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For over 40 years, we’ve helped the business world build for both today and tomorrow

Our data and our people provide businesses, financial institutions, insurers and public bodies with the right information to guide their decision-making.

We’re constantly improving and growing. Our customers improve and grow with us

Cerved (originally an acronym for the Veneto Regional Data Processing Centre) was founded in 1974 as an information technology company to handle, process and distribute Chamber of Commerce data kept in the Region of Veneto’s official business register. Over time, we have added vast amounts of information to our database, which we continue to enrich and fine-tune.

Over these 40+ years, we have also undertaken a strategic mergers and acquisitions strategy, incorporating numerous institutions in our sector such as Centrale dei Bilanci, Lince, Databank, Finservice, Honyvem, Consit and Recus.

We also fully own Cerved Rating Agency, an EU-certified rating agency that assesses the creditworthiness of non-financial companies.

We are the Italian market leaders in big data management and in business information.

In 2014 we floated on the stock market and are now a bona fide public company with 100% free float.

New resources and new energy brought into the group in 2018 have led to fresh growth and enabled us to further enhance and diversify our Sales & Marketing services: we signed commercial agreements with or acquired some of the leading Italian web marketing businesses. We are now majority owners of both SpazioDati and Pro Web Consulting, and have also acquired and integrated a division of BauciWeb.

In 2019, through the acquisition of MBS Consulting, we strengthened our position in strategy consulting and enhanced analytics services, creating the first solution consulting group in Italy.

In 2020, thanks to the acquisition of Integrate Srl, we have now entered the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) market, so as to complement our creditworthiness assessment and ratings services with assessments on the sustainability of companies (businesses, financial institutions and insurance companies) and their financial instruments.

We’re now a solid yet extremely dynamic company, making the most of data to serve our customers, who are always at the heart of our choices.

Our history

1974

Cerved founded

1995

Cerved is spun off from the Italian Chambers of Commerce

2008

Bain Capital and Clessidra acquire Cerved and merge it with Lince

2009

Bain Capital and Clessidra merge together Centrale dei Bilanci, Cerved, Lince, Pitagora, Databank, Finservice and Consit

2013

CVC Capital Partners acquires Cerved

2014

Cerved floats on the main market of the Italian Stock Exchange

2015

The group becomes a public company

2016

Acquisition of digitai advertising campaign specialist Click Adv (PayClick)

2017

Cerved acquires Banca MPS's non-performing loan platform

2018

Acquisitions of Power Consulting, SpazioDati and Bauciweb

2019

Acquisition of business consulting leader MBS

2020

Acquisition of Integrate, a startup specializing in ESG

14%+

Revenue growth

>40%

Market share

22%+

Share price performance

2,600

Human resources

Figures as at 31/12/19