By BLR

closed 3/8/2017 via PE Hub

BLR, acquired Navis Learning

synopsis: BLR®, a business unit of Simplify Compliance, has acquired Navis Learning, a provider of award-winning custom learning and development solutions. Navis Learning brings a complete range of custom learning solutions to the acquisition, complementing the breadth of content offered through BLR’s existing TrainingToday platform.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
target: Navis Learning
Navis Learning is a leading provider of customized learning and development solutions for a wide range of companies, ranging from small start-ups to large global organizations, across industries such as finance, life sciences, healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, and retail.
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closed 12/7/2016 via PE Hub

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired BLR

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners LLC is merging four companies to focus exclusively on information and compliance solutions. Leeds simultaneously acquired BLR (formerly Business and Legal Resources), DecisionHealth, Argosy and CCMI. BLR is an information company that helps U.S. businesses comply with state and legal requirements.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $1.2 billion in investments across the knowledge sector spectrum. "
target: BLR
BLR is an information company that helps U.S. businesses comply with state and legal requirements. DecisionHealth publishes more than 50 newsletters, books and websites for the healthcare industry. Argosy provides information for financial professionals. CCMI is a major source for telecom data.
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closed 12/2/2016 via PR Web

BLR, acquired Forum Events

synopsis: Business and Legal Resources® (BLR), has acquired Forum Networking Events, a provider of highly structured business networking events across the United States. This acquisition builds on BLR’s robust event business, focused on delivering professional development and networking opportunities to attendees, and high-value engagement to advertisers.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
target: Forum Events
Forum Events is a provider of highly structured business networking events across the United States. They are dedicated to building quality industry relationships. Using a targeted approach, They invite top tier executives to highly structured business networking events across the United States.
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announced 3/24/2016 via AP - Associated Press

BLR, will purchase HR, Health Care and Environmental divisions from Thompson Information Services

synopsis: BLR has reached an agreement to acquire HR, Health Care and Environmental divisions of Thompson Information Services. The company is recognized as one of the leading publishers of compliance and regulatory information and training in the fields of federal grants, federal contracting, financial services, food and drug, and more.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
seller parent: Columbia Books & Information Services
seller: Thompson Information Services
Thompson Information Services to provide the most authoritative, timely and practical guidance available in a variety of professional practice areas. Thompson Information Services is recognized as one of the leading publishers of compliance and regulatory information and training.
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closed 6/10/2015 via PR Web

BLR, acquired Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

synopsis: BLR®—Business & Legal Resources—announces the acquisition of the Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) from Lionheart Publishing. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is a bimonthly magazine written by those directly involved in improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements. BLR’s award-winning information products include training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services. "
target parent: Lionheart Publishing, Inc.
target: Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
Launched in 2004, Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is written for and by those directly involved in improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare, including clinicians, patient safety officers, risk managers, business leaders, policy makers, educators, and commercial vendors.
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closed 11/1/2013 via PR Web

BLR, purchased HCPro & HealthLeaders from HCPro, Inc.

synopsis: BLR®—Business & Legal Resources—announced the acquisition of the HCPro and HealthLeaders Media brands and certain assets. HCPro is a leading provider of integrated information, education and training in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance.
buyer: BLR
BLR is the leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. Its award-winning information products—including training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services—give businesses of all sizes and industries the best tools available. "
seller parent: Halyard Capital
seller: HCPro, Inc.
HCPro is a provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. HealthLeaders Media is a media company dedicated to meeting the business information needs of healthcare professionals.
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closed 2/2/2011 via BNC Analysis

Business and Legal Resources merged with M. Lee Smith Publishers,

synopsis: Leading information resource providers BLR ®—Business & Legal Resources of Old Saybrook, CT and M. Lee Smith Publishers of Brentwood, TN announce the completion of their merger. The merged companies will retain existing branding and operate as subsidiaries of parent company Fortis Business Media LLC.
buyer parent: Prairie Capital, L.P.
buyer: M. Lee Smith Publishers
Founded in 1975, M. Lee Smith Publishers works with the 50-member Employers Counsel Network of law firms to provide compliance guidance through their HR Hero® line of products and the HRLaws platform. "
target: Business and Legal Resources
Since 1977, Business & Legal Reports (BLR) has been a leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. Employers use BLR’s compliance and training resources developed by their in-house legal and editorial team to stay out of legal trouble, avoid fines and save money.
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closed 12/7/2016 via PE Hub

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired BLR

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners LLC is merging four companies to focus exclusively on information and compliance solutions. Leeds simultaneously acquired BLR (formerly Business and Legal Resources), DecisionHealth, Argosy and CCMI. BLR is an information company that helps U.S. businesses comply with state and legal requirements.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $1.2 billion in investments across the knowledge sector spectrum. "
target: BLR
BLR is an information company that helps U.S. businesses comply with state and legal requirements. DecisionHealth publishes more than 50 newsletters, books and websites for the healthcare industry. Argosy provides information for financial professionals. CCMI is a major source for telecom data.
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closed 2/2/2011 via BNC Analysis

Business and Legal Resources merged with M. Lee Smith Publishers,

synopsis: Leading information resource providers BLR ®—Business & Legal Resources of Old Saybrook, CT and M. Lee Smith Publishers of Brentwood, TN announce the completion of their merger. The merged companies will retain existing branding and operate as subsidiaries of parent company Fortis Business Media LLC.
buyer parent: Prairie Capital, L.P.
buyer: M. Lee Smith Publishers
Founded in 1975, M. Lee Smith Publishers works with the 50-member Employers Counsel Network of law firms to provide compliance guidance through their HR Hero® line of products and the HRLaws platform. "
target: Business and Legal Resources
Since 1977, Business & Legal Reports (BLR) has been a leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. Employers use BLR’s compliance and training resources developed by their in-house legal and editorial team to stay out of legal trouble, avoid fines and save money.
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closed 12/7/2016 via PE Hub

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired BLR

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners LLC is merging four companies to focus exclusively on information and compliance solutions. Leeds simultaneously acquired BLR (formerly Business and Legal Resources), DecisionHealth, Argosy and CCMI. BLR is an information company that helps U.S. businesses comply with state and legal requirements.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $1.2 billion in investments across the knowledge sector spectrum. "
target: BLR
BLR is an information company that helps U.S. businesses comply with state and legal requirements. DecisionHealth publishes more than 50 newsletters, books and websites for the healthcare industry. Argosy provides information for financial professionals. CCMI is a major source for telecom data.
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closed 2/2/2011 via BNC Analysis

Business and Legal Resources merged with M. Lee Smith Publishers,

synopsis: Leading information resource providers BLR ®—Business & Legal Resources of Old Saybrook, CT and M. Lee Smith Publishers of Brentwood, TN announce the completion of their merger. The merged companies will retain existing branding and operate as subsidiaries of parent company Fortis Business Media LLC.
buyer parent: Prairie Capital, L.P.
buyer: M. Lee Smith Publishers
Founded in 1975, M. Lee Smith Publishers works with the 50-member Employers Counsel Network of law firms to provide compliance guidance through their HR Hero® line of products and the HRLaws platform. "
target: Business and Legal Resources
Since 1977, Business & Legal Reports (BLR) has been a leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. Employers use BLR’s compliance and training resources developed by their in-house legal and editorial team to stay out of legal trouble, avoid fines and save money.
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