BSI Acquires First Advantage Corporation’s Supply Chain Security Division Acquisition provides seamless solution to manage supply chain risk

Press release - Reston, VA - May 27, 2009

BSI today announced the completion of its acquisition of the Supply Chain Security Division of First Advantage Corporation.  BSI assumes  ownership of First Advantage’s Supplier Compliance Manager® Web based C-TPAT, AEO and PIP  supplier assessment tool; Quantitative Risk Solutions loss prevention assessment program and its proprietary databases.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the Supply Chain Security Division of First Advantage is a strategic addition to BSI’s business.  “By synchronizing the Supply Chain Security applications with assessment services and enterprise software solutions, BSI now offers customers a unique proposition encompassing both supply chain security and compliance” said Dan Purtell, Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions.

This acquisition is an important strategic step that emphasizes BSI’s vision of providing comprehensive supply chain risk mitigation solutions to the market. The synergistic combination of services will provide customers with a one-stop-shop for assessing trade compliance standards throughout the supply chain, while additionally populating assessments with risk factors derived from BSI’s new proprietary cargo tampering and anti-Western terrorism exposure databases.  Customers benefiting from the joined up solution will be provided a scientifically validated approach to assessing supplier risk while ensuring their cargo importation is accelerated.

 “Today is a significant step forward in our ability to offer our customers a single source supply chain solution that enables us to deliver risk and assessment solutions.  We have developed this portfolio with the goal of automating the supplier risk assessment process across the entire supply chain. Our patented IP coupled with our capability of delivering onsite risk assessments globally advances BSI’s vision of a seamless and robust offering in risk mitigation” said Todd VanderVen, President BSI America.