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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:$6,288.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target parent: Telenor Group
target: Tapad
Tapad Inc. develops and markets software and services for cross-device advertising and content delivery. It uses algorithms to analyze internet and device data and predict whether two or more devices are owned by the same person.
price ($mm)
$280
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$55
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5.1x
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announced 2/4/2021 via Bloomberg

AppLovin, will acquire Adjust GmbH

synopsis: Mobile apps company AppLovin Corp. is acquiring Berlin-based Adjust, the industry leader in mobile measurement and fraud prevention. The globally operating company provides high-quality analytics, measurement and fraud prevention solutions for mobile app marketers worldwide, enabling them to make smarter, faster marketing decisions.
buyer: AppLovin (APP:$2,793.10)
AppLovin helps mobile game developers connect with billions of users by providing solutions to monetize, publish, understand, and grow their businesses. Developers use AppLovin’s platform and powerful analytics tools to acquire new users and improve profitability. "
target: Adjust GmbH
Based in Germany, Adjust is the industry leader in mobile measurement and fraud prevention. The globally operating company provides high-quality analytics, measurement and fraud prevention solutions for mobile app marketers worldwide, enabling them to make smarter, faster marketing decisions.
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$950 [$990]
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closed 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ericsson Emodo, acquired Placecast, Inc.

synopsis: Ericsson, the Swedish networking and telecom company announced its acquisition of Placecast, a combo data management and demand-side platform (DSP) for location data. Placecast is now part of Emodo, Ericsson’s programmatic mobile ad platform.
buyer parent: Ericsson AB
buyer: Ericsson Emodo
Emodo is an end-to-end data management solution and advertising platform, offering high quality addressable audiences at scale for advertisers and publishers. Emodo is Ericsson AB's programmatic mobile ad platform that helps telcos monetize their subscriber data. "
target: Placecast, Inc.
Placecast is the industry’s leading enterprise mobile data management platform (DMP) that combines carrier data, location data, and user behavior across different devices to provide marketers a rich understanding between people and places and to help them make smarter marketing decisions.
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closed 6/29/2017 via Market Wire

NinthDecimal, acquired MoLOGIQ, Inc.

synopsis: NinthDecimal, the leading marketing platform powered by location data, announced that it has acquired MoLOGIQ, Inc., an innovative mobile audience platform. The acquisition will accelerate NinthDecimal's data initiatives as it continues to address the growing business needs of its customers and partners.
buyer: NinthDecimal
NinthDecimal is the marketing platform powered by location data. It harnesses this data to build a precise understanding of consumers' physical-world behavior. Clients activate this customer intelligence through audience targeting, measurement, insights, and data licensing solutions. "
target: MoLOGIQ, Inc.
MoLOGIQ, Inc. is an innovative mobile audience platform. MoLOGIQ taps into mobile behavioral insights to provide marketers with a better understanding of what makes consumers engage with media campaigns. The MoLOGIQ audience platform processes billions of data signals from various sources.
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announced 10/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

InMobi, will acquire Appsumer

synopsis: InMobi has signed a definitive agreement to acquire performance London-based insights platform for mobile app advertisers, Appsumer. Their ​platform offers marketers no-code integrations with more than 100 marketing channels, customizable dashboards for clients to build and track goals along with daily processing of marketing data.
buyer: InMobi
inMobi Group’s mission is to power intelligent, mobile-first experiences for enterprises and consumers. Its businesses across advertising, marketing, data and content platforms are shaping consumer experience in a world of connected devices. "
target: Appsumer
Appsumer is a performance London-based insights platform for mobile app advertisers. Their ​platform offers marketers no-code integrations with more than 100 marketing channels, customizable dashboards for clients to build and track goals along with daily processing of marketing data.
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closed 3/3/2021 via PR Newswire

