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announced 12/19/2018 via Market Watch

Experian plc, will acquire Compuscan

synopsis: Experian PLC has agreed to buy Compuscan, a South African credit bureau and information-services company. Compuscan holds credit information on 26 million people and 200,000 businesses in South Africa, representing approximately 56% of the population.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Compuscan
Compuscan is a trusted credit bureau and information services provider. They collect, provide and protect quality data. They are based in South Africa. Compuscan holds credit information on 26 million people and 200,000 businesses in South Africa, representing approximately 56% of the population.
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$263
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closed 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Politico, acquired Poll of Polls

synopsis: POLITICO, a global nonpartisan politics and policy news organization, has acquired Poll of Polls, a polling data website in Austria that offers aggregated polling data for upcoming elections in Europe. Poll of Polls covers all national elections in the EU and offers a daily updated seat tracker for the European parliament.
buyer: Politico
POLITICO is a global nonpartisan politics and policy news organization. POLITICO dedicate themselves to providing accurate, non-partisan, impactful information to the right people at the right time so that they can act with confidence and speed. "
target: Poll of Polls
Poll of Polls is a polling data website in Austria that offers aggregated polling data for upcoming elections in Europe. Poll of Polls covers all national elections in the EU. They offer a daily updated seat tracker for the European parliament, based on their professional poll of polls.
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closed 2/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Veda, acquired EDX Ltd.

synopsis: Veda, the data analytics company and leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand, announced the acquisition of EDX, the experts in Personal Property Securities across Australia and New Zealand.
buyer parent: Equifax, Inc.
buyer: Veda (VED:$242.31)
Veda is a data analytics company and the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand. Veda has expanded to deliver a suite of credit and other analytical products targeted to consumers and specific industry segments. "
target: EDX Ltd.
EDX commenced in 2010 and has established a network of Consultants making it the only national Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) consulting and registration services provider in the country.
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closed 7/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Monotype Imaging, acquired FontShop

synopsis: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, announced it has acquired FontShop, a leading provider of typefaces. FontShop has earned a reputation as a respected authority on type and design.
buyer: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices."
target: FontShop
FontShop is a leading provider of typefaces based in Berlin, Germany, with an office in San Francisco. Formed in 1990 as a place where “type was made for designers by designers,” FontShop has earned a reputation as a respected authority on type and design.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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1.4x
EV / EBITDA
8.7x
closed 10/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Typekit Inc.

synopsis: Adobe Systems Incorporated has acquired privately held Typekit Inc., a leader in the delivery of hosted, high-quality fonts for use on websites. Available as a subscription-based cloud service, Typekit’s vast font library gives designers and developers creative license to deliver beautiful type that enhances the Web experience.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$15,099.00)
For over 25 years, Adobe Systems Incorporated’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. "
target: Typekit Inc.
Typekit Inc. is a leader in the delivery of hosted, high-quality fonts for use on websites. Available as a subscription-based cloud service, Typekit’s vast font library gives designers and developers creative license to deliver beautiful type that enhances the Web experience.
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closed 8/13/2010 via PR Newswire

Oversee.net, acquired AboutAirportParking.com

synopsis: Oversee.net completed the integration of AboutAirportParking.com, following acquisition of the airport parking reservation business and domain name from T2 Media earlier this year. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer: Oversee.net
Oversee.net is a technology-driven online media company that delivers innovative advertising and marketing solutions to the search (information.com), display advertising (revenue.net), and lead generation (low.com and degrees.com) segments. "
target: AboutAirportParking.com
AboutAirportParking.com features a reservation network of over 160 airport parking lots, thousands of parking lot reviews by verified customers, and location and pricing information on over 400 parking facilities in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.
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closed 2/25/2016 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired Veda

synopsis: Equifax Inc. has completed its acquisition of Veda Group Limited, the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand. Veda is the leading provider of consumer and commercial credit reporting in Australia and New Zealand. Veda also operates through joint ventures in several other Asia-Pacific markets.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,634.50)
Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 600 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. "
target: Veda (VED:$242.31)
Veda is a data analytics business. As the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand, they act as the conduit between the data that they accumulate, and the insights that this data provides for their customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,719 [$1,862]
rev ($mm)
$244
EBITDA ($mm)
$92
EV / rev
7.6x
EV / EBITDA
20.1x
announced 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, will acquire Fitch Ratings Ltd.

