Dear Members,

The March I – 2012 Newsletter is posted on this website.  To access the Newsletter click on the attachment: BIIA NEWSLETTER March I – 2012 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • Value of Credit Information:  TransUnion sold at 3x revenues in the largest leveraged buy-out of the year
  • From ‘freshly investigated’ to ‘synthetically generated’ credit reports
  • LexisNexis launches Social Media Visibility service for law firms

Member News:

  • D&B:  Long after the floods recede, supply chains feel the pain
  • Reed rules out sell-off of operating units – 2011 revenues flat

Industry News:

  • Forrester Research reports fourth-quarter and full-year financial results
  • Thomson Reuters 2011 revenues up by 5%  –  announces US$ 3bn impairment
  • Thomson Reuters and HotDocs to collaborate on workflow applications
  • Yelp reports wider loss for 2011
  • Data Explorers launches the First Securities lending newswire using narrative science automated authoring technology
  • Hearst raises stake in Fitch Ratings to 50%  –  Fimalac bow out
  • Experian launches new collections product
  • Experian Automotive launches business intelligence tool
  • Experian adds site analytics to ‘Footfall’ measures
  • TRA and Experian partner for TV / Auto Data Link
  • FICO fraud solutions lift first quarter fiscal 2012 revenues
  • Will become the next big social media site?
  • Wolters Kluwer financial services acquires Pringle compliance policies and procedures content
  • Pepperdine and D&B Credibility Corporation partner for research

News from China:

  • Alibaba and Softbank have called off talks with Yahoo
  • Baidu beats profit forecast
  • IBM expects double-digit growth in China

People on the Move:

  • D&B SAME appoints Miguel L. Llenas Executive Vice-President
  • hires ex-Oracle, SAP software executive Wookey

We thank our members for their contributions.

Best regards

Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director