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  • Nov. 6, 2015, 5:45 PM
    • Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) has bought Infield Systems, a provider of business intelligence and research to the oil/gas industry. Terms are undisclosed. Verisk plans to add Infield to its recently-acquired Wood Mackenzie unit.
    • Wood Mackenzie chief Stephen Halliday: "This small, tuck-in acquisition of Infield Systems will help transform our analysis of the upstream supply chain and complement our modeling capabilities. Our clients will benefit from a more robust and integrated offering made possible by combining the analytical strength and proprietary databases of Infield Systems and Wood Mackenzie,"
    • The purchase comes shortly after Verisk confirmed it's "exploring strategic alternatives" for its healthcare analytics unit; The Deal has reported Morgan Stanley has been hired to help find a buyer.
    • Shares rose 1.6% in regular trading. They tumbled last week in the wake of Verisk's mixed Q3 results,
    | Nov. 6, 2015, 5:45 PM
  • Oct. 13, 2015, 7:02 PM
    • The Deal reports Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) has hired Morgan Stanley to sell its healthcare analytics unit. Bankers think the business could sell for 10x-12x EBITDA, which (based on expected EBITDA of $90M) would spell a valuation of $900M-$1.08B.
    • For reference, Verisk closed today with a $13.6B market cap. One banker states the sale process is in it's early stages, while another says it's unclear which company would acquire the business.
    • In March, Verisk struck a $2.8B deal to buy energy consulting/research firm Wood Mackenzie.
    | Oct. 13, 2015, 7:02 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 10, 2015, 7:30 AM
    • Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) agrees to acquire energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie for £1.85B (~$2.8B) as it expands overseas and positions itself as a major provider of data analytics in the energy, chemicals, metals and mining sectors.
    • P-E firm Hellman & Friedman acquired a majority stake in Wood Mackenzie in 2012 in a deal that valued the company at £1.1B.
    • Wood Mackenzie’s customer base includes more than 800 international and national energy and metals companies, financial institutions, and governments.
    | Mar. 10, 2015, 7:30 AM
  • Mar. 23, 2012, 4:37 PM

    Verisk Analytics (VRSK) advances its position as a major provider of medical data by acquiring medical record services firm MediConnect Global for $348.6M. MediConnect has a repository of nearly 10M medical records that are digitized, indexed, and securely hosted online.

    | Mar. 23, 2012, 4:37 PM