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closed 7/26/2005 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired ClassesUSA.com

synopsis: Experian Interactive today announced the acquisition of ClassesUSA.com, a leading online higher-education portal. ClassesUSA.com enables consumers to find an online degree or certificate program best suited to advancing their professional goals.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target: ClassesUSA.com
ClassesUSA.com, the Web’s leading online higher education portal, enables professionals to find an online degree or certificate program best suited to advancing their professional goals.
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closed 7/22/2009 via PR Newswire

Tree.com, Inc., acquired LeadRelevance, LLC

synopsis: Tree.com announced that it acquired certain assets of San Francisco, CA-based LeadRelevance, an interactive direct marketing company specializing in lead generation for the for-profit, post-secondary education market, from Webloyalty.
buyer: Tree.com, Inc. (TREE:$198.18)
Tree.com is focused on empowering consumers to make smart, well-informed decisions based on expert guidance and personalized support across a wide variety of service offerings including financial services, real estate, education, home services, insurance, and automotive services. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: LeadRelevance, LLC
LeadRelevance, LLC is an interactive direct marketing company focused on lead generation in the postsecondary for-profit education market. LeadRelevance's marketing solutions revolve around proven traffic sources that have historically resulted in high quality education leads.
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closed 5/30/2007 via PR Web

Halyard Education Partners, acquired WorldClass Strategy

synopsis: Halyard Education Partners, a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, announced the acquisition of WorldClass Strategy, one of the leading providers of performance-based interactive marketing services to the higher education industry.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Halyard Education Partners
Halyard Education Partners has assembled a network of industry leading companies that serve as the premier source of information for prospective students and their families seeking post-secondary educational options. "
target: WorldClass Strategy
WorldClass Strategy is a recognized leader in providing performance-based interactive marketing services. WCS offers a unique blend of marketing services, such as: search engine optimization, strategic planning, media buying, online ad placement, analytics and creative design.
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closed 7/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., acquired CUnet LLC

synopsis: Nelnet, Inc. has completed its acquisition of CUnet, a leading performance-based educational marketing and managed services company headquartered in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The agreement, previously announced on June 26, 2006, has an effective date of July 1, 2006.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry.
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$40
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closed 6/25/2005 via Company Press Release

Halyard Capital, acquired eLearners.com

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a New York-based private equity fund and a member of BMO Financial Group announced that it has acquired a majority interest in eLearners.com, LLC. Current eLearners.com founder and president C.J. DeSantis and his management team will remain in place. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a private equity fund with $350 million of capital under management focused on investing in media, communications and business services companies. The Fund specializes in middle-market leveraged buyouts, growth equity and structured equity investments. "
target: eLearners.com
Founded in 1999, eLearners.com is a web portal that provides resources to online learners and connects them with online learning providers.
price ($mm)
$38
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closed 4/12/2010 via PR Newswire

EducationDynamics, acquired Education Connection Services

synopsis: EducationDynamics, higher education's leading marketing services company, announced the acquisition of Education Connection, a valuable resource that helps prospective students find colleges that are ideally suited for their academic and career interests. EducationDynamics acquired Education Connection from Kaplan.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics is higher education's leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. It has six content-rich and highly visible education websites, as well as several special interest microsites. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Education Connection Services
By providing rich resources to help students explore careers, assess their aptitude for online learning and even match their personality type to specific occupations, Education Connection allows students to make well-informed decisions about the future.
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closed 7/26/2005 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired ClassesUSA.com

synopsis: Experian Interactive today announced the acquisition of ClassesUSA.com, a leading online higher-education portal. ClassesUSA.com enables consumers to find an online degree or certificate program best suited to advancing their professional goals.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target: ClassesUSA.com
ClassesUSA.com, the Web’s leading online higher education portal, enables professionals to find an online degree or certificate program best suited to advancing their professional goals.
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closed 12/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Simmons Research

