Date: 20 December 2019

Reed Business Information has announced today that it intends to divest its publishing activities in the agriculture sector to the Mark Allen Group

Reed Business Information Ltd (RBI), part of the Risk & Business Analytics market segment of RELX, has announced today that it intends to divest its publishing activities in the agriculture sector to the Mark Allen Group. Terms were not disclosed.

This intended divestment does not include RBI’s agricultural connectivity, data and analytics solutions which sit under the Proagrica brand.

This decision reflects RBI’s continuing strategic priority of focusing on its data and analytics business.

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About Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a fast-growth provider of information and analytics, solving critical problems for businesses globally. 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. RBI is part of the Risk & Business Analytics market segment of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.
https://www.reedbusiness.com

About Proagrica
Proagrica, part of RELX Group, is a global provider of independent connectivity and data-driven support solutions for the agriculture and animal health industries. We deliver actionable intelligence to drive business growth across the value chain. Our superior products and services connect and empower industry participants to address their key needs around trading, productivity and compliance. Our solutions are built around the key competencies of data connectivity and data analytics delivering seamless supply chain management, supply chain standards compliance, and customer insight and engagement, essential for businesses looking to improve their value offering and expand in the modern marketplace. Further information at www.proagrica.com

About Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a family-owned private company, which was founded in 1985. The company employs 434 staff in four locations – Herne Hill, Dartford, Guildford and Wiltshire. Its 100 magazines are in 12 different sectors: healthcare; dental; social care; education; music; manufacturing and engineering; aviation; print; human resources; the built environment; critical communications; auto, transport and entertainment. It organises up to 250 exhibitions, conferences and awards every year. Flagship brands include: Gramophone, Dental Update, British Journal of Nursing, Community Care, Nursery World, The Engineer, Machinery and Ground Handling International.

For more information contact: Jane Baldwin
jane.baldwin@reedbusiness.com

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