Advent International

Global Highlights 2013/14

Business and Financial Services

Supporting global expansion and new product development

We tracked TransUnion for several years before investing in 2012, getting to know the business and management team well. One of the largest providers of credit information and analytics globally, TransUnion’s products served customers ranging from banks to retailers to consumers. Beyond its core US territory, the business operated in more than 30 countries.

While the company was well-diversified, we believed TransUnion still had room to grow by increasing its international market share and enhancing its new product development.

Our portfolio support team and advisors are now working actively alongside management to implement initiatives we identified during the diligence stage. New products and technology are in development, with a focus on core financial services and the higher-growth insurance and healthcare verticals. The build-out of a pricing team is contributing to future growth, and a sales effectiveness project is underway. With the acquisition of CRB Africa, we have made considerable progress towards broadening TransUnion’s already extensive global footprint. A second acquisition, in Brazil, has recently closed. As a result of these enhancements, TransUnion is accelerating its growth trajectory and providing more customers with the power to achieve their goals.

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