First Advantage (NASDAQ: FA) has acquired Corporate Screening Services, Inc. P&M Corporate Finance served as exclusive financial advisor to CSS in the sale.

CSS offers comprehensive background check services with a focus on technological innovation. The firm has built a reputation for its expertise and has many long-tenured relationships with clients in healthcare and higher education.

First Advantage is a provider of technology services for screening, verifications, safety and compliance in regards to human capital. The firm provides services and insights to help its customers manage risk and hire top talent through its proprietary technology platform.

“Corporate Screening will strengthen First Advantage’s healthcare and higher education solutions by adding our deep screening, verifications and compliance expertise as well as an attractive customer base, innovative products, and tailored solutions for key end markets,” said Dennis Drellishak, owner of CSS.

Morris, Manning & Martin LLP served as legal advisor to First Advantage. Tucker Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to Corporate Screening.