ThreatMetrix and LexisNexis Risk Solutions: The Next Chapter in Identity

Posted January 29, 2018

ThreatMetrix and LexisNexis Risk Solutions: The Next Chapter in Identity

I am delighted to report that ThreatMetrix has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions (a RELX Group company) in an all-cash offer of $830 million.

Throughout my time at ThreatMetrix, I have seen our company transform from a scrappy Silicon Valley start-up to the global leader in digital identities. Over 100 million times a day, our thousands of customers across financial institutions, eCommerce, and media rely on us to seamlessly authenticate their trusted customers and stop bad actors.

This next exciting step in our journey will see us join forces with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, with whom we already have a strong and trusted relationship, after several years of partnership. I believe that together we will forge the future of identity.

Almost ten years ago we set out with a defined vision – to solve the problem of customer identity in an anonymous mobile and web-based world.

With the help of the strong relationships we have forged with long-standing customers, who give us constant feedback and ignite new ideas, we have driven the ThreatMetrix product to the point it is today – recently culminating in the unveiling of ThreatMetrix ID™, the world’s most prolific and universal real-time digital identifier.

As we shared in our 2017 momentum round-up, the dramatic growth seen by ThreatMetrix recently points to the fact that digital identity has become a “must-have” for businesses.

By bridging the two worlds of online and offline identity we can further strengthen digital identities and create a complete and accurate view of who we are dealing with in today’s digital economy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions and ThreatMetrix enter into this agreement with a joint vision to leverage our combined understanding of digital and physical identity. Together we can help businesses of all shapes and sizes accelerate growth, improve customer experience and profitability, and slash fraud.

We believe that the upside for our customers and partners is compelling, and today’s announcement is the first step in the next exciting chapter for our company – and the identity space as a whole.

For more information please see the press release – click here.

Frank Teruel

Frank Teruel

Chief Financial Officer, ThreatMetrix

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