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Executive Leadership

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Paul Walker
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Youngsuk (YS) Chi
Director of RELX Corporate Affairs
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Erik Engstrom
Chief Executive Officer
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Kumsal Bayazit
Chief Executive Officer, Scientific, Technical and Medical
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Hugh M Jones IV
Chief Executive Officer, Exhibitions
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Mark Kelsey
Chief Executive Officer, Risk
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Mike Walsh
Chief Executive Officer, Legal
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Vijay Raghavan
Director, RELX Technology Forum and Chief Technology Officer, Risk
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Henry Udow
Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary
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Jelena Sevo
Chief Strategy Officer
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Rose Thomson
Chief Human Resources Officer

Company Ownership

RELX is a publicly traded company (NYSE: RELX)

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News Announcements

February 16, 2023. RELX PLC announces changes to Board and Committee roles. RELX PLC announces that, having served as a Director since 2013 and currently holding the roles of Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee, Dr Wolfhart Hauser will retire from the Board following the conclusion of the Company's Annual General Meeting to be held on 20 April 2023. Suzanne Wood will succeed Dr Hauser as Senior Independent Director and Robert MacLeod will succeed Dr Hauser as Chair of the Remuneration Committee, each with effect from the conclusion of the Company's AGM, subject to their re-election by shareholders at the AGM.

July 15, 2021. RELX signs The Climate Pledge to become net zero by no later than 2040. RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers, reaffirms its commitment to climate action by signing The Climate Pledge to become net zero by no later than 2040. The Climate Pledge is a cross-sector community of more than 100 companies and organisations, working together to address the climate crisis. In signing the pledge, a company commits to address three principle areas of action: to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions regularly, to implement decarbonisation strategies for emissions reductions and to neutralise remaining emissions with high quality offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.

February 15, 2018. Proposed simplification of the corporate structure. RELX PLC and RELX NV announced a proposed further simplification of RELX Group's corporate structure, moving from the current dual parent holding company structure to a single parent company. The simplification follows the significant measures which were completed in 2015 and is a natural next step for RELX Group, removing complexity and increasing transparency. It is proposed that RELX PLC and RELX NV will merge, with RELX PLC becoming the sole parent company of RELX Group plc. It is proposed that, RELX NV shareholders will receive one new RELX PLC share in exchange for each RELX NV share held at the time the simplification becomes effective, retaining their economic interest in the group at that time. Implementation of the simplification is expected in Q3 2018.

April 11, 2002. Reed International P.L.C and Elsevier NV shareholders approve proposals to change the company's name. At the Reed International P.L.C. Annual General Meeting held on 9 April, shareholders approved a proposal to change the company's name to Reed Elsevier PLC.

July 25, 2000. Reed Elsevier announces the acquisition of Miller Freeman Europe for £360/ $585 million. Reed Elsevier announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with United News & Media plc to acquire the businesses comprising Miller Freeman Europe for £360/(Euro) 585 million. The businesses will be integrated principally within Reed Exhibition Companies which, following the acquisition, will be the world's largest exhibition organiser.

October 13, 1997. Proposed merger of Reed Elsevier and Wolters Kluwer. The Boards of Reed International PLC (Reed), Elsevier NV (Elsevier) and Wolters Kluwer NV (Wolters Kluwer) announce that they have agreed in principle to propose to their respective shareholders a merger of their businesses. The new combination will be the world's largest professional and scientific publishing and information group, with a strong presence in the markets of North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, and prominent market positions in legal and tax, scientific, business, educational and medical publishing. The combined businesses will have the financial and management strength to exploit fully new product development and growth opportunities across the portfolio in a period when technology change offers considerable potential.

June 23, 1997. Reed Elsevier to acquire Chilton Business Group for $447 Million. Reed Elsevier plc announced that it has agreed to acquire the three principal divisions of Chilton Business Group from ABC, Inc., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, for a cash consideration of $447 million. This acquisition is an important extension of Reed Elsevier's position as a leading business-to-business publisher in the United States. The transaction, which is subject to satisfactory US Government clearances, is expected to be completed by the end of July 1997.

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Corporate Chronology

Jun 07, 2022 Elsevier acquires Interfolio
Elsevier has acquired Interfolio, a provider of advanced faculty information solutions for higher education, headquartered in Washington DC, US.

Jun 01, 2022 LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquires property insurtech Flyreel
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, part of RELX, announced it has acquired Flyreel, a Denver-based property insurtech that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to enable self-service property inspections, which provide additional visibility into a property's interior and exterior to improve and automate new business and renewal underwriting and claims processes. Flyreel will become part of the insurance business within LexisNexis Risk Solutions, complementing the insurance data and analytics leader's existing breadth of data assets and models that help assess risk for a structure's inhabitants and location.

