SOURCE: Intelius

December 05, 2006 08:00 ET

Intelius Expands Applications for Fortune 500 Customers Through Acquisition of IntelliSense Corporation

Acquisition Part of Continued Effort to Consolidate the Fast-Growing Employment Screening Industry

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 5, 2006 -- Intelius, Inc., a leading company empowering consumers and businesses with online information for intelligent decisions, today expanded the size and scope of its employment screening business with the acquisition of IntelliSense Corporation, an employment screening firm based in Bothell, Wash.

The acquisition, which increases Intelius' market share, is the latest step in the company's ongoing efforts to consolidate the employment screening industry while expanding its comprehensive suite of employment screening services to meet customer demand, both large and small. The integration of IntelliSense's infrastructure will broaden Intelius' advanced, enterprise-class capabilities, including international background checks, fingerprinting and drug screening. These enhancements will augment Intelius' instant online and on-premise screening services typically used by the company's small- and medium-size customers.

The steadily increasing costs of negligent hiring lawsuits and heightened concern over safety and security is driving greater demand for employment screening services. The market for screening services was $1 billion in 2005 according to one market research firm and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners estimates the industry grew more than 25 percent in 2006.

"IntelliSense Corporation has been in the employment screening industry for years with extensive experience serving Fortune 100 accounts," said Naveen Jain, CEO of Intelius. "IntelliSense supplements our existing capabilities nicely by expanding a diverse set of services that our enterprise customers have asked for. Employment screening is a critical, rapidly growing part of our business and we will continue to make the necessary investments to ensure we are offering our customers an industry-leading portfolio of services."

IntelliSense is a leading employment and tenant screening company that represents a number of Fortune 500 companies and the nation's largest real estate firms. IntelliSense provides employment screening, tenant screening, finger printing and drug testing services, among others.

"We look forward to becoming a part of the respected and growing Intelius brand," said Rhonda Taylor, CEO of IntelliSense and newly appointed director of screening operations at Intelius. "Our agreement with Intelius gives us the opportunity to build a robust employment screening platform that will effectively address our customers' current and future needs."

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About Intelius

Intelius is the leading information commerce company providing consumers and businesses with predictive intelligence to inform the decision-making process and solve real-world problems. In less than three years of business, Intelius has gained more than three million customers who use Intelius' information to protect their loved ones, businesses and assets. Intelius' services include background and criminal checks, people search, background monitoring and an award-winning identity theft prevention product, Intelius' IDWatch. Intelius is one of the top 100 commerce sites on the Internet. In 2005, Intelius' IDWatch was named the WSA's Consumer Product of the Year. In 2006, Intelius was named one of the Top Private Companies by Washington CEO Magazine and was listed amongst the top 15 Corporate Philanthropists by Puget Sound Business Journal. For more about Intelius products and services, visit For more about Intelius' business, press and policies, visit

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