Like Primal Pictures Ltd.

closed 9/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa Healthcare, acquired Primal Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: A British company, Primal Pictures, who specializes in software which displays medically accurate 3D models of the human anatomy, and whose technology has been used to make science come to life in the popular Waking the Dead and CSI television series has been sold to Informa for £12m.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Healthcare
InformaHealthcare is a leading medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories."
target: Primal Pictures Ltd.
Primal Pictures is a company in the high growth medical education and training sectors. Over the past ten years, it has developed technology and a series of assets which has given it a worldwide lead in the field of 3D medical graphics. Additionally, television shows utilize the company's products.
price ($mm)
$19*
rev ($mm)
$6
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3.3x
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closed 12/7/2016 via BusinessWire

The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, acquired Global Advances in Health and Medicine

synopsis: Global Advances in Health and Medicine, LLC, the publisher of Global Advances in Health and Medicine journal, and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, a membership comprised of academic health centers & systems, announce the recent acquisition of the medical journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine by the Consortium.
buyer: The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
Founded in 2002 and based in McLean, VA, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is comprised of major medical schools and health systems in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that are dedicated to the advancement of integrative medicine and health. "
target: Global Advances in Health and Medicine
Founded in 2011, Global Advances in Health and Medicine LLC is the publisher of Global Advances in Health and Medicine, a peer-reviewed scholarly medical journal.
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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 1/23/2009 via

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired Salem Press Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO has signed an agreement to purchase Salem Press, a 60-year-old publisher of health, literature, and history reference books and databases known for its success in selling databases both in print and online as a package.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target: Salem Press Inc.
Since 1949, Salem Press has been the publisher of reference works on literature, history and biography, the social sciences and the sciences suitable for adult and young adult readers spanning all educational venues. Reference materials are both printed and electronic.
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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 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
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 2/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nature Publishing Group, acquired Frontiers Media S.A.

synopsis: Nature Publishing Group has purchased a majority investment in open-access publisher Frontiers Media S.A. Frontiers is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group is an international publishing company that publishes academic journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. "
target: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers Media S.A. is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia. Frontiers publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research articles freely accessible to anybody in the world.
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hazelden, acquired MyStudentBody

synopsis: Hazelden, the country's leading provider of addiction treatment services and education, announced the acquisition of MyStudentBody, the most comprehensive online alcohol and drug education program for college students, from Massachusetts-based Inflexxion, Inc.
buyer: Hazelden
Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs. "
target parent: Inflexxion, Inc.
target: MyStudentBody
MyStudentBody offers distinct programs that empower students, parents and administrators to positively impact campus communities by educating and motivating students to make healthy decisions.
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closed 9/21/2016 via PR Newswire

Cogora, acquired The Pharmacist

synopsis: Leading community pharmacy magazine and website The Pharmacist has been acquired by healthcare media and marketing services company Cogora. The Pharmacist is the leading community independent pharmacy magazine in the UK concerned with the integration agenda within the NHS (National Health Service).
buyer: Cogora
Cogora Limited is an integrated media and marketing services company that sits at the heart of a community of 220,000 highly engaged healthcare professionals. They deliver 12 national conference exhibitions each year, as well as more than 100 smaller educational 'road show' events across the UK. "
target parent: Zinc Media
target: The Pharmacist
The Pharmacist is the leading community independent pharmacy magazine in the UK concerned with the integration agenda within the NHS (National Health Service).
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closed 8/8/2013 via PR Newswire

OMICS Group, acquired Immunome Research

synopsis: OMICS Group Incorporation, a scientific organization that drives the progress of research through scholarly Open Access Journals, announced a landmark agreement with Nikolai Petrovsky Publishing for the acquisition of Immunome Research, an Open access, Peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that focuses in the nascent field of Immunomics.
buyer: OMICS Group
OMICS Group is an Open Access publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the global community. Thus, all articles published under Open Access can be accessed by anyone. It hosts more than 300 journals under its vast umbrella. "
target: Immunome Research
Immunome research brings the prime focus in the nascent field of immunomics, which includes traditional wet lab immunology research approaches with the new sciences of Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics as well as mathematical modeling.
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closed 2/27/2012 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Journals, purchased 19 Journals from Australian Academic Press Group Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Cambridge University Press and Australian Academic Press have announced that Cambridge has acquired the AAP journals list. The AAP list, consisting of 19 titles either owned by AAP or published on behalf of several Learned Societies, expands and complements Cambridge's existing journals portfolio of over 300 academic and professional journals.
buyer parent: Cambridge University Press
buyer: Cambridge Journals
Cambridge University Press publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas, in print and online. Many of these journals are the leading academic publications in their fields. "
seller: Australian Academic Press Group Pty Ltd.
Australian Academic Press is an academic publisher for the behavioural sciences, specialising in psychology, and the largest privately owned scholarly society journal publisher in Australia.
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closed 2/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Koofers, acquired Five College Websites

