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Wolters Kluwer and Enablon: A Big New Player in the EH&S Software Market

Date: 02 June 2016

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Executive Summary

On May 31, the €4.2 billion revenue information solutions provider Wolters Kluwer, announced that it had made a binding offer of €250 million to purchase EH&S, sustainability and risk management software provider Enablon. At a multiple of 5.6 times Enablon’s 2015 revenues, Wolters Kluwer placed a high value on its new acquisition. This reflects Enablon’s success in growing its revenues in double digits for several years, its relentless commitment to product innovation and the success of its ecosystem strategy which has delivered financial success to Enablon and numerous partners. This report helps market participants to understand the terms of the deal, the reasons behind the high valuation and the potential next steps for Enablon as a business unit in the Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory division.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Wolters Kluwer And Enablon: A Big New Player In The EH&S Software Market
Enablon’s High Valuation Results From An Intelligent Strategy And Relentless Focus On Innovation
Ownership By Wolters Kluwer Opens Up New Strategies And Opportunities For Enablon

ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED

3E Company, CMO Software, cr360, Dakota Software, Enablon, Environmental Technologies Fund, ERM, EtQ, Gensuite, HarbourVest, IBM, Infor, Intelex, JMI Equity, Oracle, SAP, Verifield, Wolters Kluwer