Sterling Acquires National Crime Check, an Australian Leader in Pre-Employment Background Screening

— Acquisition Continues to Expand Sterling’s Global Footprint

Sterling, one of the world’s largest and most successful background screening [and HR solutions] companies, announced today that it has acquired National Crime Check, a leader in the provision of automated police checks based in Australia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

National Crime Check (NCC) is widely recognized for its high-quality service, superior technology and automation, and its deep client-centric focus. NCC operates out of Adelaide, South Australia.

“We admire the hard work and determination NCC has demonstrated in growing their business over the last 10 years and establishing themselves as a market leader,” said Josh Peirez, co-Chief Executive Officer at Sterling. “We are excited to welcome Martin and his team to the Sterling family.”

“Our operating principle from the start was to provide a fast, intuitive and superior experience to our users which has helped us build a well-known and well-respected brand in Australia,” said Martin Lazarevic, founder and General Manager at NCC. “We know Sterling is uniquely qualified to help us expand our footprint and deliver on these principles now and into the future.”

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National Crime Check joins Sterling as it accelerates its multiyear strategy of domestic and global expansion, and builds on the acquisition of The RISQ Group, a background screening leader in the Asia Pacific region, in May 2016. Since 2008 the company has successfully acquired or merged with over 13 companies, expanding its product, technology and geographic reach strategically to better serve clients globally.

About Sterling:

Sterling empowers organizations to make smarter, faster, and safer hiring decisions. We provide the most comprehensive and accurate background screening and monitoring for the evolving global workforce. Our 25,000+ clients trust us to create safer work environments and experiences. With 20 offices in nine countries and growing, Sterling conducts more than 100 million searches annually with a team of over 4,000+ employees. Sterling is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

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About National Crime Check

National Crime Check (NCC) provides advanced criminal background screening and identity verification services, applying leading-edge technology to traditional search methodologies in order to deliver faster, more accurate results via a simple-to-use website. The company’s solutions help healthcare, staffing, financial services; retail and other industry organizations comply with regulations and mitigate corporate threats such as workplace violence, internal theft, fraud and poor employee selection. NCC was founded by Martin Lazarevic.

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