Reed Elsevier NV provides professional information solutions to the science and medical, legal, risk management, and business to business sectors primarily in North America and Europe. Its Elsevier segment publishes scientific information books and journals in print and electronic forms for scientists, academic institutions, research leaders and administrators, corporations, and governments; publishes bibliographic data, indexes, and abstracts, as well as review and reference works; and provides abstract and citation database of research literature. This segment also publishes medical journals, books, major reference works, databases, and online information tools to health professionals and healthcare facilities; and offers marketing services to the pharmaceutical industry. The company’s LexisNexis Risk Solutions segment provides data and analytics services to property and casualty personal and commercial insurance carriers; risk management, identity verification, fraud detection, credit risk management, and compliance solutions to financial institutions and corporate customers; and identity verification and risk related solutions to the legal industry. Its LexisNexis Legal & Professional segment offers content and information solutions for legal and other corporate markets; legal and business information, and analysis to law firms, corporations, and government; and litigation services. The company’s Reed Exhibitions segment organizes trade exhibitions and conferences in 44 industrial sectors. Its Reed Business Information segment provides data services, and information and marketing solutions to business professionals; produces industry critical data services, lead generation tools, and online community and job sites; and publishes business magazines in various sectors. The company was founded in 1903 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.