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TransUnion Announces Agreement to Acquire Callcredit

U.K. acquisition Expands TransUnion’s International Position TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) announced its agreement to purchase Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., the second largest and fastest growing consumer credit bureau in the U.K., headquartered in Leeds. Founded in 2000, Callcredit is a U.K.-based information solutions company that, like TransUnion, provides data, analytics and technology solutions to help businesses and consumers make informed decisions. ... Read More »

GBG Helps Businesses Bring Data to Life with New Tool

New data visualisation tool means organisations can make quick, intelligent decisions about their customers GBG, the global specialist in identity data intelligence, announces the release of its data visualisation tool, to help organisations quickly identify trends, patterns and correlations in their data and make intelligent decisions about their customers. ‘Visualise by GBG Connexus’ was created by the team behind the ... Read More »

BIIA Regional Meeting Phnom Penh, Cambodia Presentations 2018

Regional Meeting – March 14th to 15th, 2018 Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia The following presentations were made at the meeting. BIIA would like to thank all of our speakers for their contributions. Introduction to BIIA and overview of the global industry trends and key regulatory themes – Neil Munroe, Deputy Managing Director, BIIA Cross border sharing ... Read More »

LiveRamp Acquires Pacific Data Partners to Revolutionize B2B Marketing with People-Based Precision

Industry veterans Pieter De Temmerman and Grant Ries to lead LiveRamp’s expansion into $160B B2B market. Combination will help reach professional identities at scale LiveRamp®, an Acxiom® company (NASDAQ: ACXM) and leading provider of omnichannel identity resolution, today announced the acquisition of Pacific Data Partners to accelerate LiveRamp’s ability to power people-based business-to-business (B2B) marketing. Pieter De Temmerman and Grant Ries, ... Read More »

Panjiva Joins Forces with S&P Global Market Intelligence

We are very proud to announce that Panjiva is now part of a company that we have long admired: S&P Global. We’re writing today to thank you for being our partners in building Panjiva and to share why we’re so excited for you to join us in the next step on our journey. Panjiva’s Journey Over a decade ago, we set out to ... Read More »

RELX Group Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire ThreatMetrix

RELX Group announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of ThreatMetrix, for a consideration of £580m payable in cash. ThreatMetrix is a leader in the global risk-based authentication sector, headquartered in San Jose, California and founded in 2005. ThreatMetrix’s technology analyses connections among devices, locations, anonymised identity information and threat ... Read More »

CRIF acquires Dun & Bradstreet Vietnam and its franchise operations in Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia

CRIF, a global company specializing in credit bureau, business information and credit solutions, has announced the acquisition of all shares in Dun & Bradstreet Vietnam. CRIF has been Dun & Bradstreet’s Worldwide Network (WWN) partner since 2009 after acquiring its operations in Italy and later in Turkey, the UAE and Egypt.  With this announcement, the relationship will expand to cover ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires Vision-Net Ireland

The acquisition will strengthen CRIF’s local presence in the field of business information and decision support solutions. CRIF, a global company specializing in credit bureau, business information and credit solutions, has announced the acquisition of Vision-Net, a leading provider of business information based in Dublin. Vision-Net, a high-standing company operating in a competitive and sophisticated market providing immediate access to ... Read More »

How to Succeed as Chief Data Officer?

Organizations are increasingly realizing the critical role of data and analytics. As such, many have introduced the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) to spearhead their efforts in leveraging their information as an asset. However, CDOs face several roadblocks that can threaten their success. In their new research, Gartner explores the challenges facing CDOs and makes recommendations about how ... Read More »

BIIA 2017 Conference Videos

Welcome Opening Remarks by Khun Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala BIIA Chairman. Embracing Digitization – Opening Keynote by His Excellency Dr. Pichet, Minister of Digital Economy and Society at the recent BIIA 2017  Biennial Conference in Bangkok, Thailand In his riveting speech Dr. Pichet emphasized the importance of digitization in economic and social development. In order to realize the benefits of digitization we need ... Read More »

BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference Presentations

Presentations from the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference.  Uploading Complete Technology Keynote: Where Will Technology Take Our Industry and the Businesses of our Clients? – Tom Mouhsian (Forrester) We asked Tom Mouhsian of Forrester Research to speak about the topic: “Where Will Technology Take Our Industry and the Businesses of our Clients?”  . Take Away: There is no point in defending status quo ... Read More »

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 »