By Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd

closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd, acquired UNSILO

synopsis: Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, has acquired UNSILO, a Denmark-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer experience.
buyer: Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd
Cactus is a global scientific communications company that offers scholarly, medical communications, and technology solutions to the scientific community. Cactus helps overcome language barriers, geography, and reach, spread research through innovative technology, and create meaningful impact. "
target parent: Infosys Limited
target: UNSILO
UNSILO is a Denmark-based AI and Natural Language Processing company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer experience through the company's various products.
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closed 3/26/2018 via PE Hub

Brite Media Group, acquired Mesmerize Marketing LLC

synopsis: Brite Media Group, which is backed by The Beekman Group, has acquired New York City-based Mesmerize Marketing, a point-of-care media company focused on educating health-conscious consumers. Mesmerize is a leader in patient education at the point-of-care and the largest provider of static media in high prescribing physicians’ offices.
buyer parent: The Beekman Group, LLC
buyer: Brite Media Group
Brite Media is a specialty out-of-home advertising company focused in three primary areas: Hand-to-hand, transit, and now point-of-care advertising. Brite Media also produces customized coffee sleeves for café vendors and other distribution customers. "
target: Mesmerize Marketing LLC
Mesmerize is a leader in patient education at the point-of-care and the largest provider of static media in high prescribing physicians’ offices. Mesmerize provides targeted educational materials including wallboards, literature distribution, branded medical essentials, and mobile integration.
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closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: EQT
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
price ($mm)
$4,423
rev ($mm)
$1,315
EBITDA ($mm)
$457
EV / rev
4.5x
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13.0x
closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$670.81)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
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8.6x
closed 9/16/2003 via BusinessWire

Candover Parters Ltd, Cinven, acquired BertelsmannSpringer

synopsis: Transaction of BertelsmannSpringer legally completes 9/16/03. Cinven and Candover, two of Europe’s leading investment companies, have bought BertelsmannSpringer. As of the Frankfurt Bookfair 2003 to be renamed Springer Science+Business Media.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Candover Parters Ltd
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Founded in 1977, the firm has been a totally independent business since 1995, focusing entirely on larger European buyouts. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BertelsmannSpringer
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$1,086
rev ($mm)
$756
EBITDA ($mm)
$169
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
7.1x
closed 1/31/2019 via BusinessWire

MJH Associates, acquired UBM Life Sciences

synopsis: MJH Associates‚ Inc., (MJH) a leading independent full-service health care education, market research and multichannel medical communications company, has acquired media assets from the UBM Life Sciences Group (part of Informa PLC). The assets includes iconic multimedia platforms in the health care, animal care, pharma sciences and dental fields.
buyer: MJH Associates
MJH is the largest full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels. Over 600 MJH associates are dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: UBM Life Sciences
UBM Life Sciences, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event, information, and marketing services business serving professional communities in human healthcare, veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry with an unmatched portfolio of in-person, print, and digital products.
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$100
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closed 6/11/2018 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired Jobson Healthcare Information

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and the leader in health information services for consumers and physicians, announced that it has acquired Jobson Healthcare Information (JHI), a leading provider of information, education and marketing services in key healthcare markets.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target: Jobson Healthcare Information
Jobson Healthcare Information LLC is a leading healthcare information, education and marketing services company that can reach over one million physicians, pharmacists and eye care professionals with a diversified portfolio of leading multi-channel brands.
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closed 6/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Radcliffe Publishing

synopsis: Electric Word, the media and training group, has sold the trade assets of its loss-making subsidiary Radcliffe Publishing to Informa. Radcliffe Publishing is part of the firm’s health division and publishes products to support the education and professional development of doctors, managers and professionals in health.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. With around 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, its global reach and breadth of offer is unique. "
target parent: Electric Word Plc
target: Radcliffe Publishing
Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare. The Radcliffe portfolio extends to professional and academic books, journals, software and open-learning packages covering child health, health education, pharmacy and more.
price ($mm)
$1.43
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closed 3/1/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM French Medical Print Business, acquired UBM French Medical Print Business

synopsis: United Business Media Limited has announces that it has sold its French medical newspaper and magazine business to a management buyout team led by Gérard Kouchner, the business’s Chief Executive since 2005. UBM has sold the business on behalf of its UBM Medica division.
buyer: UBM French Medical Print Business
UBM's French medical print business publishes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and other subscription and controlled circulation titles for the French healthcare professional community. It also has a number of smaller print media and customised marketing products for the French medical community. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM French Medical Print Business
UBM's French medical print business publishes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and other subscription and controlled circulation titles for the French healthcare professional community. It also has a number of smaller print media and customised marketing products for the French medical community.
price ($mm)
$14*
rev ($mm)
$54
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0.4x
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closed 11/16/2010 via BNC Analysis

