Clearwater International advises shareholders of NN Markedsdata on its sale to Bisnode

Clearwater International has advised NN Markedsdata ApS (NN Markedsdata) on its sale to the private equity backed company Bisnode A/S (Bisnode). The sellers include Poul Thyregod, Thyregod Invest ApS and Per Kirchner, Kirchner ApS.

Founded in 1997, NN Markedsdata has a strong position within credit and marketing data and data-driven consultancy services in Denmark. NN Markedsdata, during recent years, has experienced remarkable growth in revenue and profits, to become the leading company within its field in Denmark.

The purchaser, Bisnode is a leading European data & analytics company, with operations in 18 countries and 2,400 employees. The acquisition of NN Markedsdata is the latest of a series of strategic acquisitions made by Bisnode in Denmark in order to strengthen the consumer data business. Since 2012, the company has bought among others InfoDirekt, Debitor Registret and DKS Skyldnerregister in order to provide credit and marketing information on both companies and individual consumers in Denmark.

Clearwater International advised the shareholders of NN Markedsdata on the sale, led by Partner Per Surland with support from Associate Casper Norre Christensen.

“I see a good strategic fit between the two companies. Our ambitions, targets and direction match and it makes perfectly good sense to continue the journey as one team. This is a natural step for NN Markedsdata and I look forward to creating more growth for our customers and an even better workplace for us all.”

Ivan Jæger Christiansen, Managing Director, NN Markedsdata

“With the acquisition of NN Markedsdata we will expand our operations in our core business area: to deliver credit and marketing data, and analytics services. NN Markedsdata has a strong focus on creating value for its customers and a strong employee engagement – a culture which is a good match with Bisnode. The acquisition will strengthen our capabilities and competences so we will be better at creating more growth for our customers.”

Birger Baylund, head of Bisnode Denmark

“This deal highlights the continued success of our dedicated technology team who have completed 10 deals in the last two years. With over 90% of these involving international buyers we have knowledge of and access to the global buyer population and understand the characteristics of the opportunities they are interested in. The sales process for NN Markedsdata is a perfect example of a Danish tech company having attracted interest from multiple international buyers. Despite the significant interest, the fit with Bisnode was clear from the beginning, so we’re delighted for the whole team at NN Markedsdata to have found a good home that will further strengthen the company’s leading position within business information and data intelligence.”

Per Surland, Partner and head of technology Denmark, Clearwater International