January 23, 2021

Thomson Reuters “Exploring” Strategic Options for Intellectual Property & Science Business, New President Appointed

Thomson Reuters made the following announcement earlier this morning.

Thomson Reuters today announced that it is exploring strategic options for its Intellectual Property & Science business. With leading products and solutions such as Web of Science, Thomson CompuMark, Thomson Innovation, MarkMonitor, Thomson Reuters Cortellis and Thomson IP Manager, the Intellectual Property & Science business provides its customers with comprehensive intellectual property and scientific information, decision support tools and services supporting the innovation lifecycle for governments, academia and corporations.

Thomson Reuters would plan to use any net proceeds from a potential transaction for general corporate purposes, including investing in its core businesses, repaying debt and accelerating share buyback activity.

Intellectual Property & Science had revenues of approximately $1.0 billion and a segment EBITDA margin of 32.4% in 2014, representing approximately 8% of the company’s 2014 revenues and approximately 10% of the company’s 2014 adjusted EBITDA.

Change Of Leadership

Thomson Reuters also announced that Vin Caraher has been appointed President of the Intellectual Property & Science business, effective immediately. Mr. Caraher is a longtime Thomson Reuters executive who previously led the Thomson Scientific business as one of his many assignments with the company over the years. Basil Moftah, formerly President of Intellectual Property & Science, is leaving Thomson Reuters to pursue other opportunities. The company wishes him success in his future endeavors.

Read the Complete Announcement

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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