July 3, 2018—Statehill, a leader in legislative data collection, today announced the acquisition of its industry leading technological platform by POLITICO Europe, a joint venture between POLITICO and Axel Springer.

With Statehill, POLITICO will launch a new platform, Pro Intelligence, combining world-class journalism with data and technology. The Pro Intelligence platform will include data sets from European institutions and national legislatures, including the UK, Germany, and France. Additionally, core functionality from POLITICO’s existing Pro offering will be integrated into the platform, providing a comprehensive tool to connect users workflow in one place.

“Statehill was founded with a mission to connect legislative information around the world,” said Karl Bjelland, Statehill co-founder. “Through the acquisition of our core technology, we’re excited to take our platform and existing data to a new level with the POLITICO brand and reach.”

Statehill collects legislative data and builds tools that enable a more productive and navigable legislative process, empowering legislative professionals to work smarter and stay connected. The Statehill platform is accessible, yet powerful—a borderless, seamless user experience focused on thoughtful design and comprehensive data to add maximum value to customer operations.

“Joining forces with POLITICO EU is a tremendous opportunity for the market,” said Karl Laurentius Roos, Statehill co-founder. “The past several years, Statehill has built a top quality data collection and analysis platform. Combining it with editorial and functional expertise will strengthen the product offering and set it apart from everything currently available.”

Development is underway to integrate Statehill technology with POLITICO and the Pro news services, with the Pro Intelligence platform planned to launch this fall.

POLITICO Pro is a premium politics and policy news service. Launched in 2015, Pro covers seven policy areas: Agriculture and Food, Energy and Climate, Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology, Trade, and Transportation. POLITICO has recently released five cross-industry products: Brexit Pro, Sustainability Pro, Data and Digitization Pro, EU Budget Pro and Competition Pro, as well as its first data visualization service, DataPoint.

POLITICO Pro’s paid offerings reach many thousand policy experts and decision-makers from over 730 organizations in 28 countries. Subscribers include EU and national government, corporations, trade associations, consultancies, law firms, and NGOs.

POLITICO Pro empowers decision-makers to track developments that may propose a new risk or opportunity to their organization, and to adjust their strategy proactively.