T&F buys Swets&Zeitlinger Publ

<p>Taylor&amp;Francis has acquired the engineering and life sciences group Swets&amp;Zeitlinger Publishers. SZP publishes English-language journals and books in the specialist areas of engineering, ophthalmology and life sciences. It produces 41 journals and 100 new book titles a year, with a backlist of 2,000 titles.

The price was &#8364;16.75m (&#163;11.5m), paid from T&F's existing cash resources. SZP's sales were &#8364;6.4m (&#163;4.4m) in the year to end-December 2002, of which 62% was from journals and 38% from book sales.

The company, based in Lisse, the Netherlands, employs 37 peo...

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