By  on January 18, 2018

The boards of London-based companies Informa and UBM disclosed a proposal this week to combine the two groups to create a leading business-to-business information services group. The deal from Informa would send UBM 3.8 billion pounds, or $5.3 billion, in cash and stock, forming a world-class exhibition and business events group worth nine billion pounds.

The deal rekindles plans from 2008 whereby UBM tried to buy Informa, to create a major business media and conventions group.

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