May 09, 2022 LexisNexis acquires contract lifecycle management solution Parley Pro
LexisNexis Legal & Professional acquired Parley Pro, a top Contract Lifecycle Management solution, to complement LexisNexis' industry-leading Enterprise Legal Management platform, CounselLink. Founded in 2015, Parley Pro enables efficient and effective contract request, drafting, negotiation, signature, and post-signature management via a secure, cloud-based platform.

May 03, 2022 LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquires behavioral biometric innovator BehavioSec
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, part of RELX, has announced the acquisition of BehavioSec, an advanced behavioral biometrics technology provider. Founded in Sweden in 2008 with a presence in the U.S., Canada and EMEA, BehavioSec provides a highly predictive behavioral biometrics solution that uses behavior analysis for continuous authentication to establish identity trust and help prevent fraud. Solutions from BehavioSec will become a part of the Business Services group within LexisNexis Risk Solutions and enhance its device and digital identity-focused offerings, such as LexisNexis ThreatMetrix.

Dec 01, 2021 LexisNexis acquires of legal transaction management platform Closd
LexisNexis Legal & Professional announced that it has acquired Closd, a top-tier provider of legal transaction management in Europe, founded in 2018. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Closd operates a legal transaction management SaaS platform that makes the management of complex legal projects simpler, safer and faster. Its end-to-end legal project management solution includes automated workflow management, secure document sharing, data rooms, electronic closing, transaction bible generation and document archiving.

Nov 29, 2021 Elsevier acquires
Elsevier acquired Osmosis, a US-based visual learning platform that has simplified the complex learning journey for millions of current and future healthcare professionals and their patients around the world.

Aug 25, 2021 LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquires TruNarrative
LexisNexis Risk Solutions , part of RELX, has acquired TruNarrative, which provides a cloud-based orchestration platform that detects and prevents financial crime and fraud. TruNarrative will become a part of the Business Services group of LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Feb 16, 2021 LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Accuity merge operations
Accuity and LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced they are merging operations. Both businesses are RELX companies and leaders in their respective focus areas in the global financial crime compliance sector with complementary solutions. Accuity is part of the LexisNexis Risk Solutions group of companies.

Dec 09, 2020 Elsevier acquires Shadow Health
Elsevier acquired Shadow Health, a Florida-based developer of virtual simulations in nursing and healthcare education.

Aug 21, 2020 Elsevier acquires SciBite
Elsevier acquired SciBite, a semantic AI company headquartered in Cambridge, UK. SciBite's solutions identify and extract scientific insights from structured and unstructured text and content, to identify key concepts such as drugs, proteins, companies, targets, and outcomes. This semantically-enriched, machine-readable data, helps SciBite's customers around the world make streamlined, more efficient decisions. SciBite was founded in 2011 by Dr. Lee Harland, who currently serves as Chief Scientific Officer at the company.

Mar 11, 2020 Elsevier acquires Authess
Elsevier acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job. Founded in 2015, Authess built a scalable platform for authoring, delivering and scoring performance-based competency assessments. The company's machine-learning models and data analytics observe students as they work through a task, capturing not just their answers but their behaviour, process and problem-solving approach.

Feb 03, 2020 LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquires Emailage
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, part of RELX, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Emailage, a global provider of fraud prevention and risk management solutions. Emailage will become a part of the Business Services group of LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Founded in 2012 and based in the Phoenix metro area with offices across the globe, Emailage helps organizations reduce online fraud by building multi-dimensional profiles associated with customer email addresses to render predictive risk scores.

Jan 21, 2020 LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquires ID Analytics
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a global data and advanced analytics leader and part of RELX, announced that it has closed the acquisition of ID Analytics, the San Diego-based provider of fraud and credit risk solutions. ID Analytics utilizes advanced technology, data and analytics to deliver actionable insights for enterprises. Previously ID Analytics was a NortonLifeLock company.

Nov 27, 2019 Elsevier acquires 3D4Medical for $50.6 million
Elsevier acquired 3D4Medical, the global anatomy education company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. 3D4Medical created Complete Anatomy, the world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform, revolutionizing how students, educators, health professionals and patients understand and interact with anatomy. With outstanding technology and design that pushes the boundaries of how people learn using advanced 3D visualization tools, Complete Anatomy has garnered more than a million registered users at more than 300 of the world's top universities.