Electric Word Plc, acquired Radcliffe Publishing

synopsis: Electric Word PLC, a specialist information publisher, will acquire Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher founded in 1987, focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare.
buyer: Electric Word Plc (AIM:ELE:$3.47)
Electric Word is a specialist information business that serves the sport, education and healthcare sectors. Electric Word products and services include newsletters, magazines, websites, events, books, special reports and bespoke research. "
target: Radcliffe Publishing
Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare. The Radcliffe portfolio extends to professional and academic books, journals, software and open-learning packages covering child health, health education, pharmacy and more.
price ($mm)
$1.64
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$17
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2.6x
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closed 1/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired OR Manager, Inc.

synopsis: Access Intelligence LLC and its Dorland Health division has announced the acquisition of OR Manager, Inc., the premier media brand and annual educational conference and trade show for operating room executives, managers and hospital directors. Founded in 1985, OR Manager has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets. "
target: OR Manager, Inc.
Founded in 1985 by Ellie Schrader and Pat Patterson, OR Manager, Inc. has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR. OR Manager is a media brand and events company serving operating room executives, managers and doctors.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

SeverGroup, acquired Tolko Sprosit

synopsis: SeverGroup, a Russian private investment company, has acquired Tolko Sprosit from Doc+, a Russian provider of telemedicine and home doctor services. Tolko Sprosit is a medical blog in Russia that provides answers to general health questions. The blog also talks about how to interact with healthcare institutes and doctors, and parenting.
buyer: SeverGroup
SeverGroup is a Russian private investment company founded in 1993 and includes ZAO "Severgroup" and OOO "Capital". The Group makes long-term investments and manages the assets in behalf of Alexey Mordashov. "
target parent: Doc+
target: Tolko Sprosit
Tolko Sprosit is a medical blog in Russia. Tolko Sprosit provides answers to general health questions through their About Health section. Their About Hospitals section talks about how to interact with healthcare institutes and doctors; and their About Children section talks about parenting.
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medinet Australia, acquired Patient Connector

synopsis: Medinet, a 24/7 GP telehealth consultation app, has acquired Patient Connector, an online platform that directly connects patients with specialist doctors and aims to increase transparency around specialists’ fees and waitlists.
buyer: Medinet Australia
Based in Australia, Medinet is a 24/7 GP telehealth consultation app, that allows patients to obtain clinical advice from a GP; access prescriptions and have medications delivered; access pathology results and directly email their medical certificate to employers; and access specialist referrals. "
target: Patient Connector
Patient Connector is an online platform that directly connects patients with specialist doctors and aims to increase transparency around specialists’ fees and waitlists. Patients can find a specialist doctor at the price, availability and location which best suits them.
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closed 1/15/2019 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Castle Connolly Top Doctors

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. has acquired Castle Connolly, a company that since 1991 has been dedicated to helping consumers find the best healthcare in America. At Castle Connolly they identify top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in America.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,413.11)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target: Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Since 1991 Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. has been dedicated to helping consumers find the best healthcare in America. At Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. they identify top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in America.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, purchased Consumer Services Division from Vitals, Inc

synopsis: WebMD, an Internet Brands company, announced that it has acquired Vitals Consumer Services Division from MDx Medical, Inc/Vitals, Inc. Vitals Consumer Services Division helps consumers find local healthcare professionals and also have a collection of online patient-to-patient communities that enable daily conversations about medical conditions.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
seller: Vitals, Inc
Vitals Consumer Services Division helps consumers find local healthcare professionals for themselves and their families. They also have a collection of online patient-to-patient communities that enable tens of thousands of daily conversations about hundreds of medical conditions.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Schlutersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, acquired DocInsider GmbH

