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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 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 »

Marketing Data Business R.L Polk & Company for Sale

R.L. Polk & Company recently announced it is putting the company up for sale.  A private, family owned business, Polk has built a business around an impressive data asset. The eventual buyers will need to be creative in order to realize full value in the current environment where all things relating to clicks are valued higher than most offline data. ... Read More »