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August 02, 2015 2:52 PM ET

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Company Overview of DBRS Limited

Company Overview

DBRS Limited operates as a credit rating agency that provides credit rating opinions focusing on insight and transparency across a range of financial institutions, corporate entities, government bodies, and various structured finance product groups in North America, Europe, Australasia, and South America. It rates various companies and single-purpose vehicles that issue commercial paper, term debt, and preferred shares in the global capital markets. Its products include Web Subscriptions that provide investors with detailed surveillance reports, in-depth company reports, industry studies, commentaries, and peer group assessments; and RatingsNow, an authoritative rating data feed. It also pro...

DBRS Tower

181 University Avenue

Suite 700

Toronto, ON M5H 3M7


Founded in 1976





Key Executives for DBRS Limited

Chief Executive Officer and Director
President and Director
Managing Director of Global Corporate Business Development
Senior Vice President of CDN ABS, RMBS and CBs of Global Structured Finance
Senior Vice President of Real Estate of Global Corporates
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

DBRS Limited Key Developments

DBRS Ltd. Names Richard Venn as Chairman Replacing Walter Schroeder

DBRS Ltd. is calling on an old friend to help shepherd the Canadian credit rating agency into its new phase of global expansion. Richard Venn, a Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce veteran who has long known DBRS's founder, Walter Schroeder, has replaced him as chairman. Mr. Venn's entry comes just a few weeks after the deal to sell the company to U.S. private equity firms officially closed. After moving through several leadership positions at the bank, Mr. Venn retired from CIBC in January.

DBRS Limited Presents at Institute for International Research, Inc. - 28th Annual Private Placement Industry Forum, Jan-27-2015 10:45 AM

DBRS Limited Presents at Institute for International Research, Inc. - 28th Annual Private Placement Industry Forum, Jan-27-2015 10:45 AM. Venue: Turnberry Isle Resort and Club, 19999, W Country Club Dr, Miami, Florida, United States. Speakers: Kam Hon, Managing Director of Industrials.

DBRS Ltd Exploring Sale, According to People Familiar With The Matter

DBRS Ltd is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the matter. DBRS owner Walter Schroeder has hired investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners LP to run an auction for the firm, the people said on Tuesday. Private equity firms are among the parties interested, the people added. The people said DBRS could fetch several hundred millions of dollars in a sale. The sale process is part of a wider exploration of strategic alternatives driven by Schroeder's estate planning, one of the people added. The sources cautioned that a deal is not certain and asked not to be identified because the sale process is confidential. A DBRS spokesman declined to comment, while a Perella Weinberg spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.

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