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Wiley Acquires Assets of FIZ Chemie Berlin

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of the FIZ Chemie Berlin, a provider of online database products for organic and industrial chemists. The acquisition aligns with the company’s long-term strategy to support research, learning, and professional practice through high-quality content and services. Wiley is expanding its presence in Berlin with the new venture providing roles for more than 30 skilled information professionals.

“The FIZ suite of databases and services are a great addition to Wiley’s deep reservoir of chemical databases, journals, books, and references. The FIZ products and services will enable Wiley to build a new generation of information products to help boost the productivity of chemists,” said Steve Miron, senior vice president of the scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly group at Wiley.

The products include the ChemInform weekly abstracting service and reaction database (CIRX), as well as the abstracting journal Chemisches Zentralblatt, the InfoTherm database of thermophysical properties, and elearning tools and services.

Jon Walmsley, managing director, physical sciences and engineering, said, “The acquisition will position Wiley’s premier Chemistry publishing program and its society partners for future growth. This portfolio, which includes such eminent society journals as Angewandte Chemie (GDCh) and European Journal of Organic Chemistry (ChemPubSocEurope), as well as book and reference brands like Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry and Larock’s Comprehensive Organic Transformations will provide a powerhouse of brands with which to leverage the capabilities of the new operation. In addition we will make significant investments in the sales and marketing of the products.”

Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.



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