The company strives to continually develop technology-driven background screening tools and innovative employment screening and investigative solutions tailored to meet clients’ needs.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

HireRight, Inc, acquired PeopleCheck

synopsis: HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has acquired PeopleCheck, a leading background screening provider based in Australia. The acquisition strengthens HireRight’s global services overall and its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: HireRight, Inc
HireRight helps employers hire the right people by providing global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight’s screening solutions to their needs, making the hiring and vetting processes easier."
target: PeopleCheck
Australia-based PeopleCheck provides background screening services across many industries, including technology, construction, finance, telecommunications, recruitment, professional services, mining, and healthcare. Their end-to-end processes deliver fast, accurate, and objective results.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

HireRight, Inc, acquired J-Screen K.K

synopsis: HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has acquired J-Screen, a leading background screening provider based in Japan. The acquisition strengthens HireRight’s global services overall and its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: HireRight, Inc
HireRight helps employers hire the right people by providing global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight’s screening solutions to their needs, making the hiring and vetting processes easier."
target: J-Screen K.K
J-Screen provides background screening and due diligence services in Japan and Korea and has a robust network of public, private, and proprietary information sources. Customers include financial institutions, multinational companies, professional service providers, and government organizations.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Universal Background Screening, Inc. merged with PeopleFacts,

synopsis: NH Capital Partners ("SNH") announces the acquisition of Universal Background Screening, a leading provider of compliant and fully customizable background screening products and services, based in Phoenix, AZ, and merger with PeopleFacts, an SNH portfolio company. The combined company will operate under the Universal brand.
buyer parent: SNH Capital Partners
buyer: PeopleFacts
PeopleFacts builds partnerships to help clients mitigate risk and hire great talent through employment screening services. PeopleFacts provides identity authentication, criminal record checks, credit reports, driving records, employment and education verifications, drug testing and more. "
target: Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Universal Background Screening is a leading provider of employment background screening solutions. Their services include a comprehensive selection of background checks, verifications, drug testing, employment physicals and compliance management services.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Davies Group Limited, acquired Veriphy, Ltd.

synopsis: Davies Group has acquired Veriphy, a know-your-customer and anti-money laundering compliance solutions business. Veriphy has become a part of the Davies customer solutions business, led by CEO Mark Grocott. Veriphy Ltd. provides a platform for award winning AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Solutions, ID Checks, Credit Screens, and more.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Davies Group Limited
Davies Group is a multi-award winning operations management, consulting and digital solutions provider to organizations in highly regulated markets. Davies’ core services include: claims solutions, insurance services, complaints handling and compliance & regulatory services. "
target: Veriphy, Ltd.
Veriphy Ltd. provides a platform for award winning AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Solutions, ID Checks, Credit Screens, Company Checks, and Standard & Enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) Checks in as little as 24 hours.
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closed 6/6/2016 via BusinessWire

SterlingBackcheck, acquired RISQ Group

synopsis: SterlingBackcheck, one of the world’s largest background screening and HR solutions companies, announced that it has acquired RISQ Group (RISQ), an industry leader in employment background checks across the Asia-Pacific region. RISQ is widely recognized for high-quality background screening programs and its deep client-centric focus.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: SterlingBackcheck
SterlingBackcheck helps employers across the globe make smart hiring decisions and onboard new employees through a comprehensive suite of superior employment background screening services and cloud-based human capital management solutions. "
target: RISQ Group
RISQ Group is the go-to employment screener for the Asia Pacific region. RISQ combines granular local knowledge with global sophistication. With RISQ Group, the customer knows that it is getting a team of people devoted to delivering the best employment screening and verification available.
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closed 8/14/2013 via Company Press Release

MITIE Group PLC, acquired UK CRBs Ltd

synopsis: MITIE Group PLC, the strategic outsourcing company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired UK CRBs Ltd (“UKCRBs”), the criminal records checking service. UKCRBs is one of the largest providers of online criminal records checking services in the UK.
buyer: MITIE Group PLC (LSE:MTO:$2,681.17)
MITIE is a strategic outsourcing company. It helps clients run more efficient and effective businesses by looking after their facilities, their energy needs and the people they're responsible for. "
target: UK CRBs Ltd
ukCRBs Ltd is a Registered Umbrella Body for the Crimial Records Bureau. They offer a friendly, professional Criminal Records Bureau checking service at competitive prices. With over 20,000 registered users and clients ukCRBs Ltd is one of the leading umbrella bodies in the UK.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

