Information Today
Volume 19, Issue 3 March 2002
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Wolters Kluwer North America Acquires Uniform Information Services, Inc.

Wolters Kluwer North America has announced that it has acquired Uniform Information Services (UIS) of Acton, Massachusetts, a leading provider of electronic and print forms and regulatory databases for the property and casualty insurance industry. UIS will become part of CCH INCORPORATED (http://cch.com) of Riverwoods, Illinois, a provider of tax, securities, and business law information and software and a Wolters Kluwer North America company. Terms of the sale were not released.

UIS offers more than 20,000 standard and custom forms sold in print and electronic formats. In addition, it includes ComplianceWare, a set of subscription databases that addresses regulatory compliance for the consumer finance and insurance industries.

UIS will become part of CCH's Business and Finance Group (http://business.cch.com), which also manages NILS Publishing, a provider of U.S. insurance law and regulatory information. Together, NILS and UIS will market a full suite of compliance products for the insurance market, including research databases, forms, and work-flow tools. The consumer finance ComplianceWare database products will be integrated into the CCH banking product line. According to the announcement, this acquisition further strengthens CCH's position as the foremost provider of comprehensive research information services, compliance-focused desktop solutions, and online tools that guide and assist legal and business professionals in understanding, applying, and complying with U.S. insurance and banking laws and regulations.

Uniform Information Services had 2001 fiscal year revenues of approximately $11.6 million and employs approximately 61 people. It was founded in 1917 as a forms printing company, and evolved over 80 years into a specialized provider for the insurance industry.

Source: Wolters Kluwer, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 011-31-20-60-70-400; http://www.wolterskluwer.com.

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