By Jobson Healthcare Information

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 5/5/2010 via Company Press Release

Kenneth Getz, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: Ken Getz, the founder of CenterWatch—an industry-leading clinical trials information services company—along with private equity investors has purchased the company from Jobson Medical Information.
buyer: Kenneth Getz
Ken Getz founded CenterWatch in 1994 and established the company as a leading provider of operating and business information on the $40 billion global clinical trials industry. Getz sold the company to the Thomson Corporation in 1998. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is a trusted source and global destination of clinical trials information for both professionals and patients. CenterWatch provides a wide variety of information services including grant leads for investigative sites, data about the global clinical trials industry and more.
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closed 2/18/2009 via BNC Analysis

Cengage Learning, acquired Concept Media

synopsis: Textbook publisher Cengage Learning, backed by Apax Partners and Omers Capital Partners, has acquired Concept Media, which provides health-care education materials on DVD, CD and VHS formats.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Concept Media
Concept Media produces and distributes award winning education media for colleges, healthcare institutions, social service agencies and counseling centers throughout North America, Europe, and the South Pacific.
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closed 2/13/2008 via PR Newswire

Jobson Medical Information LLC, acquired Gerber Communications

synopsis: Jobson Medical Information LLC, a leading healthcare information and marketing services provider, announced that it has acquired Gerber Communications and Practice Advancement Associates.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Jobson Medical Information LLC
Jobson Medical Information is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing, and medical education company. Jobson Medical Information produces a broad range of publications, educational programs, enduring educational materials, live events, symposia and websites. "
target: Gerber Communications
Gerber Communications is a marketing communications firm that produces magazines, newsletters, advertising, advertorials and other editorial materials in the health care field.
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closed 12/31/2007 via Berkery

Jobson Medical Information LLC, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation announced the sale of CenterWatch to Jobson Medical Information, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group, LLC. CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Jobson Medical Information LLC
Jobson Medical Information is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing, and medical education company. Jobson Medical Information produces a broad range of publications, educational programs, enduring educational materials, live events, symposia and websites. "
target parent: Thomson Corporation
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
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closed 2/2/2004 via BusinessWire

Nursing Spectrum, Inc., acquired Nurseweek Publishing Incorporated

synopsis: Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek, two industry leaders in the nursing recruitment, information, and education industry, announced today an agreement in which Nursing Spectrum, a division of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), has acquired NurseWeek from Jobson Publishing, LLC.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: Nursing Spectrum, Inc.
Gannett Healthcare Group (formerly Nursing Spectrum) is a nursing and healthcare-oriented communications company. The company promotes the recognition and support of the healthcare community by providing timely, relevant, and compelling information through its award winning publications. "
target parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
target: Nurseweek Publishing Incorporated
Every nurse makes a difference, which is why for more than 15 years NurseWeek has committed to serving all registered nurses with an array of high-quality, informative, motivating products and services. This long history of award-winning editorial and dedication to the nursing community is what mak
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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 10/12/2016 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired AHC Media

synopsis: Relias Learning expands its position as the most comprehensive training and education provider in the healthcare industry by announcing the acquisition of AHC Media. AHC Media provides continuing medical education, medical information, and publications to physicians and other healthcare professionals, aimed at improving patient care and outcomes.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning offers online training to post-acute care, health and human services, autism and applied behavior analysis, public safety, payers and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations. Their mission is to measurably improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society."
target: AHC Media
AHC Media provides medical information, publications and continuing education to healthcare professionals to improve patient care. They foster professional development through award-winning healthcare and clinically related content in emergency medicine, clinical medicine and hospital management.
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closed 12/16/2015 via PR Web

Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC, acquired HMP Communications Holdings, LLC

synopsis: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), has completed an agreement with Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE), under which current investors, Alta Communications and Antares Capital, have sold their interests in HMP to SGE. With the sale, SGE becomes HMP’s majority equity holder. HMP is a leading provider of healthcare content and events.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC
Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE) invests in growth stage companies in the information services, internet and software sectors. The firm is backed by a unique and patient capital base that allows management teams the freedom and flexibility to maximize growth. "
target: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patent care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community.
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closed 12/2/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Ebix, Inc., acquired Oakstone Publishing

