In 1965 Reed Group, as it was then known, became a conglomerate, creating its Decorative Products Division with the purchase of Crown Paints, Polycell and Sanderson's wallpaper and DIY decorating interests.
In 1985 the company decided to rationalise its operations, focusing on publishing and selling off its other interests. of Georgia, United States, that year, Up to the 1930s, Elsevier remained a small family-owned publisher, with no more than ten employees. started in 1951 in Houston, Texas, USA, and in 1962 publishing offices were opened in London and New York.
In 2014, Reed Business Information sold Buyer Zone, an online marketplace; emedia, an American provider of research for IT buyers and vendors; and a majority stake in Reed Construction Data, a provider of construction data.
The goal is to create content that can be used in a court of law to prosecute perpetrators of atrocities and human rights abuses.
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions continues to operate the ADAM (Automated Delivery of Alerts on Missing Children) programme in the US, developed by employees.
The app is designed to capture GPS coordinates, date and time stamps, sensory and movement data, and the location of nearby objects such as Wi-Fi networks.
The technology also creates a secure chain of custody to help verify that the images and video has not been edited or digitally manipulated.