A recent blog raised the interesting issue of whether Reed-Elsevier will spin off LexisNexis and perhaps sell it to Bloomberg. In the last year or two, Bloomberg has hired away a number of LexisNexis executives, including Lou Andreozzi.
The blog quotes a Bernstein Research report to the effect that the LexisNexis problems are “intractable.”
Another possibility would simply be to spin off Lexis Nexis and divest all the products that were acquired during the LexisNexis buying spree of five plus years or so ago. This might include TimeMatters, PCLaw, Juris, CaseMap, Interaction, Redwood, etc. They already sold HotDocs.