synopsis: Hearst Corporation announced that it will purchase from Fimalac S.A. an additional 30 percent interest in global ratings agency Fitch Group, bringing Hearst's equity interest to 80 percent. Fimalac will retain a 20 percent equity interest in Fitch Group.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union. "
target parent: Fimalac SA
target: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Dual-headquartered in New York and London with over 50 offices worldwide, Fitch Ratings is a global rating agency dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, research and data.
price ($mm)
$1,965*
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closed 9/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired Datum Inc.

synopsis: Equifax Inc., a global information solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Datum, the leading national credit reporting company in Costa Rica. Datum collects, synthesizes and provides consumer credit data to banks, telecommunications companies, retail and insurance businesses across Costa Rica.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,634.50)
Equifax is a leader in commercial and consumer information solutions, leveraging one of the largest sources of business credit intelligence, portfolio management, income, employment and wealth verification, identity authentication/fraud detection and marketing demographic data worldwide. "
target: Datum Inc.
Datum, Inc. is the leading national credit reporting company in Costa Rica. Datum collects, synthesizes and provides consumer credit data to banks, telecommunications companies, retail and insurance businesses across Costa Rica.
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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.
price ($mm)[EV]
$380 [$366]*
rev ($mm)
$82
EBITDA ($mm)
$23
EV / rev
4.6x
EV / EBITDA
16.0x
closed 4/11/2006 via

The Hearst Corporation, purchased a minority stake in Fitch, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst Corp. agreed to acquire a 20 percent stake in Fitch Group, the parent of credit-ratings company Fitch Ratings, for $592 million from French financial holding company Fimalac SA. The acquisition also includes Algorithmics, a provider of risk-management services that Fimalac bought in January 2005.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features). "
target parent: FImalac SA
target: Fitch, Inc. (:$693.00)
Fitch Group, Inc. is the parent company of Fitch Ratings, Fitch Training and Algorithmics. Fitch Ratings is a leading global rating agency committed to providing the world's credit markets with timely and prospective credit opinions.
price ($mm)
$118*
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closed 4/1/2004 via Reuters

Coface, acquired ORT SAS

synopsis: Global news and information provider Reuters Group Plc shed another non-core asset on Thursday, raising just over 71 million euros ($87 million) with the sale of French credit-evaluation firm ORT SAS to credit insurer Coface.
buyer: Coface
Coface serves companies of all sizes and nationalities, operating in all sectors of the economy. Its global credit risk rating, management, insurance and financing offer allows companies to tap the myriad opportunities created by globalisation, armed with first rate information and protection. "
target parent: Reuters Group PLC
target: ORT SAS
ORT provides credit evaluations of French and Belgian firms and its clients include government agencies in France, Belgium and Britain.
price ($mm)
$87
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closed 3/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The UC Group, acquired Solidinfo.SE

synopsis: The UC Group, part of Asiakastieto Group, has acquired the business and assets of Solidinfo.SE from the Solid Media Group. Solidinfo.SE is a company search engine with in-depth information about all Swedish companies.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: The UC Group
Since 1977, the UC Group has been helping millions of customers make decisions by providing refined business and credit information in digital and innovative services. Their customers are made up of companies, private individuals and the public sector. "
target parent: Solid Media Group
target: Solidinfo.SE
Solidinfo.SE is a company search engine with in-depth information about all Swedish companies. At Solidinfo.SE users can see contact information such as address information, telephone numbers, fax and e-mail.
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closed 12/28/2012 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired CSC Credit Services

synopsis: Equifax Inc. completed the acquisition of of CSC Credit Services, Inc. CSC's credit services business provides consumer credit services and related information to banks, mortgage companies, retail establishments, the automotive industry, medical entities, utility companies and other users of financial and credit information.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,634.50)
Equifax is a global leader in consumer and commercial information solutions, providing businesses of all sizes and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. "
target parent: Computer Sciences Corporation
target: CSC Credit Services
CSC Credit Services, Inc. operates as a consumer reporting agency in the Midwestern and Central United States. The company provides credit services, such as consumer assistance, mortgage, electronic billing, business client file transfers, and secure file delivery system.
price ($mm)
$1,000
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closed 11/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Opportuni AI Limited, acquired Bidstats

