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UK's Experian to buy Africa's Compuscan

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(Reuters) – Credit check firm Experian Plc <EXPN.L> has agreed to buy South African peer Compuscan for $262.78 million (206.5 million pounds), bulking up its existing African operations and giving it a foothold in a handful of other states, Experian said in a statement on Monday.

Britain’s competition watchdog last month indicated it may block Experian’s <EXPN.L> takeover of rival ClearScore due to concerns that the deal could stifle development of digital products that help customers understand personal finances.

(Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru)

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