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Experian Finance plc: Experian's debt-funded acquisition of ClearScore is credit positive; Baa1 rating is unaffected

The acquisition of ClearScore will contribute positively to Experian's UK and Ireland Consumer Services division with a marginally negative impact on leverage at closing
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Experian Group

Experian is an information services group. Co. has four businesses: Credit Services, which collects data to analyze the credit histories of people and businesses, sorting through information about the credit they applied for and how they repaid the credit; Decision Analytics, which combines Co.'s data with data from its clients and third parties, and uses software and analytics to access, organize and analyze this data to help its clients to minimize the risk of fraud; Marketing Services, which helps Co.'s clients to plan, build and deliver their marketing campaigns; and Consumer Services, which, among others, monitors the information in people's credit reports for suspected fraud patterns.

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