GB Group Plc, acquired CRD (UK) Limited

synopsis: GBGroup announced the acquisition of CRD (UK) Limited. CRD is UK's sixth largest criminal records disclosure umbrella organisation. Its criminal record disclosure system currently processes over 55,000 checks a year for organisations who employ individuals working with children and vulnerable adults and also increasingly in other sectors.
buyer: GB Group Plc (AIM:GBG:$160.31)
GB Group PLC, an identity management company, engages in the development, sale, and support of business application software. It also involves in the provision of marketing database and anti-fraud services, and licensing of technology. "
target: CRD (UK) Limited
CRD have been providing background information services for years. CRD's Basic Checks service is the only Disclosure Scotland check provider that keeps the employer in complete control of the application process, significantly reducing the time to hire.
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closed 6/5/2013 via PR Web

Compliance Safety Systems merged with WorkforceQA,

synopsis: Compliance Safety Systems (CSS) and WorkforceQA have merged. CSS is a leader in DOT compliance within the trucking industry due to its robust software system and customer service. CSS corporate offices have relocated its day to day operations to Salt Lake City, UT, the location for WorkforceQA.
buyer: WorkforceQA
WorkforceQA utilizes cutting edge Web-based technology to offer a full range of services to the Drug-Free Workplace Industry. WorkforceQA delivers everything a small company needs to become a Drug-Free Workplace. "
target: Compliance Safety Systems
Compliance Safety Systems is the technology leading Third Party Administrator of Employee or Contractor Drug and Alcohol Screening Services. The company focuses primarily on the transportation industry and other industry segments that are required to perform drug and alcohol testing.
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closed 2/20/2008 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Verify Limited

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the purchase of Verify Limited, a premier Asian Pacific employment screening company, by the Employer Services segment of First Advantage.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Verify Limited
Verify Limited is the second largest background screening firm in Asia, following top-ranked First Advantage. Verify Screening Solutions was established in 2002 as a business unit of Hill and Associates Group Limited and was merged with Quam Data Services Limited in 2006 to form Verify Limited.
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closed 2/2/2007 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired R E Austin Ltd.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, announced that it has acquired R E Austin Ltd., an employment screening company based in Colchester, United Kingdom, outside of London.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: R E Austin Ltd.
R E Austin Ltd. is one of the largest background screening companies in the U.K., with 70 employees and an estimated 25 percent share of the local financial services market. The company also serves clients in the information technology, telecommunications and other industries.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
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closed 1/7/2010 via BusinessWire

ZeroChaos, acquired Checkpast, LLC

synopsis: ZeroChaos, a global workforce solutions company headquartered in Orlando, announced its acquisition of Checkpast, an established leader in the employment screening industry. Checkpast is nationally known for its innovative background research approach and its commitment to accuracy, quality, and efficiency of screening solutions.
buyer parent: AP Capital Partners
buyer: ZeroChaos
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, ZeroChaos is a ground-breaking workforce management company. ZeroChaos helps visionary companies achieve greater management and financial control of their workforce and talent supply chains through innovative private-label solutions and full-disclosure pricing. "
target: Checkpast, LLC
Founded in 1992, Checkpast is a nationally recognized leader in employment screening and has received acclaim for its innovative background research techniques.
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closed 5/1/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Inquest, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired Inquest, Inc., a regional employment screening company based in Los Gatos, Calif., near San Jose.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Inquest, Inc.
Inquest Pre Employment Screening is a certified Woman Owned Business that offers quality employee screening services, including county-level employee background checks. Inquest has emerged as a leading provider of screening services.
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announced 5/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Xalles, will acquire Intel365, Inc.

