Thomson CompuMark (and its SAEGIS and Serion brands), MarkMonitor, and Thomson IP Manager were among the assets subject to a $3.55 billion divestment by Thomson Reuters. The sale of Thomson’s Intellectual Property & Science business to Baring Private Equity Asia and Onex Corporation was completed this week, and the new company will be known as Clarivate Analytics.
Included in the sale were Web of Science, Cortellis, Thomson Innovation, Derwent World Patents Index, Thomson CompuMark, MarkMonitor, Thomson IP Manager, and Techstreet, among other brands.
In a press release, Vin Caraher, Clarivate Analytics CEO, focusing on the academic and scholarly business, said: "We're excited to move forward as an expert, objective and agile source of authoritative knowledge. . . . Our solutions sit at the center of almost every major university, government and business, supporting those working within the lifecycle of innovation who strive to make a difference. As a market leader, we look forward to building on our strong foundation as an independent company."