synopsis: Private equity firm Symphony Technology Group announced it has acquired Simmons, a leading consumer research company. Known for its National Consumer Study, Simmons measurement of consumer preferences, attitudes and media behaviors is used by leading brands, agencies and other media companies to effective cross-channel consumer engagement.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great technology and services companies. STG provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to their clients and attract the best talent. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: Simmons Research
Simmons Research is a leading cross-channel consumer research company for more than 60 years. Simmons Research measures consumer preferences, attitudes and media behaviors by closely overlaying survey and passively measured data using advanced measurement sciences.
price ($mm)
$47
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
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closed 12/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Connexity, acquired Hitwise Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing company Connexity, Inc. has acquired Hitwise, a leader in large-scale online clickstream data collection and consumer behavioral analytics. Hitwise's broad, audience-based insights into consumer online behavioral trends bolsters Connexity's offering to marketers, agencies and publishers.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Connexity
Connexity, Inc. is a technology driven marketing solutions company that leverages almost twenty years of ecommerce expertise to enable retailers and brands to understand their consumers better, acquire new customers at a lower cost, and increase sales. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: Hitwise Pty. Ltd.
Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,200 global clients with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers.
price ($mm)
$47
rev ($mm)
$74
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0.7x
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announced 9/2/2015 via PR Web

DMA Corporation, will acquire Baker Hill Corporation

synopsis: The Riverside Company will acquire Baker Hill, a division of Experian. Following the close of the acquisition, Baker Hill and Database Marketing Agency (DMA), a current Riverside portfolio company, will join forces. Baker Hill is a leader in providing loan origination and portfolio management in the financial services market.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: DMA Corporation
DMA offers smart data analytics that help banks and credit unions throughout the U.S. understand profit risk, identify growth opportunities and deepen accountholder relationships. Founded in 1996, DMA is a premier integrated financial services analytics provider. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: Baker Hill Corporation
For more than three decades, Baker Hill products have been used by high performing organizations to streamline and manage their portfolio risk management, customer management and lending processes.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
$31
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EV / rev
3.2x
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closed 10/26/2012 via Company Press Release

PriceGrabber.com, acquired PriceGrabber.com

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, announced that it has completed the sale of its price comparison shopping business (PriceGrabber) to the management team of the business.
buyer: PriceGrabber.com
PriceGrabber.com is the industry innovator in online comparison shopping. Millions of consumers use PriceGrabber to quickly obtain free and unbiased information about products, services, merchants and sellers before making a purchase decision. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: PriceGrabber.com
PriceGrabber.com is the industry innovator in online comparison shopping. Millions of consumers use PriceGrabber to quickly obtain free and unbiased information about products, services, merchants and sellers before making a purchase decision.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$283
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.4x
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cancelled 10/26/2012 via Company Press Release

Ybrant Digital Ltd., cancelled a purchase of PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com from Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Digital marketing company Ybrant Digital was not able to pay the US$175 million for Experian's three price comparison Web sites PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com. The deal has been cancelled.
buyer: Ybrant Digital Ltd. (BSE:532368:$325.42)
Ybrant Digital offers Digital Marketing solutions to its clients. It connects advertisers with their audience across any form of digital media, using its massive local presence to deliver appropriate messages to the right audience, through the most relevant digital channels. "
seller parent: Experian plc
seller: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
price ($mm)
$80
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$283
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closed 7/25/2011 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Virid Interatividade Digital Ltda

synopsis: Experian has acquired Virid Interatividade Digital Ltda ("Virid"), a leading permission-based email marketing company in Brazil. Virid is Brazil's largest email marketing service provider, offering email delivery, email based behavioural segmentation, real-time campaign reporting, mobile delivery and social media integration.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Virid Interatividade Digital Ltda
Virid Interatividade Digital Ltda ("Virid") is a leading permission-based email marketing company. Virid is Brazil's largest email marketing service provider, offering email delivery, email based behavioural segmentation, real-time campaign reporting, mobile delivery and social media integration.
price ($mm)
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$6
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closed 6/28/2011 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Medical Present Value Inc.

