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IHS Connect Delivers Online Business and Market Intelligence to Chemical Customers

IHS Inc. announced the latest release of IHS Connect® – an online business intelligence platform that provides strategic decision makers in capital-intensive industries access to integrated IHS multidisciplinary information and insight – bringing chemical insight onto the platform in depth for the first time. With this new release, IHS Connect includes upstream and downstream chemical industry and market news and ... Read More »

IHS Acquires PCI Acrylonitrile

IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS) announced it has acquired PCI Acrylonitrile, a strategic provider of chemical market insight and consulting services for the global acrylonitrile and derivatives industry. The acquisition of PCI Acrylonitrile further deepens and strengthens the existing IHS Chemical global market coverage in the commodity and engineering plastics and fibers sectors. Together with the expertise and insight offered by IHS ... Read More »

Equifax Announces Strategic Alliance with IHS Automotive and Unveils Lost Sales Analysis Solution

Equifax formally announced the strengthening of their recent strategic alliance with IHS Automotive, an automotive marketing solutions leader that integrated R. L. Polk & Co. into its business last year.  This alliance creates a unique value proposition for the automotive market and allows both organizations the opportunity to bring deeper insights that empower critical business decisions for automotive lenders, dealers ... Read More »

IHS Automotive and Strategic Vision to Collaborate on Measuring Car Buyer Loyalty and Consumer Attitudes

IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) announced that its IHS Automotive division has formed a collaborative arrangement with Strategic Vision, a research consultancy, to help automotive clients measure consumer loyalty and consumer attitudes.  Under the arrangement, the two companies will team up to provide OEM customers around the world with insights that will help explain meaningful shifts in sources-of-sales performance: IHS Automotive, ... Read More »

IHS Inc.: Polk Launches Global Aftermarket Solutions Platform

To address the needs of the expanding dynamic global automotive aftermarket, Polk, the global automotive market intelligence firm recently acquired by IHS (NYSE: IHS), announced it has launched the world’s largest and most complete resource for vehicles in operation and original equipment parts intelligence. Polk’s WorldView, the industry’s first comprehensive solution of this nature, integrates several previously independent products from ... Read More »

IHS Inc. Q3 2013 Revenues $480 million, up 25% with Help from the R.L.Polk Acquisition

IHS’s organic revenue grew at a rate of five percent overall.  Adjusted EBITDA of $144 million, up 19% from the prior-year period.  Adjusted earnings per diluted share (adjusted EPS) of $1.27, up six percent from the prior-year period.  Free cash flow of $279 million year-to-date, up 42 percent from the prior-year period Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EPS, and free cash flow are non-GAAP ... Read More »

IHS Expands Content for its Online Platform

IHS Inc. (IHS) announced expanded content and functionality for IHS Connect, the company’s innovative market and business intelligence platform. IHS Connect, launched last year, has been upgraded to include even more critical research, analysis and forecasts, providing customers with enhanced search, filter and charting capabilities. These improvements optimize the value of customers IHS subscriptions, giving them the tools they need ... Read More »

IHS Announces Intent to Acquire R.L. Polk & Co.

IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire R.L. Polk & Co., a recognized leader in providing automotive information and analytics solutions. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.  The deal is valued at US$1.4bn. About R.L. ... Read More »

IHS Inc. Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of information and analytics, reported results for the first quarter ended February 28, 2013 Revenue of $383 million, up 12 percent from the prior-year period Organic revenue growth rate of five percent overall, including eight percent for subscription-based business Adjusted EBITDA of $118 million, or 30.9 percent of revenue Non-GAAP earnings per ... Read More »

IHS Announces Strategic Alliance with Sinodata Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

IHS Inc. (NYSE: HIS) announced it has formed a strategic alliance with leading Chinese consultancy Sinodata Consulting (Beijing) Co. Ltd. This alliance will leverage the consulting expertise of IHS Chemical and the IHS downstream energy team with the local experience of Sinodata Consulting to deliver world-class business advisory services to clients in the global energy, refining and chemical industries across ... Read More »

IHS Acquires Invention Machine

IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of information and analysis, has acquired Invention Machine for approximately $40 million. Invention Machine is a leader in semantic search technology that uncovers relevant insights held within a wealth of internal and external knowledge sources, transforming the underlying data into actionable intelligence. Their patented semantic question-answering software engine leads engineers and knowledge workers ... Read More »