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, announced that it has acquired Alabama-based Oakstone Publishing, LLC, a leading provider of continuing education, certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals.
buyer: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX:$532.52)
Ebix is a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry. It provides solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges and risk compliance solutions to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Oakstone Publishing
Oakstone Publishing, LLC, an innovative learning company, excels at providing nonbiased, multimedia continuing education and certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals.
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closed 7/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Boston Ventures Management, Inc., acquired Oakstone Publishing

synopsis: Boston Ventures, a leading middle market private equity firm that invests in the information and publishing, entertainment, media, and communications sectors, will build upon its expertise in the publishing industry with the acquisition of Oakstone Publishing which serves the medical education and corporate wellness industries.
buyer: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
Boston Ventures Management, LLC is a private equity firm that has been an active investor and financial partner to management teams in the media, entertainment, publishing and information and communications sectors since 1983, earning the firm a franchise position in the private equity community. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Oakstone Publishing
Oakstone Medical provides subscription-based continuing medical education solutions for doctors and other health professionals. Oakstone Wellness provides subscription-based employee health and wellness newsletters and ancillary products that are sold to corporations in bulk.
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closed 6/19/2019 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired Frontline Medical Communications

synopsis: WebMD, the leader in health information services for physicians, acquired Frontline Medical Communications, a medical communications company and provider of digital, print and live conference events for the healthcare industry, combining Frontline with WebMD's Medscape, the leading digital news, information, and education platform for physicians.
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 parent: M.E. Zukerman & Co.
target: Frontline Medical Communications
Frontline Medical is one of the largest medical communications companies and a leader in digital, print, and live events. With MDedge™, their integrated web portal, and audited email database, FMC meets the marketing challenges of clients with superior reach and flexible advertising programs.
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closed 5/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Silverchair Learning Systems, acquired Care2Learn.com

synopsis: Relias Learning, parent of Silverchair Learning Systems announced that it has completed the acquisition of Care2Learn, from VectorLearning. The acquisition results in an expanded suite of e-learning content and establishes Relias as the preeminent provider of training to the senior care industry in North America.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Silverchair Learning Systems
Silverchair Learning strives to be the superior source of education and information programs in the senior care industry. Silverchair's mission is to support the best care for seniors by providing comprehensive programs that improve their way of living. "
target parent: VectorLearning
target: Care2Learn.com
Care2Learn is more than just the leading provider of online education in the senior care industry. They are a company founded by experienced caregivers with a background in long-term and post-acute care.
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closed 5/17/2007 via BusinessWire

RedVector.com, acquired Care2Learn.com

synopsis: RedVector.com Inc., a leading provider of online education for the Architectural, Engineering, and Contractor markets, has expanded into the healthcare arena with the acquisition of Care2Learn.com, an online continuing education company for professionals in long-term care, home health, hospice and rehabilitation.
buyer: RedVector.com
RedVector.com is the global leader in online continuing education, certification, licensing exam preparation and corporate training for professional engineers, architects, contractors, interior designers, land surveyors, building inspectors and landscape architects. "
target: Care2Learn.com
Care2Learn provides customized learning management systems and content with engaging, affordable, easy-to-use online continuing education.Care2Learn has over 2100 hours of accredited continuing education and 100+ inservices for 16 healthcare disciplines in its content library for its 165,000 users.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Healio, acquired LearntheHeart

synopsis: Healio.com, the online home of CARDIOLOGY TODAY, published by SLACK Incorporated, has acquired LearntheHeart.com in an agreement that will bolster the content and reach of an innovative, online educational resource for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in cardiology.
buyer parent: The Wyanoke Group
buyer: Healio
Healio.com is an in-depth medical website that enables health care specialists to select and tailor news, information and education to their daily practice of medicine. "
target: LearntheHeart
LearntheHeart.com is a free online cardiology resource for students seeking to increase ECG interpretation and cardiovascular disease knowledge. The site has since grown to over 5,000 pages of cardiology content containing educational quizzes, games, activities and more.
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closed 7/8/2015 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Academy Medical

