Equifax, Inc.

1550 Peachtree Street, N.W.,
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
United States,
(404) 885-8000
www.equifax.com

Equifax Inc. is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. Equifax has a large and diversified group of clients, including financial institutions, corporations, governments and individuals. Equifax's products and services are based on comprehensive databases of consumer and business information derived from numerous types of credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payment, employment, income, public record, demographic and marketing data. Equifax was formed in 1899 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 16 1 3 1 - 1 22
vol $2.7B $308M $1.8B $4.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $189M $189M
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Largest Veda Group Ltd.
$1.8B (2015-11-22)
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Largest Equifax’s Direct Marketing Services Division
$117M (2010-07-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, Equifax has acquired 22 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Equifax’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Veda Group for $1.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2010, when it sold Equifax’s Direct Marketing Services Division to Alliance Data Systems for $117M. Equifax has acquired in 10 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (37%) and internet software and services (28%).

When analyzing the information services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 86 information services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 11 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic information services acquirer over the past 3 years is IHS, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information services sector over the past 3 years is Silver Lake Partners with 2 platform acquisitions.

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