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Background Screening Company Sterling Infosystems acquires Colorado-based Tandem Select - September 09, 2011

NEW YORK, September 9, 2011 – Sterling Infosystems Inc., the third largest background screening company in the world, announced today it has acquired Tandem Select, a leading background screening company based in Fort Collins, CO. The acquisition brings together two of 2011's Inc 5000 fastest growing companies.

William Greenblatt, Founder and CEO of New York City-headquartered Sterling, said "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."

"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.

About Sterling Infosystems:

Sterling Infosystems, Inc., founded in 1975, is one of the largest background checking companies in the world. Sterling offers a broad range of services, including employment-screening services, corporate due diligence, background investigation services, occupational health services, and employment-related business tax consulting in the United States and in over 200 countries and territories. Known for its industry leading turnaround times, customer service and expertise in customizing solutions for industry specific needs, Sterling has 11,000+ clients across the globe that range from leading Fortune 500 firms to small and medium sized businesses and Not-for-Profit organizations. For additional information, visit

About Tandem Select:

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