synopsis: Relias Learning, the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the healthcare market, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Academy Medical. Academy Medical provides education content for physical, occupational, respiratory therapies, in addition to content designed for dietitians, diabetes educators, and nurses.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning offers online training to senior care, health and human services, corrections, and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations. They help clients achieve the highest quality practice and accreditation standards with online learning and compliance programs. "
target: Academy Medical
Academy Medical Systems has been on the leading edge of healthcare continuing education since 1979. Their accredited programs are presented by practicing clinicians who are experts in their fields, offering practical knowledge and experience for current professional and administrative challenges.
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closed 7/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Physicians Interactive, acquired Quantia Inc

synopsis: Physicians Interactive (PI), the leading provider of insight-driven, digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers, announced that it has acquired Quantia, Inc., whose award-winning web and mobile community, QuantiaMD, reaches more than one-third of U.S. physicians.
buyer parent: Merck & Co., Inc.
buyer: Physicians Interactive
Physicians Interactive is a provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals. PI uses the power of networks of healthcare professionals and life sciences companies together in ways that will change the practice and business of medicine for the better. "
target: Quantia Inc
QuantiaMD is bringing physicians together to reshape medicine. Through its medical learning network, physicians connect with expert faculty and colleagues they know and trust to better manage their practices, support their patients, and take care of themselves.
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closed 12/29/2014 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Gannett Healthcare Group

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. announced it has sold Gannett Healthcare Group to OnCourse Learning, an online education and training provider. GHG is a leading provider of continuing education, certification test preparation, online recruitment, digital media, publications and related services for nurses and other healthcare professionals in the United States
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning is an education and compliance solutions provider for individuals, companies, educators, and government agencies seeking educational excellence, professional compliance, occupational tools, customized training solutions, and new careers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Gannett Healthcare Group
Gannett Healthcare Group is a premier healthcare media company that advances the professional development of registered nurses and allied health professionals. They provide employment opportunities, continuing education and news.
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announced 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

MA Healthcare, will acquire Optician Magazine

synopsis: Mark Allen Group, through its subsidary MA Healthcare, is to acquire Optician Magazine from Reed Business Information. The deal is due to complete in September 2015. Optician is a weekly journal, website and provider of continuing education and training for eye care professionals, including ophthalmologists and dispensing opticians.
buyer parent: Mark Allen Group
buyer: MA Healthcare
MA Healthcare, part of Mark Allen Group, is a leading publisher of nursing and medical information. It publishes 29 peer-reviewed journals for healthcare professionals working in nursing, midwifery, hospital and emergency medicine, allied health, health economics and animal health. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Optician Magazine
Optician magazine is the leading independent, weekly, UK journal for eye care professionals. It publishes news, views and analysis on all aspects of the optical profession and business. Optician is a leading provider of Continuing Education and Training for eye care professionals.
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closed 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Vendome Healthcare Media, acquired Ben Franklin Institute

synopsis: Vendome Healthcare announces the acquisition of the Ben Franklin Institute (BFI), a respected provider of addiction and behavioral healthcare education information. The Ben Franklin Institute (BFI) provides mental health professionals with high-quality continuing education programs that allow them to keep their professional licenses current.
buyer parent: Conversion Venture Capital
buyer: Vendome Healthcare Media
Vendome Healthcare produces high-quality publications and premier events for professionals in today’s healthcare industry. Vendome Healthcare is served by its leading brands such as The Mental Health & Addiction community, including Addiction Professional and Behavioral Healthcare Executive Summit. "
target: Ben Franklin Institute
The Ben Franklin Institute (BFI) provides mental health professionals with high-quality continuing education programs that allow them to keep their professional licenses current. BFI offers these CE programs via 5 regional summits, as well as over 180 options in online courses and DVD libraries.
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closed 9/25/2014 via PR Web

