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CCC Information Services Going Public in $7 Billion Blank Check Transaction

CCC Information Services said on Wednesday it was going public through a merger with blank-check firm Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp., in a deal valuing the data and technology provider to automotive and insurance companies at about $7 billion. The deal …

CoStar and Warburg Are Said to Be Competing to Buy CoreLogic: Bloomberg

CoStar Group Inc. and a private equity group led by Warburg Pincus are the final bidders competing for data provider CoreLogic Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. CoreLogic, which is evaluating the offers, is expected to decide in …

WTW Names Shaw as Global Head of Data, Analytics & Innovation, Global Facultative

Willis Towers Watson announced the appointment of Fiona Shaw as its new head of data, analytics and innovation for its Global Fac division. Shaw has extensive insurance, reinsurance and analytics experience having spent 30-plus years at Willis Towers Watson, initially …

Insurance Broker Acrisure Acquires Tulco’s Artificial Intelligence Insurance Business

Insurance broker Acrisure announced that it has acquired artificial intelligence (AI) company Tulco LLC’s insurance practice with the aim of bringing data science, AI and machine learning capabilities to the insurance brokerage industry. Acrisure said it will harness AI capabilities …

AXIS Capital Restructures to Focus More on Tech & Innovation

AXIS Capital Holdings is reorganizing its operations in a bid to focus more on technology and innovation, with an eye on long-term profitable growth. Executives hope to put the new changes in place during the 2018 second quarter. The Bermuda-based …

Lau Joins Kemper as Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Kemper Corp. reports that Kan Yuk “Andy” Lau has joined the company as senior vice president and chief data and analytics officer, a new role in the company. Lau will report directly to Joseph P. Lacher Jr., president and chief …

AXIS Insurance Taps Zurich’s Anzelc to Lead New Data and Analytics Unit

AXIS Insurance, a business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd., announced the appointment of Meghan Anzelc, Ph.D., as vice president, Data and Analytics. In this new role, Anzelc, a trained physicist and data scientist, is responsible for implementing a strategy …

Aon Sells Outsourcing Platform to Focus on Data, Analytics Investments

Aon announced it has completed the sale of its benefits administration and HR business process outsourcing (BPO) platform to private equity funds affiliated with New York-based Blackstone for a cash consideration of $4.3 billion at closing, and an additional consideration …

Platt Named COO of Aon Risk Solutions; Moran Is CEO of Aon Inpoint

Aon plc announced the appointment of James Platt as chief operating officer of Aon Risk Solutions and Michael Moran as chief executive officer of Aon Inpoint. Both roles are effective immediately. Platt will be based in London, working closely with …

CoreLogic Expands National Parcel Boundary Database

CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, has expanded its proprietary property parcel database to cover more than 144 million parcel boundaries and parcel point locations. ParcelPoint, which includes patented technology, covers 97 percent of parcels and …