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New acquisitions for Wolters Kluwer.

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (New York) has completed investments in two separate deals. In the first deal, Kluwer acquired GEE Publishing (London) from Thomson Legal & Regulatory's Sweet & Maxwell (London) division. No terms were given.

GEE produces a range of information and research products and events covering regulatory and compliance issues in a range of formats including online, print, CD, telephone helplines, and software. The products are designed to help HR, safety and health professionals "comply with the law, reduce risk and increase productivity." The GEE assets will become a part of Thomson's CCH (Riverwoods, IL) and Croner (Kingston on Thames) units. Croner offers publications, consulting services, training, software and small business information for health, HR and safety professionals.

All four of GEE's print titles are targeted to UK audiences. "Noise Management" is a monthly newsletter that focuses on environmental and neighborhood noise, including occupation noise. Targeted to local authorities, consultants, monitoring professionals and related industry professionals, the letter's editorial includes coverage of legislation, practice, equipment and health effects. "Air Quality Management" is a monthly briefing for those concerned with air quality from environmental, health planning and transportation perspectives with information on contaminants, emissions, pollution control and related issues.

"Contaminated Land Management" is a monthly newsletter that focuses on remediation for contaminated land with information on remediation techniques, government and government agency policies, site inspections and redevelopment. Finally, "Pay Magazine" is a monthly magazine that provides coverage of employment issues, including remuneration, design, taxation, national insurance, employment law and HR strategy.

Also, Wolters Kluwer (Amsterdam) has purchased 55% of the shares of International Centre for Financial and Economic Development (ICFED; Moscow), a publisher specializing in information services for HR, tax and accounting professionals. No terms were given. ICFED becomes a part of Kluwer's Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe division.

ICFFD produces journals, books and loose-leaf publications as well as education and training resources. The company was established in 1991 and now produces 27 mostly monthly frequency magazines and journals for the health ("Public Health Services," "Head Nurse," "Deputy Head Doctor," etc.), education and culture ("Orthodox Economic Journal," etc.), and various other sectors ("Railway Economics," "Modern Office," "Tax Disputes," etc.). Over the last two years, the company has expanded into Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
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Title Annotation:Wolters Kluwer N.V. acquires GEE Publishing Ltd.and International Centre for Financial and Economic Development
Publication:Business Publisher
Date:Jan 17, 2008
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