synopsis: OPPORTUNI, an end-to-end solution for bidding for government contracts, has acquired Bidstats, a source of contract award data. OPPORTUNI now owns the largest database of UK procurement data. Bidstats is free to use and provides live and available government contracts from official government sources across the UK.
buyer: Opportuni AI Limited
OPPORTUNI is the world’s only end-to-end solution that helps SMEs source, bid, and win public sector contracts. OPPORTUNI is headquartered in Newcastle, UK. OPPORTUNI believes that through creating a transparent procurement landscape, they can support SMEs into working with the public sector. "
target: Bidstats
Bidstats is the largest and most comprehensive source of contract award data in the UK, with nine years' archive in its database. Bidstats is free to use and provides live and available government contracts from official government sources across the UK.
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announced 10/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Xigem, will acquire Cylix Data

synopsis: Xigem Technologies Corporation, a leading technology provider for the remote economy in Canada, will acquire Cylix Data Group, a business intelligence company in Canada. Cylix Data provides businesses with the information they need to prevent fraud. Their platform combines over 74 million unique business data points into a risk profile database.
buyer: Xigem (CNSX:XIGM:$0.00)
Xigem is a leading technology provider for the remote economy in Canada. Xigem provides organizations with the tools necessary to manage employees, assets, consumers, users and business operations remote working environment. They offer mobile digital payment and fulfilment solutions. "
target: Cylix Data
Cylix Data is a business intelligence company in Canada. Cylix Data provides businesses with the information they need to prevent fraud and mitigate financial risks. Their platform combines over 74 million unique business data points into a risk profile database.
price ($mm)
$26
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

MediaLab, acquired Genius Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: MediaLab.Ai Inc., a holding company of consumer internet brands, has acquired Genius, a lyrics database, editorial publisher and digital media company. Genius provides the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge. Their platform is a destination for artists, creatives and superfans to discuss and deconstruct all things music.
buyer: MediaLab
MediaLab is a Santa Monica-based holding company that was founded in 2018. It holds a number of internet brands including the Whisper, an online platform where people share thoughts and feelings anonymously, and DatPiff, a launchpad for hip hop artists. "
target: Genius Media Group, Inc.
Genius is a lyrics database, editorial publisher, and digital media company. Genius provides the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge. Their platform is a destination for artists, creatives, and superfans to discuss and deconstruct all things music.
price ($mm)
$80
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closed 12/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

TransUnion LLC, acquired NeuStar, Inc.

synopsis: TransUnion has acquired Neustar, a premier identity resolution company with leading solutions in Marketing, Fraud and Communications, from a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$3,009.80)
TransUnion is a global information and insights company that makes trust possible in the modern economy. TransUnion provides solutions that help create economic opportunity, great experiences, and personal empowerment for hundreds of millions of people. "
target parent: Golden Gate Capital
target: NeuStar, Inc. (NSR:$1,165.09)
Neustar is an information services and technology company and a leader in identity resolution providing the data and technology that enables trusted connections between companies and people at the moments that matter most.
price ($mm)
$3,100
rev ($mm)
$575
EBITDA ($mm)
$115
EV / rev
5.4x
EV / EBITDA
27.0x
announced 8/31/2021 via BusinessWire

Ancestry.com, will acquire Geneanet SA

synopsis: Ancestry®, the global leader in family history, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Geneanet, a leading French genealogy company. With over 30 billion records from more than 80 countries, Ancestry helps customers discover new details about their family story and ancestors.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry®, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, empowers journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives. With an unparalleled collection of more than 30 billion records in their consumer DNA network, customers can gain a new level of understanding about their lives. "
target: Geneanet SA
Geneanet is a leading French genealogy company with a large and growing European community of more than 4 million members. Geneanet is available in ten languages and more than 25 countries.
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closed 8/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Collins Aerospace, acquired FlightAware

synopsis: Collins Aerospace announced that they have acquired digital aviation company FlightAware, which will join their Avionics strategic business unit. FlightAware is a Houston-based company founded in 2005 that provides real-time and historical flight information.
buyer parent: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
buyer: Collins Aerospace (COL:$4,806.00)
Collins Aerospace specializes in aerostructures, avionics, interiors, mechanical systems, mission systems, and power and control systems that serve customers across the commercial, regional, business aviation and military sectors. "
target: FlightAware
FlightAware is a digital aviation company and operates the world's largest flight tracking and data platform. FlightAware provides over 10,000 aircraft operators as well as over 13,000,000 with global flight tracking solutions, predictive technology, analytics, and decision-making tools.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Market Watch

