May 19, 2022

Thomson Reuters $3-billion IP & Science Unit Said to Attract Bids From KKR, Advent

From Bloomberg:

Thomson Reuters Corp.’s sale of its Intellectual Property & Science division is set to attract bids from private equity firms KKR & Co. and Advent International, said people familiar with the matter.

The unit is also likely to attract bids from BC Partners and Cinven, as well as corporate buyers, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. The company could fetch about $3 billion in a sale, with the process set to start in April, the people said.

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