Informa plc (LSE: INF) is a multinational publishing and conference company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in more than 43 countries and more than 8,500 employees.
It owns numerous brands including AchieveGlobal, CRC Press, Datamonitor, ESI International, Lloyd's List, Routledge and Taylor & Francis.
It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
Informa's oldest business started in 1734 when Lloyd's List, now one of the world's oldest continuously-running journals, began covering London shipping news.
Informa itself was created in 1998 by the merger of IBC Group plc and LLP Group plc.
Since then Informa has expanded considerably, including a 2004 merger with the publishing company Taylor & Francis and a 2005 acquisition of IIR Holdings, a human capital development company, for £768 million.