Digital Turbine Group, LLC., acquired Appreciate

synopsis: Digital Turbine, a company that innovates at the convergence of media and mobile communications, connecting mobile operators, OEMs, and publishers with app developers and advertisers, has acquired all of the capital stock of Triapodi Ltd. (d/b/a Appreciate), a programmatic mobile advertising Demand Side Platform company headquartered in Israel.
buyer: Digital Turbine Group, LLC. (APPS:$257.85)
Digital Turbine innovates at the convergence of media and mobile communications, connecting mobile operators, OEMs, and publishers with app developers and advertisers. Its Mobile Delivery Platform powers user acquisition and engagement, operational efficiency, and monetization opportunities. "
target: Appreciate
Appreciate is a mobile app marketing platform running sixty billion daily auctions and enabling marketers to take total control of their programmatic ecosystem. In addition to extremely granular targeting, buyers have unconditional transparency at the exchange, app, placement and auction levels.
price ($mm)
$23
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closed 10/31/2018 via PR Newswire

Criteo, acquired Manage

synopsis: Criteo, the leader in commerce marketing, has acquired Manage, a data-driven mobile app marketing solution for performance advertisers. Manage allows advertisers to reach their target audience segments across mobile and tablet devices with efficiency and focus on customer lifetime value.
buyer: Criteo (CRTO:$2,110.32)
Criteo, the leader in commerce marketing, is building the highest performing and open commerce marketing ecosystem to drive profits and sales for retailers and brands. Criteo team members partner with 17,000 customers and thousands of publishers across the globe to deliver performance at scale. "
target: Manage
Manage is a data-driven mobile app marketing solution for performance advertisers. With Manage, advertisers can reach their target audience segments across mobile and tablet devices with efficiency and focus on customer lifetime value.
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closed 6/13/2018 via PR Newswire

Headway Digital, acquired Smadex SL

synopsis: Headway, a leading provider of mobile, programmatic, data and performance digital marketing solutions; business unit of Entravision Communications Corporation, announced the acquisition of mobile-first programmatic platform Smadex.
buyer parent: Entravision Communications Corporation
buyer: Headway Digital
Headway is a leading data-driven media buying company for marketers worldwide, integrating proprietary technology and state-of-the-art partner platforms. Headway helps brands optimize and target ad campaigns with rapid innovation, cutting-edge technology and strong multi-channel operations. "
target: Smadex SL
Smadex is a mobile-first programmatic platform. Smadex technology allows advertisers to execute performance campaigns on mobile devices, using its machine learning engine to understand the best combination of creative assets, targeting and pricing for each audience cluster.
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closed 1/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Adikteev, acquired Trademob Gmbh

synopsis: Adikteev, a company that develops advertising technology solutions, has acquired, Trademob, a leading international platform for programmatic mobile app advertising, helping advertisers and agencies reach their performance and branding goals while maximizing their ROI.
buyer: Adikteev
Adikteev develops advertising technology solutions that are both efficient and aesthetic in order to meet advertisers' performance needs whilst improving user web and mobile experience. "
target: Trademob Gmbh
Trademob is a leading international platform for programmatic mobile app advertising, helping advertisers and agencies reach their performance and branding goals while maximizing their ROI.
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closed 11/3/2022 via BusinessWire

Media iQ Digital, acquired AirGrid

synopsis: MiQ, the global programmatic media partner, has announced the acquisition of UK-based AirGrid, the privacy-first audience platform. AirGrid is the only platform which enables marketers to connect directly to publishers for privacy-first and cookieless audience creation and activation.
buyer: Media iQ Digital
MiQ is a programmatic media partner for marketers and agencies. They connect data from multiple sources to do interesting, exciting, business-problem-solving things for their clients. "
target: AirGrid
AirGrid is the only platform which enables marketers to connect directly to publishers for privacy-first and cookieless audience creation and activation. Instead of using cookie-based data, AirGrid uses machine learning to segment publisher audiences without the use of any identifiers.
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announced 2/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Oribi Ltd.

synopsis: LinkedIn, an online professional network, will acquire Oribi, a marketing analytics company in Israel. Oribi offers an all-in-one marketing analytics tool that empowers agencies and eCommerce businesses to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Their platform tracks everything visitors do on websites to help users drive more traffic and conversions.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Oribi Ltd.
Oribi is a marketing analytics company in Israel. Oribi offers an all-in-one marketing analytics tool that empowers agencies and eCommerce businesses to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Their platform tracks everything visitors do on websites to help users drive more traffic and conversions.
price ($mm)
$85
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closed 5/18/2021 via BusinessWire

