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Why Invest

Informa offers investors exposure to the growing, global Knowledge & Information Economy.

The Group has a balanced portfolio, focused around two leading scale businesses in Academic Markets and Business-to-Business Markets, with attractive financial characteristics.

We operate through dozens of specialist brands that have strong market positions, combining a digital-first, data-driven mindset and products alongside powerful live and on-demand events.

The growing Knowledge & Information Economy

tweets sent every day
Source: Twitter
photos and videos are shared daily on Instagram
Source: Instagram Business
emails sent daily, rising to 306bn by 2020 and 320bn by 2021…with 3.9bn people using emails
Source: Radicati Group
data created by Facebook inc. 350m photos and 100m hours of video
Source: Facebook Research
data predicted to exist by 2025
Source: UIS Unesco
searches made per day on Google
Size of the Information Industry
Source: Outsell
Connected wearable devices by 2022
Source: Statista
Accumulated digital universe of data in 2019, rising to 44ZB by 2020
Source: PWC

Seizing opportunities from specialist knowledge

  • We have dozens of highly specialist brands, with strong market positions, delivering knowledge and connections to businesses and professionals in a growing global market
  • Our brands and teams have international reach combined with deep expertise in our chosen specialist markets
  • Informa's portfolio is well balanced across customer markets, geographies and products

See pages 8 and 9 in 2020 Annual Report

An agile, customer-focused approach

  • Customers are at the heart of Informa's purpose, and we take an agile and flexible approach to responding to their preferences 
  • We combine a digital-first, data-driven mindset and services with powerful live and on-demand events and products
  • Deep relationships and first-party customer data drive continuous improvements in our products and new services

See pages 12 to 19 in 2020 Annual Report

Embedding Sustainability

  • We are embedding sustainability ever more deeply across Informa and inside our products through the FasterForward programme
  • Informa has been recognised for our progress and performance and ranked top of the global media sector by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2021
  • We make relatively low use of natural resources and have set Science Based Targets verified at the 1.5° level

See pages 28 to 44 in 2020 Annual Report


Strong and stable financial profile

  • Informa has new and growing revenue streams and a flexible operating model 
  • Robust balance sheet
  • Strong cash conversion
  • Disciplined approach to capital returns 

See pages 82 to 93 in 2020 Annual Report

Some of our Brands and Markets

Health & Nutrition

Natural Products Expo West
Vitafood Europe
New Hope Network
SupplySide West


Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Seatrade Cruise Global
Monaco Yacht Show
CMA Shipping


Internet of Things World Europe
London Tech Week


CPHI Worldwide
Partnerships in Clinical Trials Europe


Aviation Week Network
Aviation Week MRO Americas
CAPA Centre for Aviation

Taylor & Francis

CRC Press

  • What We Do

    Informa's leading brands provide expert knowledge and relevant connections to businesses and professionals working in one of over a dozen specialist markets.
  • Strategy

    At Informa, our long term strategy is Market Specialisation. We are focused on building depth and international reach in our series of chosen specialist markets.
  • Financial Summary

    Get more details on our five year summary and financial targets
  • Sustainability

    At Informa, we have an ambition to become a champion of sustainability within our business and across the specialist markets we serve.