Dutch Health Portfolio acquired by Springer Media from Reed Business Netherlands

Springer Media acquires Dutch Health Portfolio/ Image Source: Springer Media

The board of Springer Media announced that they have acquired the Dutch healthcare publishing activities of Reed Business Netherlands. The Dutch Health Portfolio consists of Dutch language books; it also contains events and magazines for healthcare professionals. Springer Media is a part of Springer Nature, which is a dynamic media company focusing on healthcare.

Managing Director of Springer Media, Yvonne Campfens said:

By combining and enhancing our own portfolio with Reed Business Netherlands’ health portfolio we can develop an improved offering for professionals, students and institutions, both in print and online and through events. Authors, editors and societies will thus have a broader base, which also stands firmly for the longer term. It’s exciting to be at the forefront of transformation within the healthcare market as our publishing business continues to evolve in this era of transition from print to print plus digital dissemination of content.

This acquisition will include the book publishing activities for medical educational market and events for healthcare professionals and management. The 40 employees of Reed Business Netherlands will be joining Springer Media for Employment in Houten.

Rob Kolkman, CEO Reed Business Netherlands said:

Our portfolio is increasingly moving from digital content to decision-making tools. In line with this strategy, Reed Business Netherlands is focussing on delivering data and information solutions to professional customers across international industries. These health publishing activities focus primarily on the Dutch business to business market”.

Derk Haank, CEO of Springer Nature saidThis acquisition will enable us to help researchers, students, teachers and professionals to discover more and, ultimately, to advance healthcare and science.” This does show that Springer Nature is looking forward towards helping the minds linked with the healthcare field.


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Originally published at www.marminova.com on August 14, 2015.