synopsis: Xalles Holdings Inc., a fintech holding company providing technology and financial services solutions, will acquire Intel365, Inc., an innovative background screening services company. Intel365’s vision is to provide technology and services in the areas of corporate intelligence, employment screening, and technology due diligence.
buyer: Xalles (OTCPK:XALL:$0.15)
Xalles Holdings Inc. is a holding company that focuses on direct investments in disruptive fintech companies. They actively seek acquisition targets with solid management teams and business models, large total attainable markets, and lucrative exit opportunities to invest and accelerate growth in. "
target: Intel365, Inc.
Intel365 is a background check technology and services company that is a provider of employment background checks that includes drug testing, criminal record checks, education, and employment verification, reference checks, driving records, credit reports, social security trace, and more.
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closed 12/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Nationwide Screening Services, acquired Info Search Associates, Inc

synopsis: Nationwide Screening Services, a national provider of background screening solutions, has acquired Info Search Associates, an established full-service background screening company, specializing in domestic and international employment, USA tenant, and domestic help background investigations.
buyer parent: Corporate Resource Services, Inc.
buyer: Nationwide Screening Services
Nationwide Screening Services (NSS) is an industry leading background screening provider that services HR professionals and helps them make hiring decisions. NSS has over 500 clients in all 50 states and with access to background information in 350 counties. "
target: Info Search Associates, Inc
Info Search Associates, Inc is a full-service background screening company, offering comprehensive employment and tenant screening background reports, criminal background reports, drug screening, electronic and ink fingerprinting services, electronic Form I-9, and E-verify services.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Updater Services (UDS), acquired Matrix BS India

synopsis: Facilities management provider Updater Services Pvt. Ltd (UDS) has bought a 75% stake in Matrix Business Services, which operates in the business assurance and background verification segment.
buyer: Updater Services (UDS)
Updater Services (P) Limited (UDS) is India's premier and largest Integrated Facilities Management and Business Support Services company with a strong workforce of 40000 spread across the country in excess of 150 million sq ft of space with a strong branch network. "
target: Matrix BS India
Chennai-based Matrix currently provides employee background verification, audit and assurance for products, from sourcing raw material from different suppliers to reach the finished product to retail outlets, and building efficiency in the processing and settlement of claims.
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closed 2/2/2018 via PR Newswire

General Information Services, Inc., acquired BackTrack, Inc.

synopsis: General Information Services ("GIS"), one of the leading providers of background screening and talent acquisition services, announced it has completed the acquisition of BackTrack Inc., an industry-leading background screening provider.
buyer: General Information Services, Inc.
For more than 50 years, GIS has been helping companies mitigate risk and hire smarter. As an NAPBS-accredited employment background screening company, GIS provides best-in-class screening services to thousands of companies worldwide. "
target: BackTrack, Inc.
BackTrack, founded in 1994, is an NAPBS-accredited background screening provider based in Mentor, Ohio and serves many Fortune 500 companies. Through strategic partnerships they also provide excellent drug testing, assessment testing and exit interviewing to over 2,000 clients.
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closed 7/12/2017 via PR Web

InfoMart, Inc., acquired Global Information Source

synopsis: InfoMart, an NAPBS-accredited provider of customizable global background screening solutions, announced that it has acquired Global Information Source (GIS), a worldwide background screening firm with over twenty years of experience in candidate screening.
buyer: InfoMart, Inc.
InfoMart is a WBENC-Certified and NAPBS Accredited industry leader in background screening services. Their services include criminal histories, credit and driving records, employment and education verifications, drug testing, and much more. "
target: Global Information Source
Global Information Source (GIS), an Atlanta-based company, provides employers with a customized solution for screening candidates. GIS has built a reputation for providing expert-level customer service beyond that of other firms.
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closed 11/3/2015 via BusinessWire

SterlingBackcheck, acquired EmployeeScreenIQ

synopsis: SterlingBackcheck, one of the world’s largest background screening companies, announced that it has acquired EmployeeScreenIQ, a global provider of employment background checks and substance abuse screening services. EmployeeScreenIQ serves an impressive roster of clients worldwide ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: SterlingBackcheck
SterlingBackcheck delivers confident hiring for a safer, more productive world. An NABPS accredited, global background screening partner, their teams deliver extensive expertise in screening best practices, compliance and the client and applicant experience. "
target: EmployeeScreenIQ
EmployeeScreenIQ offers a comprehensive suite of employment background screening services that help organizations make informed hiring decisions. They provide the industry’s most accurate and thorough criminal background checks, resume verification services and substance abuse screening.
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