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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 »

Hearst Corporation to Acquire 80% Stake in KUBRA Data Transfer Ltd.

B-to-B Investment Puts Hearst in Leading Position to Provide Enhanced Digital Bill Delivery & Payment Services to Customers Across Many Industries Hearst Corporation announced the acquisition of an 80 percent stake in KUBRA Data Transfer Ltd., a leading provider of digital bill delivery and payment services with offices across North America.  The investment puts Hearst in a leading position to provide ... Read More »

Evalueserve Acquires German Based Beyond Data GmbH

Global research and analytics firm Evalueserve announced the acquisition of German business intelligence provider Beyond Data GmbH.  The acquisition of Beyond Data and access to its technology and knowledge of data and business processes allow us to further enhance and complement our portfolio. Our clients will benefit from a combination of Beyond Data’s delivery platforms and Evalueserve’s research and analytics ... Read More »

Equifax to Acquire Remaining 49% Stake in NettPositive

Equifax Inc plans to acquire remaining 49 per cent equity stake in Bangalore-based data analytics and business intelligence company NettPositive, subject to necessary approvals. Equifax had acquired controlling 51 per cent stake in NettPositive in 2012 for an undisclosed amount. Following the completion of the remaining stake, the Bangalore-based company will become an operating entity of Equifax India. “NettPositive has ... Read More »

Google X Buys Gecko Design

Google has acquired Gecko Design, which will become part of the Internet company’s unit developing cutting-edge products like Glass and balloons for Internet access. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gecko President Jacques Gagne and its four other employees will join Google’s “X” research division next month. In addition to Glass and Internet balloons other projects at Google X include self-driving ... Read More »

LexisNexis Risk Acquires Coplogic

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the acquisition of Coplogic, a leading provider of citizen self-reporting software solutions to law enforcement agencies. The acquisition which includes Coplogic’s technology, staff and book of business adds a citizen incident reporting capability to the LexisNexis eCrash solution. As a result of the acquisition, law enforcement agencies will experience significant time savings and efficiencies that enable ... Read More »

Google Acquires Jetpac

Google has bought the startup behind a Jetpac mobile application that creates insightful travel guides by analyzing pictures from social networks such as Instagram. Jetpac announced that its application would be removed from Apple´s online App Store in the days ahead and that it would stop supporting the software in the middle of September. Jetpac mines publicly shared pictures for ... Read More »

MSCI Completes Acquisition of GMI Ratings

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of GMI Ratings through its subsidiary MSCI ESG Research Inc. GMI Ratings is a provider of corporate governance research and ratings on over 6,000 companies worldwide. Clients of GMI Ratings include leading institutional investors, banks, insurers, auditors, regulators and corporations seeking to ... Read More »

Tapjoy Acquired Korean Analytics company 5Rocks

Tapjoy stated that the acquisition could offer complete ad-tech and app-tech solutions for driving revenue and lifetime value (LTV) maximisation for app developers.  The deal will bring together its mobile advertising technology with 5Rocks’ predictive analytics and marketing automation services. Best known for its data science expertise, deep reporting, predictive analytics and mobile Customer Relationship Management (mCRM) platform, 5Rocks analytics ... Read More »

Veda Acquires KMS Data in NZ Delivering on its Growth Strategy for Marketing Services

Veda announced the acquisition of New Zealand data and analytics company KMS Data.  The investment is part of Veda’s growth strategy for its Marketing Services division, Inivio, and provides a platform to extend Australian solutions to the New Zealand market. KMS Data will be re-named Inivio New Zealand. KMS Data is a key player in the New Zealand consumer marketing ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches Portal for Accelus Org ID KYC Managed Service

Correspondent banks, corporates, asset managers and hedge funds can now access a secure portal to share identity documents, accelerate on-boarding, and streamline the KYC process Thomson Reuters has delivered a critical milestone in its end-to-end KYC Managed Service for the industry, with the launch of its secure, web-based portal for Accelus Org ID. The new online portal facilitates client on-boarding, ... Read More »

Standard & Poor’s Acquires Additional Stake in RAM Holdings Berhad

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (Standard & Poor’s) has acquired an additional 3.5% stake in RAM Holdings Berhad (RAM).  This acquisition increases Standard & Poor’s shareholding in RAM to 11.7%. Standard & Poor’s acquired an initial 4.9% stake in RAM in November 2011 and another 1.2% and 2.1% stake in August and October 2013, respectively.  The further expansion of its ... Read More »

Yahoo Buying Startup Flurry for More Than $300 Million

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) is adding to its mobile lineup with the acquisition of analytics company Flurry Inc. Yahoo is paying more than $300 million for the San Francisco-based startup, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the talks were private. Flurry analyzes data from smartphone users so developers can better understand their audiences, ... Read More »

Platts Acquires Eclipse Energy Group, Deepening Its Analytical Expertise in European Gas, Power and Global LNG Markets

Deal Supports Strategy of Linking Price and Fundamentals to Provide Unique Insights Platts announced that it has acquired London-based Eclipse Energy Group, a privately owned provider of data and analysis on the European gas, power and global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets. The acquisition will enable Platts, a business of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), to combine Eclipse Energy’s analytics with Platts’ pricing information ... Read More »

RevSpring Acquires Talksoft

RevSpring Inc., a leading communications and payment technology solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Talksoft Corporation, a provider of patient notification, electronic messaging and appointment reminder systems. In its commitment to providing more seamless, automated revenue cycle solutions, RevSpring’s acquisition of Talksoft enhances its pre-service communication offering and provides it with direct ownership of multiple communication and messaging channels. ... Read More »