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Sterling Infosystems Acquires Tandem Select

Deal joins two major employment background screening firms

NEW YORK -- Sterling Infosystems Inc., a major background screening company, has announced that it has acquired Tandem Select, a leading background screening company based in Fort Collins, Colo. The acquisition brings together two of 2011's Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies.

"In addition to Tandem's renowned customer service excellence, this acquisition will allow their focus and skill in product innovation to complement Sterling's initiatives and global influence. We're very excited about what this will mean for the future of the background screening industry," said William Greenblatt, founder and CEO of New York City-based Sterling.

"This is a great example of a large and growing industry recognizing the talent and success Tandem Select has to offer and it gives our customers access to full service, global screening capabilities," Chris Baker, Tandem Select CEO, said.

Sterling Infosystems, founded in 1975, is the third largest background screening company in the world with an international presence, known for turnaround-time, customer service and expertise in customizing solutions for industry specific needs, it said. Sterling Infosystems offers a broad range of services, including student screening services, corporate due diligence and background investigation services, occupational health services and employment-related business tax consulting in the United States and in 200 countries around the world. Its more than 9,000 clients range from Fortune 500 firms to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tandem Select combines timely, accurate and comprehensive background screening and drug testing services with technology that enables companies to save time, reduce risk and select the right people faster, it said.

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