RELX Group was established in 1992 after Reed International merged with Elsevier. The former was a publisher of trade books and magazines based in Britain while the latter was a scientific material publisher based in the Netherlands. Also known as Reed Elsevier, the company has its head office in London. The company operates worldwide in over 180 countries. The ownership of the company is divided between London-based RELX PLC (with a 52.9% stake), and Amsterdam-based RELX NV (with a 47.1% stake).
RELX Group operates in several sectors, including Business Analytics, publishing Legal textbooks, and organizing exhibitions. Further, the company provides information to scientists to facilitate discoveries. Also, it provides information to lawyers and healthcare practitioners to support proper decision making. Other areas in which the company has interest include risk management consulting and insurance. RELX Group shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, and Euronext Amsterdam.