Wiley acquires pharmaceutical and technical publishers AMP

In a press release today John Jarvis, Senior Vice President, Europe, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Managing Director of Wiley Europe Ltd., announced that Wiley has acquired A&M Publishing Ltd., the Guildford, U.K.-based publisher for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, and GIT Verlag GmbH, a Darmstadt, Germany-based publisher for the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, security and engineering industries. The terms of the transactions, which closed during the week of April 15, were not disclosed.

“This is a rare opportunity to acquire two strong publishing programs that complement and strengthen Wiley’s extensive offerings for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and technical markets. Our complementary strengths will serve as the basis for enhancing our competitive positions,” said Dr. Jarvis.

About A & M Publishing Ltd.
Founded in 1989, A&M Publishing Ltd. is a leading independent publisher targeting the pharmaceutical & healthcare sectors. The company publishes a number of controlled circulation, peer-reviewed journals, including the highly regarded brand leader Prescriber. Customized communication solutions for pharmaceutical products are provided in the UK and worldwide under theInterface and A&M Clinical Communications imprints. The company publishes a number of directories including Pharmafile, the market leading outsourcing directory serving the UK pharmaceutical industry. Revenues in 2000 were about $7.5 million.

About GIT Verlag GmbH
GIT Verlag publishes controlled circulation, technical magazines and yearbooks, primarily in the German language. The core program consists of about 25 scientific and technical magazines, targeted at both industry and academia, especially the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, security and engineering industries. Key products include CHEManager, Screening – Trends in Drug Discovery; PIT – Process Information Technology; Rein Raum Technik; and Spezial Separation. GIT Verlag’s prior year revenues were approximately $10 million.

About John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., provides must-have content and services to customers worldwide. Its core businesses include scientific, technical, and medical journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley has publishing, marketing, and distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb. Wiley’s Internet site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.