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Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V.
Naamloze vennootschap
Traded as WKL
Industry Publishing, information services
Founded 1836
Headquarters Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
Key people Nancy McKinstry (CEO)
Products Health, corporate services, finance, tax, accounting, law and regulatory software, services, workflow tools and publications
Revenue €3.354 billion (2011)[1]
Employees 18,450 (FTE, 2011)[1]
Website www.wolterskluwer.com

Wolters Kluwer N.V. is a global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors.[2] Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2011) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,000 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam and are included in the AEX index and Euronext 100 index. The CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board is Nancy McKinstry.[3]

Wolters Kluwer formed under its present name in 1987 when Kluwer Publishers merged with Wolters Samson as a defensive move (white-knight move) against an attempted hostile takeover of Kluwer Publishers by Elsevier.[4] In 2003 Wolters Kluwer sold Kluwer Academic Publishers to two private equity funds who shortly after merged with BertelsmannSpringer to form Springer Science+Business Media.[5] Wolters Kluwer Education, was sold to Bridgepoint Capital for 700 million euros in March 2007, who renamed it Infinitas Learning.

Divisions

Legal & Regulatory:[6]

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory provides customers around the world with expert content, solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services is the leader in legal process and business performance management. In today’s global environment, Wolters Kluwer gives customers access to actionable information and intelligent tools, empowers organizations to make better decisions and be more efficient.

Tax & Accounting:[7]

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting is one of the world’s largest providers of tax, accounting, and audit information, solutions, and services. The division delivers solutions that integrate deep local knowledge with leading workflow technology solutions, helping professionals worldwide navigate complex regulations and requirements to ensure compliance with accuracy and efficiency.

Health:[8]

Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health’s customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons®, Pharmacy OneSource®, Lexicomp® and ProVation® Medical.

Financial & Compliance Services:[9]

Wolters Kluwer Financial & Compliance Services provides financial services, software tools, and workflow solutions to financial organizations and risk professionals across a wide variety of industries such as financial services, insurance, life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, energy and government. It has audit, risk, and compliance products. Its brands include ARC Logics, AppOne, GainsKeeper, NILS INsource, PCi, FRSGlobal and acquired FinArch on 16 July 2012.[10]

Community work

The company is active in community work at both a corporate and local level. At a corporate level, Wolters Kluwer supports the program for more than ten years.

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