EU Regulator Clears Moody’s $3.27B Bureau Van Dijk Buy

Law360, New York (July 28, 2017, 2:54 PM EDT) -- Credit rating powerhouse Moody’s Investors Service on Friday said that the company received regulatory clearance from the European Commission to complete its €3 billion ($3.27 billion) purchase of business intelligence provider Bureau van Dijk from its private equity owners. 

The approval of the deal by the European Union’s executive arm will allow Moody’s to move forward with its acquisition of Bureau van Dijk from EQT Partners AB-affiliated fund EQT VI Ltd., which has owned the company since September 2014. The credit rating agency said it expects...
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