Experian plc, will acquire Compuscan

synopsis: Experian PLC has agreed to buy Compuscan, a South African credit bureau and information-services company. Compuscan holds credit information on 26 million people and 200,000 businesses in South Africa, representing approximately 56% of the population.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Compuscan
Compuscan is a trusted credit bureau and information services provider. They collect, provide and protect quality data. They are based in South Africa. Compuscan holds credit information on 26 million people and 200,000 businesses in South Africa, representing approximately 56% of the population.
price ($mm)
$263
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closed 11/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Experian plc, acquired Tapad

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, has completed the acquisition of Tapad, a leading provider in digital identity resolution for marketers that helps to connect brands to consumers, primarily in the United States.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target parent: Telenor Group
target: Tapad
Tapad Inc. develops and markets software and services for cross-device advertising and content delivery. It uses algorithms to analyze internet and device data and predict whether two or more devices are owned by the same person.
price ($mm)
$280
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.1x
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closed 8/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Experian plc, acquired Look Who's Charging Pty Ltd

synopsis: Experian Australia & New Zealand announces its acquisition of Look Who’s Charging, the Australian fintech startup which has solved the everyday frustrating problem of unrecognised bank transactions by providing instant clarification on the merchant behind a transaction. 
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Look Who's Charging Pty Ltd
Look Who’s Charging has developed a multi-award winning data platform that provides comprehensive and meaningful information on bank statement transactions.
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announced 8/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Experian Health, will acquire MyHealthDirect

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, will acquire MyHealthDirect, which offers a digital care coordination platform that optimizes scheduling for providers, payers, and consumers. This acquisition solidifies Experian’s position as a leading provider of solutions that simplify the financial and administrative aspects of healthcare.
buyer parent: Experian plc
buyer: Experian Health
Experian Health collaborates with more than 3,400 hospitals and 7,300 other healthcare organizations representing 500,000-plus providers — almost 60 percent of the market — to provide data-driven platforms to empower clients to make smarter business decisions. "
target: MyHealthDirect
MyHealthDirect, a leading provider of digital care coordination solutions, partners with many of the nation’s largest health systems and health plans to make it easy for people to access healthcare.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Market Watch

Experian plc, will acquire Compuscan

synopsis: Experian PLC has agreed to buy Compuscan, a South African credit bureau and information-services company. Compuscan holds credit information on 26 million people and 200,000 businesses in South Africa, representing approximately 56% of the population.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Compuscan
Compuscan is a trusted credit bureau and information services provider. They collect, provide and protect quality data. They are based in South Africa. Compuscan holds credit information on 26 million people and 200,000 businesses in South Africa, representing approximately 56% of the population.
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$263
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Experian plc, will acquire ClearScore

synopsis: Experian has agreed to acquire fellow personal finance specialist ClearScore. ClearScore's aim is to change the way everyone manages their finances - starting with their free credit score and report. With ClearScore users can check their credit score and report for free, forever.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: ClearScore
ClearScore is one of the leading FinTech businesses in the UK. ClearScore's aim is to change the way everyone manages their finances - starting with their free credit score and report. With ClearScore users can check their credit score and report for free, forever.
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$386
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Experian Automotive, acquired String Automotive Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Experian Automotive has acquired String Automotive and its online marketing intelligence platform. String’s Dealer Positioning System (DPS), which combines multiple sources of data from inside and outside the dealership, helps auto dealers more profitably attract, convert and retain in-market buyers.
buyer parent: Experian plc
buyer: Experian Automotive
Experian Automotive helps auto dealers make smarter advertising decisions with automotive data and insights. Experian Automotive's ability to integrate their multiple data sources from their credit, vehicle and marketing databases allows for a level of unmatched intelligence. "
target: String Automotive Solutions, Inc.
String Automotive helps auto dealers more profitably attract, convert and retain in-market buyers. Their online optimization tools provide total visibility into data, uncovering actionable insights that turbocharge marketing results and set dealerships apart.
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closed 6/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Vector Capital, acquired Experian Cross-Channel Marketing

