Wolters Kluwer

company_name = Wolters Kluwer N.V.
company_type = Public (Euronext AMS: [http://www.euronext.com/trader/summarizedmarket/0,5372,1732_6834,00.html?selectedMep=2&idInstrument=13630&isinCode=NL0000395887 WKL] )
foundation = 1878
company_slogan = "The Professional's First Choice"
location = Amsterdam, the Netherlands
key_people = Nancy McKinstry, CEO
products = Content, software, services, and solutions in the fields of health, corporate services, finance, tax, accounting, law and regulatory.
industry = Publishing and information services
num_employees = 18,400
revenue = €3.4 billion (2007)
homepage = [http://www.wolterskluwer.com www.wolterskluwer.com]

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (Euronext|WKL) is a leading 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. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the 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 (U.S.A., 1959).

Wolters Kluwer formed under its present name in 1987 when Kluwer Publishers merged with Wolters Samson as a defensive move against an attempted hostile takeover of Kluwer Publishers by Elsevier. [ [http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Wolters-Kluwer-NV-Company-History.html WoltersKluwer History] ] In 2003 Wolters Kluwer sold Kluwer Academic Publishers to two private equity funds who shortly after merged it with BertelsmannSpringer to form Springer Science+Business Media. [ [http://www.ketupa.net/kluwer.htm Kluwer] ]

Divisions Overview

* Health [ [http://www.wolterskluwer.com/WK/About+Us/Divisions/Health/ Health Division] ] — includes Ovid Technologies, Facts & Comparisons, [ [http://www.factsandcomparisons.com www.factsandcomparisons.com] ] ProVation Medical, [ [http://www.provationmedical.com www.provationmedical.com] ] Adis International [ [http://pharma.wkhealth.com http://pharma.wkhealth.com] ] and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
*Corporate & Financial Services [ [http://www.wolterskluwer.com/WK/About+Us/Divisions/Corporate+and+Financial+Services/ Corporate and Financial Services] ] — Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
*Tax, Accounting & Legal [ [http://www.wolterskluwer.com/WK/About+Us/Divisions/Tax+Accounting+and+Legal/ Tax Accounting and Legal] ] — includes CCH (Commerce Clearing House), Aspen Publishers [ [http://www.aspenpublishers.com www.aspenpublishers.com] ] , [http://www.kluwerlaw.com Kluwer Law International] , [http://www.croner.co.uk Croner] and Loislaw
* Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe [ [http://www.wolterskluwer.com/WK/About+Us/Divisions/Legal+Tax+and+Regulatory+Europe/ Legal Tax and Regulatory Europe] ]

The Education division was sold to Bridgepoint Capital for 700 million euros in March 2007.


Wolters Kluwer provides scientific and industry information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, health practices, pharmacy, and the pharmaceutical industry. The company division is continually growing and has recently acquired UpToDate, cite web
url = http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/wndReader.asp?ArticleId=50618
author = Paula J. Hane
title = Wolters Kluwer Health to Acquire UpToDate
publisher = Wolters Kluwer NV
date=7 September 2008
accessdate = 2008-09-20
] cite web
url = http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/wolters-kluwer-health-reaches-agreement/story.aspx?guid={22EDF61C-A289-4301-B4CD-23DA44BBFFB1}&dist=hppr
title = Wolters Kluwer Health Reaches Agreement to Acquire UpToDate
publisher = Wolters Kluwer NV
date=4 September 2008
accessdate = 2008-09-20
] an electronic clinical resource toolcite web
url = http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html
title = UpToDate
accessdate = 2008-09-20
] .

