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July 30, 2020

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with CPA Global, a global leader in intellectual property software and tech-enabled services. In the all-stock transaction, CPA Global shareholders will receive approximately 218 million Clarivate ordinary shares, representing 35% pro forma fully diluted ownership of Clarivate. Based on the 30-day volume weighted average share price of Clarivate, the implied enterprise value is approximately $6.8 billion, which includes approximately $900 million of the present value of tax assets. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, is expected to close fourth quarter of 2020. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 2020

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate released the 2020 update to its annual Web of Science Journal Citation Reports (JCR). The annual JCR release enables the research community to evaluate the world's high-quality academic journals using a range of indicators, descriptive data and visualizations. The reports are used by academic publishers across the globe to evaluate the impact of their journals relative to their field and promote them to the research community. [Full Announcement].

April 24, 2020

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics announced the addition of open access data to Journal Citation Reports profile pages to increase transparency around open access models in scholarly publishing. Journal Citation Reports is an annual journal report from the Web of Science, the world’s largest publisher-independent global citation database. [Full Announcement].

March 2, 2020

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics announced it has completed its acquisition of Decision Resources Group. Previously, Clarivate announced on January 17, 2020 its intent to acquire DRG from Piramal Enterprises Limited, part of global business conglomerate Piramal Group. [Full Announcement].

January 31, 2020

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Decision Resources Group, a premier provider of high-value data, analytics and insights products and services to the healthcare industry, from Piramal Enterprises Limited, part of global business conglomerate Piramal Group. The $950 million purchase price–approximately 12x trailing DRG Adjusted EBITDA, taking into account acquisition cost synergies but not revenue synergies–includes $900 million in cash and approximately $50 million in Clarivate ordinary shares to be issued following the one-year anniversary of closing. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Clarivate earnings in 2020. [Full Announcement].

September 9, 2019

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics announced that it has acquired the business of SequenceBase, a leader in providing patent sequence information and search technology to the biotech, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The acquisition will deliver an expanded solution to the fast-growing biologics market. It complements Derwent’s GENESEQ database and leading patent research platform Derwent Innovation, providing users with an intuitive solution to easily search, analyze and find context in sequence data within patents. GENESEQ is a proprietary database trusted by the largest players in biologics today. It is the only database to provide annotated analysis to help simplify the complexity of searching and identifying biological sequences (DNA, RNA and protein sequences) covered in patents from over 50 patent issuing authorities. [Full Announcement].

June 5, 2019

Clarivate Analytics. The Web of Science Group, part of Clarivate Analytics, launches its first range of analytical reports aimed specifically for academic publishers today. The ready-to-use reports provide a snapshot of journals’ performance and inform competitor analysis. They will help publishers to easily plan robust, evidence-based strategies, based on the publisher-independent, editorially curated data in the Web of Science, combined with data from InCites analytics and where appropriate, ScholarOne. [Full Announcement].

May 13, 2019

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, and Churchill Capital Corp, a publicly traded investment vehicle, announced the closing of their merger following the receipt of stockholder approval at Churchill's special meeting of stockholders. In connection with the consummation of the merger, the combined company was renamed Clarivate Analytics Plc, and anticipates that starting on May 14, 2019, its ordinary shares and warrants will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange and NYSE American under the symbols CCC and CCC WS, respectively. [Full Announcement].

July 9, 2018

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics today announced a collaboration with Caltech that will work towards providing more than two thousand of its researchers with legitimate one-click access to millions of academic papers and journal articles via Kopernio's technology. [Full Announcement].

June 26, 2018

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate innovation, announced the 2018 update of its Journal Citation Reports (JCR). The latest update incorporates new analyses that offer richer, more detailed information to enhance users’ understanding of journal performance. These additional insights will help researchers, publishers, editors, librarians and funders to explore the key drivers of a journal’s value for diverse audiences, making better use of the data and metrics from the citation index database. [Full Announcement].

June 7, 2018

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics has partnered with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB), the Egyptian government’s digital library and online knowledge hub to launch the first Arabic Citation Index (ARCI). This index will launch in 2020 as part of Egypt’s 2030 Vision to transform Egypt into a ‘knowledge economy’ and will be the first ever mapping of Arabic scholarly literature in a citation index. The ARCI will be powered by the Web of Science- the world’s most trusted and only publisher-neutral citation index for researchers in Egypt and across the 22 member states of the Arab League. [Full Announcement].

May 2, 2018

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has announced the appointment of Keith Collier to a newly-created leadership position of Managing Director, Publisher Services in the Scientific and Academic Research division. [Full Announcement].

April 10, 2018

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics announced the strategic acquisition of AI-technology startup Kopernio, to create the definitive publisher-neutral platform for research workflow and analysis for scientific researchers, publishers and institutions worldwide. Kopernio’s vision is to legally provide one-click access to millions of journal articles and academic research papers across the globe, dramatically improving and facilitating access to scientific knowledge. [Full Announcement].

February 9, 2018

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced it will re-establish the prestigious Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) to its Scientific and Academic Research Group. This new incarnation of the institute will be focused on the development of existing and new bibliometric and analytical approaches, fostering collaborations with partners and customers across the academic community. [Full Announcement].

August 8, 2017

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to enable the research ecosystem to accelerate discovery, announced today that Annette Thomas, previously appointed to the Clarivate board, will join the company in September as Chief Executive Officer of its Scientific and Academic Research division, well-known for its industry-leading Web of Science platform. Thomas will lead the global team from its London office. [Full Announcement].

June 25, 2017

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics today announced a novel public/private strategic partnership with Impactstory that will remove a critical barrier for researchers: limited open access (OA) to high-quality, trusted peer-reviewed content. Under the terms of the partnership, Clarivate Analytics is providing a grant to Impactstory to build on its oaDOI service, making open access content more easily discoverable, and the research workflow more efficient from discovery through publishing. [Full Announcement].

June 20, 2017

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics that accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced that Julia Mair has joined the company as its Chief Marketing Officer ( [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2017

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics today announced that it has renewed its partnership with Royal Philips through a multi-year agreement. Through this partnership, Royal Philips' Intellectual Property and Standards organization uses Derwent Innovation, helping create and protect Royal Philips' intellectual property. Derwent Innovation is the premier IP research and analytics tool based on the Derwent World Patents Index ("DWPI"). Royal Philips, and hundreds of other organizations, trust and rely on its data quality and accuracy for making important IP and innovation decisions. [Full Announcement].

June 16, 2017

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics announced its collaboration with the University of Melbourne, which is leading the ARC Training Centre for Personalized Therapeutics Technologies, a collaboration between University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Western Australia and 15 partner organizations including Clarivate. [Full Announcement].

June 1, 2017

Clarivate Analytics. Clarivate Analytics announced the acquisition of Publons and its leading global platform for researchers to share, discuss and receive recognition for peer review and editing of academic research. The acquisition brings together the world’s preeminent citation database and the world’s largest researcher-facing peer-review data and recognition platform. [Full Announcement].

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