synopsis: Experian plc and Vector Capital announced that Vector Capital has acquired a majority stake in Experian’s Cross-Channel Marketing business. The transaction includes Experian’s suite of cross-channel and email products, including the Marketing Suite, CheetahMail, and Mail Publisher, and its portfolio of professional and strategic services.
buyer: Vector Capital
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. With $3.4 billion of capital under management, Vector identifies and pursues these investments in both the private and public markets. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: Experian Cross-Channel Marketing
Experian’s Cross-Channel Marketing business (“CCM”) includes Experian’s suite of cross-channel and email products, including the Experian Marketing Suite, CheetahMail, and Mail Publisher, as well as its full portfolio of professional and strategic services.
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$300*
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announced 4/18/2016 via Company Press Release

Experian plc, will acquire CSID

synopsis: Experian, the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world, has signed an agreement to acquire CSIdentity Corporation (CSID), the leading provider of global identity protection and fraud detection technologies for businesses, their employees, and consumers.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: CSID
CSID is the leading provider of global identity protection and fraud detection technologies for businesses, their employees, and consumers. With CSID’s enterprise-level solutions, businesses can take a proactive approach to protecting the identities of their consumers all around the world.
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$360
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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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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
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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
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$31
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3.2x
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closed 7/21/2015 via Market Wire

Tyco Retail Solutions, acquired FootFall

synopsis: Tyco Retail Solutions, the retail performance and security business of Tyco announced that it has acquired FootFall, a global retail intelligence leader, from Experian, plc. FootFall provides thousands of retailers with end-to-end technology, services and retail analytics solutions to collect, measure, and analyze customer traffic in their stores
buyer parent: Tyco International Ltd
buyer: Tyco Retail Solutions
Tyco Retail Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated retail performance and security solutions, deployed today at more than 80 percent of the world's top 200 retailers. Customers range from single-store boutiques to global retail enterprises. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: FootFall
Experian FootFall is a leading provider of visitor and site analytics and one of the world’s largest and most experienced providers of measured and audited shopper behaviour. Footfall enables it's clients to understand the numerous, complex factors impacting retail site performance.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$39
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/21/2013 via PR Newswire

Experian plc, acquired Passport Health Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Experian Healthcare announced completion of the acquisition of Passport Health, which brings together complementary capabilities across the entire healthcare revenue cycle and positions the organization as a market leader in healthcare information technology.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Passport Health Communications, Inc.
Passport Health Communications Inc. creates solutions to enable hospitals and healthcare providers to improve business operations and achieve Payment Certainty for Every Patient™. The organization is among the nation's fastest-growing Software-as-a-Service companies.
price ($mm)
$850
rev ($mm)
$121
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Experian plc, will acquire The 41st Parameter

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The 41st Parameter, Inc, a leading provider of fraud detection services, based in the US.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: The 41st Parameter
The 41st Parameter Inc. provides Internet fraud intervention and detection solutions. Its products include FraudNet for e-commerce, which analyzes e-commerce transactions and determines the level of risk represented by the choice to fulfill it.
price ($mm)
$310
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
12.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/13/2013 via Company Press Release

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, purchased Sinotrust Market Research from Sinotrust

synopsis: TNS, the world's leading consumer insights consultancy, has agreed to acquire Sinotrust Market Research, a leading market research and consulting company in China, from Sinotrust. Sinotrust Market Research is the industry market leader in automotive market research in China.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) is a leading market research and market information group. TNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and stakeholder management, based on long-established expertise and market-leading solutions. "
seller parent: Experian plc
seller: Sinotrust
Sinotrust Market Research is the industry market leader in automotive market research in China. Its offering includes consumer research, product research, brand research, channel research and customer information analysis. Sinotrust Market Research employs 350 people in China.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Experian Decision Analytics, acquired Decisioning Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Experian announced the acquisition of Decisioning Solutions, a market-driven Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider, which will broaden the capabilities and strengthen the global reach of Experian's originations and customer acquisition software products. The acquisition will become part of Experian's Decision Analytics business.
buyer parent: Experian plc
buyer: Experian Decision Analytics
Experian Decision Analytics integrates predictive data and analytics into valuable business decisions that provide greater insight into decision performance and helps companies keep pace with changing business priorities. "
target: Decisioning Solutions Inc.
Decisioning Solutions offers advanced customer and account decision engine and workflow management technology that perfects the automation of decisions throughout the customer lifecycle.
price ($mm)
rev ($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:$5,171.00)
Experian Data Services S.r.l is Experian's business credit information business in Italy. Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/21/2013 via BNC Analysis