TargetSolutions, acquired CentreLearn Solutions

synopsis: VectorLearning, a leader in online education and training for a broad range of industries through its RedVector, TargetSolutions, and CiNet-RedVector brands, announced it has acquired Pennsylvania-based CentreLearn Solutions, a pioneer in online education for emergency responders.
buyer parent: VectorLearning
buyer: TargetSolutions
TargetSolutions is the pioneer and leader in web-based training services for public entities under the name TargetSafety. They serve emergency responders and other public safety officials who serve their communities. "
target: CentreLearn Solutions
The CentreLearn Training System is the fastest and easiest way to start and maintain online training programs for emergency service organizations, state health departments, and individuals. CentreLearn makes online education, course building, tracking, and reporting easier than ever.
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closed 5/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Arc Mesa Educators, LLC, acquired Physicians' Education Resource

synopsis: Michael J. Hennessy & Associates, through its medical education company, ArcMesa Educators, has acquired Physicians' Education Resource (PER), a continuing medical education company that is an industry leader in producing high-quality, first-rate oncology and hematology meetings and conferences.
buyer parent: Michael J. Hennessy & Associates, Inc.
buyer: Arc Mesa Educators, LLC
ArcMesa Educators is a full service content developer of continuing education programs for the professional medical community. The company has a cross-platform approach, which provides medical professionals with a variety of delivery methods. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Physicians' Education Resource
Physicians' Education Resource is a continuing medical education company that is an industry leader in producing high-quality, first-rate oncology and hematology meetings and conferences.
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closed 6/30/2005 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Physicians' Education Resource

synopsis: Physicians’ Education Resource, L.P. ("PER") has been sold to Medical Media Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners, Inc. PER, based in Dallas, TX, is a widely respected provider of fully accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences & publications.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target: Physicians' Education Resource
Physicians’ Education Resource ("PER"), is a widely respected provider of fully accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences & publications targeted to physicians who specialize in oncology.
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closed 12/10/2008 via Crain's BtoB

The Riverside Company, acquired JSL Communications LLC

synopsis: Private equity firm The Riverside Co. has made its 32nd acquisition of the year with the purchase of a Washington company that publishes continuing education training material for first-responders and emergency medical services.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $150 million. "
target: JSL Communications LLC
JSL Communications specializes in the design and creation of workplace training. Our principals have produced hundreds of successful blended learning programs. We have the proven ability to integrate cutting edge educational design and technical information to create the highest quality products.
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closed 8/16/2006 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Foundation for Advances in Medicine and Science

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired publishing assets from the Foundation for Advances in Medicine and Science. Wiley will assume publishing the peer-reviewed journals SCANNING, The Journal of Scanning Microscopies.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,800.07)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Foundation for Advances in Medicine and Science
The Foundation for Advances in Medicine and Science (FAMS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of medicine and science worldwide.
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announced 5/21/2015 via PR Newswire

MeeMee Media Inc., will acquire All Screens Media

synopsis: MeeMee Media Inc. announced that it will acquire global multi-platform media business development company, All Screens Media ("ASM"). ASM has focused its initial efforts on developing, distributing and monetizing multi-lingual online certification and continuing education programs aimed at global health, wellness and fitness professionals.
buyer: MeeMee Media Inc. (OTCPK:MEME:$0.00)
MeeMee Media Inc. is an international mobile media roll-up and build out opportunity being erected on the acquisition of a leading Latin American mobile content distribution and services company. "
target: All Screens Media
All Screens Media ("ASM") has focused its initial efforts on developing, distributing and monetizing multi-lingual online certification and continuing education programs aimed at global health, wellness and fitness professionals (trainers, physical therapists, allied health care workers).
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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 10/12/2016 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired AHC Media

synopsis: Relias Learning expands its position as the most comprehensive training and education provider in the healthcare industry by announcing the acquisition of AHC Media. AHC Media provides continuing medical education, medical information, and publications to physicians and other healthcare professionals, aimed at improving patient care and outcomes.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning offers online training to post-acute care, health and human services, autism and applied behavior analysis, public safety, payers and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations. Their mission is to measurably improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society."
target: AHC Media
AHC Media provides medical information, publications and continuing education to healthcare professionals to improve patient care. They foster professional development through award-winning healthcare and clinically related content in emergency medicine, clinical medicine and hospital management.
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closed 12/16/2015 via PR Web

Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC, acquired HMP Communications Holdings, LLC

synopsis: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), has completed an agreement with Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE), under which current investors, Alta Communications and Antares Capital, have sold their interests in HMP to SGE. With the sale, SGE becomes HMP’s majority equity holder. HMP is a leading provider of healthcare content and events.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC
Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE) invests in growth stage companies in the information services, internet and software sectors. The firm is backed by a unique and patient capital base that allows management teams the freedom and flexibility to maximize growth. "
target: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patent care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community.
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closed 12/2/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Ebix, Inc., acquired Oakstone Publishing

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, announced that it has acquired Alabama-based Oakstone Publishing, LLC, a leading provider of continuing education, certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals.
buyer: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX:$532.52)
Ebix is a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry. It provides solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges and risk compliance solutions to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: Oakstone Publishing
Oakstone Publishing, LLC, an innovative learning company, excels at providing nonbiased, multimedia continuing education and certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals.
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closed 7/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Boston Ventures Management, Inc., acquired Oakstone Publishing

synopsis: Boston Ventures, a leading middle market private equity firm that invests in the information and publishing, entertainment, media, and communications sectors, will build upon its expertise in the publishing industry with the acquisition of Oakstone Publishing which serves the medical education and corporate wellness industries.
buyer: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
Boston Ventures Management, LLC is a private equity firm that has been an active investor and financial partner to management teams in the media, entertainment, publishing and information and communications sectors since 1983, earning the firm a franchise position in the private equity community. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Oakstone Publishing
Oakstone Medical provides subscription-based continuing medical education solutions for doctors and other health professionals. Oakstone Wellness provides subscription-based employee health and wellness newsletters and ancillary products that are sold to corporations in bulk.
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closed 6/19/2019 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired Frontline Medical Communications

synopsis: WebMD, the leader in health information services for physicians, acquired Frontline Medical Communications, a medical communications company and provider of digital, print and live conference events for the healthcare industry, combining Frontline with WebMD's Medscape, the leading digital news, information, and education platform for physicians.
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 parent: M.E. Zukerman & Co.
target: Frontline Medical Communications
Frontline Medical is one of the largest medical communications companies and a leader in digital, print, and live events. With MDedge™, their integrated web portal, and audited email database, FMC meets the marketing challenges of clients with superior reach and flexible advertising programs.
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closed 5/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Silverchair Learning Systems, acquired Care2Learn.com

synopsis: Relias Learning, parent of Silverchair Learning Systems announced that it has completed the acquisition of Care2Learn, from VectorLearning. The acquisition results in an expanded suite of e-learning content and establishes Relias as the preeminent provider of training to the senior care industry in North America.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Silverchair Learning Systems
Silverchair Learning strives to be the superior source of education and information programs in the senior care industry. Silverchair's mission is to support the best care for seniors by providing comprehensive programs that improve their way of living. "
target parent: VectorLearning
target: Care2Learn.com
Care2Learn is more than just the leading provider of online education in the senior care industry. They are a company founded by experienced caregivers with a background in long-term and post-acute care.
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closed 5/17/2007 via BusinessWire

RedVector.com, acquired Care2Learn.com

synopsis: RedVector.com Inc., a leading provider of online education for the Architectural, Engineering, and Contractor markets, has expanded into the healthcare arena with the acquisition of Care2Learn.com, an online continuing education company for professionals in long-term care, home health, hospice and rehabilitation.
buyer: RedVector.com
RedVector.com is the global leader in online continuing education, certification, licensing exam preparation and corporate training for professional engineers, architects, contractors, interior designers, land surveyors, building inspectors and landscape architects. "
target: Care2Learn.com
Care2Learn provides customized learning management systems and content with engaging, affordable, easy-to-use online continuing education.Care2Learn has over 2100 hours of accredited continuing education and 100+ inservices for 16 healthcare disciplines in its content library for its 165,000 users.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Healio, acquired LearntheHeart

