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Legal Publisher Bosch Joins Wolters Kluwer Group

Wolters Kluwer strengthens its leadership among legal publishers in Spain and extends distance from competitors

Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company focused on professionals, has acquired the Spanish legal publisher Bosch. With this operation the multinational, which already operates under the brands LA LEY, CISS and El Consultor de los Ayuntamientos among others, reinforces its commitment to the Spanish market and consolidates its position in our country as the first provider of information, training and technological solutions for legal professionals.

Bosch is One of the Most Recognized Spanish Publishers in the Market
Bosch Publisher, headquartered in Barcelona and with a wide distribution network in libraries, was founded in 1934. From its origin it is focused in the field of law, with special dedication to practical books for professionals, and contains some of the best-selling legal works of the Spanish market. Its catalogue includes more than 1.500 titles. The company has betted for new technologies developing a wide online library in the past few years ( www.bob.bosch.es) with a publishing fund constantly updated. Albert Ferré, General Director of the acquired company, said that "the fact that Bosch will become part of the first publishing house in Europe is the most important milestone in the history of our editorial project, and for our authors and customers guarantees technological development and the bet for innovation currently demanded by the market".

Wolters Kluwer, Leader in the Legal Publishing Market
With this acquisition Wolters Kluwer, with approximately one third of market share, keeps its pace of growth in the market for the services of information and legal content, and its commitment to offer the legal professionals the most complete products catalogue. The integration of Bosch is a great step in its strategy for the quality and diversity of its editorial fund, and for the capillary action in the field of legal libraries.

The Largest Think Tank Technical in Spain
In the opinion of José María Michavila and Rosalina Díaz, President of the Advisory Council and General Director of Wolters Kluwer Spain respectively, "this operation is a step forward in our effort to create a strong company in Spain, strengthening our positions in the legal market. We do not want to fail to highlight the importance of the extraordinary cast of authors of Bosch; with its incorporation, Wolters Kluwer becomes the largest supplier of technical knowledge of the country, with a figure that exceeds 4,500 authors and collaborators".

Commitment to the e-book
The integration of Bosch complements the current offer of Wolters Kluwer, who leads the market for databases and digital information. The operation also strengthens the corporate strategy for leading the market of legal books, both in paper format and ebook, and applications for mobile devices (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, etc). Wolters Kluwer is pioneer in the digital publication for professionals in the legal sector, and founding partner of Libranda, the platform dedicated to the distribution and marketing of e-book brought together by the main Spanish publishers.

About Wolters Kluwer Spain
Wolters Kluwer operates in Spain through trademarks LA LEY (aimed at legal practitioners), CISS and A3 Software (accounting, labor, tax and environmental advisors), Wolters Kluwer | Education (directed to support the management of educational centres) and Wolters Kluwer | Companies (focused on business executives).

Wolters Kluwer Spain provides these information, software and training services to help professionals make their most critical decisions and improve their productivity. With over 300,000 subscribers, is the leader in the areas of Local Administration, taxation, accounting, labor, safety and health at work and management of schools.

Wolters Kluwer Spain is part of Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in the fields of information and editing for professionals, with a turnover of 3,556 million euros a year (2010) and about 19.900 employees around the world. The company is organized globally into four major divisions: Legal & Regulatory, Tax & Accounting, Health & Pharma Solutions and Financial Services & Compliance.

In 2010, and for the third year in a row Wolters Kluwer has been recognized as the Best Place to Work for in Spain by the  Great Place to Work Institute©