UPDATE: Moody’s Buys Company Data Vendor BvD for €3 Billion

Bureau van Dijk’s platform will be integrated into Moody’s Analytics’ suite of risk management solutions.

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Founded in 1991, BvD aggregates, standardizes and distributes private company datasets on more than 220 million companies.

Moody’s officials say the vendor expects to generate about $45 million in annual revenue and expense synergies by 2019 from the deal, rising to $80 million by 2021. For example, as part of an “operational efficiency” strategy following the deal, Moody’s will co-locate staff, eliminate overlapping data acquisition costs, and streamline product development.

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