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TransUnion Acquires eBureau

TransUnion Reinforces Versatile Data and Analytics Capabilities with Acquisition of eBureau TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) announced today that it is continuing to build upon its success as a source of groundbreaking, versatile data and analytics capabilities with the acquisition of eBureau, a leading provider of custom-analytic solutions with both credit-risk and anti-fraud applications. eBureau’s rapid-model-development platform enables financial institutions to quickly ... Read More »

Onvia Agrees To Be Acquired By Deltek

Deltek to pay $9.00 per Share in a Transaction Valued at Approximately $70 million Onvia (NASDAQ: ONVI),  the leading provider of sales intelligence and acceleration technologies for businesses selling to the public sector, today announced that it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Project Diamond Intermediate Holdings Corp, the parent entity of Deltek, ... Read More »

The Chief Data Officer: Powering Business Opportunities with Data

Businesses on the leading edge have long recognized the importance of data and analytics to their growth strategies. Many are now investing in the role of Chief Data Officer (CDO) to drive their data management and governance initiatives. In our latest research report, “The Chief Data Officer: Powering business opportunities with data,” we take a hard look at the complex ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Introduces LEI Profiling Service to Ease MiFID II Preparedness

Global Legal Entity Identifier Service Answers 2018 European Regulation’s “No LEI, No Trade” Mandate In answer to a requirement taking effect on Jan. 3, 2018 that investment firms uniquely identify parties to trades or transactions under Europe’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), Thomson Reuters is launching its LEI Profiling Service, a dedicated solution for financial institutions to perform ... Read More »

“Most Wanted” Employees: Data Scientists on Top of the List

Data science is revolutionizing every industry, from finance to healthcare, media to advertising, the start-up world to global corporates and everything in between, and it’s no surprise.  The value added to any business that data science can bring is immeasurable, and it’s certainly an exciting area of technology to be involved with. A typical data scientist will be an amalgamation ... Read More »

Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force Chair to Advise encompass

encompass has appointed Amy Bell, of Amy Bell Compliance, as industry advisor to advise on encompass verify, next generation AML and KYC software for legal and accountancy. Chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, Amy worked for many years as a solicitor before moving into compliance and eventually launching her own firm. A leading figure helping law firms adapt to the ... Read More »

Insiders Are the Cause of Most Healthcare Breaches

Ransomware and hacking incidents plagued 2016, and this year is no different, with the latest Protenus Breach Barometer midyear report finding that 2017 is on pace to exceed last year’s rate of one breach per day. So far this year, the healthcare sector has reported 233 breach incidents to the US Department of Health and Human Services, state attorney generals and media. ... Read More »

Zoominfo Acquired by Great Hill Partners

Zoom Information, Inc. (ZoomInfo), a comprehensive B2B data provider, announced today that it has been acquired by Great Hill Partners, a leading Boston-based private equity firm focused on investments in high growth mid-market companies. Lazard served as financial advisor for the company. “We are enthusiastic about our new investment in ZoomInfo,” said Christopher Gaffney, managing partner at Great Hill Partners. ... Read More »

This Year’s Most Sought-after Date Roles

Organizations everywhere are looking to do more with their data assets, as well as better leverage open data and third party data sources for additional consumer insight. The good news is that there is no shortage of information available. The bad news is that wrangling and making sense of all that information can be very challenging. That is why we see ... Read More »

Creditinfo Group Acquires 33% Shares in ISHENIM, the Credit Bureau in Kyrgyzstan

“Creditinfo Group” is well set on its track for growth and announces the acquisition of 33% of shares in the Kyrgyz Credit Information Bureau “Ishenim”.  This strategic acquisition meets Creditinfo’s aim to contribute in growing economies and facilitating access to finance – a challenge that the company has been meeting for the past 20 years.      “Kyrgyzstan is a market ... Read More »

Alibaba Buys Majority Stake In TicketNew Of India

Alibaba  is pushing more into India via an acquisition of a majority stake in TicketNew, the film ticket website. According to a report, terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the purchase was made via Alibaba Pictures Group, the entertainment arm of the eCommerce company.  Previous media reports pegged the price tag at $35 million for a controlling stake ... Read More »

CoreLogic Acquires Mercury Network

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase valuation technology and appraisal management platform provider Mercury Network from Serent Capital. Concurrently with entry into the purchase agreement, the company has acquired a 45 percent passive minority stake in Mercury Network. The purchase of the remaining ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics, Inc. Acquires MAKE

Denmark-based wind and solar power market intelligence and expertise enhance Wood Mackenzie’s renewables research and advisory solutions Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, today announced it has acquired MAKE, an industry-leading research and advisory business specializing in wind power. MAKE will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business focused on providing research and advisory services ... Read More »

Global Sources to be Privatized and Sold to Blackstone

NASDAQ-listed Global Sources announced the company has entered into an agreement “of amalgamation with Expo Holdings I Limited and Expo Holdings II Limited.” Initially, it was announced that under the terms of the agreement, all outstanding shares of Global Sources would be converted into the right to receive US$18.00 per share when the deal closes. Then later in the week, ... Read More »

Blockchain Based SME Lending Platform Bitbond Receives €5 Million Debt Commitment

Global SME marketplace lender Bitbond today announced that it received a commitment from Obotritia Capital to fund loans worth €5 million through its platform. Additionally, Obotritia invested an undisclosed amount of equity to acquire a stake in Bitbond. Bitbond was founded in 2013 and shortly after its start the young company was able to win investors like Point Nine Capital. In 2015 we ... Read More »

PayU and Kreditech in Global Partnership

Kreditech, a leading technology group for digital consumer credit using machine-learning based underwriting, has closed a EUR 110 million investment from global online payment service provider PayU.  The landmark investment is the largest ever equity investment in a German fintech company and builds on a successful 12-month pilot programme in Poland. As part of the deal, Kreditech and PayU agree ... Read More »