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Wolters Kluwer Acquires Best Case Solutions, Inc.
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., December 30, 2005) – Wolters Kluwer announced today that it has acquired the assets of Best Case Solutions, Inc. and that the company’s market-leading Best Case Bankruptcy software and services will become part of the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business unit. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and workflow tools in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals. Best Case Solutions, based in Evanston, Ill., is the market leader in bankruptcy form preparation and filing software for law firms representing personal and corporate debtors.
Since its formation in 1993, Best Case Solutions has focused on serving law firms that represent consumer debtors in bankruptcy with Best Case Bankruptcy software, a Windows desktop application used to prepare and file bankruptcy forms and schedules. With a record of superior product dependability, technology leadership and outstanding customer service, Best Case Bankruptcy is the premier workflow tool of its kind in the market.
“Wolters Kluwer has a long history of providing authoritative bankruptcy research resources under the CCH and Aspen Publishers brand names,” said Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Vice President Stacey Caywood. “The addition of the market-leading Best Case Bankruptcy to our portfolio further extends our leadership in this specialty area and provides legal professionals with a single source for the first choice in bankruptcy information and workflow solutions.”
“We are very pleased that Best Case Solutions is now part of the Wolters Kluwer family of highly respected resources for legal professionals,” said Best Case founder, owner and CEO John Mancini, who will join the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business group. “Many of our customers already use CCH and Aspen for bankruptcy research and will benefit from being able to rely on one trusted provider to meet a wider range of their needs.”
About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. The unit’s major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Key specialty areas include: tax and accounting; securities and corporate governance; antitrust; banking and finance; international law; pension, payroll and benefits; human resources, labor and employment; Medicare and healthcare compliance and legal education. The unit’s markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.
Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2004) of €3.3 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (www.wolterskluwer.com). Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.
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