15 December 2016

Reed Business divests Elsevier Weekly and BeleggersBelangen to New Skool Media

De Brauw has assisted Reed Business Information, part of RELX Group, in the sale of magazines Elsevier Weekly and BeleggersBelangen to New Skool Media. Going forward, RELX Group will associate the Elsevier brand name exclusively with its scientific, technical and medical activities.

Reed Business Information’s strategy is increasingly focused on providing data and information solutions to professionals across various global industries. Consequently, the Dutch activities of the brands involved no longer align with the focus of RELX Group, but are well-suited for publishing company New Skool Media, which deals primarily with the Dutch business-to-business market.

De Brauw also advised RELX on the consultation procedures with the Editorial Staff Meeting (Redactievergadering) and Editorial Board (Redactieraad) of Elsevier magazine in accordance with the Editorial Articles of Elsevier magazine. After a lengthy consultation process, the Editorial Staff Meeting approved the transaction.

Team
Klaas de Vries (lead partner), Carel van Swaay, Gertjan Harryvan, Ben Wekker, Stefan Sagel, Janneke van der Kroon, Tobias Cohen Jehoram, Selmer Bergsma, Bertrand ter Woort