Today’s news that Reed Elsevier’s proposed auction of B2B division Reed Business Information has failed comes after months of behind-the-scenes negotiating, departures and optimistic predictions from the publisher. The next installment in the tale is likely to be the restructuring of RBI and — eventually — another invitation to anyone that might be interested to make a bid for it. Until then, here’s our history of the sale process in links going back to February. For even more history, check out our RBI channel.
— 10 Dec: RBI Sale Cancelled; Reed Elsevier Still Wants Rid In Medium-Term
— 19 Nov: RBI Sale Nearing End Game; Will Either Pick Winner Or Yank Sell-Off In Coming Weeks: Report
— 17 Nov: Industry Moves: RBI CEO Van De Aast Quits, Sell-Off Remains Unresolved
— 13 Nov: <a href="http://www.paidcontent.co.uk/entry/419-earnings-reed-stands-up-to-economy-but-rbi-sale-cannot-be-certain-lexis/" title="Earnings: Reed Stands Up To Economy, But RBI Sale