Wolters Kluwer to integrate Aspen, CCH

Wolters Kluwer announced this week that it will take steps to more closely integrate two of its legal publishing arms, Aspen Publishers and CCH Inc. In a letter posted today to law librarians, Aspen CEO Jane Butler and CCH CEO Gene Landoe said the goal “is to better serve our customers by offering comprehensive, integrated compliance, research and productivity solutions for professionals in tax and accounting, legal research, corporate legal services and financial compliance.”

They went on to say: “Over the next several years, we will transition to four customer aligned business units based on our core customer groups in tax and accounting, legal research, corporate legal services and financial institutions. The plan is a natural progression of how our companies are working today to better serve customers through joint product development efforts and leveraging best practices across our companies.”

Among other things, Aspen operates Loislaw.