Jul 29, 2019 Elsevier acquires Parity Computing
Elsevier signed a definitive agreement to acquire Parity Computing, a California-based business that employs artificial intelligence to provide high-accuracy entity resolution, profiling and recommendations for STM content and applications in the world of research. Parity provides disambiguation technology for Elsevier's abstract and indexing databases that help researchers, universities, national bodies and other stakeholders improve decision-making and answer critical questions. Resolving ambiguities in entities and relationships that appear in publications lays the foundation for the analytics and decision support capabilities of Scopus.

May 07, 2019 LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquires Lumen from Numerica Corporation
LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced it is further expanding its public safety solutions with the acquisition of all Lumen assets, a product line owned by Numerica Corporation, a Colorado-based company. Lumen is an integrated data platform leveraged by public safety analysts, investigators, patrol officers and commanders to help solve cases faster. Lumen will become part of the product line of the Government group of LexisNexis Risk Solutions and its public safety and law enforcement solutions.

Feb 15, 2019 Kumsal Bayazit appointed Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier
Elsevier appointed Kumsal Bayazit as Chief Executive Officer effective February 15, 2019.

Dec 09, 2018 Elsevier acquires Science-Metrix
Elsevier has acquired Science-Metrix Inc., a research evaluation firm that provides science research evaluation and analytics to assess science and technology activities. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Science-Metrix is known for high-quality and independent bibliometric analysis and research evaluation.

Sep 10, 2018 Elsevier acquires Aries Systems
Elsevier completed its acquisition of Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, Massachusetts. Aries' offerings are used by journals, books and other publications for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.

Apr 05, 2018 Elsevier launches Mendeley Data
Elsevier launched Mendeley Data, a new, cloud-based platform designed to help universities and researchers manage, share and showcase their research data. With Mendeley Data, researchers can safely record and share research data while improving its reuse via publication, while universities can showcase institutional outputs and improve their collaboration rate.

Jan 22, 2018 LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquires ThreatMetrix
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a global data technology and advanced analytics leader, announced that its parent company, RELX Group, has closed the acquisition of ThreatMetrix. ThreatMetrix will become part of RELX Group’s Risk & Business Analytics segment, which includes LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Jan 17, 2018 Elsevier acquires Via Oncology
Elsevier acquired Via Oncology, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company that provides decision support and best practices in cancer care management. A former subsidiary of UPMC, one of the nation's leading integrated healthcare delivery and financing systems, Via Oncology helps cancer centers demonstrate the value of their care to patients, referring physicians and payers by developing and implementing clinical pathways in collaboration with its network of more than 1,500 US cancer care providers.

Aug 02, 2017 Elsevier acquires Bepress
Elsevier has acquired bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions' research for maximum impact. Founded by three University of California, Berkeley professors in 1999, bepress allows institutions to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate their intellectual output, including preprints, working papers, journals or specific articles, dissertations, theses, conference proceedings and a wide variety of other data.

Jun 08, 2017 LexisNexis acquires Ravel Law
LexisNexis Legal & Professional has acquired Ravel Law, a legal research, analytics and visualization platform that empowers users to contextualize and interpret vast amounts of information to uncover valuable insights.

Feb 02, 2017 Elsevier acquires Plum Analytics
Elsevier acquired Plum Analytics from EBSCO Information Services, a global information services company providing research and discovery platforms and access to premium content. The acquisition will enable Elsevier to significantly expand access to Plum Analytics’ altmetrics to more researchers and more institutions.

Sep 21, 2016 LexisNexis to acquire Intelligize
LexisNexis Legal & Professional announced its intent to acquire privately held Intelligize, Inc., provider of the industry standard for U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission intelligence. The acquisition would expand the LexisNexis securities and M&A offering with new content, innovative tools and analytics while complementing the capabilities of the company's existing securities solution, Lexis Securities Mosaic.

Aug 08, 2016 LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquires Crash and Project business group of Appriss
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, part of RELX Group, announced it is acquiring the Crash and Project business group of Appriss, a public safety business that provides technology solutions for the efficient collection of crash reports and electronic citations. LexisNexis will utilize the acquired technology within its LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions portfolio, a comprehensive electronic crash and incident reporting suite, to enhance its capabilities to provide a more complete solution to the law enforcement community.

Jul 20, 2016 LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquires Insurance Initiatives
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, part of RELX Group, has acquired Insurance Initiatives, a business which provides a data distribution platform that extracts, hosts and processes large quantities of data to deliver information predominantly into the point-of-quote in the UK's Property & Casualty Insurance industry. The acquisition of IIL will help UK insurers to transform business performance and continue to win new opportunities with data and advanced analytics from experienced insurance industry experts.

