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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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closed 3/1/2018 via PR Newswire

GI Partners, acquired Doxim Solutions ULC

synopsis: Doxim Inc., a leading provider of customer engagement and content management SaaS solutions for financial services organizations, announced that GI Partners has acquired a majority stake in the company from Strattam Capital. Doxim helps financial services clients digitize the consumer experience to create better connections at every touch-point.
buyer: GI Partners
GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco. The firm has raised $16 billion in capital from leading institutional investors across the globe. GI Partners' private equity team focuses on investments in the IT Infrastructure, Healthcare, Software, and Services sectors. "
target parent: Strattam Capital
target: Doxim Solutions ULC
Doxim is a leading provider of SaaS-based customer engagement software for banks, credit unions, and wealth management firms. Doxim helps financial institutions transform their client experience, communicate effectively throughout the client lifecycle, and improve cross-sell and upsell activities.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Horicon Bank, LLC, acquired Monotto

synopsis: Horicon Bank, a community financial institution in southeastern Wisconsin, has acquired Monotto, a financial technology company. Monotto assists financial institutions in improving their technological footprint by offering them white labeled products, including smart automated transfers, smart goal setting, and bank-facing dashboard and analytics.
buyer: Horicon Bank, LLC
Horicon Bank is a community financial institution in southeastern Wisconsin. They offer personal checking, savings, CD & money market, debit & ATM cards, credit cards, internet banking, mobile banking, individual retirement accounts, mortgage lending, auto, boat, and custom loans, and more. "
target: Monotto
Monotto assists financial institutions in improving their technological footprint by offering them white labeled products that engage millennial account holders. Their products include smart automated transfers, smart goal setting, banker's dashboard & analytics, and bank product cross selling.
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closed 1/20/2021 via PR Newswire

TimeTrade Systems, Inc., acquired SilverCloud

synopsis: TimeTrade Systems, the leading provider of enterprise scheduling software, has acquired SilverCloud LLC, a knowledge management platform built exclusively for banking. SilverCloud helps banks and credit unions to deliver better support, reduce costs and improve customer experiences by automating the creation, management and delivery of knowledge.
buyer parent: Clearhaven Partners
buyer: TimeTrade Systems, Inc.
TimeTrade is the leading SaaS provider for complex enterprise scheduling. TimeTrade’s solutions help reduce friction for its enterprise and business customers as they seek to seamlessly coordinate interactions with their constituents across virtual and physical channels. "
target: SilverCloud
SilverCloud is a knowledge management platform built exclusively for banking. SilverCloud helps banks and credit unions to deliver better support, reduce costs and improve customer experiences by automating the creation, management and delivery of knowledge.
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closed 10/15/2020 via PR Newswire

CUNA Mutual Group, acquired CuneXus Solutions Inc.

synopsis: CUNA Mutual Group, an insurance, investment and financial services company, has acquired CuneXus, a digital lending platform. CuneXus helps credit unions and banks drive loan volume across all product categories and customer touchpoints. Their platform enables clients to deliver personalized online and mobile services to their customers.
buyer: CUNA Mutual Group
CUNA Mutual Group is a financially strong insurance, financial technology and investment company. CUNA Mutual Group offers commercial and personal insurance products; lending and payment security solutions; and retirement, investment and marketing services. "
target: CuneXus Solutions Inc.
CuneXus is an all-in-one digital lending platform. CuneXus helps credit unions and banks drive significant loan volume across all product categories and customer touchpoints. Their platform enables financial institutions to deliver personalized online and mobile services to their customers.
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closed 5/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Aquila Software, acquired InfoCorp.

synopsis: Aquila Software announced that it has closed the acquisition of InfoCorp. InfoCorp is a leading provider of Omnichannel Banking solutions across the Latin American and Caribbean markets. It provides leading-edge, innovative solutions that enable clients to love their banks.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Aquila Software
Aquila is focused on providing great solutions to Housing, Finance, Banking, Insurance, Higher Education, Travel & Public Sectors throughout the Americas and Europe. Aquila’s businesses focus on long-term relationships where their mission-critical solutions evolve with their clients’ business needs."
target: InfoCorp.
InfoCorp is a leading provider of Omnichannel Banking solutions across the Latin American and Caribbean markets. It provides leading-edge, innovative solutions that enable clients to love their banks.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Valens Holding AG, acquired ValensPay Ltd.