synopsis: Experian®, the leading global information services company, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Medical Present Value, Inc. (MPV), a leading provider of revenue cycle management software, data and analytics to more than 75,000 U.S. physicians.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target parent: RHO Management Company
target: Medical Present Value Inc.
Medical Present Value Inc. ("MPV") is a leading provider of revenue cycle management software, data and analytics to more than 75,000 U.S. physicians. MPV assists these providers in maintaining profitability by automating and streamlining critical revenue cycle functions.
price ($mm)
$185
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$22
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8.3x
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announced 5/3/2011 via Company Press Release

Experian Information Solutions, will acquire Computec S.A.

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the majority of the shares in Computec S. A., a leading Latin American credit services information provider, based in Colombia.
buyer parent: Experian plc
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Computec S.A.
Computec owns the market leading credit bureau in Colombia, including the most extensive database in Colombia on the credit behaviour of consumers. Computec’s products include the provision of on-line credit reports, scores, identity validation tools and fraud prevention services.
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$82
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$23
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closed 9/21/2010 via Company Press Release

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Mighty Net, Inc

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired substantially all the assets of Mighty Net, Inc (Mighty Net), a provider of online credit monitoring services to consumers. The purchase price is US$207.5m which will be funded from Experian's existing cash resources.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Mighty Net, Inc
Mighty Net, Inc. specializes in the research, design, and implementation of Internet based consumer products. The company’s products include CreditReport.com and CreditSource.
price ($mm)
$208
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$115
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closed 6/24/2010 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired RentBureau, LLC

synopsis: Experian® has purchased RentBureau®, the largest and most widely used credit bureau for the multifamily industry. The acquisition provides Experian with the most comprehensive rental payment database to offer property managers and resident screeners a more accurate and complete picture of renters.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target: RentBureau, LLC
RentBureau is the only credit bureau designed specifically for the multi-family industry. Allowing apartment owners and managers to share rental payment history data seamlessly, accurately and effortlessly. Their database is updated daily by interfacing with PMS systems used by their members.
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closed 6/21/2010 via

Independent Specialist Technology (UK) Ltd, acquired N4 Solutions Ltd.

synopsis: LDC-backed technology solutions provider 1st Exchange announced its acquisition of N4 Solutions (N4), a leading provider of distribution and fulfilment software for the financial services industry, funded by additional capital from LDC.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: Independent Specialist Technology (UK) Ltd
1st - The Exchange is a market leading provider of technology solutions to the financial services market. The Company provides an integrated suite of technology solutions, software and consultancy to the financial services industry, to help support the key stages of a distributor’s business process."
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British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, will purchase UK Database Marketing Activities from Experian Information Solutions

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, announces that it has reached agreement to divest part of its UK database marketing activities to a newly formed business venture with British Sky Broadcasting (Sky).
buyer: British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (LSE:SKY:$18,056.76)
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and its subsidiaries provide pay television broadcast services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It primarily broadcasts sports events, movies, entertainment, and news programs. "
seller: Experian Information Solutions
Experian's UK Database Marketing Activities provide flexible, end-to-end, multi-channel marketing campaign management.
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closed 12/2/2009 via Company Press Release

Future Foundation Group, acquired Future Foundation Group

synopsis: The management team at consumer insight agency the Future Foundation has completed a buy-out of the firm from parent company Experian.
buyer: Future Foundation Group
Future Foundation’s core expertise is based on identifying and forecasting social and consumer trends and determining the extent of their impacts on markets, services, brands and products. "
target parent: Experian Information Solutions
target: Future Foundation Group
Future Foundation’s core expertise is based on identifying and forecasting social and consumer trends and determining the extent of their impacts on markets, services, brands and products.
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closed 10/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Q Interactive, acquired Vente, Inc.

