Global law firm Baker McKenzie advised Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, on its acquisition of the data and analytics company Bisnode, from Ratos and Bonnier.
The estimated purchase price upon closing is 7.2B SEK or approximately $818 million USD. The transaction is expected to close in January 2021, subject to required regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.
The acquisition positions Dun & Bradstreet to rapidly expand across the Scandinavian, DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and central European countries. For Bisnode, the transaction enables increased growth through Dun & Bradstreet's international reach and expanded global customer base.
Baker McKenzie's team was led by partners David Malliband (Chicago) and Carl Svernlöv (Stockholm), and associates John Gustafson (Stockholm), Airi Hammalov (New York), Alex Ydstie and Sofie Sternberg (Stockholm), supported by a large international team from 21 countries, including among many others, Erik Brändt Öfverholm, Ida Cederborg, Nicole Chen, Sandra Goldsmith, Richard Grön, Victoria Jin, Olof Johannesson and Jennie Nilsson (Stockholm).