About Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS) delivers deep, rich company and industry information, alongside the relevant proprietary and multi-source news, research, analytics and benchmarking tools that allow professionals to make profitable decisions faster.
This single resource of hard-to-get information covers more than 100 emerging markets, includes company profiles and financials from more than 1.3 million listed and private companies, offers single company and industry analysis, and delivers proprietary and multi-source news and research from over 9,000 publications, all delivered via an easy-to-use interface.
About ISI Emerging MarketsFounded in 1994, ISI Emerging Markets was acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC in 1999. ISI Emerging Markets (www.securities.com) works from over 15 offices around the world to deliver electronic information products, by subscription, to institutional customers globally. ISI provides hard-to-get information covering more than 100 emerging markets. Its flagship product is the Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS).
HistoryDuring the height of the ‘Dotcom Bubble’ the company was profiled in a series of Harvard Business School case studies as a model for fundraising and as an example of the use of the internet to provide information transparency in countries with traditionally low standards of business information disclosure.
Euromoney Institutional Investor acquired 80% of the company in 1999, for US$32m.
Over the years the company has had up to 5 main products. The flagship is the Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS).
In 2000, the company acquired the Kadiev News Service. This became the Company’s editorial arm, and the basis for IntelliNews, an electronic news subscription product principally covering Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union. Georgi Kadiev, known in Bulgaria as the Red Yuppie’ remained as editor for a number of years, and later went on to a career in Bulgarian politics. Intellinews has since been sold by ISI.
Also in 2000, the company acquired InfoLatina, a business in Mexico, which was integrated in EMIS.
In 2005, the company acquired CEIC Data which moved ISI into the historical times series data market. Founded in 1992 by a team of expert economists and analysts, CEIC Data provides the most expansive and accurate data insights into both developed and developing economies around the world.
In May 2008, the company acquired BPR Benchmark now known as EMIS Benchmark delivering detailed financial statements, ratios and industry analytics that enable companies to easily create custom risk measures, credit scores and credit limits that minimize company credit risk.
Other products include EMIS DealWatch, a leading source for proprietary M&A and ECM news, research, deal valuations and deal forecasts, with sophisticated screening, analytics and public information to help users target the most profitable opportunities. EMIS DealWatch evolved from a 2006 Russia Deal Acquisition.