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The company

Informa D&B is the company that, in Portugal and Spain, leads the supply of information and knowledge about the business universe, helping customers base their business decisions for over 115 years.


Mission, vision and values


Informa D&B is the specialist in knowledge about the business universe and it produces essential, credible and innovative information to support the decisions of its customers.


To be the main reference in the supply of knowledge about the business universe for an ever-increasing set of organisations, companies and people.


Commitment to quality and innovation in products and services to ensure customer preference and satisfaction. Integrity, transparency and accuracy in the processing and use of the information we provide. Promotion of work and competence, making Informa D&B a reference for professional and personal growth. Responsibility and business ethics in the relationship with customers, employees, suppliers, partners and the community.

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For over 100 years in Portugal, Informa D&B has been the leader in providing information about companies, helping its customers in the commercial decision processes, in the search for new customers and in the management of customer, prospect and supplier portfolios.


Lewis Tappan creates the Mercantile Agency, a forerunner of Dun & Bradstreet.

The rival John M. Bradstreet Company is formed.

The Mercantile Agency changes its name to John M. Bradstreet & Sons Improved Mercantile Agency.

The company changes its name again, to RG Dun & Company, introducing, in a pioneering act, the first rating system. At this time, it is already gathering information on over 100,000 US companies.

RG Dun begins its activity in Lisbon, which reflects the economic development of the country.

At a time when the world is experiencing multiple political and economic upheavals, RG Dun consolidates international growth and has 241 offices in countries such as Argentina, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.

The merger of RG Dun and Bradstreet Corporation leads to Dun & Bradstreet Inc., which emerges strengthened from the downturn experienced after the 1929 stock market crash.

Dun & Bradstreet broadens its field of operation with the merger integration of Reuben H. Donnelley Corporation, as it now provides customers with yellow pages services and direct marketing to companies and consumers.

Dun & Bradstreet acquires Moody’s Investors Service, a company created early in the century to provide investors with financial information on large companies, particularly in the industrial sector.

Dun & Bradstreet creates the DUNS Number®, a unique and global identifier assigned to each company to facilitate information requests and business connections. The DUNS Number® has accelerated Dun & Bradstreet’s computerisation process and is now a reference for entities such as the United Nations, the European Commission and the US Government.

The company changes its name to Dun & Bradstreet in Portugal.

It consolidates all international operations into a single unit: Dun & Bradstreet International.

Dun & Bradstreet merges with A. C. Nielsen Company, resulting in the provision of information services to over two million customers worldwide.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation creates three separate companies – A. C. Nielsen, Cognizant Corporation and the new Dun & Bradstreet Corporation – redefining the strategy of performing on a global scale.

INFORMA Spain purchases the Spanish and Portuguese operations, and signs a strategic partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, becoming a part of the world’s largest corporate information network, the Dun & Bradstreet Worldwide Network. Dun & Bradstreet Portugal changes its name to Informa D&B.

Informa D&B launches eInforma, an electronic contracting channel created to immediately provide the essential part of Informa D&B’s services, exclusively via the Internet.

INFORMA Spain acquires DBK, a company established in 1987 and a leader in the development of sectoral studies.

Launch of the INFORMA Barometer, an online publication that presents monthly figures on the main phenomena that occur in the business universe such as incorporations, closures, insolvencies and corporate litigation, among other indicators of the characteristics of Portuguese companies.

Banco de Portugal recognises Informa D&B Portugal as an ECAI – External Credit Assessment Institution.

Renewal of the strategic partnership with Dun & Bradstreet for another ten years.

Adoption of the INFORMA brand.

Certification of Informa D&B by the ISO 9001:2008 standard.
Absorption of the DBK brand by INFORMA Spain

Informa D&B is celebrating 110 years of a history full of events, innovation and knowledge.
Watch the 110th anniversary film of Informa D&B.


Absorption of the OneRate brand by INFORMA Spain

Launch of the Risk of Delinquency Assessment Model

Redesign of the INFORMA brand


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Our Group

Informa D&B is wholly owned by INFORMA D&B (Spain), which belongs to CESCE, a reference group in the full management of commercial risk. CESCE has over 1600 employees, 140,000 customers and a turnover of over 420 million euros.

In order to be able to diversify the offer of products and services, CESCE has direct stakes in the following companies: C.T.I. Tecnología y Gestión, Icired, Informa D&B (Spain), Informa D&B Portugal e INFORMA Colombia.



Partnerships and associations

Strategic partner

Dun & Bradstreet is a strategic partner of Informa D&B, in addition to being an important business partner. For this reason, the integration of our information into Dun & Bradstreet’s global information platform is performed according to a common methodology for collecting, processing, analysing and updating information. For the same reason, the interpretation and classification of companies at a global level is performed the same way in Informa D&B and in Dun & Bradstreet.


Trade partners

Our business partners allow us to provide our customers with a more diversified and complete offer.

  • BVD
  • InAtlas
  • Faqtum
  • SAP
  • Winsig
  • Servimicro
  • Mypartner

Knowledge Partners

Our knowledge partnerships allow us to enhance the information and contents of our database, benefiting from our partners’ specific expertise.

  • Expresso
  • Exame Magazine
  • Jornal de Negócios
  • Jornal de Leiria
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Partnerships and associations

Sector associations

APIGRAF – Associação Portuguesa das Indústrias Gráficas e Transformadoras do Papel

APPICAPS – Associação Portuguesa Ind.Calçado Componentes Artigos Pele Sucedâneos

ANIL – Associação Nacional dos Industriais de Lanifícios

APCADEC – Associação Portuguesa de Compras e Aprovisionamento

ACEGE – Associação Cristã de Empresários e Gestores


Public institutes

IAPMEI – Instituto de Apoio às Pequenas e Médias Empresas e Inovação

Consórcio Maior Empregabilidade


Chambers of commerce

CCILA – Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Luso-Alemã

CCILE – Camara de Comércio e Indústria Luso Espanhola

CCIP – Camara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa


Business associations

APCADEC – Associação Portuguesa de Compras e Aprovisionamento

ACEGE – Associação Cristã de Empresários e Gestores

CIP – Confederação Empresarial de Portugal

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation