Wolters Kluwer to sell legal training business in the United States

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September 27, 2021 Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory we announces that he has sign a relationship agreement To to sell his we legal training Business to the Transom Capital Group for $88 millions in cash. Wolters Kluwer intends to deploy the after tax proceeds from additional share buybacks to mitigate the Adjusted EPS dilution related to elimination.

The divestiture will allow Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US to focus more on supporting legal professionals with the domain expertise and cutting-edge solutions they need.

The U.S. legal education company, which primarily produces textbooks and innovative digital educational solutions for law students, reported sales of $ 33 million in 2020 and is profitable. Iconic red and black books have become synonymous with premium content. The company has about fifty full-time employees.

“After careful consideration, we are delighted to have found a new owner for the legal education company who recognizes the value of our highly regarded content and solutions and who is committed to continuing to grow the business.” , said Dean Sonderegger, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US “We are confident that Transom Capital Group will continue to serve with excellence writers, faculty, students and others in the global community. legal education.

James Oh, Managing Partner of Transom Capital Group, said, “We look forward to serving the legal education community as we invest and further develop the business. One of Transom’s main strategies has been to invest in leading brands in the market. We look forward to continuing the success of the business and investing in the various growth avenues available to the business. We respect and admire the team that will now be part of the Transom family.

Completion of the sale is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to take several months. The sale should result in a one-off capital gain (not benchmark). Once finalized, Wolters Kluwer intends to use the after-tax proceeds of approximately € 60 million towards additional share buybacks to mitigate the expected dilution on adjusted earnings per share from the sale.

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

Wolters Kluwer achieved 2020 annual sales of 4.6 billion euros. The group serves customers in more than 180 countries, maintains operations in more than 40 countries and employs approximately 19,200 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are part of the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the United States (WTKWY).

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