Informa provides knowledge, up-to-the minute information, and specialist skills and services to academics, businesses, and individuals worldwide. The company operates in three segments: academic publishing, business intelligence, and global events. The academic publishing segment publishes a portfolio of online and print publications, including books and journals primarily for academic users in the areas of science, technology, medicine, humanities, and social sciences. The business intelligence segment offers business and financial information across a range of formats, including structured databases, subscription-based services, real-time news, and research and business-critical information to various sectors, including medical, pharmaceutical, financial, law, commerce, commodities, maritime, and telecoms. The global events segment organizes trade shows and exhibitions as well as large and small conferences.
London, GB
Size (employees)
2,243 (est)
Informa was founded in 1734 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Informa

Cindy Rose

Cindy Rose

Non-Executive Director
Helen Owers

Helen Owers

Non-Executive Director
Dr Brendan ONeill

Dr Brendan ONeill

Non-Executive Director
Gareth Wright

Gareth Wright

Group Finance Director
Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter

Group Chief Executive
Rupert Hopley

Rupert Hopley

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
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Informa Office Locations

Informa has offices in Zug and London
London, GB (HQ)
5 Howick Pl
Zug, CH
Gubelstrasse 11
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Informa Financials and Metrics

Informa Financials

Informa's revenue was reported to be £1.76 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

1.8 b

Net income (FY, 2017)

313.7 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

345.3 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

345.3 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

5.7 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2017)

54.9 m


6 b
Informa's current market capitalization is £5.7 b.
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.3 b1.8 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

377.6 m

Gross profit

834.6 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


32 m38.6 m34.3 m49.6 m54.9 m

Accounts Receivable

140.5 m152.1 m158 m241.8 m276.5 m


42.2 m44.5 m46 m52.4 m54.1 m

Current Assets

279.6 m306.2 m291.7 m489.3 m535.5 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

103 m(51 m)172.7 m173.4 m313.7 m

Cash From Operating Activities

227.5 m241.8 m333.9 m336.3 m433.9 m

Dividends Paid

114 m114 m87.8 m107.5 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(115 m)146.1 m(152 m)1.1 b(140 m)
GBPY, 2017


17.3 x


17.3 x


13.8 x


0.1 x


0.1 x

Financial Leverage

2.2 x
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Informa Operating Metrics

Jun, 2015FY, 2016Jun, 2017


150 k


3 k1.60 k1.20 k

Exhibition Space, sq. m

1.40 m1.90 m


1.30 m2 m
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Informa Revenue Breakdown

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Informa revenue breakdown by business segment: 16.7% from Knowledge & Networking, 22.8% from Global Exhibitions, 36.4% from Academic Publishing, 21.6% from Business Intelligence and 2.5% from Other

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Informa Online and Social Media Presence

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Informa News and Updates

Who should take over as CEO of BT?

Gavin Patterson is on the way to the exit with what we can only assume is a healthy severance package, but now the question remains as to who should take over at the top of BT.

Informa's £3.9bn UBM takeover cleared by UK competition watchdog

FTSE 100 publishing and events company Informa's £3.9bn takeover of conference organiser UBM has today been confirmed by the UK's competition watchdog.  The news rubber stamps the deal, which was agreed in January, and will create a UK leading business-to-business information service provider.  …

City advisory firm tells Informa shareholders to turn down exec pay rise

Informa boss Lord Carter could face a backlash from shareholders this week over the firm's three-year plan to increase senior exec payouts after an influential advisory firm told investors to vote against pay proposals.  The events and publishing company has proposed an increase in executive dire…

London Tech Week Countdown: It’s Back and It’s Bigger than Ever

“I’m reluctant to mention the B-word, writes Conor Reynolds, but luckily London Tech Week’s festival director brings it up first.” The post London Tech Week Countdown: It’s Back and It’s Bigger than Ever appeared first on Computer Business Review.

FTSE 100 firm Informa in talks to buy London events rival UBM in £3bn deal

London-headquartered publisher and events company Informa is in talks to buy rival UBM in a deal which could be worth as much as £3bn. A tie-up between the two firms would create the world’s largest business-to-business events company, with well over 11,000 employees at the two firms. The firm…
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