Moody's €3 billion acquisition of Bureau van Dijk

16/5/2017
Private acquisition

€ 3 billion

$ 3.345 billion

Announced

16/5/2017


Overview:

  • Moody's, the US rating agency, has acquired Bureau van Dijk from Swedish private equity firm EQT for €3 billion.
  • The target is a global provider of business intelligence and company information.
  • The acquisition extends Moody’s position as a leader in risk data and analytical insight. 
  • Bureau van Dijk, operating from its Amsterdam headquarters, captures, treats, standardises, and distributes the world’s richest private company dataset, with coverage of more than 220 million companies.
  • The growth initiatives during EQT VI’s ownership have resulted in strong financial performance, with Bureau van Dijk generating revenues of €258 million and an EBITDA of €132 million in 2016.

Katrin Kostadinova - Data analyst

Jurisdiction:

Netherlands

Deal type:

Private acquisition

Practice area:

M&A

Governing law:

Netherlands

Industry sectors:

Banking
Financial services


Firms:

Party: EQT VII (Seller)


Party: Moody's (Acquirer)

Lawyer: James Coleman


Party: Moody's (Acquirer)

Lawyer: Hans Witteveen