May 17, 2016 Elsevier acquires the Social Science Research Network
Elsevier acquires the Social Science Research Network and plans to strengthen it alongside Mendeley's technology platform

May 17, 2016 Elsevier acquires SSRN
Elsevier acquires Social Science Research Network, with plans to strengthen it alongside Mendeley's technology platform, marks a significant advancement for each community of users

Oct 27, 2015 Reed Business Information acquires Adaptris Group Limited
Reed Business Information, part of RELX Group's Risk and Business Information division, has acquired the entire issued share capital of software business Adaptris Group Limited.

Oct 23, 2015 LexisNexis acquires Lex Machina
LexisNexis Legal & Professional has acquired privately held Lex Machina, Inc., creator of Legal Analytics, a next-generation technology platform that transforms how law firms and companies excel in the business and practice of law. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Jul 28, 2015 LexisNexis acquires MLex
LexisNexis Legal & Professional has acquired MLex, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the acquisition of MLex, a global legal media organization providing exclusive market insight, analysis and commentary on regulatory risk.

Jul 01, 2015 Elsevier Acquires InferMed
Elsevier acquired InferMed, a London-based clinical decision support technology company. InferMed's Arezzo technology supports clinicians in choosing the most appropriate treatment path for each patient. Arezzo matches appropriate evidence-based guidelines with patient information and dynamically evaluates best-practice options in the light of current patient and disease information. Arezzo helps physicians improve care outcomes while taking unnecessary costs out of the system.

Feb 25, 2015 Reed Elsevier becomes RELX
From February 25, ownership of all Reed Elsevier businesses, subsidiaries and financing activities below the two listed parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV, has been transferred to a new single group entity. This entity has been named RELX Group plc. RELX Group plc will continue to be owned by Reed Elsevier PLC, the London listing vehicle, and Reed Elsevier NV, the Amsterdam listing vehicle, although we will be asking shareholders at the Annual General Meeting to change their names to RELX PLC and RELX NV respectively.

Feb 25, 2015 Elsevier parent company Reed Elsevier becomes RELX Group
All Reed Elsevier businesses, subsidiaries and financing activities below the two listed parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV, has been transferred to a new single group entity. This entity has been named RELX Group plc. RELX Group plc will continue to be owned by Reed Elsevier PLC, the London listing vehicle, and Reed Elsevier NV, the Amsterdam listing vehicle, although we will be asking shareholders at the Annual General Meeting to change their names to RELX PLC and RELX NV respectively.

Jan 12, 2015 Elsevier acquires Newsflo
Elsevier has acquired Newsflo, a London-based company that helps researchers and academic institutions to measure the wider impact of their work by tracking and analyzing media coverage of their publications and findings.

Jan 06, 2015 LexisNexis acquires BAIR Analytics
LexisNexis Risk Solutions to acquire BAIR Analytics, a provider of analytics solutions for public safety. BAIR Analytics deploys strong technology, robust analytics, mapping, and visual tools to identify and predict patterns of crime.

Nov 13, 2014 LexisNexis to acquire Health Market Science
LexisNexis Risk Solutions to acquire Health Market Science, a leading supplier of high-quality data on health care professionals and an administrator of one of the largest practitioner-level medical claims databases in the U.S.

Oct 20, 2014 LexisNexis acquires Moreover Technologies
LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced that it has acquired Moreover Technologies, Inc., a leading global content delivery service and provider of consolidated current awareness and media management solutions. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Sep 03, 2014 Reed Elsevier acquires FircoSoft
Reed Elsevier to acquire FircoSoft, the Paris-based global sanctions screening software group. Reed Elsevier intends that FircoSoft will be combined with Accuity, its leading provider of global payment routing data and anti-money laundering solutions to banks and businesses worldwide.

Aug 12, 2014 LexisNexis acquires Coplogic
exisNexis Risk Solutions acquired Coplogic, a leading provider of citizen self-reporting software solutions to law enforcement agencies. The acquisition, which includes Coplogic's technology, staff and book of business, adds a citizen incident reporting capability to the LexisNexis eCrash solution. As a result of the acquisition, law enforcement agencies will experience significant time savings and efficiencies that enable them to better allocate resources to pursue other public safety activities and better meet the needs of the community. Agencies using the Coplogic solution have reported citizens filing up to 30 percent of all reports online, eliminating the need to dispatch officers for minor non-threatening incidents.

