D&B expands its Web-based supply risk management solutions by acquiring OPEN RATINGS, Waltham, Massachusetts for US$ 8 million in cash (1.77XRevenue) as an adjunct to its supply management solutions business.  OPEN RATINGS is a small Boston based company with revenues of US$ 4.5 million (2005) that serves procurement functions of companies to proactively manage supply risk.  The acquisition will increase D&B’s supply management solutions revenue from US$ 37.6 million to US$ 42.1 million (3% of total revenue). (Source Company Press Release of 2006-03-08)

BIIA Newsletter February – 2006 Issue