synopsis: Q Interactive announced that it has acquired Vente, Inc. a permission-based marketing firm, which helps connect businesses with their desired consumers - quickly, accurately and efficiently. The purchase marks the second acquisition by Q Interactive within the past three months.
buyer parent: Intrepid Investments, LLC
buyer: Q Interactive
Q Interactive provides digital marketing that help advertisers reach their target consumers and publishers better monetize their online audience. Q Interactive optimizes its services across a broad advertising network using a unique combination of behavioral, demographic and transactional data. "
target parent: Experian Information Solutions
target: Vente, Inc.
Vente, Inc. is a leader in permission-based marketing. Vente helps connect businesses with the customers and prospects they’re looking for – quickly, accurately and on time. Using our in-depth consumer data, we help you get the most from your marketing budget.
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closed 12/11/2008 via AP - Associated Press

Experian Information Solutions, acquired SearchAmerica

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, announces that it has completed the acquisition of SearchAmerica, a leading provider of payment prediction data and analytics to the US healthcare industry. The purchase price is approximately $90m and will be funded from Experian’s existing cash resources.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target: SearchAmerica
SearchAmerica is the industry leader in financially clearing patients through address verification, prediction of payment and automated screening for charity, Medicaid and other government programs with its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions and personalized service.
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$90
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closed 5/3/2007 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Emailing Solution

synopsis: Experian, the global information solutions company, has acquired Emailing Solution, a leading French permission-based email marketing provider. The acquisition further extends and deepens Experian's global reach in the email sector.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target: Emailing Solution
Founded in 2001, Emailing Solution, a full-service permission-based email marketing company, currently serves over 300 brands from diverse industries, including Orange (France Telecom), Staples and Hewlett Packard.
price ($mm)
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$5
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closed 4/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Hitwise Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Experian, the global information solutions company, has acquired Hitwise, a leading Internet marketing intelligence company, which helps clients monitor the performance of their websites and target their online advertising spend more effectively. The purchase price is approximately $240m and will be funded from Experian's existing cash resources.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Hitwise Pty. Ltd.
Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,200 global clients with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers.
price ($mm)
$240
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.0x
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closed 4/16/2007 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Inform@rketing

synopsis: Experian, a global information solutions provider, has acquired Inform@rketing, one of Brazil's leading providers of direct marketing services. Inform@rketing is headquartered in Sao Paulo and demonstrates Experian's commitment to continuing its expansion and growth initiatives in Brazil.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target: Inform@rketing
Inform@rketing provides direct marketing services to financial institutions. The company offers a complete array of marketing services for its clients including: Database management, Mailing list analysis and cleansing, Data enhancement and enrichment, Marketing campaign management.
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closed 6/22/2006 via finextra.com

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Eiger Systems

synopsis: Credit information agency Experian has acquired Eiger Systems, a UK provider of bank account validation and payment processing software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target: Eiger Systems
Eiger Systems provides market leading software and services to meet the requirements of organisations implementing strategic payment solutions. We intentionally focus on the specific problems of data validation and payment processing, acquiring unrivalled expertise in these areas.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$18
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closed 3/6/2006 via BusinessWire

Hitwise Pty. Ltd., acquired HitDynamics

synopsis: Today, Hitwise, the leading online competitive intelligence service announced it has acquired HitDynamics, a technology platform that combines search campaign management, search marketing reporting and conversion tracking analytics into a single, intuitive interface. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.
buyer parent: Experian Information Solutions
buyer: Hitwise Pty. Ltd.
Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,200 global clients with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers. "
target: HitDynamics
HitDynamics is a leading, on-demand software that combines key web traffic analytics, search marketing reporting and bid management software in a single intuitive interface. HitDynamics enables you and others within your organisation to manage and evaluate your online marketing strategies.
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closed 2/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Moody's Corporation, acquired Regulatory DataCorp, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Regulatory DataCorp (RDC), a leading provider of anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) data and due diligence services.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,829.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Regulatory DataCorp, Inc.
RDC (Regulatory DataCorp) delivers powerful, decision-ready intelligence and world-class risk and compliance protection, allowing global organizations to identify suspect entities, strengthen fraud protection, ensure regulatory compliance, and protect their brand equity.
price ($mm)
$700
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closed 7/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Innolva S.p.A., acquired Comas S.r.l.

