BuildFax data to enhance Verisk’s solutions, providing insurers with internal and external views of property risks and changes to buildings over time
Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BuildFax, a provider of property condition and history data, from its shareholders. The majority shareholder of BuildFax is DMGT (Daily Mail and General Trust [Lon:DMGT]). BuildFax will become part of ISO, a Verisk business, and will enhance ISO’s existing property data and analytics.
BuildFax uses building permit, contractor, and inspection data to provide critical information about the condition of properties to some of the largest insurance and financial institutions in the world. The data from BuildFax will enhance ISO’s robust property analytics while helping underwriters gain insight into changes in the buildings they insure.
The transaction is subject to the completion of customary closing conditions.
BuildFax, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is trusted by the largest insurance and financial institutions in the world to deliver business-critical property condition and history data. With the only database of its kind encompassing more than 84 billion data points on commercial and residential structures, BuildFax delivers detailed data on remodeling, solar installations, new construction, roof age, major systems, maintenance history, and more. To learn more about BuildFax, visit www.buildfax.com.
ISO, a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, is a leading provider of advanced tools and analytics for the property/casualty insurance industry. Drawing on unique data assets and deep domain expertise, ISO products and services help insurers underwrite and price risks with greater precision and efficiency and manage claims more effectively across the spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance. For nearly 50 years, ISO has been a leader in developing innovative solutions and working with multiple stakeholders in the property/casualty insurance marketplace, including insurers, reinsurers, third-party administrators, agents and brokers, insurance regulators, and risk managers. For more information, please visit www.verisk.com/iso.
Source: Verisk Press Release