synopsis: Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, a company that operates as a publishing house offering yellow pages, technical books, and trade publications, has acquired DocInsider GmbH, a company that operates an online health platform for evaluation of physicians. It develops a portal for patients and has a database of 300,000 physicians.
buyer: Schlutersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG operates as a publishing house offering yellow pages, technical books, and trade publications. The company was founded in 1747 and is based in Hanover, Germany. "
target: DocInsider GmbH
DocInsider GmbH operates an online health platform for evaluation of physicians. It develops a portal for patients and has a database of 300,000 physicians and related professionals in Germany. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
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closed 11/6/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Hubert Burda Media, acquired jameda

synopsis: TOMORROW FOCUS AG has agreed to sell jameda GmbH, which operates a physician ratings portal by the same name, to Burda Digital GmbH. jameda is Germany's biggest physician ratings portal. Over five million patients use the portal every month to find the right physician.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
target parent: Tomorrow Focus AG
target: jameda
jameda is the leading physician rating website in Germany. The website is used by over 5 million patients to search for the right doctor through a database of more than 250,000 medical professionals across Germany.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
10.1x
EV / EBITDA
37.8x
closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

Vitals, Inc, acquired Compass Healthcare Advisers

synopsis: Vitals, a leader in providing online transparency tools and data, helping consumers make informed decisions about their medical care, announced that it has acquired Compass Healthcare Advisers. Compass educates patients about the huge price differentials for common inpatient and outpatient health care services in their area.
buyer: Vitals, Inc
Vitals is reinventing the way people choose doctors and medical facilities. They provide increased transparency to cost, quality and access information to support effective decision making. Vitals brings together actionable data, online tools and an engaging consumer experience. "
target: Compass Healthcare Advisers
Compass educates patients about the huge price differentials for common inpatient and outpatient health care services in their area, then provides the tools to quickly and easily shop hundreds of services based on price, quality and location.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Experiment, LLC, acquired Appletree Press

synopsis: The Experiment, an independent publisher of a wide range of nonfiction, has acquired Appletree Press. Founded in 1989 by Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
buyer: The Experiment, LLC
The Experiment was founded in 2009 by Matthew Lore and Peter Burri. The house specializes in nonfiction titles in the health, fitness, home and garden, science, food, and self-help categories, as well as children's books. "
target: Appletree Press
Founded in 1989 by its publisher, Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
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closed 3/26/2018 via PE Hub

Brite Media Group, acquired Mesmerize Marketing LLC

synopsis: Brite Media Group, which is backed by The Beekman Group, has acquired New York City-based Mesmerize Marketing, a point-of-care media company focused on educating health-conscious consumers. Mesmerize is a leader in patient education at the point-of-care and the largest provider of static media in high prescribing physicians’ offices.
buyer parent: The Beekman Group, LLC
buyer: Brite Media Group
Brite Media is a specialty out-of-home advertising company focused in three primary areas: Hand-to-hand, transit, and now point-of-care advertising. Brite Media also produces customized coffee sleeves for café vendors and other distribution customers. "
target: Mesmerize Marketing LLC
Mesmerize is a leader in patient education at the point-of-care and the largest provider of static media in high prescribing physicians’ offices. Mesmerize provides targeted educational materials including wallboards, literature distribution, branded medical essentials, and mobile integration.
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closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: EQT
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
price ($mm)
$4,423
rev ($mm)
$1,315
EBITDA ($mm)
$457
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$670.81)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 9/16/2003 via BusinessWire

Candover Parters Ltd, Cinven, acquired BertelsmannSpringer

synopsis: Transaction of BertelsmannSpringer legally completes 9/16/03. Cinven and Candover, two of Europe’s leading investment companies, have bought BertelsmannSpringer. As of the Frankfurt Bookfair 2003 to be renamed Springer Science+Business Media.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Candover Parters Ltd
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Founded in 1977, the firm has been a totally independent business since 1995, focusing entirely on larger European buyouts. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BertelsmannSpringer
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$1,086
rev ($mm)
$756
EBITDA ($mm)
$169
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
7.1x
closed 1/31/2019 via BusinessWire

