Equifax Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Services Company

Equifax has acquired 30 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 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 14 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (34%) and financial services (27%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10

Equifax

Equifax, Inc.

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

Equifax 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 founded in 1899 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 21 1 1 1 1 5 30
vol $4.8B $640M $5.5B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $189M $189M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Teletrack LLC 2021-07-27 - Divestiture
San Diego, California · tto.teletrack.com
i2Verify 2021-03-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Newburyport, Massachusetts · www.i2verify.com
HIREtech 2021-03-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.hiretech.com
AccountScore Ltd. 2021-02-09 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.accountscore.com
Kount, Inc. 2021-01-08 640M USD Add-on Acquisition
Boise, Idaho · www.kount.com
Ansonia Credit Data 2020-07-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Olympia, Washington · www.ansoniacreditdata.com
PayNet, Inc. 2019-04-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Skokie, Illinois · www.paynet.com
DataX Ltd. 2018-07-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.dataxltd.com
ID Watchdog, Inc. 2017-06-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.idwatchdog.com
Veda Group Ltd. 2015-11-22 1.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Sydney, Australia · www.veda.com.au
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 10 (33%) 848M (15%) - -
Financial Services 8 (27%) 1.4B (26%) - -
Information Services 4 (13%) 1.8B (33%) 1 (33%) -
Business Services 4 (13%) 1.4B (26%) - -
Software 2 (7%) - 1 (33%) 72M (38%)
Marketing 1 (3%) - 1 (33%) 117M (62%)
Information Technology 1 (3%) - - -
Total 30 $5.5B 3 $189M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 23 3.4B 2 189M
  Texas 5 1.1B - -
  California 5 - - -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 135M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Virginia 1 124M - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Nevada 1 - - -
  Missouri 1 1.4B - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Iowa 1 - - -
  Idaho 1 640M - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Louisiana - - 1 72M
United Kingdom 3 308M - -
Italy 1 - 1 -
Australia 1 1.8B - -
India 1 - - -
Mexico 1 - - -
Domestic 23 (77%) 3.4B (62%) 2 (67%) 189M (100%)
Cross-border 7 (23%) 2.1B (38%) 1 (33%) -
Total 30 $5.5B 3 $189M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $4.2B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.2B
< $100M 1 $73M
TOTAL $5.5B
Largest Veda Group Ltd.
$1.8B (2015-11-22)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $117M
< $100M 1 $72M
TOTAL $189M
Largest Equifax’s Direct Marketing Services Division
$117M (2010-07-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
5 (17%)
Strategic(s)
7%
2 (7%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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