Smartly.io, acquired Viralspace

synopsis: Smartly.io, a leading global creative and digital advertising platform, has acquired Viralspace, an AI-powered platform that helps marketers to make data-driven decisions about their ad creative. Viralspace tells users which features drive performance for their brand and helps them to optimize their digital marketing in real time.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Smartly.io
Smartly.io a leading global creative and digital advertising platform. Smartly.io automates every step of social advertising to unlock greater performance. Their easy-to-use SaaS tool offers marketers a quick way to create, manage & optimize every aspect of a successful social advertising campaign. "
target: Viralspace
Viralspace is an AI-powered platform that helps marketers to make data-driven decisions about their ad creative. Viralspace tells users which features drive performance for their brand and helps them to optimize their digital marketing in real time based on those features.
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closed 10/30/2019 via PR Newswire

TapClicks, acquired Megalytic

synopsis: TapClicks, the global leader in marketing intelligence, analytics, reporting, workflow and orders management, has acquired Megalytic, a leading provider of client reporting and dashboard solutions for digital marketing agencies and website hosting companies. Megalytic automates the tedious, repetitive work of monthly reporting.
buyer: TapClicks
TapClicks is a leading marketing technology company for agencies, media companies, brands, and enterprises. Its Platform includes sales enablement, workflow and order management, analytics, and automated reporting -- all within a single intuitive user interface available on demand in the cloud. "
target: Megalytic
Megalytic is a leading provider of client reporting and dashboard solutions for digital marketing agencies and website hosting companies. Megalytic automates the tedious, repetitive work of monthly reporting. Their solution makes it easy for busy people to create great looking reports.
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closed 4/27/2017 via PR Newswire

TapClicks, acquired Raven Internet Marketing Tools

synopsis: TapClicks, a leader in enterprise marketing reporting and data visualization, announced that it has acquired Raven Tools. Raven Tools is an online platform that helps users quickly research, manage, monitor and report on SEO, social media, PPC and other Internet marketing campaigns.
buyer: TapClicks
TapClicks is a leading marketing technology company for agencies, media companies, brands, and enterprises. Its Platform includes sales enablement, workflow and order management, analytics, and automated reporting -- all within a single intuitive user interface available on demand in the cloud. "
target: Raven Internet Marketing Tools
Raven Tools is an online platform that helps users quickly research, manage, monitor and report on SEO, social media, PPC and other Internet marketing campaigns. Its collaborative, multi-user features and fast, professional reports make it the software choice of thousands of online marketers.
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closed 3/19/2014 via GlobeNewswire

IgnitionOne, Inc., acquired Knotice

synopsis: IgnitionOne, a global leader in cloud-based digital marketing technology, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Knotice, a privately-owned, leading digital marketing technology company.
buyer: IgnitionOne, Inc.
IgnitionOne is a global leader in cloud-based digital marketing solutions providing world-class proprietary technology and expert services to improve digital marketing performance. "
target: Knotice
Knotice is a privately-owned, leading digital marketing technology company that specializes in the intake and activation of data for messaging and analytics.
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closed 10/24/2016 via BusinessWire

Visual IQ, Inc., acquired Refined Labs

synopsis: Visual IQ, the leading cross channel marketing attribution software provider, announced it has acquired Refined Labs, a leading German attribution and customer journey analytics provider. The addition of Refined Labs' analytical prowess will strengthen Visual IQ's global attribution offering more brands with solutions that match their goals.
buyer: Visual IQ, Inc.
Visual IQ's SaaS-based IQ Intelligence Suite reveals cross channel performance insights hidden deep within companies’ marketing data, providing actionable recommendations and optimized media plans to improve marketing effectiveness. "
target: Refined Labs
Based in Munich, Germany, Refined Labs provides advanced measurement, search performance management and TV measurement solutions that help agencies, direct search advertisers and affiliates optimize their ROI on advertising money spent.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Undertone, Inc., acquired Captain Growth

