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Relx acquires US fraud detection specialist

13/01/2020 · Relx (RELX) 

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The only FTSE 100 company to beat its index for nine consecutive years continues to invest in the future


Relx (LON: REL) corporate announcements are always awash with impressive figures. This week’s news that the company is making its third largest acquisition in a decade has been joined by an especially eye-catching statistic: Relx is the only FTSE 100 company to have beaten its index for nine consecutive years.

For that performance investors can thank the management who foresaw the changes in the global media industry and began ditching the company’s print titles in favour of digital expertise in the early 1990s. When Relx was formed through the merger of Reed International and Elsevier in 1993, it was the largest…

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