Informa plc is a United Kingdom based publisher and conference company, with offices in more than 40 countries and more than 7,500 employees. Informa owns many other brands including Routledge, Lloyd's List, Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, ESI International, and Datamonitor. The Company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
In October 2006, the company was approached by Springer Science and Business Media in a takeover bid, but in early November the Informa board rejected a 630p per share offer as too low. In early 2007, chairman Richard Hooper announced his retirement in mid-May, and after consulting with major shareholders, the company moved chief executive Peter Rigby to chairman and managing director David Gilbertson to Rigby's former post. Informa explained Rigby's move by the need to maintain management stability, although it has generated some controversy because it does not follow the advice of the UK's Combined Code on Corporate Governance.
On June 8, 2008, The Sunday Telegraph revealed that United Business Media (UBM) had proposed a merger with Informa to create a media group worth over £3 billion. The talks were confirmed by Informa in a press release that same day, but described as "preliminary". Previously on May 13 The Times had reported that the Carlyle Group and Apax Partners were considering bidding for the company. On June 17 talks with UBM ended because of the rapid rise in Informa's stock price after the public disclosure of the potential merger. On June 26 a private equity consortium consisting of Providence Equity Partners, the Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman proposed a takeover bid offering 506 pence per share.
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