An increasing flow of information, regulatory changes and new technologies are constantly reshaping the market for digital business information. The way information is presented, experienced and used is changing dramatically, bringing a business environment of both opportunities and challenges.
Business information consists of a range of different types of data, including corporate and consumer information. Long-term growth in Europe is estimated to progress at a three to five per cent annual rate. The market for digital business information is currently in a trend of cautious recovery. However, Bisnode mostly operates in segments of the information industry that are outperforming the industry average. The European market for digital business information is fragmented with many competing players, especially at the local and regional levels. At the present time, the market is experiencing a trend of consolidation among small operators.
The private equity company Ratos owns 70 percent of Bisnode, while the remaining 30 percent is owned by Bonnier.
Ratos is a listed private equity company. Ratos's business concept is to generate, over time, the highest possible return through the professional, active and responsible exercise of its ownership role in a number of selected companies and investment situations. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of companies.
The Bonnier Group is a family-owned international media group based in Sweden. It has operations in more than 20 countries.