Aug 04, 2014 LexisNexis acquires PoliceReports.US
LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquired PoliceReports.US, an online distributor of vehicle accident reports currently in use by 29 states. Finalized on August 4, the acquisition – which includes PoliceReports.US technology, staff and book of business – will complement the LexisNexis eCrash solution with enhanced crash report data, analytics and distribution capabilities. This acquisition follows closely to the company's purchase of iyeTek in May – an innovative software development company that creates mobile and handheld software solutions – strengthening the capabilities of the LexisNexis eCrash solution and expanding its market presence.

Jul 12, 2014 Elsevier acquires Amirsys
Elsevier acquired Amirsys. Focused on visually oriented medical disciplines like radiology, pathology and anatomy, Amirsys' global solutions give healthcare providers the expert information and clinical decision support (CDS) tools to make informed, expert and evidence-based diagnoses. Amirsys also provides learning environments that help those training in these disciplines to sharpen their diagnostic skills and increase their knowledge.

Jun 22, 2014 LexisNexis acquires Canadian legal publishing operation from Wolters Kluwer
LexisNexis Legal & Professional announced acquired the Canadian legal publishing assets of Wolters Kluwer. The acquisition will extend the LexisNexis portfolio of next-generation products and solutions for customers within the Canadian market. Simultaneously, Reed Elsevier agreed to transfer its LexisNexis Poland legal business to Wolters Kluwer's Legal & Regulatory division.

May 20, 2014 LexisNexis acquires Wunelli
LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced it is expanding its global usage-based insurance solutions with the acquisition of Wunelli, a telematics data services company based in the United Kingdom. Together, the companies will empower insurers to leverage telematics data to make timely, informed decisions, reduce risk exposure and improve consumers' experience with usage-based insurance.

Apr 01, 2014 LexisNexis acquires Tracesmart
LexisNexis Risk Solutions has acquired United Kingdom-based Tracesmart. Founded in 1999, Tracesmart is a provider of consumer data and identity, risk and trace solutions serving UK clients by delivering web-based software for tracing, identity verification/fraud prevention, anti-money laundering, debt collection and data cleansing.

Sep 16, 2013 LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquires Mapflow
LexisNexis Risk Solutions acquired Dublin-based Mapflow to help commercial and home insurers better understand geographic peril risk at the property level to make more informed underwriting decisions and better manage their portfolio exposure. Mapflow is an industry-leading geographic risk assessment technology company with solutions that complement the comprehensive data, advanced analytics, supercomputing platform and linking capabilities offered by LexisNexis.

Aug 12, 2013 Elsevier acquires Woodhead Publishing
Elsevier announced it has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, an award-winning, UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine. The acquisition of Woodhead Publishing also includes Chandos Publishing, which is known for its strong publishing program in library information science and Asian studies.

Aug 07, 2013 Elsevier acquires certain book assets of Gulf Publishing Company
Elsevier acquired certain book assets of Gulf Publishing Company. The portfolio of 32 books includes petroleum engineering titles in drilling, pipeline, oil and gas, and safety. The GPC titles are for professionals in upstream oil and gas engineering and cover drilling, recovery methods, reservoir management, processing, and pipeline transmission.

May 22, 2013 LexisNexis acquires publishing brands Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt from the Thompson Media Group
LexisNexis Legal & Professional announced that, together with Reed Elsevier Properties SA, it has acquired the acclaimed publishing brands and businesses of Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt from the Thompson Media Group.

Apr 09, 2013 Elsevier acquires Mendeley
Elsevier announced the acquisition of Mendeley, a London-based company that operates a global research management and collaboration platform. Researchers worldwide use Mendeley's desktop and cloud-based tools to manage and annotate documents, create citations and bibliographies, collaborate on research projects and network with fellow academics.

Jan 08, 2013 Elsevier acquires Aureus Sciences
Elsevier acquired Aureus Sciences, a Paris, France based privately held company that provides databases and information tools to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Formed in 2002, Aureus Sciences gathers unique and high quality quantitative biological activity data for major therapeutic drug targets. This content enables researchers to identify the most promising compounds, repurpose existing compounds and identify targets with which the new compounds might interact.

Jan 07, 2013 Elsevier acquires Knovel
Elsevier announced the acquisition of Knovel Corp. New York City-based Knovel provides a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Founded in 2001, Knovel has developed a deep knowledge of the engineering community and is a valuable tool for thousands of engineers and students in more than 700 corporations and engineering schools worldwide. Knovel integrates information and data from more than 100 engineering societies and publishers and makes it highly searchable and interactive so that engineers can easily manipulate the data they find and use it in other engineering applications.

