CJK Group, Inc. announced today that it has acquired publishing consultancy and editorial services provider, Kaufman Wills Fusting & Company (KWF) and integrated it with its existing, comprehensive content solutions subsidiary, KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL).
Based in Baltimore, MD, and employing 99 people, KWF Consulting and sister company KWF Editorial are leading providers of management consulting support and professional editorial services to the scholarly publishing community. KWF Consulting advises clients on strategic planning, new product development, market research, and RFP negotiations. KWF Editorial provides professional staffing solutions for journal editorial office management, peer review services, and editor support.
KGL will retain the management and staff of KWF in its entirety while adding the journal support and publishing consulting services to its portfolio of publisher solutions that include editorial, production, online hosting and digital learning services for books, journals, and other publications in the academic, professional, education, and trade markets. KGL is also home to the automated Smart Suite publishing engine and PubFactory digital delivery platform, and it provides integrated print solutions through its sister company, Sheridan.
Chris Kurtzman, CEO of CJK Group said, “I am delighted to welcome the KWF team to KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. With this acquisition, CJK Group continues to build a successful global operation serving every step along the publishing lifecycle, from peer review to delivery of print and digital products. Bolstering KGL’s strong credentials in journal editorial services while adding business consulting solutions allows us to deliver even more value to our customers.”
KWF Co-founder and Managing Director, Cara Rivera, added, “KWF has been an independent, expert service provider enjoying continual growth for more than 20 years. Joining forces with KGL will expand and strengthen our ability to meet emerging client needs. Our companies share a commitment to outstanding customer service and to wholly supporting our talented staffs, which further enhances our strategic fit. We look forward to coming together and continuing to serve our community with best-in-class solutions.”