Last week, RBI’s parent company, Reed Elsevier, announced that it was putting RBI on the block.
Apax owns b-to-b media company Incisive Media. In December, in partnership with Guardian Media Group, it acquired Emap’s b-to-b division for $2 billion. In August, Incisive acquired ALM Media from U.S. Equity Partners for $630 million in cash.
A spokesman in Apax’s New York office could not be reached for comment on The Times of London report.