Sep 10, 2012 Elsevier acquires ExitCare
Elsevier acquired ExitCare, an enterprise-wide solution for patient education and discharge instructions. ExitCare provides peer-reviewed patient education and discharge instructions to support clinicians, empower patients and help providers meet their patients' educational needs.

Aug 15, 2012 Elsevier Acquires Atira and its Pure research information system
Elsevier announced the acquisition of Atira, a provider of software and tools that help academic institutions and researchers manage and improve their research outcomes. Atira complements Elsevier's SciVal by expanding the scope of data to report on research activities across an academic institution, and by broadening the range of tools and dashboards to analyse those data. Atira's main product, Pure, is a flexible research information system that enables the planning, evaluation and reporting of research activities.

Jul 2012 Taylor & Francis acquires Focal Press from Elsevier

May 04, 2012 LexisNexis acquires Sanction Solutions
LexisNexis Legal & Professional has acquired Sanction Solutions, a leading provider of innovative presentation software and services used by lawyers, paralegals and litigation support directors. Sanction litigation presentation software provides litigators a single resource to quickly assemble documents, exhibits, transcripts, questions, visuals and video that will be used to manage and present evidence throughout litigation, categorize them, and then create clear, polished and compelling presentation materials necessary for building a case.

Mar 20, 2012 LexisNexis acquires Law360
LexisNexis acquired Portfolio Media, the parent company of Law360, an online provider of speedy and trusted legal news and analysis for business lawyers, primarily in the United States.

Jan 12, 2012 Elsevier acquires QUOSA
Elsevier acquired QUOSA a content management and workflow productivity solutions provider for researchers and information managers. QUOSA's current solutions and platform, including its Information Manager and Virtual Library, will continue to be supported. QUOSA's technological capabilities will be developed into Elsevier-branded solutions, raising the efficiency of the search and discovery process. They will also allow researchers and information professionals to manage information more efficiently at the various stages of the research workflow including organizing, archiving and sharing.

Dec 08, 2011 Elsevier acquires Ariadne Genomics
Elsevier acquiredf the business assets of Ariadne Genomics, a provider of pathway analysis tools and semantic technologies for life science researchers. Ariadne will be integrated with Elsevier's Corporate Markets division.

Sep 26, 2011 Reed Elsevier acquires Accuity Holdings from Investcorp for £343 million
Reed Elsevier announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Accuity Holdings Inc. from Investcorp, a global investment firm, for a consideration of £343m payable in cash. Accuity will be integrated with Bankers' Almanac and will share the combined data assets with LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Jun 30, 2011 Reed Business Information acquires Ascend
Reed Business Information, the business information division of Reed Elsevier, acquired the entire issued share capital of Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings Limited. Ascend will be integrated with RBI's aerospace information and data services business, Flightglobal.

May 09, 2011 Elsevier acquires Fisterra.Com
Elsevier acquired, an award winning, widely used e-clinical reference solution in Spain. Fisterra was launched in 2002 by two primary care doctors and a medical librarian in response to the need for an online short answer Spanish language reference solution to help primary care physicians. provides access to Fisterrae, an advanced e-clinical reference solution that integrates support resources for health professionals in a local language platform. Fisterrae is written by doctors and pharmacists and is kept permanently up to date by following medical journals, reviews by the Cochrane Library and the most important databases of clinical practice guidelines.

Nov 01, 2010 LexisNexis acquires State Net
LexisNexis has acquired State Net, the premier provider of legislative and regulatory content and tools in the United States. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Oct 18, 2010 Omnicom Group acquires Excerpta Medica from Elsevier
Omnicom Group's Diversified Agency Services has acquired Amsterdam-based medical communications agency Excerpta Medica from Elsevier, a division of Reed Elsevier Group plc. Excerpta Medica will become a division of DAS's Adelphi, a group of businesses that provide multiperspective healthcare solutions to the pharmaceutical industry. Excerpta will continue to operate as an independent business, with offices in Amsterdam, New Jersey and London.

Jun 09, 2010 Elsevier acquires Collexis
Elsevier acquired assets from Collexis Holdings, a leading developer of semantic technology and knowledge discovery software. The combination of Elsevier's content and Collexis' semantic technology will provide institutions and researchers new ways to collaborate, showcase accomplishments and improve grant related workflow efficiencies.

