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Universal Background Screening Acquires OPENonline


Universal Background Screening ("Universal"), headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ohio-based OPENonline, a leading provider of employment background checks and investigative services. The combined company, which will operate under the Universal brand, will leverage deep industry expertise and award-winning scaled operations centers and advance Universal’s position as the nation’s leader in background screening.

“We are excited to have OPENonline join Universal. The synergy was compelling: both companies are members of the select 6% of background screening providers that are accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), and both companies are deeply committed to providing an outstanding experience for our customers,” said Dan Filby, CEO of Universal.

Having now closed on its fourth acquisition in the background screening industry, this merger represents the next phase of Universal's development as a market leader. The integration furthers Universal’s commitment to producing a better candidate experience and helps recruiters move candidates through the hiring process more quickly. FULL RELEASE