Thomson Reuters agrees $3.55bn deal to sell intellectual property and science business

thomsonCanadian buyout group Onex and Baring Private Equity Asia have agreed to acquire the units in cash. The share price of Thomson Reuters was up 1.3 per cent to $40.89 in out-of-hours trading at the time of writing. The intellectual property and science business provides information, support tools and services to governments, academia, publishers and corporations.

Jim Smith, president and chief executive of Thomson Reuters, said: “With the completion of this divestiture, Thomson Reuters will be even more focused on operating at the intersection of global commerce and regulation.”

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