synopsis: Healio.com, the online home of CARDIOLOGY TODAY, published by SLACK Incorporated, has acquired LearntheHeart.com in an agreement that will bolster the content and reach of an innovative, online educational resource for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in cardiology.
buyer parent: The Wyanoke Group
buyer: Healio
Healio.com is an in-depth medical website that enables health care specialists to select and tailor news, information and education to their daily practice of medicine. "
target: LearntheHeart
LearntheHeart.com is a free online cardiology resource for students seeking to increase ECG interpretation and cardiovascular disease knowledge. The site has since grown to over 5,000 pages of cardiology content containing educational quizzes, games, activities and more.
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closed 7/8/2015 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Academy Medical

synopsis: Relias Learning, the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the healthcare market, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Academy Medical. Academy Medical provides education content for physical, occupational, respiratory therapies, in addition to content designed for dietitians, diabetes educators, and nurses.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning offers online training to senior care, health and human services, corrections, and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations. They help clients achieve the highest quality practice and accreditation standards with online learning and compliance programs. "
target: Academy Medical
Academy Medical Systems has been on the leading edge of healthcare continuing education since 1979. Their accredited programs are presented by practicing clinicians who are experts in their fields, offering practical knowledge and experience for current professional and administrative challenges.
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closed 7/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Physicians Interactive, acquired Quantia Inc

synopsis: Physicians Interactive (PI), the leading provider of insight-driven, digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers, announced that it has acquired Quantia, Inc., whose award-winning web and mobile community, QuantiaMD, reaches more than one-third of U.S. physicians.
buyer parent: Merck & Co., Inc.
buyer: Physicians Interactive
Physicians Interactive is a provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals. PI uses the power of networks of healthcare professionals and life sciences companies together in ways that will change the practice and business of medicine for the better. "
target: Quantia Inc
QuantiaMD is bringing physicians together to reshape medicine. Through its medical learning network, physicians connect with expert faculty and colleagues they know and trust to better manage their practices, support their patients, and take care of themselves.
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closed 12/29/2014 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Gannett Healthcare Group

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. announced it has sold Gannett Healthcare Group to OnCourse Learning, an online education and training provider. GHG is a leading provider of continuing education, certification test preparation, online recruitment, digital media, publications and related services for nurses and other healthcare professionals in the United States
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning is an education and compliance solutions provider for individuals, companies, educators, and government agencies seeking educational excellence, professional compliance, occupational tools, customized training solutions, and new careers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Gannett Healthcare Group
Gannett Healthcare Group is a premier healthcare media company that advances the professional development of registered nurses and allied health professionals. They provide employment opportunities, continuing education and news.
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announced 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

MA Healthcare, will acquire Optician Magazine

synopsis: Mark Allen Group, through its subsidary MA Healthcare, is to acquire Optician Magazine from Reed Business Information. The deal is due to complete in September 2015. Optician is a weekly journal, website and provider of continuing education and training for eye care professionals, including ophthalmologists and dispensing opticians.
buyer parent: Mark Allen Group
buyer: MA Healthcare
MA Healthcare, part of Mark Allen Group, is a leading publisher of nursing and medical information. It publishes 29 peer-reviewed journals for healthcare professionals working in nursing, midwifery, hospital and emergency medicine, allied health, health economics and animal health. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Optician Magazine
Optician magazine is the leading independent, weekly, UK journal for eye care professionals. It publishes news, views and analysis on all aspects of the optical profession and business. Optician is a leading provider of Continuing Education and Training for eye care professionals.
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closed 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Vendome Healthcare Media, acquired Ben Franklin Institute

synopsis: Vendome Healthcare announces the acquisition of the Ben Franklin Institute (BFI), a respected provider of addiction and behavioral healthcare education information. The Ben Franklin Institute (BFI) provides mental health professionals with high-quality continuing education programs that allow them to keep their professional licenses current.
buyer parent: Conversion Venture Capital
buyer: Vendome Healthcare Media
Vendome Healthcare produces high-quality publications and premier events for professionals in today’s healthcare industry. Vendome Healthcare is served by its leading brands such as The Mental Health & Addiction community, including Addiction Professional and Behavioral Healthcare Executive Summit. "
target: Ben Franklin Institute
The Ben Franklin Institute (BFI) provides mental health professionals with high-quality continuing education programs that allow them to keep their professional licenses current. BFI offers these CE programs via 5 regional summits, as well as over 180 options in online courses and DVD libraries.
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closed 9/25/2014 via PR Web