Experian plc, acquired Pacific Micromarketing

synopsis: Experian has acquired Melbourne-based analytics business Pacific Micromarketing from publishing group PMP. Pacific helps clients analyze customer databases to develop consumer, market and neighbourhood classifications, analysis and insights, assisting with decisions from customer targeting to the location of new stores.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target parent: PMP Limited
target: Pacific Micromarketing
Pacific Micromarketing helps clients get more from their marketing, advertising and store budgets by helping them to better understand the customers they serve and the markets they operate in.
price ($mm)
$6.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Experian Marketing Services, acquired Conversen

synopsis: Experian Marketing Services, a leading provider of data, analytics and marketing technologies, announced it has acquired Conversen. Conversen is a pioneer in developing interaction management technologies that enable marketers to create fully integrated, cross-channel conversations through mobile, Web, social, email and traditional channels.
buyer parent: Experian plc
buyer: Experian Marketing Services
Experian Marketing Services is a leading provider of data, analytics and marketing technologies. Experian Marketing Services delivers best-in-breed customer data and insight, digital-marketing technologies and data management services into multiple regions around the globe. "
target: Conversen
Burlington MA-based Conversen, Inc. is a SaaS marketing technology company with a proprietary platform designed to help marketers plan, execute, optimize and manage multi-stage, multi-channel marketing interactions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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 (:$123.11)
Billtrust accelerates cash flow by automating invoice delivery, invoice payment and cash application. Companies can improve operational efficiency throughout the invoice-to- cash process with electronic invoicing and payments in a flexible, cloud-based solution. "
target: Credit2B
Credit2B is a pioneer in trade credit risk. Credit2B leverages crowdsourcing and other technologies to provide up-to-date payment behaviors and financial risk information on common customers, easing the credit decisioning process for suppliers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$3,009.80)
Transunion helps uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., is in the business of empowering information. They provide the data, analytics, and software that enable businesses to build more valuable customer relationships. They specialize in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector.
price ($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:$8,297.70)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $169 billion of assets under management across 125 funds and 177 fund of funds vehicles as of September 30, 2016. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: Global Credit Ratings Co.
Global Credit Ratings (GCR) is a leading emerging market focused ratings agency that rates the full spectrum of security classes, including Corporates, Banks, Insurance companies, Local Authorities, Asset Management & Funds, and Structured Finance transactions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$5,171.00)
Experian Data Services S.r.l is Experian's business credit information business in Italy. Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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:$3,009.80)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities. "
target: ZipCode
ZipCode is one of the largest independent providers of registry information to companies in Brazil's information management sectors that include credit, fraud prevention and marketing. ZipCode's product portfolio includes solutions to help clients throughout the customer lifecycle.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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:$3,009.80)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
price ($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:$3,009.80)
TransUnion is a global leader in credit and information management. The company creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion delivers comprehensive data and advanced analytics.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$4,634.50)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data. "
target: Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia
Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia (Credit Report), the leading credit reporting company in Ecuador.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/9/2016 via BusinessWire

CRIF, acquired China Credit Information Service, Ltd.

synopsis: CRIF, the global credit information company with head office in Bologna, Italy, has announced the acquisition of China Credit Information Service, the largest and leading credit information agency in Taiwan, from the previous shareholders, to carry forward its business growth and expansion path in the Asian market.
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: China Credit Information Service, Ltd.
China Credit Information Service, founded in 1961, is Taiwan’s largest and leading credit information agency, operating an established island-wide network which offers a full spectrum of information and consulting services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired Datum Inc.

