May 5, 2010
Curle's Worldwide Legal, Tax, and Regulatory Information Sector Market Share Analysis
Following up on Sarah Glassmeyer's and Greg Lambert's efforts to trace the shrinking legal publisher market by way of Thomson Reuters, Wolters Kluwer and Reed Elsevier acquisitions, [links provided here] David Curle writes "I thought I’d add a revenue perspective to this picture." His Lex Disruptus post, Graphing the Legal Publishing World, Part III, includes a chart showing the worldwide legal, tax, and regulatory information providers’ market shares using 2008 data for this $14.8 billion dollar industry.
Thomson Reuters at 29% of the global market, Wolters Kluwer 27%, and Reed Elsevier 19%, head up the list. Global market share for a couple of other familiar publishers: BNA at 2%, ABA 1%, and ACIPA 1%. Check out Curle's post for more complete details.
What would be really interesting would be to replicate Lambert’s and Glassmeyer’s charts but with the various streams of acquisitions sized proportionally by revenue. Not an easy task since most of the acquired properties were small, privately-held entities.
Indeed, that would be very interesting. [JH]