Industry Update: Business Services

Industry Highlights

  • On March 5, 2021, Nielsen Holdings plc announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of NielsenIQ to affiliates of Advent International, in partnership with James Peck, for $2.7 billion. Nielsen Holdings plc is a leading global data and analytics company that provides a holistic and objective understanding of the media industry.
  • On February 11, 2021, Equifax® announced that it closed the acquisition of Kount, a provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven fraud prevention and digital identity solutions. With this acquisition, Equifax expands the company’s worldwide footprint in digital identity and fraud prevention solutions. The Kount Identity Trust Global Network uses AI to link trust and fraud data signals from 32 billion digital interactions, 17 billion devices, and five billion annual transactions across 200 countries and territories.

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