synopsis: Perion Network has acquired Captain Growth to complement Undertone, a leader in cross-platform Synchronized Digital Branding for the world’s most prominent brands. Captain Growth is a Ukrainian-based start-up that has developed a proprietary AI platform to better connect and deliver relevant campaign messages through the entire ad journey.
buyer parent: Perion Network Ltd.
buyer: Undertone, Inc.
Undertone is a leader in high-quality, cross-screen digital brand advertising at scale. Their proprietary high-impact advertising formats enable brands to stand out online and engage users. Through their innovative technology platforms, they deliver attention-grabbing advertisements on every device."
target: Captain Growth
Septa Communications LLC, also known as Captain Growth, is a Ukrainian-based start-up that has developed a proprietary AI platform to better connect and deliver relevant campaign messages through the entire ad journey.
price ($mm)
$3.75
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closed 3/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Click Forensics, Inc., acquired Adometry, Inc.

synopsis: Click Forensics®, Inc. has announced that it has acquired display ad verification technology provider Adometry. In addition, Click Forensics announced it has changed its company name to Adometry. The moves are designed to support the continued expansion of the Click Forensics product line for the display advertising market.
buyer: Click Forensics, Inc.
Click Forensics is a provider of enterprise level click validation services. Its focus is to utilize patent-pending technology and resources to lead the online community toward a solution for the growing "click fraud" problem. "
target: Adometry, Inc.
Adometry is the leading provider of ad analytics, delivering actionable insight to improve the performance of online advertising. Adometry provides scoring, auditing, verification, and attribution metrics to optimize results and improve return.
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closed 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Airbnb, acquired AdBasis

synopsis: Airbnb, a trusted community marketplace that allows people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world, has acquired AdBasis, a controlled testing environment and analytics tool for companies to conduct A/B and multivariate tests on search, display & mobile ads.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: AdBasis
AdBasis is a controlled testing environment and analytics tool for companies to conduct A/B and multivariate tests on search, display & mobile ads. Its tools include the ability to track revenue, and how changes to an ad’s content, bidding, targeting and other parameters impact its performance.
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closed 5/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

NP Digital, acquired AnswerThePublic

synopsis: Digital marketing agency NP Digital announced that it has acquired AnswerThePublic, a popular freemium keyword research tool. AnswerthePublic is a tool to help find out what questions and queries consumers have by getting a free report of what they're searching for in Google.
buyer: NP Digital
NP Digital, co-founded by marketing influencer and entrepreneur Neil Patel, is a digital marketing agency. NP Digital is the owner of another popular freemium keyword research tool, UberSuggest. "
target parent: Propellernet
target: AnswerThePublic
AnswerthePublic is a tool to help find out what questions and queries consumers have by getting a free report of what they're searching for in Google. AnswerThePublic has approximately 1 million monthly users and has been a favorite among search marketers for years.
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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:$6,288.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target parent: Telenor Group
target: Tapad
Tapad Inc. develops and markets software and services for cross-device advertising and content delivery. It uses algorithms to analyze internet and device data and predict whether two or more devices are owned by the same person.
price ($mm)
$280
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.1x
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announced 1/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Telenor Group, will acquire Tapad

synopsis: Telenor Group has entered into an agreement to acquire approximately 95% of Tapad Inc., a leading marketing technology firm.The company delivers unified cross-device marketing technology solutions that give publishers, marketers and technology providers a holistic view of consumers across devices and screens.
buyer: Telenor Group (OB:TEL:$12,463.85)
Telenor Group is an international provider of tele, data and media communication services. The company has mobile operations in 13 markets in the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia, as well as an economic stake of 33 per cent in VimpelCom Ltd., operating in 14 markets. "
target: Tapad
Tapad Inc. is a marketing technology firm renowned for its breakthrough, unified, cross-device solutions. Deployed by agency trading desks, publishers, marketing technology companies and numerous Fortune 500 brands, Tapad provides an accurate approach to connecting with consumers across screens.
price ($mm)
$360*
rev ($mm)
$57
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.6x
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closed 7/1/2022 via Company Press Release

