Filed by Equifax Inc
(Commission File No. 001-06605)
pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended
Subject Company: Boa Vista Serviços S.A.
Equifax Signs Agreement to Acquire Boa Vista Serviços
EQUIFAX PLANS TO EXPAND INTO BRAZIL and has signed a formal agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Boa Vista Serviçosthe countrys second largest credit bureau. Strategic, bolt-on acquisitions are core to Equifaxs 2025 growth priorities. Including Boa Vista Serviços, Equifax has signed or completed 14 acquisitions totalling more than $4.1 billion in the past 24 months.
Were energized to expand Equifaxs reach internationally with the acquisition of Boa Vista Serviços, and look forward to welcoming Boa Vista Serviços employees to our global team, said Mark W. Begor, CEO of Equifax. This acquisition will mark an exciting new chapter for Equifax and Boa Vista Serviços customers that will bring powerful new insights to Brazilian lenders and service providers to help them better understand their customers and promote greater financial inclusion to meet the needs of the approximately 34 million unbanked or underbanked consumers in Brazil.
Equifax maintains a unique understanding of global credit needs and is driving cloud-based innovation in consumer credit, commercial credit, and digital enablement that spans geographies. The companys Equifax Cloud transformation enables Equifax to scale and adapt for the specific needs of the countries in which it operates. It further enables the sharing of learnings and strengths from each region to help other regions identify and execute effectively on new growth opportunities. The Equifax Cloud, combined with Equifaxs unique data assets, leading decisioning and analytical solutions, and Identity and Fraud solutions will help accelerate Boa Vista Serviçoss digital transformation and increase the scale of the Boa Vista Serviços business for continued successmeeting the evolving needs of both consumers and lenders in Brazil.
Equifax announced an offer to acquire Boa Vista Serviços in December 2022. More information about the formal acquisition agreement can be found in the February 2023 Equifax press release. The transaction is subject to Boa Vista Serviçoss shareholder approval and other customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed sometime in the second quarter of 2023, at which time the company will become a subsidiary of Equifax Brasil. The acquisition is not anticipated to have a material impact on 2023 Equifax financial results.
This communication contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. All statements that address operating performance and events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future, including statements relating to our ability to consummate the proposed transaction with Boa Vista Serviços, the ability of Boa Vista Serviços to receive shareholder approval and satisfy other closing conditions, the expected financial and operational benefits, synergies and growth from the proposed transaction and our ability to integrate Boa Vista Serviços and its products, services, technologies, IT systems and personnel into our operations, and similar statements about our outlook and our business plans are forward-looking statements. We believe these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made. However, forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations or projections. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described in our 2021 Form 10-K and subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As a result of such risks and uncertainties, we urge you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date when made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
NO OFFER OR SOLICITATION
This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
This communication is for informational purposes only and should not, under any circumstances, constitute, be interpreted or understood as an investment recommendation, nor as an offer to acquire any of the securities of Equifax or Equifax Brasil.
FILINGS WITH THE SEC
Equifax® (NYSE: EFX) and Equifax Brasil plan to file a Registration Statement on Form S-4/F-4 with the (SEC) in connection with the transaction. The Form S-4/F-4 will contain a prospectus and other documents. The Form S-4/F-4, and prospectus will contain important information about Equifax, Equifax Brasil, Boa Vista Serviços, the transaction and related matters. Investors and shareholders of Boa Vista Serviços should read the prospectus and the other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the transaction carefully before they make any decision with respect to the transaction. The Form S-4/F-4 and the prospectus, and all other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the acquisition will be available when filed free of charge at the SECs web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, the prospectus and all other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the acquisition will be made available to investors free of charge by calling or writing to Equifax Inc., Attn: Office of Corporate Secretary, P.O. Box 4081, Atlanta, Georgia 30302, telephone (404) 885-8000.