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Atradius acquires Graydon - Strengthens Collections and Information Services Offering

By CreditMan Monday, September 19, 2016

Atradius N.V., a leading international credit insurance, surety and collections company today announced its acquisition of 55% of the shares in Graydon Holding N.V., one of the world's leading business information providers. With this acquisition Atradius, which already owned a 45% stake in Graydon will become the sole shareholder. Graydon is a leading business information services provider in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK with business operations in credit management, risk and compliance, marketing information and debt collection. Graydon will continue to operate independently.

Isidoro Unda, Chairman and CEO of Atradius N.V. commented; "Atradius and Graydon have similar strategies when it comes to collecting significant amounts of data and converting it into valuable information that can help our customers grow their businesses. We believe Graydon will create synergies that improve our credit management and collections offerings and strengthen our underwriting capabilities."

Marcel van Es, CEO of Graydon: added "Graydon has a longstanding relationship with Atradius and we are grateful for their confidence and support in our strategy. They have a strong understanding of the business in which we operate and see clear opportunities for the collaboration with Graydon. We are looking forward in working together more closely in the future."

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