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First Advantage Corp acquires Data Recovery Services, Inc.
March 30, 2005
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St. Petersburg, Fla. -- First Advantage Corporation, a risk mitigation and business solutions provider, has acquired Data Recovery Services, Inc., a national provider of business and consumer data recovery services, headquartered in Dallas.  The addition of this new business line complements First Advantage's computer forensics operations by adding additional court-certified forensic experts, clean rooms and advanced engineering expertise to the company's existing data collection capabilities.

Founded in 1998, Data Recovery Services (DRS) recovers lost data from crashed, corrupted or damaged digital storage media or operating systems. With facilities in McLean, Va., Houston, and Dallas, DRS engineers use proprietary and customized diagnostic and recovery software and mobile clean rooms to facilitate the recoveries.  DRS also offers computer forensics services and expert testimony to complement First Advantage CoreFacts group's national forensic practice.  When combined, the group will service attorneys from a majority of the nation's largest law firms and many Fortune 500 companies.

"We are pleased to welcome DRS to First Advantage's Investigative Services division," says John Long, Chief Executive Officer of First Advantage Corporation.  "DRS enhances our current forensics business, while the addition of data recovery services expands our service offerings for businesses, consumers and law firms -- creating cross selling opportunities with existing customers."

DRS will be integrated with First Advantage's Investigative Services division and will report to Andrew Levetown, chief executive officer of the CoreFacts group.

 
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