The board of Springer Media has announced the intended acquisition of the Dutch healthcare publishing activities of Reed Business Netherlands. The portfolio consists of Dutch language books, events and magazines for healthcare professionals.
Springer Media, part of Springer Nature, publishes Dutch language professional and educational content under the Bohn Stafleu van Loghum (BSL) imprint. BSL supports professionals in healthcare in their daily practice and life-long learning.
The intended acquisition includes the book publishing activities for the (para) medical educational market, including Studiecloud, and Schrijven leer je Zo. Also included are events for healthcare professionals and management, coupled with the titles: Nursing, Tijdschrift voor Verzorgenden (TvV), Tijdschrift voor verpleegkundig experts (TvZ), Zorgvisie, Zorg+Welzijn, Sociaal Bestek, Activiteitensector, Kinderopvang and Management Kinderopvang.
All 40 affected Reed Business Netherlands employees will take up employment with Springer Media, based in Houten, upon receipt of the advice of the Works Councils and completion of the transaction.