Elsevier announces its intention to acquire Interfolio

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Interfolio, a provider of advanced faculty information solutions for higher education, headquartered in Washington DC, US.

Founded in 1999, Interfolio supports over 400 higher education institutions, research funders and academic organizations in 25 countries, and over 1.7 million academic professionals and scholars.

Theo Pillay, General Manager of Research Institutional Products, Elsevier, said: “Interfolio has a proven track record in supporting the academic community, thanks to its deep understanding of faculty needs, institutional workflows, research assessment and academic careers, combined with its agile technology and experienced leadership. Together, we aim to deliver even greater value to customers through improved user experiences, such as reducing the time researchers spend entering data with better automation and providing deeper insights with more sophisticated analytics tools. I look forward to welcoming the Interfolio team to Elsevier.”

Interfolio will be part of Elsevier’s Research Intelligence portfolio, which delivers analysis and insights to help academic researchers, research leaders, institutions and funders achieve their strategic goals. Together, our products and solutions support each step of the research process, from developing strategy, securing funding, to showcasing and evaluating research outputs, outcomes and impacts.

The transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory consents and is expected to close during Q2 2022.