Ratos selling business data firm Bisnode -sources

* JPMorgan hired to sell Bisnode for Ratos – sources

* Bisnode owned by Ratos, Bonnier Group

* Bisnode made Ebita of $80m on $640m of revenues in ’09

By Quentin Webb and Sven Nordenstam

LONDON/STOCKHOLM, Aug 24 (BestGrowthStock) – Ratos AB (RATOb.ST: ),
the Swedish private equity firm, is seeking to sell Bisnode, the
business information firm that operates Dun & Bradstreet (DNB.N: )
branded credit-checking businesses in 10 European companies.

People familiar with the matter said Ratos, backed by the
Soderberg family, has hired JPMorgan to manage a sale of
Stockholm-based Bisnode, which had revenues of more than $600
million last year.

Bisnode, a provider of marketing databases, credit reports
and business data, could attract both private equity firms and
trade rivals. The company is 70 percent owned by Ratos and 30
percent by Sweden’s family-owned Bonnier Group.

Bisnode, Bonnier and Ratos declined to comment.
($1=7.424 Swedish Crown)
(additional reporting by Simon Meads; Editing by Douwe Miedema)

Ratos selling business data firm Bisnode -sources