Industry

  • Overview
  • Entity Research
  • Corporate Hierarchy Data Research
  • M&A Database Creation
  • Company Name Maintenance
  • Customized Research & Support

Customized Data Collection and Cleansing Solutions

The pace and competitive nature of today's business environment demand a keen understanding of the big picture, and for financial services companies that means collecting and cleaning critical data and maintaining its accuracy. Springbord is a leading provider of cost-effective data management solutions to the financial services industry. Our focus is helping financial services firms clean, collect, integrate, and maintain accurate data on clients and business entities, while at the same time reducing their costs and improving their operating efficiencies so they can better leverage existing investments.

Springbord creates customized solutions for clients based on their unique requirements. We are not a software provider. We are not an information vendor. We are a technology-enabled data aggregator that leverages people, processes, and technology to ensure the highest levels of data integrity for our clients. Read on to learn more about the extensive range of services we offer to the financial services industry.

Reliable data collection, sorting, and analysis

Decisions made without accurate business intelligence can harm a company's reputation and impede its competitiveness. Springbord’s business entity research services deliver a competitive edge to our clients by providing them with the critical information they need to accurately and reliably evaluate potential customers and business partners. Our services help clients reduce their transaction risks and protect their business interests by providing unique legal, financial, and compliance-related company profiles.

Springbord’s entity research services include building, cleansing, enriching, and maintaining new and existing databases, including recurring data verification. Data is collected directly from company websites, annual reports, corporate statements, corporate filings, and other publicly available sources. We also provide services that range from sorting and aggregating data, developing organizational structure models to writing in-depth reports and idea generation.

The information we collect during the research process includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Entity name
  • Registered office
  • Incorporation year
  • Registration by ID
  • Country of incorporation
  • Country of jurisdiction
  • County of domicile
  • Tax ID
  • Organization type
  • Registration authority
  • Primary regulator

Contact Springbord today to learn more about our risk-reducing entity research services.

Customized research for a clear view of corporate structures and interrelationships

Springbord’s corporate hierarchy data research services provide financial institutions with the information they need to stay current and assess corporate actions data and investment performance. Understanding the complex interrelationships between corporations and their acquisitions, joint ventures, mergers, minority investments, divestitures, and asset swaps is critical to this assessment.

Springbord conducts extensive customized research to provide financial institutions, ratings companies, financial information providers, and other clients with accurate, up-to-date corporate hierarchy databases. Our research will identify all company name variations, which is essential to developing a truly complete and accurate database. The ‘corporate actions’ information we collect is from websites, statutory filings, current filings, and historic filings. All information is subject to frequent data verification by our team.

We specialize in the following corporate hierarchy information:

  • Parent company
  • Subsidiaries
  • Joint ventures
  • Major and minor stake holdings

At Springbord, we understand that no two companies are alike. That's why every research project we take on is custom designed to meet each client's needs.

Proprietary technology to track M&A activities

Now there's a better way to monitor merger and acquisition activities ‐ from initial rumor to completion, including post-acquisition strategy. Springbord’s proprietary M&A transaction aggregation and maintenance tool, HABMAT™, allows for real-time tracking of M&A activity and also issues automated alerts to help clients stay abreast of developments at every stage of the M&A process. In addition, the HABMAT tool is capable of aggregating as much as ten years' worth of information, providing clients with an exhaustive database of high quality, reliable M&A research.

Technology is great of course, but it's what you do with it that counts. That's where Springbord’s expert research and analytics staff comes in. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in the latest M&A research techniques, and Springbord combines that know-how with the power of the HABMAT tool to deliver the high quality databases upon which our clients rely.

Our services include updating existing M&A databases or designing and building customized databases specific to clients' needs. Financial information on both buyer and seller is collected and updated for each transaction and cleansed every time there is an update. The information we capture is extensive and includes the following:

  • Target company
  • Buyer
  • Target industry
  • Industry and country of buyer
  • Target country
  • Seller
  • Transaction date and type
  • Transaction status
  • Transaction attributes
  • Payment details
  • Private equity (PE) or venture capital (VC)
  • Stake involved (%)

Springbord’s research & analytics team members are experts in helping clients calculate deal multiples such as deal value to sales, deal value to own capital or assets, calculation of enterprise value, market valuation, and terminal value.

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) are an important growth strategy for many companies. Springbord outsourcing services allows our customers to control their costs; while at the same time helps them keep a ear to the ground by providing reliable, real-time information - thus, enabling our clients to make strategic business decisions. Springbord also provides M&A data backfill services to help clients update missing past data and complete the chart with no voids and issues.

Eliminating duplicate, redundant, and useless data

If every company had only a single handle, life wouldn't be so complicated and maintaining databases wouldn't be so difficult. But as we know, it is a time-consuming and often mind-numbing task to keep track of company names. Part of the problem is that most databases are constructed using multiple reference sources and often include client records or invoices that are filled with duplicate entries and redundant, even useless, data.

Springbord takes the drudgery out of managing company name databases. Our staff follows a simple, proven four-step process to sort through the conflicting information and put clients on the road to an automated name maintenance process.

Record Linkage or sorting: the Springbord staff will scour source material to find incidents of two or more similar entries that refer to the same entity.

  • De-duplication: Upon discovery, our staff will delete duplicate or redundant entries.
  • Data verification / validation: The lifeblood of any database is the quality of the data; we are ruthless when it comes to data verification. Our team of experts also provide business name verification and validation services.
  • Updating: Updating existing entries and adding new one will help expand your database and keep it current.

Once these steps have been completed, Springbord’s team of experts will work closely with you to automate the name maintenance process. Take the misery out of name maintenance databases. Contact Springbord today!

Knowledge is power... and a competitive advantage

In a fast‐changing business environment, knowledge can make the difference between success and failure. Springbord helps financial institutions, ratings companies, financial information providers, and other organizations stay abreast of developing market trends and ahead of the competition by conducting highly customized research that taps a wide range of sources according to each client's unique requirements.

When it's necessary for us to collect data from public and, primary sources, the data becomes the property of our clients and is input directly into their databases. When collecting information from primary sources, we utilize resources such as stock exchanges, company websites, and company fillings data. Authenticated and agreed upon third-party sources such as business wires and new wires are also used when necessary.

Speak with a Springbord representative today to learn more about our custom research solutions and support services.