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Alibaba’s Profit Slips as It Spends to Expand Its Empire

Alibaba, the online shopping giant, is increasingly going offline. That appears to make investors nervous. The company reported a fall in profit of nearly 30 percent in the latest quarter, the first such decline in a year and a half.  One reason: Alibaba got a bump in profit last year from selling its shares in a social media app.  Another ... Read More »

Russian Anti-Corruption Law: State Register of Dismissed Officials Launched

Russian Anti-Corruption Law:   State Register of Dismissed Officials Launched The amended Federal Law No. 132-FZ dated 01.07.201 defines the requirements to file, in the Federal State Information System, public service section (Unified System), information on the punishment imposed on corrupt officials.   Punishment and dismissal are the result of loss of trust for committing a corruption offense. The changes came into ... Read More »

TransUnion Announces Agreement to Acquire iovation

Combined capabilities will help customers stay ahead of new and evolving fraud threats TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) has agreed to acquire iovation, one of the most advanced providers of device-based information in the world, strengthening its leadership position in fraud and identity management. “iovation has unique device identity and consumer authentication capabilities that help businesses and consumers seamlessly and safely transact ... Read More »

TransUnion to Acquire Healthcare Payment Specialists (HPS)

Healthcare Payment Specialists’ Medicare reimbursement solutions strengthen TransUnion Healthcare’s Revenue ProtectionTM portfolio. TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) is boosting its healthcare solutions with the purchase of Healthcare Payment Specialists (HPS), a leader in helping healthcare providers optimize Medicare reimbursement. “TransUnion Healthcare’s leading Revenue Protection solutions leverage our extensive information assets and capabilities to help healthcare providers prevent revenue leakage and maximize reimbursements, aiding ... Read More »

S&P Global Market Intelligence / Kensho / Crunchbase as the Go-to Resource for Private Company Data

S&P Global’s Acquisition of Kensho Technologies Hits Early Milestone; Expands Private Company Data Offering to Clients Collaboration with Crunchbase enhances S&P Global Market Intelligence’s position as the go-to resource for private company data S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) announced today that the Company has hit an exciting milestone in an alternative data linking project in collaboration with Kensho Technologies Inc. (“Kensho”), acquired by SPGI ... Read More »

Bisnode Divests its Charity CRM Platform

Bisnode is selling its Software-As-A-Service CRM System, Charity, to the Stockholm-based IT-company Softronic. Charity is serving well-established Swedish non-profit organizations and international charity organizations operating in Sweden. The platform is well known in the market and has a strong market position in the growing non-profit sector. “The divestment of the Charity CRM platform is a natural part in the strategy ... Read More »

Finland’s Asiakastieto to buy Sweden’s UC from Nordic banks

The competitive landscape for business and consumer information in Sweden and Finland is about to change with Finnish business data provider Asiakastieto said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy Swedish business and credit reference agency UC from Nordic banks for 340 million euros ($415 million) in cash and new shares. The current shareholders of UC, including SEB, Nordea, Handelsbanken, ... Read More »

What is the Value of Your Business?

There has been a significant uptick in aquisitions in the first four months of 2018 providing interesting insights about the current value of information companies: Experian acquired ClearScore for £275 million (US$385 million) valuing the company at an implied 7x budgeted revenue. The company expects to grow revenue by 50% in 2018.  For details click here. TransUnion agreed to acquire Callcredit ... Read More »

Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire MuleSoft

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, and MuleSoft (NYSE: MULE), the provider of one of the world’s leading platforms for building application networks, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Salesforce will acquire MuleSoft for an enterprise value of approximately $6.5 billion and an implied 22.3x LTM revenue. MuleSoft will power the new Salesforce Integration Cloud, which ... Read More »

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 »

CRIF Acquires Dun & Bradstreet Philippines

The acquisition will strengthen CRIF’s leading position in the field of business and credit information and risk management solutions in the ASEAN region. CRIF, a global company specializing in credit bureau, business information and credit solutions, has announced today the acquisition of 95.14% of shares in Dun & Bradstreet Philippines while the remaining shares are held by DBI (Dun & Bradstreet International, ... 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 »