MJH Associates, acquired UBM Life Sciences

synopsis: MJH Associates‚ Inc., (MJH) a leading independent full-service health care education, market research and multichannel medical communications company, has acquired media assets from the UBM Life Sciences Group (part of Informa PLC). The assets includes iconic multimedia platforms in the health care, animal care, pharma sciences and dental fields.
buyer: MJH Associates
MJH is the largest full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels. Over 600 MJH associates are dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: UBM Life Sciences
UBM Life Sciences, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event, information, and marketing services business serving professional communities in human healthcare, veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry with an unmatched portfolio of in-person, print, and digital products.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 6/11/2018 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired Jobson Healthcare Information

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and the leader in health information services for consumers and physicians, announced that it has acquired Jobson Healthcare Information (JHI), a leading provider of information, education and marketing services in key healthcare markets.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target: Jobson Healthcare Information
Jobson Healthcare Information LLC is a leading healthcare information, education and marketing services company that can reach over one million physicians, pharmacists and eye care professionals with a diversified portfolio of leading multi-channel brands.
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closed 6/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Radcliffe Publishing

synopsis: Electric Word, the media and training group, has sold the trade assets of its loss-making subsidiary Radcliffe Publishing to Informa. Radcliffe Publishing is part of the firm’s health division and publishes products to support the education and professional development of doctors, managers and professionals in health.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. With around 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, its global reach and breadth of offer is unique. "
target parent: Electric Word Plc
target: Radcliffe Publishing
Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare. The Radcliffe portfolio extends to professional and academic books, journals, software and open-learning packages covering child health, health education, pharmacy and more.
price ($mm)
$1.43
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closed 3/1/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM French Medical Print Business, acquired UBM French Medical Print Business

synopsis: United Business Media Limited has announces that it has sold its French medical newspaper and magazine business to a management buyout team led by Gérard Kouchner, the business’s Chief Executive since 2005. UBM has sold the business on behalf of its UBM Medica division.
buyer: UBM French Medical Print Business
UBM's French medical print business publishes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and other subscription and controlled circulation titles for the French healthcare professional community. It also has a number of smaller print media and customised marketing products for the French medical community. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM French Medical Print Business
UBM's French medical print business publishes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and other subscription and controlled circulation titles for the French healthcare professional community. It also has a number of smaller print media and customised marketing products for the French medical community.
price ($mm)
$14*
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.4x
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closed 11/16/2010 via BNC Analysis

Electric Word Plc, acquired Radcliffe Publishing

synopsis: Electric Word PLC, a specialist information publisher, will acquire Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher founded in 1987, focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare.
buyer: Electric Word Plc (AIM:ELE:$3.47)
Electric Word is a specialist information business that serves the sport, education and healthcare sectors. Electric Word products and services include newsletters, magazines, websites, events, books, special reports and bespoke research. "
target: Radcliffe Publishing
Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare. The Radcliffe portfolio extends to professional and academic books, journals, software and open-learning packages covering child health, health education, pharmacy and more.
price ($mm)
$1.64
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired OR Manager, Inc.

synopsis: Access Intelligence LLC and its Dorland Health division has announced the acquisition of OR Manager, Inc., the premier media brand and annual educational conference and trade show for operating room executives, managers and hospital directors. Founded in 1985, OR Manager has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets. "
target: OR Manager, Inc.
Founded in 1985 by Ellie Schrader and Pat Patterson, OR Manager, Inc. has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR. OR Manager is a media brand and events company serving operating room executives, managers and doctors.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

SeverGroup, acquired Tolko Sprosit

synopsis: SeverGroup, a Russian private investment company, has acquired Tolko Sprosit from Doc+, a Russian provider of telemedicine and home doctor services. Tolko Sprosit is a medical blog in Russia that provides answers to general health questions. The blog also talks about how to interact with healthcare institutes and doctors, and parenting.
buyer: SeverGroup
SeverGroup is a Russian private investment company founded in 1993 and includes ZAO "Severgroup" and OOO "Capital". The Group makes long-term investments and manages the assets in behalf of Alexey Mordashov. "
target parent: Doc+
target: Tolko Sprosit
Tolko Sprosit is a medical blog in Russia. Tolko Sprosit provides answers to general health questions through their About Health section. Their About Hospitals section talks about how to interact with healthcare institutes and doctors; and their About Children section talks about parenting.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medinet Australia, acquired Patient Connector

