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LexisNexis Completes Acquisition of Health Market Science

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a Reed Elsevier company, announced it has completed regulatory review to acquire Health Market Science (HMS), a leading supplier of high-quality data on health care professionals and an administrator of one of the largest practitioner-level medical claims databases in the U.S. LexisNexis, together with HMS, offers health care organizations a comprehensive suite of health care provider and ... Read More »

FICO Acquires TONBELLER

FICO has acquired TONBELLER, an innovative provider of financial crime and compliance solutions based in Bensheim, Germany.  The transaction has closed.  Although terms have not been disclosed, the transaction is not expected to have a material impact on FICO’s 2015 financial results.  With this acquisition, FICO has moved firmly into the rapidly growing market for financial crime and compliance (FCC) ... Read More »

LexisNexis Acquires BAIR Analytics

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced its intent to acquire BAIR Analytics, a provider of analytics solutions for public safety. LexisNexis is acquiring BAIR Analytics to better provide the public safety community with comprehensive investigative solutions that aid them in their law enforcement mission. BAIR Analytics deploys strong technology, robust analytics, mapping, and visual tools to identify and predict patterns of crime. ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Acquires NetProspex

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) announced that it has acquired NetProspex, the Massachusetts-based company that is a leader in B2B professional contact data and data management. The acquisition combines NetProspex’s comprehensive professional contact database with Dun & Bradstreet’s proprietary global business data and analytics. The combination of Dun & Bradstreet and NetProspex brings best-in-class capabilities to ensure professional contact data sets are accurate, complete ... Read More »

Canadian Credit Rating Agency DBRS to Be Sold

DBRS, the largest credit rating company in Canada, will be sold to a group of investors led by the private equity firms Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus. Founded in 1976 as Dominion Bond Rating Service, DBRS has a much smaller market share than the “big three” credit rating agencies, Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch. The sale to ... Read More »

Veda Acquires ‘The Prospect Shop’

Veda announced the acquisition of direct marketing and data agency The Prospect Shop (TPS).  The investment is part of Veda’s growth strategy for its marketing services division, Inivio. The acquisition of TPS expands Inivio’s offering into the not-for-profit market sector and business to business marketing. TPS provides target marketing services to improve return on marketing investment (ROMI) for their customers ... Read More »

Hearst Corporation to Increase Equity Interest in Fitch Group to 80 Percent

Hearst Corporation announced that it will purchase from Fimalac S.A. an additional 30 percent interest in global ratings agency Fitch Group, bringing Hearst’s equity interest to 80 percent.  Fimalac will retain a 20 percent equity interest in Fitch Group. The transaction is valued at $1.965 billion. Hearst acquired its original interest in Fitch Group in March 2006 and had most recently held 50 percent of ... Read More »

LexisNexis Announces Intention to Acquire Health Market Science

Healthcare Info Platf LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a division of Reed Elsevier, announced its intent to acquire Health Market Science (HMS), a leading supplier of high-quality data on health care professionals and an administrator of one of the largest practitioner-level medical claims databases in the U.S. LexisNexis, together with HMS, will deliver best-in-class data and data linking capabilities to help address ... Read More »

TransUnion Acquires Drivers History

TransUnion announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Drivers History, a leading provider of traffic violations and criminal court data. This transaction enhances TransUnion’s position as a trusted provider of data and analytic solutions to the insurance industry and strengthens Drivers History’s offering and market access by leveraging TransUnion’s carrier relationships and connectivity.  Although it will retain its operational ... Read More »

Goldman Sachs Leads $15 Million Investment in Analytics Startup Kensho

Global Analytics Empowering the Largest Financial Institutions in the World with Technology that Brings Transparency to Markets.  It is said to eventually replace anlaysts and researchers.  Kensho announced that Goldman Sachs has led a $15 million investment round in Kensho, and has entered a strategic partnership to use Kensho’s real-time statistical computing and analytics technology across the firm. Kensho is a next-generation analytics ... Read More »

Infogroup Acquires Leading Nonprofit Marketing Services Firm

Acquisition of SFS Adds Experienced Talent to Infogroup’s Nonprofit Division Infogroup announced the acquisition of Specialized Fundraising Services, Inc. (“SFS”).  Lisa Greene, SFS’s founder and a leading industry veteran, will become part of the executive team of the Infogroup Nonprofit Division. The Infogroup Nonprofit Division resides in the Infogroup Media Solutions business unit. Founded in 2005, Specialized Fundraising Services provides highly ... Read More »