synopsis: Valens Holding AG, a Germany-based holding company of Valens Bank Ltd, has acquired ValensPay Ltd., a UK licensed financial services provider located in London offering banking services. ValensPay Ltd. has its own banking service platform with Apps available in Apple's AppStore and GooglePlay as well as web-banking.
buyer: Valens Holding AG (DB:FKEK:$142.81)
Valens Holding AG is a Germany-based holding company of Valens Bank Ltd, which is engaged in offshore private banking sector. "
target: ValensPay Ltd.
ValensPay Ltd. is a UK licensed financial services provider located in London offering banking services. ValensPay Ltd. has its own banking service platform with Apps available in Apple's AppStore and GooglePlay as well as web-banking.
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announced 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Kony, will acquire Pivotus, Inc

synopsis: Kony, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement with Umpqua Holdings Corp. to acquire Umpqua Holdings' subsidiary Pivotus, Inc. Pivotus, Inc was formed as an innovation incubator to develop, test, and deliver innovative banking solutions for Umpqua and collaborating financial institutions.
buyer: Kony
Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based digital application solutions company, and a recognized industry leader among low code, digital, and mobile application development platform providers, and is an emerging leader in the digital banking market. "
target parent: Umpqua Bank
target: Pivotus, Inc
Pivotus combines the power of the startup model with the direct access to capital, customers and infrastructure. Now an enterprise SaaS (Software as a Service) company, Pivotus continues to imagine and create key technologies and business models that transform finance and commerce.
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closed 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

We are you., acquired Virtual Affairs

synopsis: We are you., a collaboration of three leading dutch digital agencies, has acquired Virtual Affairs, an international software and services company. Virtual Affairs' BankingRight and InsuranceRight solutions allows banks and insurance companies to use multiple channels and data to continually improve their customer experience.
buyer: We are you.
We are you. is a collaboration of three leading dutch digital agencies. The company is comprised of Colours, Mangrove, and Redhotminute. We are you. designs and develops websites, apps, and e-commerce platforms for customers in all industries. "
target: Virtual Affairs
Virtual Affairs is an international software and services company. Their BankingRight and InsuranceRight solutions allows banks and insurance companies to continually improve their customer experience. They also offer InvestmentRight, a feature-rich Robo-advice and wealth management solution.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Verivox GmbH, acquired Outbank

synopsis: The Internet portal Verivox, which until now has been known for its electricity and credit comparisons has taken over the financial startup Outbank. Outbank is Germany’s largest independent banking app, including 4.000+ traditional and online banks, financial services like PayPal, stocks, bitcoins and reward cards like Miles & More and Payback.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Verivox GmbH
Verivox GmbH operates a consumer portal for energy products and services in Germany. It also offers online price comparison solutions for telecommunication, insurance, and finance products; and a search engine for commission free properties to rent and buy. "
target: Outbank
Outbank is Germany’s largest independent banking app, including 4.000+ traditional and online banks, financial services like PayPal, stocks, bitcoins and reward cards like Miles & More and Payback.
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closed 9/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Fiserv, Inc., acquired Monitise plc

synopsis: Fiserv, Inc., a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition of Monitise plc, a specialist in financial services technology focused on accelerating the digital transformation of banks and financial institutions.
buyer: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV:$14,852.00)
Fiserv, Inc. enables clients worldwide to create and deliver financial services experiences that are in step with the way people live and work today. Fiserv is a trusted leader in financial services technology, helping clients achieve best-in-class results by driving quality and innovation. "
target: Monitise plc (AIM:MONI:$79.40)
Monitise is a specialist in financial services technology focused on accelerating the digital transformation of banks and financial institutions. Their FINkit platform & associated capabilities builds upon a decade of experience in delivering digital services to banks & financial services partners.
price ($mm)[EV]
$86 [$52]
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$79
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0.7x
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closed 6/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Velocity Solutions, Inc., acquired Akouba

synopsis: Velocity Solutions, LLC, through a subsidiary, has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Akouba Inc., a white label SaaS-based digital lending platform that enables financial institutions to underwrite loans quickly, efficiently, and profitably to small and medium-sized business (“SMB”) customers.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Velocity Solutions, Inc.
Velocity Solutions is the leading provider of revenue enhancement solutions to regional and community banks and credit unions. Servicing the transaction accounts of over 25 million consumers and business owners, they have expertise and insight in deposit account activity and transactional trends. "
target: Akouba
Akouba is the leading digital customer experience platform for small and medium-sized business lending at banks and credit unions. Akouba is a Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud-based delivery model and is intended to serve all financial institutions that make small business loans.
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announced 8/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Connect Financial Software Solutions, will purchase Symmetry eBanking Suite from Wescom Resources Group, LLC

