RELX Group - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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RELX Group M&A Summary

RELX Group has acquired 16 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 9 assets.

RELX Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2000, when it acquired Harcourt General for $5.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 1998, when it sold IPC to Cinven for $1.3B. RELX Group has acquired in 7 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (32%) and publishing (19%).

RELX Group Business Overview

Where is RELX Group headquartered?

RELX Group is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

What is RELX Group’s revenue?

RELX Group disclosed revenue of 7,244M GBP for 2021 and 7,110M GBP for 2020.

How many employees does RELX Group have?

RELX Group has 33,000 employees.

What sector is RELX Group in?

RELX Group is an information technology company.

When was RELX Group founded?

RELX Group was founded in 1903.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16

RELX Group

RELX Plc

1-3 Strand,
London, WC2N 5JR
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7166 5500
www.relx.com

RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. Company leverage a deep understanding of our customers to create innovative solutions which combine content and data with analytics and technology in global platforms. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom almost half are in North America. RELX was founded in 1903 and is based in London, United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 15 - - 1 - - 16
vol $13.8B $13.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $2.4B $2.4B
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Parley Pro, Inc. 2022-05-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Altos, California · www.parleypro.com
ThreatMetrix, Inc. 2018-01-29 893M GBP Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.threatmetrix.com
Landleven 2017-09-12 - Divestiture
, Netherlands
Jewelers International Showcase, Inc. 2015-06-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Boca Raton, Florida · www.jisshow.com
FircoSoft SAS 2014-09-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.fircosoft.com
Reed Elsevier - LexisNexis Legal Business 2014-07-22 - Divestiture
, Poland
Wolters Kluwer NV - Canadian Legal Publishing Activities 2014-07-22 - Divestiture
, Ontario
Mendeley Ltd. 2013-04-09 100M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.mendeley.com
Totaljobs Group Ltd. 2012-04-04 169M GBP Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.totaljobsgroup.com
Accuity, Inc. 2011-09-26 528M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Skokie, Illinois · www.accuity.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Inc.    - HumanAPI, Inc. 2023-04-25 19
Alpharetta, Georgia · risk.lexisnexis.com San Mateo, California · www.humanapi.co
LexisNexis Group, Inc. 1994-10-05 Aistemos Ltd. 2023-02-07 14
New York, New York · www.lexisnexis.com London, United Kingdom · www.cipher.ai
Accuity, Inc. 2011-09-26 National Regulatory Services, Inc. 2021-10-21 1
Skokie, Illinois · www.accuity.com Evanston, Illinois · www.nrs-inc.com
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Inc.    - Emailage 2020-02-03 18
Alpharetta, Georgia · risk.lexisnexis.com Chandler, Arizona · www.emailage.com
Elsevier BV    - 3D4Medical Ltd. 2019-11-27 28
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.elsevier.com Dublin, Ireland · www.3d4medical.com
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Inc.    - Numerica Corp. - Lumen Assets 2019-05-07 17
Alpharetta, Georgia · risk.lexisnexis.com Fort Collins, Colorado
Proagrica    - Proagrica - Dutch Agriculture Media 2018-11-15 1
Surrey, United Kingdom · www.proagrica.com , Netherlands
LexisNexis Group, Inc. 1994-10-05 LexisNexis Group, Inc. - eDiscovery Business  2018-03-26 3
New York, New York · www.lexisnexis.com New York, New York
LexisNexis Group, Inc. 1994-10-05 LexisNexis Group, Inc. - Law Enforcement Publications 2017-07-13 2
New York, New York · www.lexisnexis.com New York, New York
Elsevier BV    - Plum Analytics, Inc. 2017-02-02 27
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.elsevier.com Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.plumanalytics.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 5 (31%) 893M (6%) - -
Publishing 3 (19%) 5.7B (41%) 2 (22%) 1.3B (54%)
Business Services 2 (13%) 4.7B (34%) 1 (11%) -
Information Services 2 (13%) 1.9B (14%) 1 (11%) -
Information Technology 2 (13%) 528M (4%) 1 (11%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) 100M (1%) 2 (22%) 171M (7%)
Media 1 (6%) - - -
Digital Media - - 1 (11%) -
Education - - 1 (11%) 950M (39%)
Total 16 $13.8B 9 $2.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 12 13.1B 4 950M
  Illinois 2 528M 1 -
  Pennsylvania 2 447M - -
  New York 2 1.5B - -
  Georgia 2 4.1B - -
  California 2 893M - -
  New Jersey - - 2 -
  Massachusetts 1 5.7B - -
  Florida 1 - - -
United Kingdom 2 654M 3 1.5B
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
Netherlands - - 1 -
Poland - - 1 -
Domestic 2 (13%) 654M (5%) 3 (33%) 1.5B (61%)
Cross-border 14 (88%) 13.1B (95%) 6 (67%) 950M (39%)
Total 16 $13.8B 9 $2.4B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $11.3B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.5B
TOTAL $13.8B
Largest Harcourt General, Inc.
$5.7B (2000-10-27)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.1B
< $100M 1 $2M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest IPC Ltd.
$1.3B (1998-01-06)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
4 (25%)
Strategic(s)
25%
4 (25%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
3 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
6 (67%)

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