Acxiom® Corporation (Nasdaq: ACXM), announced the closing of the sale of its background screening business, Acxiom Information Security Services (AISS), to Sterling Infosystems for approximately $74 million.

Sterling Infosystems, Inc. ( founded in 1975, is the leading background screening company in the world with an international presence known for industry leading turn-around-time, customer service and expertise in customizing solutions for industry specific needs. Most recently, Sterling became the only global background screening company in 2011’s Inc 5000. Sterling offers a broad range of services, including student screening services, corporate due diligence and background investigation services, occupational health services, and employment-related business tax consulting in the United States and in 200 countries around the world.

Source: Acxiom Press Release