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This week, ZoomInfo completed its purchase of RingLead, Equifax finalized its eighth acquisition this year with Teletrack and Microsoft is making investments in video with Clipchamp.
ZoomInfo gains data management company RingLead
ZoomInfo has completed its acquisition of data management company RingLead. RingLead helps organizations manage first and third-party data assets.
According to a statement from ZoomInfo, the company intends to integrate RingLead’s data quality management and data orchestration to give clients “automated go-to-market motions at scale.”
The acquisition will tighten the connection between the intelligence and engagement layers within the ZoomInfo platform, allowing clients to convert additional leads into revenue more efficiently.
Financial terms of the deal have not been released.
Equifax becomes leading consumer reporting agency by purchasing Teletrack
Global data, analytics, and technology company Equifax has completed its acquisition of Teletrack, an alternative credit data company previously owned by CoreLogic.
The acquisition creates a leading U.S. specialty consumer reporting agency, with a database of over 80 million credit scores. Following the acquisition Equifax can use this source of information to enable lenders and service providers to access more alternative data sources in credit decisioning, potentially opening new consumer financial opportunities.
This deal is the latest of eight acquisitions by Equifax this year, which has spent an approximated total of $3 billion.
The transaction is not anticipated to show a material impact on Equifax’s 2021 financial results.
Microsoft Corporation acquired video-editing software ClipChamp
Microsoft Corporation announced it has completed its acquisition of video-editing software maker Clipchamp. Clipchamp offers a variety of built-in templates for video editors, Twitch and YouTube streamers, and businesses creating branded videos.
Clipchip has attracted more than 17 million registered users and served over 390,000 businesses since the company was founded in 2013.
This deal is the first investment into video editing for Microsoft since it last updated Windows Movie Maker in 2012. Earlier this summer Microsoft’s competitor Adobe acquired cloud-based video collaboration platform Frame.io for $1.28 billion.
Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed
In Other News
Other big announcements from this week remain pending:
- Shutterstock, Inc. has completed its acquisition of PicMonkey, an online graphic design and image editing platform, for $110 million.
- Mastercard has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire leading European open banking technology provider Aiia.
- Digital payments company PayPal Holdings, Inc.announced that it is acquiring Japanese ‘buy now, pay later’ (BNPL) firm Paidy Inc. for $2.7 billion.
- Credit card payments giant Mastercard Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace.
- Sony Interactive Entertainment, subsidiary of Sony Corporation, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire UK-based videogame studio Firesprite Limited, the developer behind sci-fi survival games The Persistence and The Playroom.
- JPMorgan Chase & Co. said that it has signed an agreement to acquire The Infatuation, the popular restaurant discovery platform and the company behind the Zagat brand.