From a Joint Announcement:
LM is one of Europe’s leading subscription and information services providers and Wolper is a leading provider of subscription and information management services in the U.S.
Both LM and Wolper were established in the early to mid-1970s and have significantly expanded their customer bases and breadth of services over the past 5 years. Both organizations are involved with the management and dissemination of information in all aspects of print and electronic content, within the academic, corporate, research, government, medical and public library market segments.
“Wolper and LM have complementary strengths, interests and cultures,” added Susan Wolper, who has led Wolper Information Services for the past 20 years. “Independently, we have embarked on company growth by emphasizing personalized, professional customer service and cutting-edge technology as the cornerstone of our value proposition.”
Both companies’ leadership teams are committed to a seamless transition, preserving continuity and quality of service for existing customers. Longer term, the group will look to take advantage of synergies to deliver new innovations and enhanced value to customers in the acquisition and management of content, which increasingly means e-resources.
Susan Wolper will continue to lead the U.S. organization as President and CEO of Wolper Information Services, a separate, established and widely recognized business and brand in the U.S. market. All North American sales and support functions will continue to be handled through Wolper’s headquarters in Easton, PA.
More from Susan Wolper in this company blog post.