December 1, 2021 – Clarivate plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, has completed its acquisition of ProQuest – a leading global software, content, data and analytics provider. This succeeds the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, following a commitment to acquire the business from the Cambridge Information Group and other investors, announced on May 17, 2021.
Jerre Stead, Executive Chairman and CEO, Clarivate, said: “We are delighted to complete this transaction, advancing our position as a world-leading information and analytics provider fueling discovery and innovation by empowering research-focused organizations around the globe. Acquiring ProQuest gives Clarivate a compelling opportunity to offer multi-disciplinary curated content from one of the world’s largest collections and best of breed SaaS software solutions serving our strategic partners at governments, corporations, academia and public libraries across the globe.”
He continued, “Both companies are built on great people with deep industry, subject matter and technical expertise. Together, we now have over 11,000 colleagues serving 45,000 customers in 200-plus countries around the world. Our future success depends on unlocking the tremendous potential of our newly united team.”
Also announced today in a separate news release and in conjunction with the closing of the merger, Clarivate announced that Jonathan Collins will be replacing Richard Hanks as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Hanks will remain with Clarivate until April 1 to support the CFO transition. See the other news release for additional details.
As previously announced, with the closing of the transaction, two members of the ProQuest Board of Directors are joining the Clarivate Board: Andy Snyder, who will have the position of Vice Chairman of the Clarivate Board, and Michael Angelakis, who is Chairman and CEO of Atairos.
Andy Snyder, Vice Chairman, Clarivate, (previously Chairman of ProQuest) and CEO of Cambridge Information Group, said: “I’m confident that combining these highly complementary businesses with a rich heritage, deep domain expertise and great people will provide customers with great additional value and innovation that they can continue to rely on. I’m looking forward to working with both organizations to build a world leader in research and innovation.”
Both businesses share a goal to accelerate innovation through research and knowledge sharing. Clarivate will continue to invest in both existing product portfolios and looks forward to pursuing multiple product and data integration opportunities. These will provide customers with the ability to reveal multi-disciplinary connections across the innovation lifecycle, as they seek to solve the world’s most complex challenges.
Find the full press release here: https://clarivate.com/news/clarivate-successfully-completes-acquisition-of-proquest
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