Creditsafe acquires B2B Information services company Graydon from Atradius

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Creditsafe acquires B2B Information services company Graydon from Atradius

Ready to accelerate growth within the European market

Tuesday, 01/03/2022 – Amsterdam/Den Haag


Creditsafe Nederland BV (part of Creditsafe Group), the global credit data and risk intelligence experts announces the acquisition of Graydon.  Graydon has been in operation for over 130 years and has been for the last 5 years a 100% subsidiary of Atradius the leading global credit insurer.   Graydon is the market leader in B2B information services in the Netherlands and Belgium, with a strong presence in the UK market as well. 

Both Creditsafe and Graydon are focused on providing an integrated business information offering to accelerate the long-term growth and economic stability of their clients. Creditsafe and Graydon together will benefit, and this will drive innovation and grow customer portfolios.  Through this deal, Creditsafe will combine its expertise and international coverage with Graydon’s market knowledge and value added analytical services to help both local companies and their global clients to keep on growing their business.

Graydon and its employees have found a strong and solid partner in Creditsafe." said David Capdevila, CEO of Atradius. "We are cooperating with Creditsafe as one of our information providers successfully via our Iberian information provider Iberinform and we are convinced that Graydon will benefit from the unrivalled expertise and market reach of Creditsafe.” 

In Graydon we saw an opportunity to invest in a well-recognised business and brand to help accelerate our growth in these markets and further develop our market-leadership position in Europe.” says Cato Syversen, CEO of Creditsafe.

We strongly believe that Graydon and Creditsafe together are in a strong position to accelerate sustainable growth and support our customers locally and globally.  The fact that Graydon is now a Creditsafe company will be very beneficial for all our clients to access advanced global Creditsafe Solutions in combination with the recognized intelligence solutions of Graydon.” says Gertjan Kaart, Managing Director of Creditsafe Nederland BV.

Comment from Graydon “We are pleased to be joining the Creditsafe family, the global leader in Credit Information Solutions.  We believe that Graydon is an excellent fit for Creditsafe. Creditsafe and Graydon together will benefit, and we will be able to accelerate our growth.”.

We are really excited to announce the acquisition of Graydon the leading provider of business information in the Dutch and Belgium markets.  This allows Creditsafe to aggressively expand its presence in this region and enhance its proposition.” says Cato Syversen CEO of Creditsafe. 


About Creditsafe: 

Creditsafe, the global business intelligence experts, are the world’s most used providers of business reports. Today 110’000 customers globally depend on Creditsafe to make critical business decisions. Using real-time data from over 9’000 sources across 160+ countries Creditsafe provide its customer with clarity over their commercial landscape, allowing them to confidently optimise risk within their business.


About Graydon 

With nearly 135 years of experience, Graydon is a provider of business information for companies and governments. Graydon collects, analyses and interprets data and provides insight into credit information and risk & compliance. Graydon enables organisations to make the right decisions based on relevant business insights to promote ethical, transparent and responsible trade. Graydon is an innovative business partner that creates predictive scores and delivers high-quality, tailor-made insights, limiting risks and increasing commercial opportunities. Graydon has offices in Amsterdam, Antwerp, London and Cardiff. / /


About Atradius 

Atradius provides trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide through a strategic presence in 50 countries. Atradius has access to credit information on 200 million companies worldwide. Its credit insurance, bonding and collections products help protect companies throughout the world from payment risks associated with selling products and services on trade credit. Atradius forms part of Grupo Catalana Occidente (GCO.MC), one of the leading insurers in Spain and worldwide in credit insurance


Creditsafe was advised by KPMG Corporate Finance (financial adviser), Van Veen Advocaten (legal adviser), supported by Meijburg Legal (legal adviser), and EY (Tax). Atradius was advised by Kempen & Co (financial adviser), and Osborne Clarke (legal adviser).




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Frequently asked questions about this topic

Find out more about Creditsafe’s acquisition of Graydon and what this means for Creditsafe customers

What does it mean that Creditsafe has acquired Graydon?

On Monday, 28th February 2022 Creditsafe Nederland BV purchased all the shares of Graydon Holding NV, under which the Graydon companies fall under. Creditsafe Nederland BV, in turn, is part of the Safe Information Group NV.

Safe Information Group NV is the parent company of the Creditsafe companies. Creditsafe is an internationally operating company with its own Creditsafe companies in 14 countries. 

Will I experience any changes to my products, services or data?

No, you will not experience any changes to your products, services or data. You will have access to the same high quality data and services as you always have. 

Has my account manager changed?

No, your account manager remains the same. 

Why has Creditsafe acquired Graydon?

Both Creditsafe and Graydon are highly regarded business intelligence providers with significant complementary capabilities and expertise. We strongly believe that Graydon and Creditsafe together are in a strong position to accelerate sustainable growth and support our customers both locally and globally. The fact that Graydon is now a Creditsafe company will be very beneficial for all our clients across the group, delivering advanced global Creditsafe solutions in combination with recognised local intelligence by Graydon. 

Does the acquisition have any impact on my contract?

No, the acquisition of Graydon by Creditsafe will have no impact on your contract. You can also access your Creditsafe account, services and customer support as usual, and you remain a customer of Creditsafe. 

We have an account with Graydon & Creditsafe, what does this mean for us?

Creditsafe and Graydon remain two separate organisations, with separate services and data. If you have an account with both Graydon and Creditsafe, both of your accounts and contracts will remain active and functional as usual.

Will invoicing and billing details change for Creditsafe/Graydon?

No, billing details will not change for Creditsafe.

Who are Graydon?

Graydon has a strong and well recognised reputation as a high-end, high-quality business information provider. Graydon is the current market leader for B2B information services in the Netherlands and Belgium, with a strong presence in the UK market as well.

Established in 1888, Graydon has a long 130+ year history brining business intelligence and technology together to strengthen the competitive position and improve the decision making of their clients.

If you do have additional questions, please reach out to our customer support team on [email protected]