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TransUnion Acquires iovation

Just two months after announcing plans to acquire CallCredit for $1.4 billion, credit reporting agency and risk information provider TransUnion has finalized its purchase of device intelligence company iovation.

TransUnion announced its plans to acquire iovation in May and received authorization from the FTC last month. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Today’s acquisition will expand TransUnion’s global reach and customer base, and is expected to give the company a boost in the fraud and identity management space. TransUnion’s current fraud offerings include credit protection, identity management, identity verification and authentication, fraud detection and prevention, and data breach services. The company will leverage iovation’s device reputation database, which offers insight into almost 5 billion devices from more than 35,000 brands across 50+ countries, for its IDVision suite of fraud and identity solutions.

“The completion of this acquisition allows us to begin efforts to seamlessly integrate iovation’s device identity and consumer authentication capabilities into IDVision, TransUnion’s suite of innovative fraud and identity solutions,” said Jim Peck, TransUnion’s president and chief executive officer. “The combination of our solutions will create an unmatched network of offline and online identities that will benefit both our business customers, and ultimately, consumers who are transacting with them.”

TransUnion was founded in 1968 and has corporate headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. The company has office locations in Hong Kong, Mumbai, Toronto, Johannesburg, Colombia, and Brazil. At FinovateFall 2016, TransUnion showcased Prama, a suite of analytics tools that help lenders gain market intelligence and act on insights to drive growth and build a risk policy. Last month, TransUnion teamed with MIB to allow MIB’s 400 U.S. life insurance member companies to receive customer identity verification services through a new integration with TransUnion’s Identity Verification solution.