Bureau van Dijk

EBITDA: EUR 132 million in 2016
Number of Employees: 840
Sales: EUR 258 million in 2016

Bureau van Dijk (BvD) is a leading global provider of private company info and business intelligence. Its business model focuses on the aggregation, cleansing, integration and analysis of information on private companies & delivering this to customers through proprietary software.

BvD was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It has over 750 employees operating from more than 30 offices across Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. BvD’s global database, Orbis, integrates data from over 120 sources and covers over 200 million companies, providing clients in the finance, corporate and public sectors with essential data to help them work more efficiently and to support better quality decision making.

In addition to its databases, BvD provides vertical solutions via its range of Catalysts. These Catalysts help users harness the power of company intelligence to make better quality decisions and work more efficiently across a range of business functions. Examples include transfer pricing, procurement, compliance and credit Catalysts.

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Market trends and drivers

The main "use cases" of BvD’s products include financial research, anti-money laundering ("AML") and know your customer ("KYC") compliance, corporate finance, transfer pricing, credit risk, supplier risk management, academic research and sales and marketing. The main trends driving growth in these use cases are globalization, regulatory developments, trends in corporate governance and the growing requirement from users to integrate external data into their workflows for superior insights.  

Investment potential

EQT’s value creation plan is centered around supporting BvD’s sales, new product development and IT teams to drive growth both inside and outside of current markets, in particular in terms of increasing the penetration of BvD’s products in the corporate segment and developing additional "use cases" for BvD’s databases.