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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 »

TransUnion Acquires Predictive Analytics Company L2C

TransUnion Expands Alternative Data Offerings With L2C Acquisition TransUnion acquired the Atlanta-based company, L2C, Inc., an early innovator in predictive analytics using alternative data. L2C models are used by a variety of businesses and lending institutions to grow profitable portfolios in financially underserved consumer populations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are committed to leading the industry with highly ... Read More »

Bisnode Acquires Remaining Minority Interest in Bisnode MatchIt

Bisnode has acquired the remaining shares in the Norwegian marketing solutions business Bisnode MatchIT.  Following the transaction, Bisnode is fully integrating all operations to leverage economies of scale and market leadership in the Nordic market. In May 2011 Bisnode acquired 90.1 per cent of the shares in Norwegian Lindorff Match.  Following the acquisition, Bisnode integrated the business into its existing ... Read More »

LexisNexis Acquires Moreover Technologies

Combined resources will create a next-generation, current awareness and enterprise distribution solution with unmatched content and analytical tools. LexisNexis® Legal & Professional announced that it has acquired Moreover Technologies, Inc., a leading global content delivery service and provider of consolidated current awareness and media management solutions.  Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. News monitoring and distribution is a large ... Read More »

Baidu Acquires Peixe Urbano in Brazil

Baidu Inc (BIDU.O) bought control of Brazilian online-discount company Peixe Urbano for an undisclosed sum, the latest step in a push to expand in Latin America’s largest economy that began more than two years ago. Under terms of the transaction Baidu will let Peixe Urbano’s management team, led by co-founder and chief executive officer Julio Vasconcellos, operate autonomously within Baidu’s corporate structure.  Both firms ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires Dun & Bradstreet UAE in Dubai

CRIF announced the acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet UAE (which is responsible for the Dun & Bradstreet business throughout the United Arab Emirates) from Dun & Bradstreet South Asia Middle East Limited (“DBSAME”). The acquisition will strengthen CRIF’s industry-leading position in the field of business and credit information, and risk management solutions in the region as a member of the ... Read More »

Veda Acquires Kingsway Financial Assessments Pty. Ltd.

Veda announced the acquisition of financial risk assessment company, Kingsway Financial Assessments Pty Limited (Kingsway) increasing its scale and capability in procurement risk. Kingsway has been in business for over ten years providing independent financial assessment services to support better decision making and improve risk management for procurement professionals.  Kingsway helps its government and business customers to identify if companies ... Read More »

Moody’s to Acquire Full Ownership of Copal Amba

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has agreed to acquire the remaining outstanding shares of Copal Amba.  Moody’s is currently a majority owner of Copal Amba, which was formed through the acquisitions of Copal Partners in 2011 and Amba Investment Services in 2013.  Copal Amba, a leader in the market for Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), provides offshore research, analytics ... Read More »

Credit Karma Announces $75MM in New Investments from Existing Investors Google Capital, Tiger Global Management and Susquehanna Growth Equity

Credit Karma, a consumer finance and technology company, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved $75 million in new investments in an add-on growth round from existing investors Google Capital, Tiger Global Management and Susquehanna Growth Equity. This new round of funding marks another strong validation of Credit Karma’s business model and growth trajectory. Just eight months ago, ... Read More »

Nielsen Acquires Indicus Analytics (India)

Nielsen Holdings NV has acquired New Delhi-based Indicus Analytics Pvt Ltd, a data analytics, economic modelling and forecasting services provider, for an undisclosed amount. Established in December 2000, Indicus Analytics provides custom economic insights, analytics and data products for clients in consulting, ministries and policy groups, MNCs, and domestic companies across multiple sectors. Its data products include Market Skyline of ... Read More »

Teradata Acquires Think Big Analytics

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications, and services company, announced that it acquired Think Big Analytics, Inc., the leading consulting and solutions company focused exclusively on Hadoop and big data solutions.  Think Big’s proven Hadoop and big data consulting methodology and capabilities help companies ensure successful implementation of their big data initiatives. Think Big has demonstrated expertise in implementing open source big data technologies such as ... Read More »