DEHAVILLAND INFORMATION SERVICES LTD is a British media company that provides political monitoring services for public affairs professionals. The company was founded in 1998 by Conservative MP Adam Afriyie but is today owned by business-to-business publishing company Ascential Group .
* 1 History * 2 People * 3 References * 4 External links
Based in a small office in Victoria, London, the service was set up to offer a tailored stream of information and analysis covering the latest developments in UK politics , designed to assist public affairs professionals in achieving their campaigning objectives.
Later moving to
Mr Afriyie sold his 72 per cent stake in
Immediately prior to the sale the news division was separated out to become a standalone company, Adfero Ltd. Adfero was later rebranded as content marketing agency Axonn Media.
In 2010, a London-and-Brussels-based sister service,
In 2012, it was widely reported that
The OFT concluded: "The evidence suggests that the parties are by far, the largest suppliers in the market. The OFT has found that the parties are also close competitors, indeed each other’s closest competitor, the estimated diversion ratios between them are high. Internal documents suggest that this acquisition could aid Dods to maintain and increase its yields rather have them reduced by competition".
A successful businessman at the time he created the company, founder Adam Afriyie stepped back from day-to-day operations in his latter years of financial involvement in DeHavilland, ultimately selling his two-thirds stake in 2005, the same year he entered Parliament as the Conservative MP for Windsor .
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