synopsis: Innolva S.p.A., entirely controlled by Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A., has finalized the acquisition of Comas S.r.l. and Webber S.r.l., two companies active in the on-line sale of commercial information.
buyer parent: Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
buyer: Innolva S.p.A.
Innolva operates in the field of Business Information & Credit Management services. Innolva presents a complete offer of information to banks, companies and professionals to optimize decisions in credit management activities. "
target: Comas S.r.l.
Comas S.r.l. and Webber S.r.l. are principally active in the reselling, through the internet, of commercial information such as financial and corporate information on companies, cadastral information, automobile registration history, and other information services.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2015 via BusinessWire

iMapData Inc. merged with PlanetRisk,

synopsis: iMapData, a pioneer in data visualization and analysis that is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, announced that it has merged with and taken the name of Bethesda, Maryland-based PlanetRisk, a fast-growing technology leader revolutionizing big data solutions.
buyer: PlanetRisk
PlanetRisk is a fast-growing technology leader revolutionizing big data solutions. PlanetRisk is a technology solutions and services company that provides a comprehensive analysis of “risk and opportunity” to customers, which include many organizations throughout the private and public sector. "
target: iMapData Inc.
A pioneer in the field of data visualization and analysis, iMapData has been helping organizations mitigate economic risk, protect corporate assets, maintain situational awareness and safeguard employees for over 30 years.
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closed 12/10/2014 via Market Watch

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired Maplecroft

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc. a leading source of information about risk, announced the acquisition of Maplecroft, a leading provider of global risk analytics and advisory services. Using a proprietary data aggregation and analytical approach, Maplecroft enables its customers to assess, monitor, and forecast a range of worldwide risks.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target: Maplecroft
Maplecroft provides services and products that offer risk screens, monitoring tools, and insights into political, economic, social, and environmental risks and responsibilities facing by businesses in various sectors worldwide.
price ($mm)
$32
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closed 3/10/2008 via BusinessWire

iMapData Inc., acquired iMapData Inc.

synopsis: iMapData Inc., a consulting firm specializing in customized, geospatially-based decision support solutions for the public and private sector, has been acquired from ChoicePoint Inc. by a private investment group. The investment group is led by, and the business will be managed by, the founders of iMapData.
buyer parent: ChoicePoint, Inc.
buyer: iMapData Inc.
iMapData delivers relevant and tailored information via an easy-to-use, Web-based, map interface enabling businesses and government agencies to create maps and reports by accessing and merging various information sets including energy, government... "
target parent: ChoicePoint Asset Company LLC.
target: iMapData Inc.
iMapData delivers relevant and tailored information via an easy-to-use, Web-based, map interface enabling businesses and government agencies to create maps and reports by accessing and merging various information sets including energy, government...
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closed 7/7/2015 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Intelius, Inc.

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $18 billion of equity capital, announced that an affiliate has completed the acquisition of Intelius. Intelius is a leading provider of on-demand information about individuals and predictive analytics that can help identify connections to other people, places and things.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with more than $18 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies. "
target: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is an information commerce company founded in 2003 that has become a leader in online people data, delivering comprehensive information about individuals, their histories and their connections to others.
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closed 6/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Infonet Srl merged with Ribes S.p.A.,

synopsis: Ribes S.p.A., a company that provides business information to Italian banks, has merged with Infonet Srl, a company that provides information on the reliability of its economic counterparts in order to optimize protection from the credit risk of banks, companies and professionals.
buyer parent: Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
buyer: Ribes S.p.A.
Ribes S.p.A. provides business information to Italian banks. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Milan, Italy. They assess the value of real estate collateral during the granting of a loan. "
target: Infonet Srl
Infonet is an innovative partner for over 15 years in the service sector of Business & Credit Information and provides information on the reliability of its economic counterparts in order to optimize protection from the credit risk of banks, companies and professionals.
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announced 1/31/2013 via Market Wire

