CRIF will enter with a 30% stake in Nomisma’s share capital, becoming the largest shareholder as well as the only shareholder-industrial partner in the Bologna-based economic and industrial research company.
The transaction involves the acquisition of a minority stake aimed at future industrial partnerships. The Bologna-based economic research company will maintain complete and unchanged operational independence. The new structure will enable new studies to be developed, starting from the agro-industry, and to study new developments in economic research, with the aim of becoming increasingly international.
For Carlo Gherardi, Chairman of CRIF, “Nomisma’s expertise and independence are assets which CRIF has chosen to invest in through this strategic partnership. On our part, we bring with us the richest business and credit information assets available in Italy, as well as a direct presence in over 20 countries. Thanks to its recognized authority in industrial research, Nomisma will help us further strengthen our offering and create even more value for our mutual clients. Together we will also develop synergies and critical mass in property services, a flagship service for both, and for which, like research, the common challenge is to project the business on a global scale.”
Nomisma S.p.A. is an independent company carrying out economic research and consultancy for businesses, associations and public administrations on a national and international level, founded in Bologna (Italy) in 1981. Today, Nomisma is involved in many areas of economics – property valuation, urban regeneration, agri-food economics, regional economics, social economics, and technical support – offering its services to the public sector, private companies, banking groups and professional bodies.
In ancient Greek, the word nomisma signifies the “real value of things”. Taking inspiration from the root of its name, Nomisma has been a leading player in the market of economic research and consultancy for more than 30 years, with the support of over 70 shareholders who today invest in the company, and the daily work of more than 50 professionals.
Source: CRIF Press Release