Profile: Relx PLC (RELX.N)
16 Feb 2018
RELX PLC, incorporated on May 28, 1903, is a holding company, which holds interests in RELX Group plc. RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The Company operates in four segments: Scientific, Technical & Medical; Risk & Business Analytics; Legal, and Exhibitions. Its products and services include and utilize intellectual property content delivered through various media, including online, journals and books. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had customers in over 180 countries and had offices in over 40 countries. It operates in North America, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Rest of Europe and Rest of world.
Scientific, Technical & Medical
The Company's Scientific, Technical & Medical segment provides information and analytical solutions that enable to make decisions. It is a provider of scientific, technical and medical information serving scientists, health professionals and students across the world. It operates in Amsterdam, Beijing, Boston, Chennai, Delhi, London, Madrid, Munich, New York, Oxford, Paris, Frankfurt, Philadelphia, Rio de Janeiro, St. Louis, San Diego, Singapore and Tokyo. It serves the needs of scientific, technical and medical markets by organizing the review, editing and disseminating of primary research, reference and education content, as well as by providing a range of database and workflow solutions. The Company caters to scientists, academic institutions, educators, research leaders and administrators, medical researchers, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and students, as well as hospitals, research institutions, health insurers, managed healthcare organizations, research-intensive corporations and governments.
The Company is engaged in the scientific, technical and medical reference market, providing authoritative and professional reference content. Its clinical reference platform, ClinicalKey, provides physicians with access to its third-party reference and evidence-based medical content in an integrated site. Its database and workflow products provide a range of tools and solutions for professionals in the science, technical, and medical fields, which cater to academic and corporate researchers, research administrators and healthcare professionals. For academic and corporate researchers, its products include Scopus, Reaxys and Knovel. Its brands include Cell and The Lancet.
Risk & Business Analytics
The Company's Risk & Business Analytics segment provides solutions and decision tools that combine public and industry-specific content with advanced technology and analytics. These solutions assist business and government customers in evaluating and predicting risk. It develops market intelligence. The segment has operations in Georgia, Florida, Illinois and Ohio in the United States and London, Amsterdam and Shanghai. It is organized around market-facing industry/sector groups, including insurance solutions, business services, Government solutions, healthcare solutions, and data services, including banking, energy and chemicals, human resources. Additional products include LexisNexis Data Prefill and LexisNexis Current Carrier. The Business Services division provides financial institutions with risk management, identity management, fraud detection, credit risk management and compliance solutions. These include Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) products.
The Company's Government Solutions business provides identity intelligence to the United States federal, state and local law enforcement and government agencies to help solve criminal cases and identify fraud, waste and abuse in government programs. Its healthcare solutions business utilizes socioeconomic, consumer, provider and medical claims data to deliver identity, fraud, compliance and health risk analytics solutions across key stages of healthcare to enable decision-making for payers, providers, life sciences organizations and pharmacies. Its data services include Accuity, a provider of services and solutions to the banking and corporate sectors focused on payment efficiency, KYC, AML and compliance; ICIS, an information and data service in chemicals, energy and fertilizers; XpertHR, an online service providing regulatory guidance, practices and tools for human resources (HR) professionals; Nextens, a provider of tools and services for tax professionals; FlightGlobal, a provider of data and analytics for the global commercial aviation and travel industry; Proagrica, a provider of software, connectivity solutions, data, analytics and media streams for the global agriculture sector; and Estates Gazette, which delivers a mix of data, decision tools and news and information to the United Kingdom's commercial real estate market.
The Company's Legal segment is a provider of information and analytics to professionals in legal, corporate, government and non-profit organizations. It is a provider of legal, regulatory and news and business information, and analysis to law firm, corporate, government and academic customers. It has operations in the New York area, Ohio and North Carolina in the United States, Toronto in Canada, London and Paris in Europe, and in Africa and Asia Pacific. In North America, electronic information solutions and workflow tools from research solutions help legal and business professionals make decisions in the practice of law and in managing their businesses. Its products for legal research are Lexis.com and Lexis Advance. Research solutions also include news and business information, ranging from daily news to company filings, as well as public records information and analytics. LexisNexis also partners with law schools to provide services to students as part of their training. LexisNexis Business & Litigation Software Solutions serves as the software arm for the Company.
The Company provides law firms with practice management solutions, including time and billing systems, case management, cost recovery and document management services. Its litigation software provides lawyers with a suite of tools covering case preparation to processing and review to trial preparation. In International markets outside the United States, LexisNexis serves legal, corporate, Government, accounting and academic markets in Europe, Canada, Africa and Asia Pacific with local and international legal, regulatory and business information. In the United Kingdom, LexisNexis is a legal information provider. In France, LexisNexis is an online provider of information to lawyers, notaries and courts. Its brands include LexisNexis, Lexis, Matthew Bender, LexisLibrary, LexisPSL, Shepard's Citations Service, Lexis Advance, Lexis Practice Advisor and Law360.
The Company's Exhibitions segment consists of Reed Exhibitions, which is an exhibitions business, with events in over 30 countries. Reed Exhibitions' portfolio of exhibitions and conferences serves a range of industry sectors around the world. Its exhibitions and conferences encompass a range of sectors, which include construction, cosmetics, electronics, energy and alternative energy, engineering, entertainment, gifts and jewelry, healthcare, hospitality, interior design, logistics, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, real estate, recreation, security and safety, transport and travel. Its brands include Mipim, World Travel Market, Manufacturing World and JCK Las Vegas.
The Company competes with Thomson Reuters, Wolters Kluwer, Bloomberg, News Corporation, Platts, IHS, UBM, Informa IIR, Springer Nature, Messe Frankfurt, Messe Dusseldorf and Messe Munich.