SanomaWSOY Education, part of the SanomaWSOY Group, has increased its ownership in the leading Hungarian educational group, Láng Kiadó és Holding (Láng) to 100%. The sellers were two Hungarian private investors.

The deal does not have an effect to Láng's subsidiaries. Láng has a 100% ownership in Perfekt, one of the leading vocational training companies in Hungary, and a 70.7% holding in Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó, the leading educational publisher in Hungary.

SanomaWSOY Education acquired a majority in the Hungarian educational group Láng on March 14, 2006. The deal has been completed on June 13, 2006.

"The integration of Láng into SanomaWSOY Education has been successful. Both Perfekt and Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó have performed as planned and strengthened their positions in the market," says Jacques Eijkens, CEO of SanomaWSOY Education.

SanomaWSOY Educationis a significant European educational publisher. It serves its customers by offering a broad range of educational products and services and also enhances education by making learning processes attractive and effective. SanomaWSOY Education consists of LCG Malmberg B.V. (the Netherlands), Van In N.V. (Belgium), WSOY Oppimateriaalit Oy (Finland), Láng Kiadó és Holding (Hungary), and Young Digital Poland S.A. (Poland). SanomaWSOY Education is part of the SanomaWSOY Group, which operates in versatile fields of media in over 20 European countries.