CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) announced the acquisition of CDS Business Mapping, LLC (CDS). CDS, based in Middletown, Conn., delivers critical underwriting information to over 700 insurance carriers, agents and brokers nationwide through real-time reports that identify property-specific geographic hazards including distance to coast, flood zones, rating territories, proximity to brush, wind pool eligibility and earthquake information.
The acquisition is expected to further enhance CoreLogic’s position as a leading supplier of geo-spatial property data and analytics to the property & casualty insurance (P&C), real estate, telecommunications, public utility, oil and gas industries as well as government agencies.
CDS will be integrated into the existing CoreLogic Spatial Solutions business and combined financial results will be reported within the Company’s Data and Analytics segment. The transaction closed on December 14, 2012 and the purchase consideration was $78 million. CoreLogic used cash on hand to fund the purchase. The transaction is expected to be accretive to the Company’s 2013 earnings per share.