synopsis: Equifax Inc., a global information solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Datum, the leading national credit reporting company in Costa Rica. Datum collects, synthesizes and provides consumer credit data to banks, telecommunications companies, retail and insurance businesses across Costa Rica.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,634.50)
Equifax is a leader in commercial and consumer information solutions, leveraging one of the largest sources of business credit intelligence, portfolio management, income, employment and wealth verification, identity authentication/fraud detection and marketing demographic data worldwide. "
target: Datum Inc.
Datum, Inc. is the leading national credit reporting company in Costa Rica. Datum collects, synthesizes and provides consumer credit data to banks, telecommunications companies, retail and insurance businesses across Costa Rica.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)[EV]
$380 [$366]*
rev ($mm)
$82
EBITDA ($mm)
$23
EV / rev
4.6x
EV / EBITDA
16.0x
closed 2/25/2016 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired Veda

synopsis: Equifax Inc. has completed its acquisition of Veda Group Limited, the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand. Veda is the leading provider of consumer and commercial credit reporting in Australia and New Zealand. Veda also operates through joint ventures in several other Asia-Pacific markets.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,634.50)
Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 600 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. "
target: Veda (VED:$242.31)
Veda is a data analytics business. As the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand, they act as the conduit between the data that they accumulate, and the insights that this data provides for their customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,719 [$1,862]
rev ($mm)
$244
EBITDA ($mm)
$92
EV / rev
7.6x
EV / EBITDA
20.1x
announced 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, will acquire Fitch Ratings Ltd.

synopsis: Hearst Corporation announced that it will purchase from Fimalac S.A. an additional 30 percent interest in global ratings agency Fitch Group, bringing Hearst's equity interest to 80 percent. Fimalac will retain a 20 percent equity interest in Fitch Group.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union. "
target parent: Fimalac SA
target: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Dual-headquartered in New York and London with over 50 offices worldwide, Fitch Ratings is a global rating agency dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, research and data.
price ($mm)
$1,965*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/11/2006 via

The Hearst Corporation, purchased a minority stake in Fitch, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst Corp. agreed to acquire a 20 percent stake in Fitch Group, the parent of credit-ratings company Fitch Ratings, for $592 million from French financial holding company Fimalac SA. The acquisition also includes Algorithmics, a provider of risk-management services that Fimalac bought in January 2005.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features). "
target parent: FImalac SA
target: Fitch, Inc. (:$693.00)
Fitch Group, Inc. is the parent company of Fitch Ratings, Fitch Training and Algorithmics. Fitch Ratings is a leading global rating agency committed to providing the world's credit markets with timely and prospective credit opinions.
price ($mm)
$118*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2012 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired CSC Credit Services

