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Corporate Transactions

Informa was created through the merger of IBC Group plc and LLP Group plc in December 1998. Since then the company has grown through organic growth and a number of acquisitions and mergers. All major historical corporate transactions and equity issues are listed below, with links to more detailed information:

Acquisition of UBM plc

In June 2018, Informa completed the acquisition of UBM plc, the business-to-business event and exhibitions organiser, funded through a mixture of Informa shares and cash for UBM's entire issued share capital. 

Acquisition of Penton Information Services 

In November 2016, Informa completed the acquisition of Penton Information Services, a leading independent US-based Exhibitions and Professional Services Group. This included a one for four Rights Issue raising £715m.

Equity Placing

In November 2014, Informa carried out an Equity Placing of 45,000,000 new ordinary shares.

Relocation of Corporate Domicile

In July 2009 Informa moved the corporate domicile of its parent company from the UK to Switzerland.

In May 2014 Informa moved the corporate domicile of its parent  company back to the UK from Switzerland.

Rights issue

In June 2009, Informa carried out a 2 for 5 Rights Issue raising £242m.

Reduction of Capital

Informa carried out a Reduction of Capital to increase its distributable reserves following changes to the Company’s dividend payment policy in November 2007.

Acquisition of Datamonitor

Informa acquired Datamonitor plc in March 2007.

Acquisition of IIR Holdings

Informa acquired IIR Holdings Ltd in July 2005.

Nil Premium Merger with Taylor & Francis

Informa merged with Taylor & Francis plc to become T&F Informa plc in May 2004, and subsequently changed its name to Informa PLC in August 2005.