Haufe-Lexware is a German media group operating in business, law, and tax. The company was founded as Rudolf Haufe Verlag in 1934 in Berlin

Key company developments in 2011 & 1st half year 2012


In 2011, the Haufe Group experienced a good financial performance, with revenue growth accounting for 207 million EUR against 193 million EUR in 2010.

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In January 2010, when the brands Haufe, Redmark, and Lexware united with the affiliated companies Haufe Fachmedia and WRS Verlag, the Haufe Group repositioned itself as Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG. In the following year, Haufe-Lexware expanded its activities on the B2B market by acquiring Literatur-Service Leipzig GmbH, which offers intranet platforms for publishing companies to create automated procurement processes that correspond to their client-specific systems.





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Note: Figures are based on sales generated in calendar 2011 or—for corporations with a fiscal year—from fiscal 2011. Data are from publicly available sources and include sales of books, journals, and digital products. Because publishing data were unavailable, Pannini and Disney/Hyperion are excluded from the rankings. The listing and publisher profiles were compiled by international publishing consultant Rudiger Wischenbart under the aegis of Livres Hebdo.