Bureau van Dijk has launched a new service called Valuation Catalyst.  It is a software which automates the labor intensive preparation of financial data.   Valuation Catalyst identifies peer companies and historical financial data generally used for valuation of companies.  Data sources are Bureau van Dijk databases ‘Orbis’ and ‘Zephyr’ providing global coverage.  The valuation criteria were developed by the London based CASS Business School.  An Excel based program permits the inclusion of internal data in addition to external information and to create specific ‘What-if-scenarios’.  Source:  Password Germany

BIIA Newsletter November I – 2010 Issue