RELX Group to acquire fraud detection specialists ThreatMetrix for £580mn

By Johan De Mulder

RELX Group, the leading information and analytics provider, has confirmed an agreement to buy ThreatMetrix in a deal worth £580mn.

ThreatMetrix, an American company but with European offices in London, Paris and Amsterdam, specialises in detecting fraud in up to 100mn transactions every day. 

RELX Group, headquartered in London, will add ThreatMetrix to its Risk & Business Analytics division, taking advantage of its strong client relationships across financial services, e-commerce, and media sectors.

See also:


"ThreatMetrix is widely recognised as a leader in the digital identity space," said Mark Kelsey, Risk & Business Analytics CEO.

"Bringing that together with our own strengths in physical identity attributes will give our clients across all forms of commerce and geographies a more reliable, comprehensive approach to fraud and identity risk management."

With customers in over 180 countries, RELX Group employs over 30,000 workers and has annual revenues of nearly £7bn. The transaction in expected to complete in the first half of 2018, with no impact expected on the group's 2018 earnings.

Share
Share

Featured Articles

Exclusive: Making the UAE a global force in cybersecurity

His Excellency Dr Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security, UAE Government, on plans to build the world’s most secure digital society for a safer society

UAE cyber leaders – back to basics to prepare for the future

HE Dr Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security, UAE Government and Dr Aloysius Cheang, Chief Security Officer Huawei UAE, on the future of cybersecurity

Top 10: Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE speaker highlights

Global industry leaders descended on London for a two-day conference dedicated to shaping the future of digital procurement and supply chain

10 apps to improve wellbeing on World Mental Health Day

Leadership & Strategy

Meet the COO: Brook Sims of MAC Diversity Recruiters

Leadership & Strategy

Best business books to improve leadership strategy

Leadership & Strategy