Coface is founded as a specialized export credit insurance company, managing its own products and State guarantees for French exports.
Coface begins its international expansion into the United Kingdom and Italy, paving the way for acquisitions in Germany and Austria in 1996. The CreditAlliance network of credit insurers was established.
Coface is privatized.
The CreditAlliance network is extended to include credit information providers.
Coface launches @rating, adding a worldwide insurable trade debt rating system to its credit information service.
Natexis Banques Populaires (now NatIxis) becomes Coface’s majority shareholder
Coface acquires the CNA Credit unit in order to enter the credit insurance market in the US and Canada.
Coface acquires Ort from Reuters and combines this company's expertise with that of Coface Scrl to become France's leading credit information provider. It also forges international partnerships, particularly in the area of corporate ratings in Russia and Japan. Canada branch established.
Coface acquires South African credit insurance company CUAL and Lithuanian LEID.
|2006||Coface acquired the majority stake in Business Data Israel (BDI), the leading credit information provider in Israel |
Coface North America acquired the commercial debt recovery firm, Newton & Associates.
Creation of Coface Services (merger between Coface Scrl and Coface Ort)