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Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer
Company nameWolters Kluwer N.V.
Company typeNaamloze vennootschap
IndustryPublishing, information services
Founded1836
HeadquartersAlphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
Key peopleNancy McKinstry (CEO), Adri Baan (chairman of the supervisory board)
ProductsHealth, corporate services, finance, tax, accounting, law and regulatory software, services, workflow tools and publications
Revenue-3.556 billion (2010)
Operating income-481 million (2010)
Net income-288 million (2010)
Total assets-4.177 billion (end 2010)
Total equity-1.631 billion (end 2010)
Employees18,240 (FTE, 2010)

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Wolters Kluwer N.V. (Euronext - WKL) 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. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2010) of -3.556 billion, employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. 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.

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. 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. Wolters Kluwer Education, was sold to Bridgepoint Capital for 700 million euros in March 2007, who renamed it Infinitas Learning.


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