September 1, 2015 - Wolters Kluwer's Health Division today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Learner's Digest International. The agreement to acquire Learner's Digest was announced on August 14, 2015, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including expiration of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act waiting period.
Learner's Digest is a leading provider of independent continuing medical education (CME) to physicians in the U.S. Its innovative mobile medical education platform enables clinicians to stay current on the latest medical research, guidelines, and standards of clinical care and to efficiently meet their CME requirements.
The company will become an operating unit of Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice (LR&P). The acquisition complements and expands Wolters Kluwer's existing strengths in providing high-quality medical information and clinical solutions to healthcare professionals globally.
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2014 annual revenues of €3.7 billion. The group serves customers in over 170 countries, and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.
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|Connie Hughes||Meg Geldens|
|Director, Corporate Communications||Vice President, Investor Relations|
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