CorporateTax & AccountingJanuary 03, 2011

Wolters Kluwer Germany completes acquisition LexisNexis Deutschland

Wolters Kluwer Germany Holding GmbH today announced that it has completed the acquisition of LexisNexis Deutschland GmbH. The agreement to acquire LexisNexis Deutschland was announced on November 16, 2010.

The acquisition of LexisNexis Deutschland expands Wolters Kluwer Germany’s online legal information business while also reinforcing and developing its publishing operations towards a comprehensive portfolio in all areas of law in the German legal market.

“Through this acquisition, we are able to provide our customers in Germany with an integrated offering consisting of strong online legal services, publishing and workflow solutions in the law and business segment. Our combined product offering will give us a strong portfolio of wide-ranging legal information that lawyers, notaries, and other legal professionals critically need in their daily work to serve their clients best,” added Ulrich Hermann, Regional Managing Director for Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Central Europe, and CEO Wolters Kluwer Germany.

All products and services will be integrated within the Wolters Kluwer Germany brand structure by mid February 2011. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax & accounting, governance, risk & compliance, and legal & regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

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