Wolters Kluwer

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Wolters Kluwer N.V.
Naamloze vennootschap
Traded as EuronextWKL
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]
Number of 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.


Legal & Regulatory[edit]

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.[6]

Tax & Accounting[edit]

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting is a large provider of tax, accounting, and audit information, and services.[7]


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, Medknow ,Ovid, UpToDate, Medi-Span, Facts & Comparisons, Pharmacy OneSource, Lexicomp and ProVation Medical.[8]

Financial & compliance services[edit]

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.[9] It has audit, risk, and compliance products. Its brands include ARC Logics, AppOne, ARTA Lending, ComplianceOne, GainsKeeper, NILS INsource, PCi, FRSGlobal and acquired FinArch on 16 July 2012. [10] [11]

Community work[edit]

The company is active in community work at both a corporate and local level. At a corporate level, Wolters Kluwer supports the War Trauma Foundation by publishing the International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counseling in Areas of Armed Conflict,[12] helping to spread information to fieldworkers on psychosocial recovery of people in conflict areas. The corporate office also sponsored Human Rights Watch[13] by participating in their annual dinner in Amsterdam. Moreover, Wolters Kluwer works together with the Plan Netherlands to tackle malnutrition and improve school performance in Ghana. Plan Netherlands is part of Plan International[14] which aims to improve living conditions of children and their families in less-developed countries. At a local level, CCH Australia, a Wolters Kluwer business, raised funds in 2011 for the Queensland Flood Relief, Save the Children projects in Victoria, and Youth Off The Streets (YOTS).[15] In addition to raising funds, CCH staff members volunteer at a YOTS site each year to help create a better environment for the young people in YOTS’ care. CCH Australia also raised money by running a race for the team’s chosen charity, Cancer Council NSW,[16] a cancer charity that is dedicated to the defeat of cancer in New South Wales. At the Wolters Kluwer Financial Compliance Service facility in the U.S. employees have been coordinating employee volunteerism for a local Meals on Wheels[17] program for more than ten years.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Annual Report 2011". Wolters Kluwer. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "WOLTERS KLUWER (WKL:EN Amsterdam): Company Description - Businessweek". investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Stock Quote News - Stock Market Quotes, Online Stock Quotes, India". in.reuters.com. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  4. ^ WoltersKluwer History
  5. ^ "Kluwer". ketupa.net. 
  6. ^ wolterskluwer.com
  7. ^ wolterskluwer.com
  8. ^ wolterskluwer.com
  9. ^ wolterskluwer.com
  10. ^ "Wolters Kluwer Financial Services | FinArch News & Events". Finarch.com. 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  11. ^ "Wolters Kluwer Product News". WolterKluwer.com. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
  12. ^ "Intervention Journal: global exchange of psychosocial knowledge and experience". War Trauma Foundation. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  13. ^ Human Rights Watch | Defending Human Rights Worldwide. Hrw.org. Retrieved on 2013-08-27.
  14. ^ http://www.plan-international.org
  15. ^ Youth Off The Streets. Youth Off The Streets. Retrieved on 2013-08-27.
  16. ^ Home | Cancer Council NSW. Cancercouncil.com.au. Retrieved on 2013-08-27.
  17. ^ Meals On Wheels Association of America. Mowaa.org. Retrieved on 2013-08-27.

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