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Informa revenue falls as early Easter holiday hurts events unit

(Reuters) - British business media group Informa Plc <INF.L> said organic revenue declined 3.6 percent in the first quarter, hurt mainly by the timing of Easter this year. Informa said the earlier-than-usual Easter holiday resulted in a number of events being rescheduled into the second quarter, pushing organic growth at the company's core events and training business into negative territory.

Informa profit rises despite decline in events business

Feb 21 (Reuters) - British business media group Informa Plc reported a 7 percent rise in its full-year adjusted pretax profit as its academic book publishing business offset a decline in its events business. Informa, which publishes real-time news, research, market data, as well as over 55,000 academic books and journals, said it did not expect any significant improvement in economic conditions this year. But it expects underlying revenue growth across all three business divisions.

UBM to sell most of its data services operations for 160 mln stg

Feb 5 (Reuters) - Media and marketing services company UBM Plc said it received a 160-million-pound binding offer from private-equity firm Electra Partners LLP for a portfolio of its data services businesses. The deal consideration includes a 40-million-pound ($62.96 million) vendor loan note, UBM said in a statement.
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