Date: 15 November 2018

Reed Business BV announces intention to sell Dutch agriculture media portfolio to Misset Uitgeverij BV

Reed Business BV, part of RELX Group, has today announced its intention to sell all publishing activities of the Dutch agricultural media portfolio, part of the Proagrica division, to Doorakkeren BV. It is the intention to place the publishing activities in the newly established subsidiary called Misset Uitgeverij BV, in which Doorakkeren BV has a majority interest and Reed Business BV has a minority interest.

The intended sale includes the publishing activities and related products, services and events of Boerderij, Boerderij Vandaag, Pluimveehouderij, Groenten & Fruit, Trekker, Traktorpool, Future Farming, All About Feed, Dairy Global, Pig Progress, Poultry World and the sales and marketing activities performed for Dacom. All 140 employees involved will be employed by Misset Uitgeverij BV.

Doorakkeren BV is a joint venture between Derk Haank, Cor Jan Willig and Luc van Os, specifically set up to acquire the activities of the Dutch agricultural media portfolio of Reed Business BV. All partners of Doorakkeren BV have a broad experience within publishing companies of business and consumer media.

This decision reflects Reed Business BV continuing strategic priority of focusing on its data and analytics business.

The intended sale is subject to the completion of the customary consultation procedures with the Works Council of Reed Business BV.

 

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About Reed Business BV and RELX Group
Reed Business BV is part of Reed Business Information. Reed Business Information provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including finance, agriculture, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. Reed Business Information is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedbusiness.com | www.relx.com

For more information, please contact:
Jane Baldwin, Head of Corporate Communications
T: +44 (0) 20 8652 8018
E: Jane.Baldwin@reedbusiness.com

 

About Doorakkeren BV
Doorakkeren BV is a joint venture between Derk Haank, Cor Jan Willig and Luc van Os, specifically set up to acquire the activities of the Dutch agricultural media portfolio of Reed Business BV. All partners of Doorakkeren BV have a broad experience within publishing companies of business and consumer media. Doorakkeren BV believes that high quality information is essential for the customers of the agricultural media portfolio to grow their business. Therefore, Doorakkeren BV is investing in this portfolio for the long term and will provide the support to the team for developing a healthy and successful future.

For more information, please contact:
Cor Jan Willig, T: +31 6 815 711 71
Derk Haank, T: +31 6 158 815 82

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