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Informa Tech and IHS Markit Technology join forces

London, 1 August 2019: Informa Tech and IHS Markit Technology join forces to create a market-leading information services business for the ICT industry

Informa Tech has now completed its acquisition of the majority of IHS Markit's technology portfolio, adding it to its existing data and research brands Ovum, Heavy Reading, and Tractica.

This combination means that Informa Tech is now primed to build a market-leading data & research business which, when coupled with Informa Tech's media and events businesses, will better inform, educate, and connect the ICT industries.

By welcoming over 350 respected analysts, researchers, data scientists, and consultants from IHS Markit, we enhance our expertise and deepen our global coverage across a spectrum of Information & Communications Technology markets, including Enterprise IT & Communications, Telecommunications & Service Providers, Media & Entertainment, and Manufacturing & Heathcare, and enabling technologies such as cloud, AI, security, IoT, semiconductors, and displays.

All customers will continue to receive the same high-quality products and services you have come to expect; for the time being there will be no change to the service, your access, or who to turn to for help and support. IHS Markit Technology customer contracts are being transferred on the same Terms & Conditions.

As we move forward with this exciting combination and bring together our data, insights, intelligence, and trusted advisors, we will strengthen our research and data offerings, providing you with a broader, deeper, and more global set of services, and a more comprehensive, end-to-end view of the industries you serve.

If you have any questions or feedback or you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact your existing account manager directly or email us at

Portfolio Agreement with IHS Markit

London: 10th May 2019, Informa (LSE: INF.L), the International Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group, today announces further Progressive Portfolio Management (“PPM”) through an agreement with information services group, IHS Markit, that sees Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence Portfolio exchanged for IHS Markit’s leading portfolio of TMT brands, further enhancing Informa Tech.

“This agreement is very positive for both IHS Markit and Informa, increasing the focus of each company on core markets where it has particular strengths and a long-term commitment to invest and grow” said Lance Uggla, CEO IHS Markit and Stephen A. Carter, Group Chief Executive, Informa PLC.

The agreement forms part of Informa’s PPM programme designed to focus the Group on brands and customer markets with the greatest opportunities for growth and expansion. It significantly strengthens Informa’s market position in Telecoms Media & Technology, whilst providing an attractive new home for the Group’s specialist information brands within the Agribusiness Intelligence Portfolio, with an owner committed to investing and expanding in this market over the long-term.

The expansion of Informa Tech includes a portfolio of B2B brands providing specialist research and data to customers through a range of subscription products and consulting. It extends and enhances Informa’s international reach through its strong presence in Asia and North America, and further strengthens its position in key sub-sectors of the TMT market, most notably in Information Technology, Communications Technology, Security Technology and Emerging Transformational Technology.

The enlarged Informa Tech will have annual revenues of around $350m and offer a wide range of B2B services, making it an attractive international partner for informing, educating and connecting Technology businesses and professionals.

Stephen A. Carter, Group Chief Executive, Informa PLC, said:
“At Informa, we are focused on improving our depth and specialisation around attractive customer markets. Our ambitions for Informa Tech will be further enhanced by the addition of IHS Markit’s TMT portfolio, extending our customer and international reach, creating a strong platform for future growth.”

Lance Uggla, CEO, IHS Markit, said:
“The Informa Agribusiness Intelligence portfolio is a clear extension of our Chemical and Downstream businesses and builds our existing data, pricing, insights, forecasting and news services within our Resources segment. Agriculture is the largest end chemical market in the world and this transaction expands our capabilities into fertilizers and chemical crop protection while substantively expanding our capabilities in biofuels.”

Transaction Details
The portfolio agreement is structured as two separate transactions that value the two businesses at equivalent EBITDA multiples, with Informa contributing an additional $30m in cash to IHS Markit to reflect the larger EBITDA contribution from the IHS Markit business. The transactions are expected to close in July 2019 and are subject to customary closing conditions, including US regulatory approval.


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Notes to Editors
Informa PLC
Informa is a leading international Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group with annual revenues approaching £3 billion. It helps commercial, professional and academic communities work smarter and make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. For more information, please visit

IHS Markit
IHS Markit (Nasdaq:INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. For more information, please visit

Introducing Informa Tech

London, 10 May 2019: Informa Tech, a new division of Informa PLC (LON:INF) makes its official debut today, launching a new corporate website and brand identity. Bringing together research, media, training and events brands from across the Informa portfolio, Informa Tech’s aim is to inspire the global technology community to design, build and run a better digital world.
"We inform, educate and connect through our market-leading brands such as AfricaCom, Black Hat, Light Reading, London Tech Week and Ovum" said Informa Tech CEO, Gary Nugent. He added "We have a dedicated focus on serving customers working in the technology community - from the creators of technology products and services to the professionals that leverage technology for business advantage."

Informa Tech operates in seven specialist technology markets: Critical Communications, Emerging Technologies, Enterprise IT, Marketing Technologies, Media & Entertainment, Security and Service Providers.
Nugent continued: "With more than 100 brands and 600 industry specialists working in over 20 countries, Informa Tech is uniquely positioned to provide the information, education, connections, reach and engagement that can help unlock the vast opportunities created by the innovation and pace of change in technology markets today."

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About Informa Tech

Informa Tech is a market leading provider of integrated research, media, training and events to the global Technology community.
We're an international business of more than 600 colleagues, operating in more than 20 markets. Our aim is to inspire the Technology community to design, build and run a better digital world through research, media, training and event brands that inform, educate and connect. Over 7,000 professionals subscribe to our research, with 225,000 delegates attending our events and over 18,000 students participating in our training programmes each year, and nearly 4 million people visiting our digital communities each month.

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Jean-Marc Mezin, Informa Tech
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