Overview

Bel-first contains comprehensive information on companies in Belgium and Luxembourg. You can use it to research individual companies, search for companies with specific profiles and for analysis. It allows you to evaluate companies in detail, including peer group comparisons and get an insight into a specific sector. Bel-first is available in two versions: Bel-first Finance and Bel-first Marketing.

Both versions cover Belgian Companies/Associations with or without accounts, sole traders, Luxembourg Companies with or without accounts, entities with different legal status.

What information does Bel-first Finance contain?

  • Company financials in detailed format (full Balance sheet, Income statement) with up to 10 years of history
  • Financial strength ratios
  • Social balance sheet
  • Current and Previous Board Members
  • Original filings/images as filed at the National Bank of Belgium
  • Auditor’s report
  • Stock data for listed companies
  • Detailed corporate structures and the corporate family
  • Shareholders and subsidiaries
  • Legal information i.e. National Social Security Office (NSSO) summons, outstanding and regularised protests and judgments.
  • M&A deals and rumours
 
What information does Bel-first Marketing contain?
  • Key company financials with up to 10 years of history
  • Summary of financial strength ratios
  • Average number of employees
  • Current and Previous Board Members
  • Detailed corporate structures and the corporate family
  • Shareholders and subsidiaries
  • Legal information i.e. National Social Security Office (NSSO) summons, outstanding and regularised protests and judgments.
  • M&A deals and rumours


How it helps you


  • Search by hundreds of criteria – you can search by trends and over multiple years
  • Do a detailed financial analysis on a company – you can also include our complementary information including M&A deals and rumours
  • Refer to original filings using our library of scanned images
  • Illustrate financials with our easy-to create graphs
  • Get a quick view of a company’s financial strength
  • Compare companies against each other or using standard peer groups based on their activity codes
  • Enhance in-house models through the Web Add-in function –  you can establish a dynamic link between Bel-first and your structure (Excel and Access)
  • Monitor companies using our alert system
  • Look at a company’s corporate structure in a tree diagram and find all companies with the same parent
  • Know more about your leads and prospects, enrich your CRM system, create prospect lists and develop your accounts

Coverage

Bel-first covers 1.2 million companies in Belgium and 25,000 in Luxembourg

  • 500,000 companies with accounts (active and inactive status)
  • 275,000 companies without accounts
  • Details of 425,000 sole traders that are active but not required to file accounts