TransUnion LLC, will acquire ZipCode

synopsis: TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information services, has signed an agreement to acquire control of ZipCode, one of the largest independent providers of registry information to companies in Brazil's information management sectors that include credit, fraud prevention and marketing.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities. "
target: ZipCode
ZipCode is one of the largest independent providers of registry information to companies in Brazil's information management sectors that include credit, fraud prevention and marketing. ZipCode's product portfolio includes solutions to help clients throughout the customer lifecycle.
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closed 7/17/2006 via BusinessWire

GMT Communications Partners, acquired Suomen Asiakastieto Oy

synopsis: GMT Communications Partners (GMT), the leading private equity investor focused on the European communications sector, today announced that it has acquired 91% of Suomen Asiakastieto Oy (Asiakastieto), the leading business and credit information company in Finland.
buyer: GMT Communications Partners
Founded: 1993, Total Capital: $450 Million. GMT is an independent firm focused exclusively on the Communications sector in Europe. "
target: Suomen Asiakastieto Oy (HLSE:ATG1V:$52.04)
Based in Helsinki, Asiakastieto was founded by a group of Finnish banks, wholesalers and retail chains in 1961 to provide information in support of credit and purchase decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Xtech LLC, acquired TC Index

synopsis: xTech, an information services provider that enables online commerce and direct marketing companies to profitably grow customer relationships while preventing fraud and identity theft, announced that it has completed an acquisition of The Credit Index of Mount Arlington, NJ.
buyer: Xtech LLC
xTech, LLC. is an information services company that enables online commerce and direct marketing companies to profitably grow customer relationships while preventing fraud and identity theft. "
target: TC Index
The Credit Index is a leading provider of consumer information decisioning solutions to the direct marketing industry. Since 1964, The Credit Index has been helping businesses target responsive purchasers and control credit risk.
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closed 4/25/2018 via PR Web

Billtrust, acquired Credit2B

synopsis: Billtrust, the leader in B2B payment cycle management, announced the acquisition of Credit2B, a pioneer in trade credit risk. Credit2B leverages crowdsourcing and other technologies to provide up-to-date payment behaviors and financial risk information on common customers, easing the credit decisioning process for suppliers.
buyer: Billtrust
Billtrust accelerates cash flow by automating invoice delivery, invoice payment and cash application. Companies can improve operational efficiency throughout the invoice-to- cash process with electronic invoicing and payments in a flexible, cloud-based solution. "
target: Credit2B
Credit2B is a pioneer in trade credit risk. Credit2B leverages crowdsourcing and other technologies to provide up-to-date payment behaviors and financial risk information on common customers, easing the credit decisioning process for suppliers.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

TransUnion LLC, acquired Callcredit Information Group

synopsis: TransUnion, a risk and information solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., the second largest consumer credit bureau in the U.K.. Callcredit is an information solutions company that provides data, analytics and technology solutions to help businesses and consumers make informed decisions.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
Transunion helps uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., is in the business of empowering information. They provide the data, analytics, and software that enable businesses to build more valuable customer relationships. They specialize in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector.
price ($mm)
$1,426
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/17/2017 via Financial Times

Carlyle Group, will acquire Global Credit Ratings Co.

synopsis: US buyout group Carlyle has agreed to buy Africa’s largest rating agency by customers in a bet on future growth in the continent’s capital markets. The acquisition of Global Credit Ratings (GCR) shows how private equity funds are seeking to capitalise on the need for banks and insurers to understand the credit risk of local counterparties.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$1,544.30)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $169 billion of assets under management across 125 funds and 177 fund of funds vehicles as of September 30, 2016. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: Global Credit Ratings Co.
Global Credit Ratings (GCR) is a leading emerging market focused ratings agency that rates the full spectrum of security classes, including Corporates, Banks, Insurance companies, Local Authorities, Asset Management & Funds, and Structured Finance transactions.
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closed 2/16/2014 via BusinessWire

