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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sizmek to Acquire Rocket Fuel

Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ:FUEL), a predictive marketing platform, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Sizmek Inc., the largest people-based creative optimization and data activation platform delivering impressions that inspire. Sizmek is an affiliate of Vector Capital. Under the terms of the merger agreement with Sizmek, which has been unanimously approved by Rocket Fuel’s board of directors, ... Read More »