Jan 05, 2010 Elsevier acquires NurseSquared
Elsevier acquired NurseSquared, the leading electronic health record (EHR) training product in the market that teaches students how to properly document using a simulated EHR. The NurseSquared training tool allows Elsevier to offer a more complete curriculum solution, including an EHR training tool, to academic customers.

Nov 11, 2009 Erik Engstrom appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Reed Elsevier
Reed Elsevier announces that Ian Smith has resigned as Chief Executive Officer by mutual agreement and has with effect from today stepped down from the Boards. Erik Engstrom, currently CEO of Elsevier, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Reed Elsevier with immediate effect.

Jan 20, 2009 Elsevier acquires William Andrew Publishing
Elsevier acquired the publishing assets of William Andrew, Inc. Over the last 18 months, Elsevier and William Andrew have built a valuable strategic alliance including print distribution of William Andrew books globally outside of North America and electronic distribution of William Andrew content on Elsevier's globally renowned electronic publishing platforms: Science Direct and Engineering Village.

Oct 30, 2008 LexisNexis acquires IDEX
LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, announced that it has acquired IDEX, Inc. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Based in Overland Park, Kansas; IDEX is a leading provider of expert witness content to the legal market. The company maintains an authoritative, exclusive database of more than 1,000,000 records on 200,000-plus experts – including expert profiles, testimonial histories, verdict awards, settlement amounts, authored content, and expert depositions and court testimony.

Sep 19, 2008 Reed Elsevier acquires ChoicePoint for $4.1 billion
Reed Elsevier acquires ChoicePoint for a total cost of $4.1 billion. ChoicePoint brings to Reed Elsevier's risk management business a leading position in providing unique data and analytics to the insurance sector and highly complementary products in the screening, authentication and public records areas.

Jun 12, 2008 LexisNexis acquires LAWbase
LexisNexis announced the acquisition of the LAWbase practice management business from CCH New Zealand Ltd. This acquisition will expand the existing LexisNexis portfolio of products and services, including PCLaw and Lexis Affinity, designed to help legal professionals manage their businesses and workflows more efficiently.

Jun 04, 2008 LexisNexis Butterworths India merges with leading Indian legal publisher, Wadhwa Nagpur
LexisNexis, a leading global provider of business information solutions, announced the merger of Wadhwa Nagpur, one of India’s providers of legal publishing information, with LexisNexis Butterworths India. The combined company, headquartered in New Delhi, will be the leader of legal information solutions in India. The merger reinforces LexisNexis’ commitment to the India market and bolsters the company’s ability to take advantage of additional market growth drivers, including digitization of courts, the rapidly growing legal profession and the increasing demand for information solutions.

Jan 06, 2008 LexisNexis acquires Redwood Analytics
LexisNexis has acquired New Jersey-based Redwood Analytics, the leading provider of business performance analytics software for large law firms and an expert resource for business performance benchmarking services.

Oct 2007 Symyx Technologies, Inc. acquires MDL from Elsevier

Jul 09, 2007 LexisNexis acquires Juris, Inc.
LexisNexis has acquired Nashville-based Juris, Inc., the leading provider of time, billing, and accounting software for mid-sized law firms.

Jun 06, 2007 LexisNexis acquires Image Capture Engineering
LexisNexis announced that LexisNexis Applied Discovery has acquired Image Capture Engineering, Inc., the industry pioneer and market leader in the development of discovery document processing software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Oct 13, 2006 Reed Elsevier sells Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann Divisions to Houghton Mifflin Company
Houghton Mifflin Company and its parent, Education Media and Publishing Group Limited, today announced that Houghton Mifflin has completed the acquisition of the Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann divisions from Reed Elsevier

May 26, 2005 Reed Elsevier acquires Netter publications from MediMedia
Reed Elsevier announces binding offer to acquire MediMedia's European and US Netter professional medical publishing businesses for €270

Jul 2004 Reed Elsevier acquires Seisint for $775 million
Reed Elsevier Group announced that LexisNexis, its legal and business and government information solutions business, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Seisint, Inc. for $775 million

2004 Elsevier launches SCOPUS
Scopus - covering 14,000 scientific titles plus 167 million scientific web pages, and delivering the largest collection of abstracts ever collected online in one place, going back forty years - is now commercially available for trial and sale to any institution.

Feb 20, 2002 Cahners Business Information renamed to Reed Business Information
Cahners Business Information today announced it is changing its name to Reed Business Information (RBI), effective immediately.

2002 Reed Elsevier becomes Elsevier

2001 Cambridge Information Group acquires Bowker
Cambridge Information Group acquired R.R. Bowker, a unit of Cahners Business Information, from Reed Elsevier.