Experian plc, acquired PayDashboard

synopsis: Experian has acquired interactive payslip platform PayDashboard to expand its employer services suite in a move that aims to encourage more organisations to share employee payslips digitally. Through PayDashboard, employees can better engage with, and understand their payslip information.  
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$6,288.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. Experian gathers, analyzes and processes data in ways others can’t, helping individuals take financial control and access financial services. "
target: PayDashboard
PayDashboard is an interactive payslip platform for employees, employers, professional advisors and partners. It integrates with existing payroll software to provide employees with digital payslips via a secure online portal.
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closed 5/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

ClearScore, acquired Money Dashboard

synopsis: Credit score specialist The ClearScore Group has acquired the Edinburgh-based online personal budgeting service Money Dashboard and is creating an open banking hub in the city.
buyer parent: Experian plc
buyer: ClearScore
ClearScore is a business dedicated to helping our users improve their financial wellbeing. They are now the #1 way to access customers' financial data, including credit report and score, and Open Banking data. "
target: Money Dashboard
With a funding injection from Calculus Capital and a hugely successful crowdfund, giving their users the opportunity to have a stake in the business, Money Dashboard evolved into an app named the UK's Best Personal Finance App 2017, 2018 and 2020 at The British Bank Awards.
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closed 4/20/2022 via Company Press Release

Experian Information Solutions, Inc., acquired CIC Plus, Inc.

synopsis: Experian has acquired CIC Plus, an industry leading provider of HR and tax compliance management solutions. CIC Plus’ services help employers navigate complex regulatory changes to maintain compliance, stay up to date on new tax requirements, manage remote and traveling employees, avoid costly audits and more.
buyer parent: Experian plc
buyer: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
Experian unlocks the power of data to create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. Experian gathers, analyzes and processes data in ways others can’t, helping individuals take financial control and access financial services. "
target: CIC Plus, Inc.
CIC Plus is a leading edge technology company. CIC Plus helps organizations administer the collection, management and delivery of employee compliance information throughout the employee lifecycle, to deliver regulatory and HR compliance and drive efficiency.
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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:$6,288.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target parent: Telenor Group
target: Tapad
Tapad Inc. develops and markets software and services for cross-device advertising and content delivery. It uses algorithms to analyze internet and device data and predict whether two or more devices are owned by the same person.
price ($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:$6,288.00)
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:$6,288.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Compuscan
Compuscan is a trusted credit bureau and information services provider. They collect, provide and protect quality data. They are based in South Africa. Compuscan holds credit information on 26 million people and 200,000 businesses in South Africa, representing approximately 56% of the population.
price ($mm)
$263
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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:$6,288.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: ClearScore
ClearScore is one of the leading FinTech businesses in the UK. ClearScore's aim is to change the way everyone manages their finances - starting with their free credit score and report. With ClearScore users can check their credit score and report for free, forever.
price ($mm)
$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 $3.4 billion of capital under management, Vector identifies and pursues these investments in both the private and public markets. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: Experian Cross-Channel Marketing
Experian’s Cross-Channel Marketing business (“CCM”) includes Experian’s suite of cross-channel and email products, including the Experian Marketing Suite, CheetahMail, and Mail Publisher, as well as its full portfolio of professional and strategic services.
price ($mm)
$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:$6,288.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: CSID
CSID is the leading provider of global identity protection and fraud detection technologies for businesses, their employees, and consumers. With CSID’s enterprise-level solutions, businesses can take a proactive approach to protecting the identities of their consumers all around the world.
price ($mm)
$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)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Simmons Research

synopsis: Private equity firm Symphony Technology Group announced it has acquired Simmons, a leading consumer research company. Known for its National Consumer Study, Simmons measurement of consumer preferences, attitudes and media behaviors is used by leading brands, agencies and other media companies to effective cross-channel consumer engagement.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great technology and services companies. STG provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to their clients and attract the best talent. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: Simmons Research
Simmons Research is a leading cross-channel consumer research company for more than 60 years. Simmons Research measures consumer preferences, attitudes and media behaviors by closely overlaying survey and passively measured data using advanced measurement sciences.
price ($mm)
$47
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/2/2015 via PR Web

