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                            July 27, 2021

       Steven L. Barnett
       Chief Legal & Risk Officer
       Sterling Ultimate Parent Corp.
       1 State Street Plaza
       24th Floor
       New York, New York 10004

                                                        Re: Sterling Ultimate
Parent Corp.
                                                            Amendment No. 1 to
Draft Registration Statement on Form S-1
                                                            Submitted July 12,
                                                            CIK No. 0001645070

       Dear Mr. Barnett:

             We have reviewed your amended 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
       comments. References to prior comments are to those in our letter dated
July 2, 2021.

       Amendment No. 1 to Draft Registration Statement on Form S-1 submitted
July 12, 2021

       Prospectus Summary
       Our Market Opportunity, page 3

   1.                                                   We note your response
to prior comment 2. Please also disclose the dates of the Acclaro
                                                        Growth Partners and the
Markets and Markets reports.
       Growth Strategy, page 8

   2.                                                   Please provide the
methodology and assumptions underlying your belief that you have
                                                        "more non-U.S. revenue
than any other background screening company." Please confirm
                                                        this also includes
background screening companies based outside of the United States.
 Steven L. Barnett
Sterling Ultimate Parent Corp.
July 27, 2021
Page 2
Summary Historical Consolidated Financial and Other Data, page 17

3.    Please revise your disclosures to provide a table that reconciles both
the numerator and
      denominator in your computation of basic and diluted net (loss)/income
per share with the
      amounts in your computation of unaudited pro forma basic and diluted net
      per share.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures, page 86

4.    We continue to consider your response to prior comment 13 and may have
Director Independence and Controlled Company Exception, page 135

5.    We note your response to prior comment 16 that following the IPO, the
      controlling stockholder will not have any director designation or
nomination rights. Please
      further revise your disclosure to clarify whether Messrs. Chen, Crampton
and Jones were
      previously selected as directors pursuant to any arrangement or
understanding with your
      controlling stockholder.
       You may contact Morgan Youngwood, Senior Staff Accountant, at (202)
551-3479 or
Stephen Krikorian, Accounting Branch Chief, at (202) 551-3488 if you have
questions regarding
comments on the financial statements and related matters. Please contact Anna
Abramson, Staff
Attorney, at (202) 551-4969 or Larry Spirgel, Office Chief, at (202) 551-3815
with any other

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Comapany NameSterling Ultimate Parent Corp.
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