synopsis: Equifax Inc. completed the acquisition of of CSC Credit Services, Inc. CSC's credit services business provides consumer credit services and related information to banks, mortgage companies, retail establishments, the automotive industry, medical entities, utility companies and other users of financial and credit information.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,634.50)
Equifax is a global leader in consumer and commercial information solutions, providing businesses of all sizes and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. "
target parent: Computer Sciences Corporation
target: CSC Credit Services
CSC Credit Services, Inc. operates as a consumer reporting agency in the Midwestern and Central United States. The company provides credit services, such as consumer assistance, mortgage, electronic billing, business client file transfers, and secure file delivery system.
price ($mm)
$1,000
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 600 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide.
year
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rev ($mm)
$4,634.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,446.30
EBIT ($mm)
$1,002.70
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Employees
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Cerved Group SpA
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Cerved is a leading Information Provider in Italy and one of the major rating agencies in Europe. Cerved is the Italian leader in credit risk analysis and the top independent market player for credit management.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$477.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$201.85
EBIT ($mm)
$143.63
Net Income ($mm)
$69.91
Employees
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Boa Vista SCPC
Boa Vista SCPC
Boa Vista SCPC is the second largest credit bureau in Brazil. Boa Vista SCPC serves over 1.2 million direct and indirect customers and processes over 7 million credit inquiries per day. They provide instant and reliable support to companies in all stages of the business cycle.
year
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rev ($mm)
$114.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.01
EBIT ($mm)
$20.18
Net Income ($mm)
$3.13
Employees
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ICRA Limited
ICRA Limited operates as a credit rating agency in India. The company provides consulting services, including strategy, risk management, regulatory economics, transaction advisory, and process re-engineering services to banks and more.
year
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rev ($mm)
$50.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.92
EBIT ($mm)
$13.75
Net Income ($mm)
$11.40
Employees
62
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Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,171.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,563.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,228.00
Net Income ($mm)
$656.00
Employees
17800
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Ticker: INFO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,589.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,738.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,142.20
Net Income ($mm)
$620.70
Employees
16000
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Ticker: STC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stewart Information Services Corp
Stewart Information Services Corp
Stewart Information Services Corporation is a global real estate services company, offering products and services from residential and commercial title insurance and closing and settlement services to specialized offerings for the mortgage industry,.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,080.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$437.28
EBIT ($mm)
$409.10
Net Income ($mm)
$297.39
Employees
6600
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Ticker: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,009.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,116.90
EBIT ($mm)
$733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$471.40
Employees
8200
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,319.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1,059.90
Net Income ($mm)
$700.50
Employees
8960
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Ticker: CSGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoStar Group
CoStar Group
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,808.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$467.46
EBIT ($mm)
$334.24
Net Income ($mm)
$229.34
Employees
4752
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Ticker: CLGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,642.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$475.94
EBIT ($mm)
$333.59
Net Income ($mm)
$301.36
Employees
5300
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Ticker: TSX:MDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) offers space-based solutions for cost-efficient global delivery of direct-to-home television, satellite radio, broadband internet, and mobile communications. MDA also offers end-to-end solutions to monitor and manage changes and activities worldwide.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,616.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$343.00
EBIT ($mm)
($28.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$118.00
Employees
5800
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TOM2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TomTom NV
TomTom NV
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,079.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.18
EBIT ($mm)
$22.67
Net Income ($mm)
$41.16
Employees
4600
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Ticker: ASX:APX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appen
Appen
Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies to help them develop and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$445.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.61
EBIT ($mm)
$40.43
Net Income ($mm)
$29.65
Employees
1102
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Ticker: BIT:TECN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A., through its subsidiaries, provides IT and credit information solutions in Italy. The company offers IT solutions and services for the dematerialization and digitalization of document processes through document management, electronic storage, and electronic invoicing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$280.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.00
EBIT ($mm)
$56.71
Net Income ($mm)
$34.22
Employees
1294
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Ticker: LSE:EXPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,171.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,563.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,228.00
Net Income ($mm)
$656.00
Employees
17800
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Ticker: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,009.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,116.90
EBIT ($mm)
$733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$471.40
Employees
8200
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Ticker: BIT:TECN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A., through its subsidiaries, provides IT and credit information solutions in Italy. The company offers IT solutions and services for the dematerialization and digitalization of document processes through document management, electronic storage, and electronic invoicing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$280.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.00
EBIT ($mm)
$56.71
Net Income ($mm)
$34.22
Employees
1294
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Ticker: BIT:CERV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cerved Group SpA
Cerved Group SpA
Cerved is a leading Information Provider in Italy and one of the major rating agencies in Europe. Cerved is the Italian leader in credit risk analysis and the top independent market player for credit management.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$477.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$201.85
EBIT ($mm)
$143.63
Net Income ($mm)
$69.91
Employees
1992
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Ticker: NYSE:EFX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equifax, Inc.
Equifax, Inc.
Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 600 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,634.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,446.30
EBIT ($mm)
$1,002.70
Net Income ($mm)
$719.70
Employees
11400
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Ticker: BOVESPA:BOAS3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boa Vista SCPC
Boa Vista SCPC
Boa Vista SCPC is the second largest credit bureau in Brazil. Boa Vista SCPC serves over 1.2 million direct and indirect customers and processes over 7 million credit inquiries per day. They provide instant and reliable support to companies in all stages of the business cycle.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$114.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.01
EBIT ($mm)
$20.18
Net Income ($mm)
$3.13
Employees
700
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Ticker: BSE:532835
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICRA Limited
ICRA Limited operates as a credit rating agency in India. The company provides consulting services, including strategy, risk management, regulatory economics, transaction advisory, and process re-engineering services to banks and more.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$50.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.92
EBIT ($mm)
$13.75
Net Income ($mm)
$11.40
Employees
62
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Ticker: MCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moody's Corporation
Moody's Corporation
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,969.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,082.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,845.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,101.00
Employees
13023
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,319.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1,059.90
Net Income ($mm)
$700.50
Employees
8960
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:COGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cogint, Inc.
Cogint, Inc.
Cogint is a data and analytics company providing cloud-based, mission-critical information and performance marketing solutions to enterprises in a variety of industries. They transform data into intelligence utilizing their proprietary technology platforms to solve complex problems for clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$210.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($28.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
200
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