TargetSolutions, acquired CentreLearn Solutions

synopsis: VectorLearning, a leader in online education and training for a broad range of industries through its RedVector, TargetSolutions, and CiNet-RedVector brands, announced it has acquired Pennsylvania-based CentreLearn Solutions, a pioneer in online education for emergency responders.
buyer parent: VectorLearning
buyer: TargetSolutions
TargetSolutions is the pioneer and leader in web-based training services for public entities under the name TargetSafety. They serve emergency responders and other public safety officials who serve their communities. "
target: CentreLearn Solutions
The CentreLearn Training System is the fastest and easiest way to start and maintain online training programs for emergency service organizations, state health departments, and individuals. CentreLearn makes online education, course building, tracking, and reporting easier than ever.
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closed 5/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Arc Mesa Educators, LLC, acquired Physicians' Education Resource

synopsis: Michael J. Hennessy & Associates, through its medical education company, ArcMesa Educators, has acquired Physicians' Education Resource (PER), a continuing medical education company that is an industry leader in producing high-quality, first-rate oncology and hematology meetings and conferences.
buyer parent: Michael J. Hennessy & Associates, Inc.
buyer: Arc Mesa Educators, LLC
ArcMesa Educators is a full service content developer of continuing education programs for the professional medical community. The company has a cross-platform approach, which provides medical professionals with a variety of delivery methods. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Physicians' Education Resource
Physicians' Education Resource is a continuing medical education company that is an industry leader in producing high-quality, first-rate oncology and hematology meetings and conferences.
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closed 6/30/2005 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Physicians' Education Resource

synopsis: Physicians’ Education Resource, L.P. ("PER") has been sold to Medical Media Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners, Inc. PER, based in Dallas, TX, is a widely respected provider of fully accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences & publications.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target: Physicians' Education Resource
Physicians’ Education Resource ("PER"), is a widely respected provider of fully accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences & publications targeted to physicians who specialize in oncology.
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closed 12/10/2008 via Crain's BtoB

The Riverside Company, acquired JSL Communications LLC

synopsis: Private equity firm The Riverside Co. has made its 32nd acquisition of the year with the purchase of a Washington company that publishes continuing education training material for first-responders and emergency medical services.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $150 million. "
target: JSL Communications LLC
JSL Communications specializes in the design and creation of workplace training. Our principals have produced hundreds of successful blended learning programs. We have the proven ability to integrate cutting edge educational design and technical information to create the highest quality products.
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closed 8/16/2006 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Foundation for Advances in Medicine and Science

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired publishing assets from the Foundation for Advances in Medicine and Science. Wiley will assume publishing the peer-reviewed journals SCANNING, The Journal of Scanning Microscopies.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,800.07)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Foundation for Advances in Medicine and Science
The Foundation for Advances in Medicine and Science (FAMS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of medicine and science worldwide.
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announced 5/21/2015 via PR Newswire

MeeMee Media Inc., will acquire All Screens Media

synopsis: MeeMee Media Inc. announced that it will acquire global multi-platform media business development company, All Screens Media ("ASM"). ASM has focused its initial efforts on developing, distributing and monetizing multi-lingual online certification and continuing education programs aimed at global health, wellness and fitness professionals.
buyer: MeeMee Media Inc. (OTCPK:MEME:$0.00)
MeeMee Media Inc. is an international mobile media roll-up and build out opportunity being erected on the acquisition of a leading Latin American mobile content distribution and services company. "
target: All Screens Media
All Screens Media ("ASM") has focused its initial efforts on developing, distributing and monetizing multi-lingual online certification and continuing education programs aimed at global health, wellness and fitness professionals (trainers, physical therapists, allied health care workers).
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