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D&B Establishes Cloud Innovation Center – Acquires Indicee

D&B (NYSE:DNB) acquired Indicee, an innovator in the cloud-based analytics and business intelligence (BI) space.  Indicee’s Vancouver-based employees will join the global D&B team as part of the newly created Cloud Innovation Center.  Based on comments made in the recent D&B Q1 earnings conference call Indicee provides Cloud based technology and has no products per which D&B would be selling.  The acquisition ... Read More »

IPREO to Be Acquired by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs

Ipreo Holdings LLC (“Ipreo”), a leading global provider of market intelligence and workflow solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE:BX) and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (“Goldman Sachs”) (together, the “Sponsors”). The Sponsors are acquiring the business from affiliates of ... Read More »

Business Information Acquisitions Lead over Internal Business Development

During the first quarter of 2014 BIIA tracked over 90 company announcements covering acquisitions, internal product development, partnerships, international expansion, start-ups and divestitures. In comparing the first quarter with the full year 2013 data it can be said that business information companies acquired more capabilities and products than what they developed on their own. Partnerships continue to be in vogue ... Read More »

D&B Launches Significantly Enhanced D&B360 Data Cloud Connector for Oracle Eloqua

D&B (NYSE:DNB) introduced D&B360TM for Eloqua 2.0, a redesigned version of its award-winning integrated solution for Oracle Eloqua Marketing Automation. Customers of Oracle Eloqua can use D&B360 to integrate business insights into their workflows, enabling sales and marketing teams to pinpoint better opportunities and drive revenue growth. The enhanced D&B360 solution is the latest addition to the Oracle Eloqua AppCloud, an ... Read More »

Kroll Appoints New Chief Executive Officer, Emanuele A. Conti

Kroll, Inc. announced the appointment of Emanuele “Manny” A. Conti as its Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1. Mr. Conti brings more than 20 years of significant leadership experience at companies across a diverse range of industries around the world. He joins Kroll after serving more than a decade in senior positions with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), most recently as ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Comprehensive Credit Reporting Has Arrived

D&B Australia has published a new documentation with the title “Insight”.  The document contains a number of key topics concerning the impact of the introduction. Australia finally saw the commencement of a comprehensive credit reporting system – a historic change that has moved Australia into line with the majority of the world’s developed economies, and introduced a new era for ... Read More »

D&B in Alliance with SugarCRM

CRM Market Leader SugarCRM to be Powered by D&B’s Indispensable Business Content D&B (NYSE:DNB) and SugarCRM, the company enabling businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most innovative and affordable CRM solution in the market, today announced an alliance to enable seamless, native integration of D&B business content into SugarCRM.  The integrated solution will be available to customers in ... Read More »

BISNODE Acquires Grufman Reje and Vendemore

BIIA member Bisnode has acquired the Swedish consulting company Grufman Reje and the remaining shares of the co-owned marketing and advertising company Vendemore.  The acquisitions are the latest of a series of Nordic acquisitions.  Earlier this year Bisnode acquired Debitor Registret, one of the two largest players in credit information and credit assessment of consumers in Denmark and the remaining ... Read More »

CorteraPulse Wins GoldStevie Award for Business Intelligence Solution

Cortera® was presented with a Gold Stevie Award for Business Intelligence Solution, new version, in the seventh annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. More than 1,100 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year`s competition. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 120 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges ... Read More »

Connotate Names Laura Teller Chief Strategy Officer

Connotate, Inc., provider of Web data extraction and monitoring solutions, announced that Laura Teller has joined the company as its first Chief Strategy Officer.  In that role, she will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s product and marketing strategies. “There are over 700 million websites globally today, containing an almost immeasurable amount of valuable data on markets, competitors, ... Read More »

Duedil Raises US$17 million in Private Equity – Develops an Automatic Alert System for Users

BIIA member Duedil – which the FT has dubbed as “the Bloomberg of unquoted companies”, for providing data on every private business in the UK – has raised $17million to develop new products. The latest round of funding of $17million, is led by US-based Oak Investment Partners, and will enable the company to turn its database into an automatic alerts ... Read More »

InfoDesk Introduces New Suite of Corporate Intelligence Solutions

InfoDesk has introduced a powerful new suite of corporate intelligence solutions tailored to meet the needs of the financial services sector.  The new suite greatly simplifies real-time content gathering and distribution, offering unlimited content options, more flexible technology and greater ease of use. “InfoDesk has been serving the finance sector for years,” said Lynn Epstein, InfoDesk COO. “What’s changed is ... Read More »