Corporate & Financial Services

While primarily a publishing business, Wolters Kluwer has financial services relating to tax and compliance.cite web
url = http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/first-east-side-savings-bank/story.aspx?guid={EE608671-CECB-476A-B0DE-DC3CEF4B28F7}&dist=hppr
author = Paula J. Hane
title = First East Side Savings Bank Selects Wolters Kluwer Financial Services' ComplianceOne Solution
publisher = Business Wire
date=10 September 2008
accessdate = 2008-09-20

Tax, Accounting & Legal Professional

Wolters Kluwer maintains a diverse set of legal professional services and publications. Notably, its subsidiary One Legal LLC is becoming a pioneer in online service for court filings and other legal references. cite web
url = http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/9/prweb1321294.htm
title = One Legal Announces Expansion of Online Court Filing Service
publisher = PRWeb
date=15 September 2008
accessdate = 2008-09-20
] cite web
url = http://7thspace.com/headlines/292945/litigation_professionals_can_now_file_court_documents_in_nine_states_using_onelegal.html
title = Litigation Professionals Can Now File Court Documents in Nine States Using OneLegal
publisher = PRWeb
date=15 September 2008
accessdate = 2008-09-20

Beyond services, Wolters Kluwer maintains a valuable alliance with Aspen Publishers.cite web
url = http://www.aspenpublishers.com/default.asp
title = Wolters Kluwer | Aspen Publishers home page
accessdate = 2008-09-20
] Under this brand they profit from the publication of academic and professional literature in the fields of:

* Administrative Law
* Antitrust & Trade Regulation
* Banking Law, Finance, & Economic Forecasts
* Bankruptcy Law
* Business Law
* Civil Rights Law
* Commercial Law
* Construction Law
* Corporate Finance
* Corporate Governance
* Corporate Law
* Elder Law & Trusts
* Energy & Utility Law
* Environmental Law
* Estate & Financial Planning
* Evidence
* Family Law
* Food, Drug & Medical Devices
* Franchise & Distribution Law

* Government Contracts
* Health Law & Administration
* Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology
* Insurance Law
* International Business Law
* Investment Management
* Labor & Employment Law, Human Resources
* Law Practice Management
* Litigation
* Mergers & Acquisitions
* Payroll & Social Security
* Pension & Benefits
* Products Liability & Safety
* Real Estate
* Safety & Workers' Compensation
* Securities Law
* Taxation
* Telecommunications
* Venture Capital

Legal Education

Wolters Kluwer maintains an entire business practice devoted to legal education.cite web
url = http://lawschool.aspenpublishers.com/
title = Aspen Publishers Legal Education
accessdate = 2008-09-20
] That business has grown over the years through various acquisitions. These included the acquistion in 2001 of Emanuel Law Outlines cite web
url = http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-10423239_ITM
date = 2001-01-31
accessdate = 2008-09-20
] cite web
url = http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-69554439.html
title = Acquisition for Wolters Kluwer
date = 2001-01-25
accessdate = 2008-09-20
] followed in 2002 by the aquisition of Casenotes, a Santa Monica legal studies publishing house. cite web
url = http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=75989
title = Legal Study Aids Publisher Will Become Part of Aspen Publishers
date = 2002-03-26
accessdate = 2008-09-20
] These businesses continue to form an integral part of the student legal study aids available from Wolters Kluwer.cite web
url = http://lawschool.aspenpublishers.com/
title = Law School from Aspen Publishers
accessdate = 2008-09-20
] . The content from these study aids has been integrated into a software tool called study desk that is available online. cite web
url = http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,195279.shtml
title = Wolters Kluwer at the 2007 Frankfurt Book Fair
accessdate = 2008-09-20
] cite web
url = http://www.aspenlaw.com/Default.asp?cookie_test=1
title = Study Desk demo
accessdate = 2008-09-20

Community Work

The company is also active in community work, supporting some local organizations in their charitable giving efforts. cite web
url = http://www.pioneerlocal.com/evanston/lifestyles/trend/1151409,on-zach-091108-s1.article
title = Women Helping Women raises $103,000
publisher = Sun Times News Group Evanston Review
date=12 September 2008
accessdate = 2008-09-20


External links

* [http://www.wolterskluwer.com Wolters Kluwer company website]
* [http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/91/91352.html Yahoo! - Wolters Kluwer nv Company Profile]
* [http://www.wolterskluwerfs.com Wolters Kluwer Financial Services]
* [http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Wolters-Kluwer-NV-Company-History.html Wolters Kluwer NV] Company history at FundingUniverse
* [http://www.kluwerlaw.com Kluwer Law International]

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