BvD has won business intelligence publisher of the year, UK in Acquisition International’s M&A Awards.

The awards celebrate excellence in all areas of M&A and are sponsored by UK-based AI Global Media, Acquisition International Magazine. They are voted for by a global network of expert M&A professionals, advisers, clients, peers and industry insiders. BvD is the recipient of the Business Intelligence Publisher of the Year – UK award. In the winners’ supplement BvD cited it had a simple mission to develop client-led products to help its customers work more efficiently.

Acquisition International states that the awards are handed out solely on merit and are awarded to only those most deserving for their outstanding work over the past 12 months. “This year’s winners are some of the most dedicated, forward-thinking and determined we’ve seen in all our time running these awards,” said Kathryn Turner, chief coordinator of the 2014 M&A Awards.

BvD publishes company, deal and rumour information to help users research and identify deal targets, find comparables, and value companies. Its intelligence includes company financials and deal/rumour reports, deal editorials, comparable companies and deals, alerts on deal progress, deal and trading multiples, original documents, corporate ownership structures and due diligence research solutions. BvD’s products include Zephyr (deals globally), plus company databases covering the UK (Fame), Europe (Amadeus) and worldwide (Orbis). All products offer full search and analysis capability.