Experian Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information ServicesCompany

Experian has acquired 68 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 12 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 10 assets.

Experian’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Passport Health Communications for $850M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Baker Hill to The Riverside Company for $100M. Experian has acquired in 13 different US states, and 16 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (38%) and software (24%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity74
    • M&A Buy Activity64
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 16
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26
  • M&A Advisors 1

Experian

Experian Plc

Newenham House Northern Cross,
Dublin, 17
Ireland,
353 1 846 9100
www.experianplc.com

Experian is a global information services group with operations in 40 countries. The company now employs 17,000 people with corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. Experian was founded in 1897 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 57 2 2 2 1 - 64
vol $4.4B $686M $280M $5.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $100M $100M
  74

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tax Credit Co. 2021-06-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.taxcreditcompany.com
Tapad, Inc. 2020-11-19 280M USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.tapad.com
Arvato infoscore GmbH -Financial Solutions Risk Management Division 2020-05-20 - Divestiture
Baden-Baden, Germany
MyHealthDirect, Inc. 2019-08-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Nashville, Tennessee · www.myhealthdirect.com
AllClearID, Inc. 2019-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.allclearid.com
Compuscan Holdings South Africa (Pty) Ltd. 2018-12-10 263M USD Add-on Acquisition
Stellenbosch, South Africa · www.compuscan.co.za
Clear Score Technology Ltd. 2018-03-15 423M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.clearscore.com
Cheetah Digital 2017-04-03 - Divestiture
Chicago, Illinois · www.cheetahdigital.com
LowerMyBills, Inc. 2017-01-06 - Divestiture
Los Angeles, California · www.lowermybills.com
ClassesUSA, Inc. 2017-01-06 - Divestiture
Los Angeles, California · www.classesusa.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Experian Marketing Solutions, Inc.    - Vente, Inc. 2011-01-26 1
Boston, Massachusetts Omaha, Nebraska · www.venteinc.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 24 (38%) 1.4B (25%) 4 (40%) -
Software 15 (23%) 509M (10%) 3 (30%) 100M (100%)
Financial Services 8 (13%) 1.0B (19%) - -
Business Services 6 (9%) 429M (8%) 2 (20%) -
Information Services 3 (5%) 423M (8%) - -
Information Technology 3 (5%) 491M (9%) - -
Media 2 (3%) - 1 (10%) -
Marketing 2 (3%) 280M (5%) - -
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) 850M (16%) - -
Total 64 $5.3B 10 $100M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 25 3.1B 7 100M
  California 7 1.0B 3 -
  New York 3 280M 1 -
  Texas 3 545M - -
  Tennessee 2 850M - -
  Florida 2 - - -
  New Mexico 1 - 1 -
  Indiana 1 - 1 100M
  Vermont 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 324M - -
  Illinois - - 1 -
United Kingdom 16 554M 1 -
Brazil 5 625M - -
Australia 1 240M 1 -
China 1 - 1 -
France 2 - - -
Germany 2 - - -
Japan 2 - - -
Singapore 2 - - -
South Africa 2 263M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Denmark 1 166M - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
Poland 1 380M - -
Romania 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (2%) - - -
Cross-border 63 (98%) 5.3B (100%) 10 (100%) 100M (100%)
Total 64 $5.3B 10 $100M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Parklane Capital
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 15 $5.2B
< $100M 2 $125M
TOTAL $5.3B
Largest Passport Health Communications, Inc.
$850M (2013-11-21)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $100M
Largest Baker Hill Corp.
$100M (2015-09-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
8 (13%)
Strategic(s)
8%
5 (8%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
30%
3 (30%)
Strategic(s)
60%
6 (60%)

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