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                              April 30, 2021

       Scott Staples
       Chief Executive Officer
       1 Concourse Parkway NE, Suite 200
       Atlanta, Georgia 30328

                                                        Re: FIRST ADVANTAGE
                                                            Draft Registration
Statement on Form S-1
                                                            Submitted April 2,
                                                            CIK No. 0001210677

       Dear Mr. Staples:

              We have reviewed your draft registration statement and have the
following comments. In
       some of our comments, we may ask you to provide us with information so
we may better
       understand your disclosure.

              Please respond to this letter by providing the requested
information and either submitting
       an amended draft registration statement or publicly filing your
registration statement on
       EDGAR. If you do not believe our comments apply to your facts and
circumstances or do not
       believe an amendment is appropriate, please tell us why in your

             After reviewing the information you provide in response to these
comments and your
       amended draft registration statement or filed registration statement, we
may have additional

       Draft Registration Statement on Form S-1 Submitted April 2, 2021

       Risks Related to Our Business and this Offering, page 7

   1.                                                   Please include a
reference to the risks you may face related to your substantial
                                                        indebtedness and
quantify your outstanding indebtedness here.
       Dilution, page 60

   2.                                                   We note that you
disclose that net tangible book value as of December 31, 2020 was
                                                        approximately $794.3
million. Please tell us how you considered your intangible assets
                                                        such as goodwill, trade
names, and customer lists in your calculation of net tangible book
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Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
COVID-19, page 64

3.       Please include a discussion of the costs you have incurred as a result
of the COVID-19
         pandemic, such as the increased expenses mentioned in your risk factor
on page 19, and
         quantify such costs to the extent practicable. Please also discuss to
what extent you
         believe that any known trends may continue, such as declines in
revenues from your
         international customers or increases in revenues from your Enterprise
customers in certain
         sectors, such as e-commerce, essential retail, etc.
Key Operating and Financial Metrics, page 65

4.       Please revise to precede disclosure of non-GAAP measures with your
Results of
         Operations disclosure, which is presented on a GAAP basis, to avoid
giving undue
         prominence to the non-GAAP measures. Please also include margin
percentage for the
         most directly comparable GAAP measure to Adjusted EBITDA Margin as you
did in
         selected financial data on page 13.
Comparison of Results of Operations for the Year ended December 31, 2019
compared to the Period from January 1, 2020 through
2020 through January 31, 2020 (Predecessor) and the Period from February 1,
2020 through
December 31, 2020 (Successor), page 72

5.       A significant portion of your results of operations disclosure is
dedicated to stating, in
         narrative text form, dollar and percentage changes in accounts. In
addition, while you
         discuss certain factors to which changes are attributable, you do not
quantify each of these
         factors. For example, you state that revenue increased primarily due
to the contribution
         from new customers and upselling and cross-selling existing customers,
and that strong
         ordering volume among Enterprise customers in the essential retail,
e-commerce, and
         transportation and home delivery verticals, particularly in the second
half of 2020, helped
         to partially offset volume declines in other industries and SMB
customers more impacted
         by COVID-19. Also, you state the change in cost of services was
primarily due to an
         increase in variable third-party data expenses as a direct result of
the volume increase in
         revenues, and that the increase was partially offset by productivity
savings in operations
         and customer service as a result of continued investment in robotics
process automation,
         procurement savings, and a decrease in travel-related expenses due to
the temporary
         cessation of travel as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but you do
not quantify the
         impact of these factors. We believe your disclosures could be improved

                increasing the use of tables to present dollar and percentage
changes in accounts,
              rather than including such information in narrative text form;
                using tables to list, quantify, and sum all of the material
individual factors to which
              changes in accounts are attributable;
                refocusing the narrative text portion of the disclosure on
analysis of the underlying
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              business reasons for the individual factors in the tables above;
                ensuring that all material factors are quantified and analyzed;
                quantifying the effects of changes in both price and volume on
revenues and expense
              categories, where appropriate.
Long-Term Debt, page 78

6.       Here or in an appropriate place in your prospectus, please clarify
your relationship to
         Fastball Parent, Inc., the guarantor of your senior secured credit
facilities. We presume an
         affiliation with your sponsor but please confirm as much and, as
applicable disclose this
         arrangement in your related party transactions.
Business, page 87

7.       Please disclose your basis for the following claims made in this

                   First Advantage is a leading global provider of technology
solutions for screening,
              verifications, safety, and compliance related to human capital.

                   We estimate the global TAM for our current products and
solutions to be
              approximately $13 billion. This includes $6 billion of current
market spend and $7
              billion of whitespace attributable to products and solutions we
believe may ultimately
              be adopted across geographies.
                   We also estimate current market spend will grow at a
long-term CAGR of 6%,
              fueled by increases in hiring and job churn, growing attachment
rates for existing
              products, accelerating adoption of post-onboarding and adjacent
products in the U.S.,
              and growing overall adoption in underpenetrated international
8.       In an appropriate place in this section, please identify, or describe
the nature of any
         services provided by, your material suppliers and/or third-party
service providers and
         include a summary of any material terms and arrangements you have with
such providers.
         In this regard, we note your reference on page 80 to a contract with a
third-party service
         provider with a minimum volume commitment. If you are substantially
dependent upon
         these relationships to conduct your business, please file contracts
you have with such
         provider(s) as an exhibit. In this regard, we note your disclosure on
pages 24 and 28 that if
         any one of your material third-party service provider   s ability to
perform their obligations
         was impaired, you may not be able to find an alternative supplier in a
timely manner or on
         acceptable financial terms, which could result in operational
interruptions. Refer to Item
         601(b)(10) of Regulation S-K.
Legal Proceedings, page 101

9.       We note the class action Doe v. First Advantage Background Services
Corp. that was filed
         on April 2, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District
of California Western
         Division. Please disclose this lawsuit in your filing or tell us why
you are not required to
         do so.
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Description of Capital Stock
Exclusive Forum, page 134

10.    Here and in your risk factors, please revise your disclosure to
explicitly state whether your
       exclusive forum provision will apply to claims arising under the
Exchange Act and the
       Securities Act. Please also revise to state that investors may not waive
their rights under
       the Exchange Act, including their right to bring suit.
Consolidated Financial Statements
Note 10. Revenues, page F-30

11.    We note your disaggregation of revenues by geography (as also required
by ASC 280-10-
       50-41). Please tell us how you assessed the requirement to disclose
revenue from
       contracts with customers disaggregated into categories that show how
economic factors
       affect the amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows. In
this regard, we
       note disclosure on page 68 that you generally classify products in three
categories and that
       you expect certain categories to increase in the long-term. We also note
disclosures of
       product types on pages 64 and 93. Refer to ASC 606-10-50-5 and 55-89
through 55-
       91. Note that ASC 606 does not limit selecting only a single basis of
disaggregation from
       paragraph 55-91.
Item 15. Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities, page II-2

12.    Please include the required disclosure for the $50 million strategic
investment in the
       company   s equity discussed on pages 80 and F-33 of your filing.

13.    Your exhibit index does not include your first lien or second lien
credit agreements. Please
       include such agreements or tell us why you are not required to do so.
       You may contact Blaise Rhodes at 202-551-3774 or Lyn Shenk at
202-551-3380 if you
have questions regarding comments on the financial statements and related
matters. Please
contact Taylor Beech at 202-551-4515 or Mara Ransom at 202-551-3264 with any

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                                                              Division of
Corporation Finance
                                                              Office of Trade &
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cc:       Kenneth B. Wallach, Esq.
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