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Experian plc (LSE: EXPN) : Anglo-Irish multinational consumer credit reporting company. It collects and aggregates information on people and businesses. It is a partner in the U.K. government's Verify ID system and USPS Address Validation. It is one of the Big Three credit-reporting agencies, alongside TransUnion and Equifax. It also sells decision analytic and marketing assistance to businesses, including individual fingerprinting and targeting. Industry : Business services. FTSE 100 Component. Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland. In 1968, TRW Inc. acquired Credit Data Corporation, and renamed TRW Information Systems and Services Inc.. In 1996, TRW sold the unit, as Experian, to Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners. Just one month later, they sold Experian to The Great Universal Stores Limited.