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February 21, 2008

Filed under: public records vendors — Lynne @ 10:23 pm

Reed Elsevier Seeks to Acquire ChoicePoint

Reed Elsevier PLC, the owner of the LexisNexis Group, is seeking to acquire ChoicePoint Inc. in a $4.1 billion cash deal that would create a global data brokering service.

By combining database giants LexisNexis and ChoicePoint, Reed Elsevier would handle information about hundreds of millions of people and sophisticated software to handle it. Both companies have played key roles in law enforcement, homeland security and intelligence, as well as providing information to the private sector. Both also have been hit by identity theft and security problems.

FAQ’s on the acquistion from Choicepoint.

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