synopsis: Wescom Resources Group, a Credit Union Service Organization of Wescom Credit Union that provides technology solutions for credit unions, announced the sale of its Symmetry eBanking suite, an integrated, omni-channel digital banking platform, to Connect Financial Software Solutions, a CUSO providing advanced enterprise digital banking services.
buyer: Connect Financial Software Solutions
Connect Financial Software Solutions is a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) providing advanced enterprise digital banking services, including account access, advanced payments, account opening, electronic document management, card controls, and deep core system integration. "
seller parent: Wescom Credit Union
seller: Wescom Resources Group, LLC
Wescom Resources Group provides credit unions with advanced technology solutions that increase their competitive edge. WRG offers UNITRI, one of the most robust service bureau solutions in the industry and Tellergy, a software solution that provides branch automation for today’s modern credit union.
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closed 7/17/2007 via BusinessWire

InterSearch Group, Inc., acquired MyBanks.com

synopsis: InterSearch Group, Inc. a leading operator of premium, industry specific destination portals such as www.Banks.com, www.IRS.com and www.Look.com today announced it has acquired the internet domain, www.MyBanks.com.
buyer: InterSearch Group, Inc.
InterSearch Group is a leading operator of industry specific destination portals and provider of Internet search services through a combination of traffic aggregation and proprietary websites, such as www.Banks.com, www.IRS.com and www.Look.com. "
target: MyBanks.com
MyBanks.com provides a platform for personalized user pages, allowing visitors to monitor performance of their investment portfolios, record and analyze their income and expenses, and keep track of important consumer finance metrics.
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closed 11/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Q2 Software, Inc., acquired PrecisionLender

synopsis: Q2 Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of digital transformation solutions for banking and lending, has acquired PrecisionLender. PrecisionLender is modernizing commercial banking with its sales and coaching platform that empowers bankers with actionable, in-the-moment insights.
buyer: Q2 Software, Inc. (QTWO:$276.66)
Q2 is a secure, cloud-based digital transformation solutions company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Q2's digital banking solutions for deposits, money movement, lending, leasing, security and fraud enable financial institutions to deliver a better financial experience to their account holders. "
target: PrecisionLender
PrecisionLender is modernizing commercial banking. Its sales and coaching platform empowers bankers with actionable, in-the-moment insights, so they win better deals and build strong, more profitable relationships.
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$510
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announced 5/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bottomline Technologies, will acquire BankSight

synopsis: Bottomline Technologies Inc. has entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger with BankSight Software Systems, Inc., a Delaware Corporation. BankSight is an early-stage technology company that develops and markets a Software as a Service-based customer engagement and growth platform for banks and credit unions.
buyer: Bottomline Technologies (EPAY:$450.74)
Bottomline Technologies helps corporations and banks with domestic and international payments, efficient cash management, automated workflows for payment processing and bill review, and state of the art fraud detection, behavioral analytics and regulatory compliance solutions. "
target: BankSight
BankSight is The First Intelligent Banking Customer Engagement Application 100% built for banks and credit unions. BankSight consolidates and analyzes the data financial institutions have to help understand customer and household relationships to deliver personalized AI-driven recommendations.
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$4.58
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closed 8/27/2019 via BusinessWire

HT Mobile Apps, acquired Hip Pocket

synopsis: HT Mobile Apps, an innovative FinTech company serving banks and credit unions across the country, announced that it has acquired Hip Pocket™, a platform that engages mobile and website visitors by using social influence and personalized consultation to generate new, qualified mortgage and retirement leads.
buyer: HT Mobile Apps
Michigan-based HT Mobile Apps is an innovative FinTech company serving banks and credit unions across the country to easily and cost-effectively introduce new services for attracting and retaining customers. "
target: Hip Pocket
Hip Pocket™ is a platform that engages mobile and website visitors by using social influence and personalized consultation to generate new, qualified mortgage and retirement leads.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Data Center Inc., purchased Vetter technology suite from Aliya

synopsis: Data Center Inc (DCI) has acquired Vetter technology suite, a product offering of AFT Analytics Inc. Vetter provides intelligent solutions for automated inbound digital marketing, new customer acquisition, and digital onboarding of new bank and credit union customers, including a 90-second deposit account opening platform.
buyer: Data Center Inc.
DCI is the developer of the iCore360 core banking software and related technologies for community banks nationwide. DCI also provides integrated, digital omnichannel solutions for online/mobile/AI banking, onboarding, private ATM network/card management, tellers, remote capture, and more. "
seller: Aliya
Vetter technology suite is a product offering of AFT Analytics Inc. Vetter provides intelligent solutions for automated inbound digital marketing, new customer acquisition, and digital onboarding of new bank and credit union customers, including a 90-second deposit account opening platform.
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closed 1/7/2015 via PR Web

