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Bisnode Acquires Inform Operation in Norway

Bisnode further strengthens its position in the marketing solutions area in Norway by acquiring Eniro’s operations Inform. Inform provides information about companies and individuals that can be used for various sales and marketing activities, such as telesales, direct marketing and analysis of business opportunities. Inform’s services include analysis assistance and enhancement of data, as well as maintenance and updating of ... Read More »

Hoppenstedt Firmeninformationen Adds Product Modules with IT Information

As of now, the new company database of the German company information firm Hoppenstedt offers modules with extensive information about IT Systems used in the listed companies. Hoppenstedt Firmeninformationen is integrating IT profiles into its Online Information platform, which before had only been available offline in a CD version. This is a further step by Hoppenstedt towards evolving its “Neue ... Read More »

European Economic Climate: BISNODE Predicts Moderate Economic Slowdown

Europe’s leading business information supplier Bisnode has published an aggregate report of bankruptcies and business startups for the third quarter of 2012, indicating continued economic slowdown for the region.   Adjusted for seasonal factors, the trend of decreased business startups and increased bankruptcies remains.  Businesses in the transport and communication industries continue to suffer due to fierce competition and increased fuel ... Read More »

BISNODE Reports Flat Organic Growth in Q3 2012

Healthy Growth in Credit Information Solutions – Offset by Weak Development in Marketing Solutions BISNODE reports revenues of SEK 884 million down from SEK 1,038 million in the prior year quarter. Operating profit (EBITA) was SEK 69 million down from SEK 110 million. The company stated that it is streamlining its operations by selling its product information businesses and that ... Read More »

BISNODE: Appoints Phil Cotter as Acting CMO

Bisnode appoints Phil Cotter as acting Chief Marketing Officer to direct the company’s marketing strategy and product offering. Bisnode has initiated a work of change that will move the company in the direction of its full potential on all markets. As an essential part of this work, Bisnode’s management group is restructured and complemented with a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) ... Read More »

Sharp Contrasts in Growth of Analytics, Credit Information and Rating Services

We previously wrote that analytics and platforms are becoming key differentiators in business information services.  2011 and first half 2012 revenue growth figures of key players in credit information and rating services provide a stark contrast to those companies who do not have a substantial stake in analytics.   Analytical services are growing at a very healthy double digit rate. Consumer ... Read More »

BISNODE First Half of 2012 Revenues down 5% – Company Restructures Product Lines Focusing on Credit Information and Marketing Solutions – Renews Strategic Relationship with D&B

BISNODE reported revenues of SEK 2,000 million versus SEK2,105 in the prior year, down 5%.  Operating profit (EBITA) improved to SEK 316 million versus SEK232 in the prior year.  Operating margin (EBITA) was up 15.8 per cent versus 11.0 per cent in the prior year. Bisnode is undergoing an intensive phase of renewal and change. It is streamlining operations and ... Read More »

BISNODE Renews Strategic Partnership with D&B

Bisnode has signed an agreement to renew its strategic partnership with D&B, the leading provider of global credit information. The renewed contract has terms in accordance to previous agreement and gives Bisnode exclusive rights to resell and develop international D&B solutions in 11 European markets for the next 10 years. “D&B has successfully acted as our strategic partner for the ... Read More »

Bisnode Grows Market Share by Acquiring Avidus in Croatia

Bisnode further strengthens its position in the credit information business in Croatia by acquiring successful start-up brand boniteti.hr. Avidus d.o.o. with its platform boniteti.hr is ranked number three in subscription based digital business information by number of clients. Through this acquisition Bisnode Croatia now holds the first three places in this market with the leading brand Poslovna Hrvatska and the ... Read More »

Bisnode to sell ABC Germany to Avant Invest

Bisnode has signed an agreement to sell ABC Germany, one of the leading German B2B supplier search engines, to the Dutch Avant Invest B.V., which already owns the ABC operations in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. With this transaction, Bisnode will sell the last company in its product information business area to focus on growth in its core business areas ... Read More »

Bisnode sells Kompass in the Nordics

Bisnode has sold Kompass in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Kompass offers ad-based search services that identify companies, industries and specific products. This transaction is in line with Bisnode’s strategy to refine the business and focus on growth in the core offering. Kompass Nordic is a part of a global franchise concept.  Currently, Kompass is present in 70 countries across ... Read More »

Bisnode Signs Agreement To Sell Hoppenstedt Publishing

Bisnode has signed an agreement to sell Hoppenstedt Publishing in Germany to the German publishing Group WEKA. The divestiture is in line with Bisnode’s strategy to focus on growth and development in its core business. Hoppenstedt Publishing publishes a range of trade magazines and books on subjects such as industry and automation, laboratory and life sciences, plastics, handling and logistics ... Read More »

Changes at the BISNODE Board

BISNODE announced today that at the Annual General Meeting on 17 April, the nominating committee proposes election of sitting board member Ingrid Engström as the new Chairman.  Ingrid has extensive experience from the information industry and in building strong brands and customer-focused organisations through operating roles in senior positions.  Håkan Ramsin, the former Chairman, and CW Ros, a member of ... Read More »

BISNODE’s EuroContactPool Adds Austrian Data

EuroContactPool, has announced the addition of Austrian business data.   The inclusion of data on 100 per cent of Austrian registered companies and 95 per cent of non-registered proprietorships will fuel the growth of EuroContactPool, which now covers 26 million contacts in 16 countries. The Austrian data provides details on 630,000 named executives in 615,000 companies.  The in‑depth information includes: contact ... Read More »

BISNODE 2011 Revenues Impacted by Disappointing Results in Marketing Solutions

BISNODE reports sustained healthy growth and earnings trend in Credit Solutions during the last quarter 2011, nevertheless disappointing results in Marketing Solutions.  For the full year revenues were down 3% from SEK4,451 (2010) to SEK4,310 (2011).  Operating income was down 17% from SEK536 (2010) to SEK447 (2011).  Operating margins declined by 13%. Source: BISNODE Press Release Read More »