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IHS to acquire RL Polk & Co. for $1.4 billion
Southfield-based R.L. Polk & Co. is being acquired by IHS Inc. of Englewood, Colo., for $1.4 billion, IHS announced on Sunday.
IHS buys Southfield company, RL Polk & Co. for $1.4 billion  Michigan Radio
IHS to pay $1.4 billion for Carfax parent RL Polk & Co.  Denver Business Journal
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As Polk sale looms, clan's last company leader looks to future
Polk gave up his academic study of wildlife biology to join the city directory and automotive information firm in 1981 in an entry-level job, and today he is chairman, president and CEO of Southfield-based R.L. Polk & Co., which his great-grandfather ...
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Carfax owner RL Polk looking at options, including sale or IPO
The suburban Detroit company has hired New York investment banking firm Evercore Partners to explore its options, which could include a sale, an initial public offering or acquisitions, Polk Vice President Lonnie Miller said. "We're exploring strategic ...
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RL Polk's president, CFO both stepping down in wake of deal with IHS
Two top executives are leaving Southfield-based automotive data giant R.L. Polk on Wednesday in the first major personnel move since the firm was acquired last month in a $1.4 billion deal by Englewood, Colo.
Stephen Polk Appointed To Autobrain Advisory Board
Polk currently serves as president and CEO of Highgate LLC, and was previously chairman, president and CEO at R. L. Polk & Co., an automotive data and marketing solutions leader that pioneered auto industry analytics and data usage and included ...
Stephen and Bobbi Polk: Willing to go above and beyond to make things happen
Polk, who sold his Southfield-based R.L. Polk & Co. to IHS Automotive in 2013 for $1.4 billion, is a longtime donor and vice chairman of the Detroit Zoo's board of directors.
Polk family donates record-breaking $10 million to Detroit Zoo for penguin center
On Wednesday, Polk, 57 - who left biology as a young man to concentrate on the family business, Southfield-based R. L. Polk & Co. - was applauded by Detroit Zoo officials for presenting $10 million to the zoo for development of a new $18 million Polk ...
Stephen Polk's $10 million Detroit Zoo donation will help fund new ...  Crain's Detroit Business
Detroit zoo floats plan for $21m 'Penguinarium' to open in 2015  The Guardian
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Ford Focus is world's best-selling car
The Ford Focus retained its title as the world's top-selling car last year, according to figures from sales tracker R.L. Polk & Co. Focus sales totaled 1,020,410 cars globally last year, according to Polk data released Tuesday by Ford (F), up from 879 ...
Ford Focus is world's most popular car  Stuff.co.nz
Focus is best-selling car in the ... world!  USA TODAY
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IHS: RL Polk deal to boost 2013 revenue to about $1.8 billion
R.L. Polk, family-owned for more than 140 years, said in March it was weighing its options, including a sale of the company. Polk, which owns Carfax, traditionally has been known for collecting vehicle registration data, forecasting sales and tracking ...
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Former CEO of Garden Way, founder of Capital Roots dies
While still a student, Leith began a lifelong career in sales first selling Fuller Brushes door to door, followed by office machines for the Burrough Co.