DOXIM Inc., acquired Neocog Technologies

synopsis: Doxim, a leading provider of Customer Communications Management software for the financial services industry, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Neocog Technologies, a technology company focused on the development and delivery of innovative information management solutions through high-quality software.
buyer: DOXIM Inc.
Doxim builds and delivers a suite of Customer Communication Management solutions, including automated client onboarding software, cloud-based enterprise content management, and advanced document processing for Financial Service Providers and their outsourcing partners. "
target: Neocog Technologies
Neocog Technologies Inc. is a technology company focused on the development and delivery of innovative information management solutions through high-quality software. Neocog’s customers include 29 of the top 100 Canadian credit unions, who in turn serve over 1 million members nationwide.
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closed 9/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Tink.com, acquired OpenWrks

synopsis: Open banking platform Tink has acquired UK-based OpenWrks, a provider of open banking applications. OpenWrks' toolkit makes it easy for people to securely share financial information with the businesses they trust, so those businesses can deliver better, more personalized products and services.
buyer: Tink.com
Tink is Europe’s leading open banking platform that enables banks, fintechs and startups to develop data-driven financial services. Through one API, Tink allows customers to access aggregated financial data, initiate payments, enrich transactions and build personal finance management tools. "
target: OpenWrks
OpenWrks is a UK-based provider of open banking applications. Their toolkit makes it easy for people to securely share financial information with the businesses they trust, so those businesses can deliver better, more personalized products and services.
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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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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.
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$280
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$55
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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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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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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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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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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.
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$47
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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.
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$47
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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.
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$100
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$31
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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
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$39
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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
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:$2,696.90)
Transunion helps uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., is in the business of empowering information. They provide the data, analytics, and software that enable businesses to build more valuable customer relationships. They specialize in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector.
price ($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:$2,934.60)
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:$2,696.90)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities. "
target: ZipCode
ZipCode is one of the largest independent providers of registry information to companies in Brazil's information management sectors that include credit, fraud prevention and marketing. ZipCode's product portfolio includes solutions to help clients throughout the customer lifecycle.
price ($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:$2,696.90)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
price ($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:$2,696.90)
TransUnion is a global leader in credit and information management. The company creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion delivers comprehensive data and advanced analytics.
price ($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:$4,127.50)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data. "
target: Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia
Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia (Credit Report), the leading credit reporting company in Ecuador.
price ($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:$4,127.50)
Equifax is a leader in commercial and consumer information solutions, leveraging one of the largest sources of business credit intelligence, portfolio management, income, employment and wealth verification, identity authentication/fraud detection and marketing demographic data worldwide. "
target: Datum Inc.
Datum, Inc. is the leading national credit reporting company in Costa Rica. Datum collects, synthesizes and provides consumer credit data to banks, telecommunications companies, retail and insurance businesses across Costa Rica.
price ($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:$4,127.50)
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:$4,127.50)
Equifax is a global leader in consumer and commercial information solutions, providing businesses of all sizes and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. "
target parent: Computer Sciences Corporation
target: CSC Credit Services
CSC Credit Services, Inc. operates as a consumer reporting agency in the Midwestern and Central United States. The company provides credit services, such as consumer assistance, mortgage, electronic billing, business client file transfers, and secure file delivery system.
price ($mm)
$1,000
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,696.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$978.30
EBIT ($mm)
$617.70
Net Income ($mm)
$313.20
Employees
8000
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,127.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,092.10
EBIT ($mm)
$692.80
Net Income ($mm)
$520.10
Employees
11400
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Boa Vista SCPC
Boa Vista SCPC is the second largest credit bureau in Brazil. Boa Vista SCPC serves over 1.2 million direct and indirect customers and processes over 7 million credit inquiries per day. They provide instant and reliable support to companies in all stages of the business cycle.
year
2020
rev ($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
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,371.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,658.33
EBIT ($mm)
$2,441.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,778.00
Employees
11400
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,784.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,258.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,020.90
Net Income ($mm)
$712.70
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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