May 29, 2002 - New York, NY - Thomson Financial, an operating unit of the Thomson Corporation (TSE:TOC) and leading provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community, today announced that it has integrated Eliyon Technologies' new third-party executive and company databank resource into VentureXpert Web, a database of global private equity intelligence that is the industry's leading supplier of market intelligence. Through Eliyon, users can gain access to more extensive biographical data on more executives and managers at US venture firms and their portfolio companies.
Using proprietary Web crawling, natural language processing and data integration tools, Eliyon has created profiles on more than 8 million business people at more than 600,000 companies. Profiles offer in-depth executive details, including education, employment history, and business associations such as board seats. In addition, Eliyon will help VentureXpert Web members find many more people by showing profiles of mid-level employees or people who have moved on to other companies.
This data enhancement will provide a new level of insight into the funds and companies profiled in VentureXpert Web. Users desiring person or company information will simply click on the Eliyon button to the left of the executive data in any VentureXpert firm, fund or company profile to maximize their research and analytical experience.
"This data provides a new and invaluable level of insight into the funds and companies profiled in VentureXpert, giving more depth to users' research and analysis," said Ted Weissberg, President, Thomson Financial Venture Economics.
"VentureXpert Web members rely on it to be the industry's premier collection of global market intelligence and analytics on private equity," says Jonathan Stern, President and CEO of Eliyon Technologies. "As Eliyon excels in hard-to-find important people and company information, it was a perfect fit to boost offerings and increase the value proposition."
VentureXpert Web is offering free access to Eliyon for a limited time to all clients.
About Thomson Financial
Thomson Financial is a US$1.6 billion provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community. Through the widest range of products and services in the industry, Thomson Financial helps clients in more than 70 countries make better decisions, be more productive and achieve superior results. Thomson Financial is part of The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), a leading provider of value-added information and technology more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation reported 2001 revenues of US$7.2 billion and its common shares are listed on the Toronto stock exchange (TSX:TOC).