synopsis: Medinet, a 24/7 GP telehealth consultation app, has acquired Patient Connector, an online platform that directly connects patients with specialist doctors and aims to increase transparency around specialists’ fees and waitlists.
buyer: Medinet Australia
Based in Australia, Medinet is a 24/7 GP telehealth consultation app, that allows patients to obtain clinical advice from a GP; access prescriptions and have medications delivered; access pathology results and directly email their medical certificate to employers; and access specialist referrals. "
target: Patient Connector
Patient Connector is an online platform that directly connects patients with specialist doctors and aims to increase transparency around specialists’ fees and waitlists. Patients can find a specialist doctor at the price, availability and location which best suits them.
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closed 1/15/2019 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Castle Connolly Top Doctors

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. has acquired Castle Connolly, a company that since 1991 has been dedicated to helping consumers find the best healthcare in America. At Castle Connolly they identify top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in America.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,413.11)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target: Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Since 1991 Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. has been dedicated to helping consumers find the best healthcare in America. At Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. they identify top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in America.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, purchased Consumer Services Division from Vitals, Inc

synopsis: WebMD, an Internet Brands company, announced that it has acquired Vitals Consumer Services Division from MDx Medical, Inc/Vitals, Inc. Vitals Consumer Services Division helps consumers find local healthcare professionals and also have a collection of online patient-to-patient communities that enable daily conversations about medical conditions.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
seller: Vitals, Inc
Vitals Consumer Services Division helps consumers find local healthcare professionals for themselves and their families. They also have a collection of online patient-to-patient communities that enable tens of thousands of daily conversations about hundreds of medical conditions.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Schlutersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, acquired DocInsider GmbH

synopsis: Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, a company that operates as a publishing house offering yellow pages, technical books, and trade publications, has acquired DocInsider GmbH, a company that operates an online health platform for evaluation of physicians. It develops a portal for patients and has a database of 300,000 physicians.
buyer: Schlutersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG operates as a publishing house offering yellow pages, technical books, and trade publications. The company was founded in 1747 and is based in Hanover, Germany. "
target: DocInsider GmbH
DocInsider GmbH operates an online health platform for evaluation of physicians. It develops a portal for patients and has a database of 300,000 physicians and related professionals in Germany. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
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closed 11/6/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Hubert Burda Media, acquired jameda

synopsis: TOMORROW FOCUS AG has agreed to sell jameda GmbH, which operates a physician ratings portal by the same name, to Burda Digital GmbH. jameda is Germany's biggest physician ratings portal. Over five million patients use the portal every month to find the right physician.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
target parent: Tomorrow Focus AG
target: jameda
jameda is the leading physician rating website in Germany. The website is used by over 5 million patients to search for the right doctor through a database of more than 250,000 medical professionals across Germany.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
10.1x
EV / EBITDA
37.8x
closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

Vitals, Inc, acquired Compass Healthcare Advisers

synopsis: Vitals, a leader in providing online transparency tools and data, helping consumers make informed decisions about their medical care, announced that it has acquired Compass Healthcare Advisers. Compass educates patients about the huge price differentials for common inpatient and outpatient health care services in their area.
buyer: Vitals, Inc
Vitals is reinventing the way people choose doctors and medical facilities. They provide increased transparency to cost, quality and access information to support effective decision making. Vitals brings together actionable data, online tools and an engaging consumer experience. "
target: Compass Healthcare Advisers
Compass educates patients about the huge price differentials for common inpatient and outpatient health care services in their area, then provides the tools to quickly and easily shop hundreds of services based on price, quality and location.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Experiment, LLC, acquired Appletree Press

synopsis: The Experiment, an independent publisher of a wide range of nonfiction, has acquired Appletree Press. Founded in 1989 by Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
buyer: The Experiment, LLC
The Experiment was founded in 2009 by Matthew Lore and Peter Burri. The house specializes in nonfiction titles in the health, fitness, home and garden, science, food, and self-help categories, as well as children's books. "
target: Appletree Press
Founded in 1989 by its publisher, Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
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