GTCR, LLC, acquired Callcredit Information Group

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Callcredit Information Group Limited in partnership with its management team. Callcredit is a leading provider of consumer credit data solutions and software and analytics services in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GTCR, LLC
Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. "
target parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
target: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group is expert in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector. The Group is focused on developing innovative products and services to help businesses make smarter, more informed decisions throughout the customer lifecycle.
price ($mm)
$586
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Cerved Group SpA, will purchase Experian Data Services from Experian plc

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, announced that it has agreed to divest Experian Data Services S.r.l (EDS), its business credit information business in Italy, to Cerved Group S.p.A.
buyer: Cerved Group SpA (BIT:CERV:$477.91)
Cerved has the most comprehensive database of corporate information in Italy, including corporate and financial details, payment history, customer and supplier relationships, and proprietary information sourced through its own network of interviewers. "
seller: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$4,861.00)
Experian Data Services S.r.l is Experian's business credit information business in Italy. Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/17/2012 via

Advent International, GS Capital Partners, acquired TransUnion LLC

synopsis: TransUnion Corp., a leading global provider of information management and risk management solutions, announced that Advent International and GS Capital Partners VI Fund, LP and certain of its affiliates have signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire TransUnion.
buyer: Advent International
buyer: GS Capital Partners
GS Capital Partners is a family of funds with a focus on investing in large, high quality companies with strong management and funding acquisitions or expansion across a range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: Madison Dearborn Partners
target: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
price ($mm)
$3,203
rev ($mm)
$1,024
EBITDA ($mm)
$352
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.1x
closed 6/16/2010 via Market Wire

Madison Dearborn Partners, acquired TransUnion LLC

synopsis: TransUnion Corp., a global leader in credit information and information management services, announced that Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC has acquired a 51 percent equity stake in TransUnion.
buyer: Madison Dearborn Partners
Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP) is a private equity investment firm. Madison Dearborn Partners invests in businesses across a broad spectrum of industries, including basic industries, communications, consumer, energy and power, financial services, and health care. "
target: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
TransUnion is a global leader in credit and information management. The company creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion delivers comprehensive data and advanced analytics.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/13/2008 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia

synopsis: Equifax Inc., a global leader in information solutions, announced it has taken a majority ownership stake in Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia. Equifax purchased 70 percent of the total shares outstanding from Credit Report's management and other individuals, bringing Equifax's total ownership to 95 percent.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,415.20)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data. "
target: Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia
Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia (Credit Report), the leading credit reporting company in Ecuador.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/1/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Inquest, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired Inquest, Inc., a regional employment screening company based in Los Gatos, Calif., near San Jose.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Inquest, Inc.
Inquest Pre Employment Screening is a certified Woman Owned Business that offers quality employee screening services, including county-level employee background checks. Inquest has emerged as a leading provider of screening services.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

CRIF, acquired Vision-Net Ltd

synopsis: CRIF, a global company specializing in credit bureau and business information systems, outsourcing and processing services, and credit solutions, has acquired Vision-net, Ireland’s leading Credit Rating Agency. Vision-net provides instant access to Company Information and Credit Risk Data on every company registered in Ireland, N.I. and the UK.
buyer: CRIF
CRIF is a global company specializing in credit bureau and business information systems, outsourcing and processing services, and credit solutions. CRIF is currently the market leader in continental Europe in the field of banking credit information. "
target: Vision-Net Ltd
Vision-net Ltd. is Ireland’s leading Credit Rating Agency. Their service provides instant access to Company Information and Credit Risk Data on every company registered in Ireland, N.I. and the UK. Every day thousands of Ireland's largest companies benefit from their business intelligence.
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