DMA Corporation, will acquire Baker Hill Corporation

synopsis: The Riverside Company will acquire Baker Hill, a division of Experian. Following the close of the acquisition, Baker Hill and Database Marketing Agency (DMA), a current Riverside portfolio company, will join forces. Baker Hill is a leader in providing loan origination and portfolio management in the financial services market.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: DMA Corporation
DMA offers smart data analytics that help banks and credit unions throughout the U.S. understand profit risk, identify growth opportunities and deepen accountholder relationships. Founded in 1996, DMA is a premier integrated financial services analytics provider. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: Baker Hill Corporation
For more than three decades, Baker Hill products have been used by high performing organizations to streamline and manage their portfolio risk management, customer management and lending processes.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
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:$6,288.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Passport Health Communications, Inc.
Passport Health Communications Inc. creates solutions to enable hospitals and healthcare providers to improve business operations and achieve Payment Certainty for Every Patient™. The organization is among the nation's fastest-growing Software-as-a-Service companies.
price ($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:$6,288.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: The 41st Parameter
The 41st Parameter Inc. provides Internet fraud intervention and detection solutions. Its products include FraudNet for e-commerce, which analyzes e-commerce transactions and determines the level of risk represented by the choice to fulfill it.
price ($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:$6,288.00)
Experian Data Services S.r.l is Experian's business credit information business in Italy. Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 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 (:$131.57)
Billtrust accelerates cash flow by automating invoice delivery, invoice payment and cash application. Companies can improve operational efficiency throughout the invoice-to- cash process with electronic invoicing and payments in a flexible, cloud-based solution. "
target: Credit2B
Credit2B is a pioneer in trade credit risk. Credit2B leverages crowdsourcing and other technologies to provide up-to-date payment behaviors and financial risk information on common customers, easing the credit decisioning process for suppliers.
price ($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:$5,531.80)
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:$6,288.00)
Experian Data Services S.r.l is Experian's business credit information business in Italy. Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries.
price ($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:$5,156.10)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data. "
target: Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia
Credit Report C.A. Buro de Informacion Crediticia (Credit Report), the leading credit reporting company in Ecuador.
price ($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:$5,156.10)
Equifax is a leader in commercial and consumer information solutions, leveraging one of the largest sources of business credit intelligence, portfolio management, income, employment and wealth verification, identity authentication/fraud detection and marketing demographic data worldwide. "
target: Datum Inc.
Datum, Inc. is the leading national credit reporting company in Costa Rica. Datum collects, synthesizes and provides consumer credit data to banks, telecommunications companies, retail and insurance businesses across Costa Rica.
price ($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:$5,156.10)
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:$5,156.10)
Equifax is a global leader in consumer and commercial information solutions, providing businesses of all sizes and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. "
target parent: Computer Sciences Corporation
target: CSC Credit Services
CSC Credit Services, Inc. operates as a consumer reporting agency in the Midwestern and Central United States. The company provides credit services, such as consumer assistance, mortgage, electronic billing, business client file transfers, and secure file delivery system.
price ($mm)
$1,000
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Spire Global, Inc.
Spire Global, Inc.
Spire is a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics, and space services, offering access to unique datasets and powerful insights about Earth from the ultimate vantage point so that organizations can make decisions with confidence, accuracy, and speed.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$33.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($31.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($37.94)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
303
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Ticker: TTD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Trade Desk, Inc.
The Trade Desk is a technology company that empowers buyers of advertising. Through its self-service, cloud-based platform, ad buyers can create, manage, and optimize data-driven digital advertising campaigns across ad formats, including display, video, audio, native and, social, on many devices.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$251.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$64.25
EBIT ($mm)
$60.72
Net Income ($mm)
$37.68
Employees
467
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MLBMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
beaconsmind AG
beaconsmind AG
beaconsmind is a provider of location-based marketing (LBM) software solutions for retail chains in Switzerland. beaconsmind's location-based marketing & analytics platform enables businesses to measure their marketing campaigns, gain shopping insights, and increase their revenue.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$0.82
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.13)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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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
2023
rev ($mm)
$6,288.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,230.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,572.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$414.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$104.51
EBIT ($mm)
$67.39
Net Income ($mm)
$42.30
Employees
2393
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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
2022
rev ($mm)
$5,156.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,661.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1,127.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,218.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,213.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,956.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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)
$2,998.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,383.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,137.30
Net Income ($mm)
$666.20
Employees
9367
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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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