This Canadian family-controlled company is eyeing a U.S. listing after turning itself into a business-information provider.

MAJOR ACQUISITIONS SPECIALTY

2001 First Call Analysts' forecasts 2001 Harcourt Textbooks, online education 2000 Primark (I/B/E/S, Baseline, Financial data Disclosure, Datastream, WEFA) 1996 West Publishing Legal research

MAJOR SALES SPECIALTY 2000 Community Newspapers U.S. dailies 1998 Thomson Travel Travel agency, resorts

Data: Thomson Corp., Salomon Smith Barney

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