Experian, the global information solutions company, announces that it has acquired Economic Research Services (ERS), an economic research consultancy based in the UK, from its founder.

Started in 1994, ERS provides research and consultancy services to the public sector, specialising in economic development and regeneration. Its key clients include government departments and agencies, local authorities, voluntary bodies and regional development agencies. This acquisition complements Experian’s existing activities in the public sector market.

Sales for ERS in the year to 30 September 2006 were £1.4m, with gross assets at 30 September of £0.4m. It will become part of Experian’s Business Strategies division, within Marketing Solutions.

Enquiries:

Experian
Fay Dodds Director of Investor Relations 020 3042 4200
Finsbury
Rollo Head   020 7251 3801
James Wyatt-Tilby    
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