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Reed Elsevier


Reed Elsevier has acquired Mendeley, the London-based social network for academics, for £45m.
10-Apr-2013


Reed Elsevier is to sell Totaljobs, the London-based online recruitment firm with 340 staff, to Axel Springer, the German owner of StepStone, for £110m.
05-Apr-2012


Reed Elsevier is to acquire Accuity Holdings, the US provider of financial subscription services with 300 staff and an office in London, for £343m.
27-Sep-2011


Reed Elsevier is to sell its TWgroup travel publishing division to Clive Jacobs.
08-Jul-2009


Reed Elsevier is to sell its Harcourt educational publishing business in the US to HM Riverdeep for £2bn.
17-Jul-2007


Reed Elsevier is to relocate the distribution centre for its Harcourt Education business to a 200,000 sq ft warehouse at Shirley Park Farm in Rushden by the end of the year.
13-Jun-2005


Reed Elsevier is to acquire Seisint, the US supplier of public record and risk management information, for £417m.
15-Jul-2004


Reed Elsevier is to acquire Saxon Publishers, the US publisher of instructional materials, in order to expand its Harcourt Education division.
03-Jun-2004


Reed Elsevier, the publishing group, is to set up a new 25,000 sq ft headquarters at Trafalgar Square in London.
29-Sep-2003


Reed Elsevier is investing £17m in a strategic partnership with Riverdeep of Ireland to develop interactive learning products for children.
15-Oct-2001


Reed Elsevier is planning to sell the Official Airlines Guide to a management buy-out for a nominal sum.
05-Jul-2001


Reed Elsevier is linking up with Thomson Corporation of Canada to acquire Harcourt General, the US publisher of text books, for £3.1bn, and the assets will be shared out between the two companies.
30-Oct-2000


Reed Elsevier is to sell Springhouse Corporation, the supplier of information and services to the US nursing market, to Dutch publisher Wolters Kluwer.
24-May-2000


Reed Elsevier is planning to invest £750m in its online businesses over the next three years, and is also launching a £250m cost-cutting campaign.
24-Feb-2000


Reed Elsevier is selling its illustrated books division to management for £33m, and the new business will be called Octopus Publishing Group.
24-Aug-1998


Reed Elsevier is acquiring two US legal publishing businesses from Times Mirror for £980m - Matthew Bender and the remaining 50% of Shepard's Company.
28-Apr-1998


Reed Elsevier has called off its £17bn merger with Wolters Kluwer, following an attempt by Wolters to renegotiate terms because of fears that the European Commission would force the combined group to dispose of a large part of the tax and legal publishing business.
10-Mar-1998


Reed Elsevier has sold IPC Magazines, the UK's largest publisher of consumer magazines, to a management team for £860m in order to focus on business and scientific publications.
06-Jan-1998


Reed Elsevier is to acquire Editions Prat, the French legal publisher, for undisclosed terms.
27-Dec-1997


Reed Elsevier is planning a £17.5bn merger with Wolters Kluwer of Amsterdam, creating the world's largest professional and scientific publisher with combined sales of about £5bn.
14-Oct-1997


Reed Elsevier has sold its Tigerprint greeting cards business to management for £12.5m, as part of a plan to sell off its Reed Books division.
11-Aug-1997


Reed Elsevier is acquiring the three main divisions of Chilton Business Group, the US trade press publisher, for £270m.
24-Jun-1997


Reed Elsevier is to acquire MDL Information Systems, the US manager of research and development information, for £201m.
25-Mar-1997


Reed Elsevier has acquired Colofon, the Dutch publisher of scientific and business material, for up to £80m.
21-Jan-1997


Reed Elsevier is acquiring Tolley, the tax and legal publisher, for £100m, and is now planning a £2bn acquisition drive concentrated in electronic publishing.
09-Aug-1996


Reed Elsevier is linking up with Times Mirror, the US media group, to jointly acquire Shephard's, the legal publisher, for $250m.
04-Jul-1996


Reed Elsevier has sold five subsidiaries, raising £740m, including its UK regional newspaper business to a management buy-out.
23-Nov-1995