Wolters Kluwer Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information ServicesCompany

Wolters Kluwer has acquired 59 companies, including 11 in the last 5 years. A total of 11 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 15 assets.

Wolters Kluwer’s largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired NDCHealth - Information Management Business for $382M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold Infinitas Learning Netherlands B.V. to Bridgepoint for $872M. Wolters Kluwer has acquired in 16 different US states, and 16 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (50%) and internet software and services (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity72
    • M&A Buy Activity57
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 16
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 31

Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V.

Zuidpoolsingel 2 P.O. Box 1030,
Alphen aan den Rijn, 2400 BA
Netherlands,
+31 172 641 400
www.wolterskluwer.com

Wolters Kluwer is a global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer was founded in 1836 and is based in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 48 2 1 2 2 2 57
vol $1.0B $145M $260M $110M $70M $1.6B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 9 2 - 3 1 - 15
vol $1,000M $169M $88M $1.3B
  72

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
IJS Publishing Group 2022-09-30 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.ijspg.com
International Document Services, Inc. 2022-03-09 70M USD Divestiture
Draper, Utah · www.idsdoc.com
LicenseLogix LLC 2021-10-29 - Add-on Acquisition
White Plains, New York · www.licenselogix.com
Aspen Publishing 2021-09-27 88M USD Divestiture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.aspenpublishing.com
Vanguard Software Corp. 2021-05-14 110M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cary, North Carolina · www.vanguardsw.com
Wolters Kluwer N.V. - Flood Determinations Business 2020-12-14 - Divestiture
Alphen A D Rijn, Netherlands
eOriginal, Inc. 2020-12-10 260M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Baltimore, Maryland · www.eoriginal.com
ComplyTrack 2020-09-08 - Divestiture
Alphen A D Rijn, Netherlands · www.complytrack.com
Logical Images, Inc. 2020-05-19 - Divestiture
Rochester, New York · www.logicalimages.com
CGE Risk Management Solutions B.V. 2020-01-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Leidschendam, Netherlands · www.cgerisk.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, Inc.    - Third Coast Holdings, Inc. 2014-04-07 2
Houston, Texas · www.wkelmsolutions.com Houston, Texas
Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, Inc.    - TyMetrix, Inc. 2014-04-07 1
Houston, Texas · www.wkelmsolutions.com , Texas · www.tymetrix360.com
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Inc.    - FinArch 2012-07-16 17
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.wolterskluwerfs.com Merelbeke, Belgium · www.finarch.com
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Inc.    - PRINGLE - Policy and Procedure Solutions 2011-12-14 16
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.wolterskluwerfs.com Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Inc.    - FRS Belgium NV 2010-09-23 15
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.wolterskluwerfs.com St. Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium · www.frsglobal.com
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Inc.    - Stewart Lender Flood Determination Business 2008-01-03 14
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.wolterskluwerfs.com , United States
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Inc.    - Liber AB 1993-01-01 13
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.wolterskluwerfs.com Stockholm, Sweden · www.liber.se

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 28 (49%) 593M (36%) 3 (20%) 15M (1%)
Internet Software and Services 8 (14%) - 4 (27%) 205M (16%)
Business Services 8 (14%) - 2 (13%) -
Publishing 5 (9%) - 3 (20%) 88M (7%)
Information Technology 5 (9%) 812M (50%) 1 (7%) -
Education 1 (2%) - 1 (7%) 872M (69%)
Information Services 1 (2%) 70M (4%) 1 (7%) 77M (6%)
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) 150M (9%) - -
Total 57 $1.6B 15 $1.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 30 1.1B 7 293M
  New York 6 - 1 -
  Georgia 4 382M - -
  California 4 150M - -
  Texas 2 - 1 -
  Massachusetts 2 - 1 88M
  Illinois 2 170M - -
  New Jersey 1 - 1 -
  Minnesota 1 - 1 169M
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 110M - -
  Maryland 1 260M - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Utah 1 70M - -
  Louisiana - - 1 36M
United Kingdom 5 - 2 15M
Netherlands 3 145M 3 872M
Germany 3 - - -
Australia 2 - - -
Belgium 1 - 1 -
Ireland 2 - - -
New Zealand 2 - - -
Spain 2 - - -
Brazil 1 - - -
Canada - - 1 -
  Ontario - - 1 -
China 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Italy 1 338M - -
Poland 1 - - -
Russia 1 - - -
Sweden - - 1 77M
Domestic 3 (5%) 145M (9%) 3 (20%) 872M (69%)
Cross-border 54 (95%) 1.5B (91%) 12 (80%) 384M (31%)
Total 57 $1.6B 15 $1.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $1.6B
< $100M 1 $70M
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest NDCHealth - Information Management Business
$382M (2005-08-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.0B
< $100M 4 $215M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Infinitas Learning Netherlands B.V.
$872M (2007-06-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
16%
9 (16%)
Strategic(s)
12%
7 (12%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
40%
6 (40%)
Strategic(s)
60%
9 (60%)

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