TransUnion (TRU), a leading global risk and information solutions provider to businesses and consumers, announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 29,545,455 shares of its common stock at $22.50 per share. That share price would put a total value of the company at approximately $4 billion.
TRU is most well-known to consumers and the ARM industry as one of the “Big 3” consumer reporting agencies “CRAs” (along with Equifax and Experian). Operating internationally, it also provides a variety of information services for businesses and consumers, in addition to the consumer credit reporting, data and analytic services for risk management.
The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 25, 2015 under the ticker symbol “TRU,” and the offering is expected to close on June 30, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.
TransUnion will receive net proceeds of approximately $626.5 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions. TransUnion intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to reduce debt and pay transaction costs.
Three years ago private equity firm Advent International and the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs agreed to buy TransUnion from Madison Dearborn Partners, another private equity firm, and from the Pritzker family.