2001 Reed Elsevier sells Official Airline Guides to Electra Partners

Apr 1999 Elsevier acquires Cell Press from Benjamin Lewin

May 1998 Reed Elsevier acquires Matthew Bender for $1.65 Billion
Reed Elsevier acquires Matthew Bender for $1.65 Billion from Times Mirror

1998 Reed Elsevier acquires The Beilstein Database, BioMedNet, ChemWeb, Engineering Information from Current Science Group.

1998 Cahners Business Information established
Reed Elsevier establishes Cahners Business Information by combining Cahners Publications, Chilton Publications, and Reed Travel Group

Jun 23, 1997 Reed Elsevier acquires Chilton Business Group for $447 Million
Reed Elsevier acquired the three principal divisions of Chilton Business Group from ABC, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, for a cash consideration of $447 million. This acquisition is an important extension of Reed Elsevier's position as a leading business-to-business publisher in the United States.

Mar 24, 1997 Reed Elsevier acquires MDL Information Systems
Elsevier Science to acquire MDL Information Systems for $320 Million. MDL Information Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated solutions that accelerate high-throughput discovery and development in the life science and chemical industries. MDL's software systems, databases and services help customers manage, communicate, and analyse the volumes of data associated with modern R&D workflows. With applications supporting chemical and biological information management, bioinformatics, automated synthesis and screening, and materials science, MDL is committed to keeping pace with new technologies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries.

Mar 1997 Elsevier launched ScienceDirect
Elsevier launched ScienceDirect, its platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature.

1997 Elsevier acquires JAI Press

Aug 08, 1996 Reed Elsevier acquires Tolley Publishing Company
Reed Elsevier acquired Tolley Publishing Company from United News & Media for a cash consideration of £100.5 million. Tolley supplies information and commentary for use by professional and business people in the tax, legal and business markets in the United Kingdom.

Oct 03, 1994 Reed Elsevier acquires LexisNexis from Mead for $1.5 billion
Reed Elsevier acquired the assets of Mead Data Central, which operates the Lexis/Nexis legal and business publishing business. The acquisition includes Michie Co., a leading U.S. state law publisher.

Aug 1993 Reed Elsevier acquires Official Airline Guides from Maxwell Communication Corporation for $417 million

Jan 01, 1993 Reed International merges with Elsevier NV to form Reed Elsevier PLC
Reed Elsevier came into existence on January 1, 1993 when Reed International P.L.C., a UK company, and Elsevier NV, a Dutch company, contributed all their businesses to two jointly owned companies; Reed Elsevier plc, an operating company and Elsevier Reed BV, a finance company. Reed Elsevier is the name used to refer to the combination of Reed International P.L.C. and Elsevier NV and the two jointly owned subsidiaries. Under the equalization arrangements agreed at the time of the merger, ordinary shareholders in Reed International P.L.C. and Elsevier NV enjoy substantially equivalent dividend and capital rights with respect to their ordinary shares in the net income and net assets of Reed Elsevier.

1992 Reed Elsevier acquires Parker Griffin Publishing Company

1991 Elsevier launches The University Licensing Project (TULIP)

1991 Elsevier acquires The Lancet from Hodder & Stoughton

1990 Butterworth–Heinemann formed through the merger of Heinemann Professional Publishing and Butterworths Scientific

1987 Reed International acquires Octopus Publishing from William Heinemann for £540 million

Sep 1986 Reed International acquires Technical Publishing Co. from Dun & Bradstreet for $250 million
Cahners Publishing Company, part of Reed International, acquired Technical Publishing Co. from Dun & Bradstreet for $250 million

1981 Elsevier acquires Focal Press

1979 Elsevier acquires Congressional Information Services

1979 Elsevier acquires Congressional Information Service and Greenwood Publishing

1977 Reed International acquires Cahners Publications
Reed International previously acquired a 29 percent stake in Cahners in 1970.

1972 Excerpta Medica acquired by Elsevier

1971 Elsevier acquires Excerpta Medica
Elsevier acquires the medical abstracting service and databank Excerpta Medica.

Jan 01, 1970 Elsevier Science Publishers acquires North Holland Publishing Company

1970 Reed acquires International Publishing Corporation
International Publishing Corporation had previously acquired Butterworths in 1965

1967 Ohio Bar Automated Research launched by Data Corporation

1880 Elsevier was founded as a small Dutch publisher (NV Uitgeversmaatschappij Elsevier)
Elsevier founded in Rotterdam by five Dutch booksellers, led by Jacobus George Robbers.