synopsis: Koofers has acquired the assets of five college media properties to augment its nationwide social learning network. The five properties acquired serve the student communities at Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University.
buyer: Koofers
Koofers is a social learning company transforming higher education through student-driven, intercollegiate collaboration. Founded in 2008, Koofers empowers students to help each other learn by providing open and free access to: course materials, class and professor ratings, study aids and more. "
target: Five College Websites
Five websites serving Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University consist of over 100,000 professor reviews and ratings, 22 semesters of grade distribution data and 300,000 class discussions.
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closed 10/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Tactical Medical Solutions, Inc., acquired TraumaFX

synopsis: Tactical Medical Solutions has acquired TraumaFX Solutions, Inc., a company that is dedicated to developing innovative medical simulation and training technologies that improve survivability of severe injuries on the battlefield and in civilian casualty situations.
buyer parent: Guardian Capital Partners
buyer: Tactical Medical Solutions, Inc.
Tactical Medical Solutions, LLC (TacMed) is a global leader in the development and manufacture of innovative, proprietary pre-hospital medical products and technologies that serve a full spectrum of emergency response environments. "
target parent: ManTech International Corporation
target: TraumaFX
TraumaFX is dedicated to developing innovative medical simulation and training technologies that improve survivability of severe injuries on the battlefield and in civilian casualty situations.
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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 9/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Dove Medical Press Ltd.

synopsis: Events and publishing company Informa announced the acquisition of Dove Medical Press. Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,003.74)
Informa is a leading international Business Intelligence, Exhibitions, Events and Academic Publishing Group. It helps commercial, professional and academic communities work smarter and make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
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closed 9/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa Healthcare, acquired Primal Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: A British company, Primal Pictures, who specializes in software which displays medically accurate 3D models of the human anatomy, and whose technology has been used to make science come to life in the popular Waking the Dead and CSI television series has been sold to Informa for £12m.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Healthcare
InformaHealthcare is a leading medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories."
target: Primal Pictures Ltd.
Primal Pictures is a company in the high growth medical education and training sectors. Over the past ten years, it has developed technology and a series of assets which has given it a worldwide lead in the field of 3D medical graphics. Additionally, television shows utilize the company's products.
price ($mm)
$19*
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
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closed 1/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Informa Healthcare, purchased 3 medical journals from American Brands Corp

synopsis: Informa Healthcare announced the acquisition of Postgraduate Medicine, Hospital Practice and The Physician and Sportsmedicine from American Brands Corp. The three journals are all peer-reviewed and focus on the latest research, hopsital treatment protocol and sportsmedicine research respectively.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Healthcare
Informa Healthcare is a medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories. "
seller: American Brands Corp
Postgraduate Medicine, Hospital Practice and The Physician and Sportsmedicine are peer-reviewed medical journals that publishes research for primary care physicians, coverage of hospital patient protocol and drug discoveries respectively.
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closed 11/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Informa Healthcare, acquired Elsevier Business Intelligence

synopsis: Informa plc has acquired Elsevier Business Intelligence. Elsevier Business Intelligence was cobbled together from previous Elsevier acquisitions—F-D-C Reports, Inc. in 1994 and Windhover Information, Inc. in 2008. It publishes some of the most prestigious newsletters for the healthcare industry.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Healthcare
Informa Healthcare is a medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Elsevier Business Intelligence
Elsevier Business Intelligence, a global leader in the field of healthcare industry information, provides business intelligence on regulatory, business and reimbursement issues that are vital to the healthcare industry. It provides publications, conferences, databases and reports.
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closed 9/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa Healthcare, acquired Primal Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: A British company, Primal Pictures, who specializes in software which displays medically accurate 3D models of the human anatomy, and whose technology has been used to make science come to life in the popular Waking the Dead and CSI television series has been sold to Informa for £12m.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Healthcare
InformaHealthcare is a leading medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories."
target: Primal Pictures Ltd.
Primal Pictures is a company in the high growth medical education and training sectors. Over the past ten years, it has developed technology and a series of assets which has given it a worldwide lead in the field of 3D medical graphics. Additionally, television shows utilize the company's products.
price ($mm)
$19*
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa Healthcare, acquired Primal Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: A British company, Primal Pictures, who specializes in software which displays medically accurate 3D models of the human anatomy, and whose technology has been used to make science come to life in the popular Waking the Dead and CSI television series has been sold to Informa for £12m.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Healthcare
InformaHealthcare is a leading medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories."
target: Primal Pictures Ltd.
Primal Pictures is a company in the high growth medical education and training sectors. Over the past ten years, it has developed technology and a series of assets which has given it a worldwide lead in the field of 3D medical graphics. Additionally, television shows utilize the company's products.
price ($mm)
$19*
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
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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:$3,003.74)
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.
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$1.43
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closed 11/29/2011 via Market Wire

CompareNetworks, Inc., acquired Russell Publishing LLC

synopsis: CompareNetworks, Inc. announced the acquisition of Russell Publishing LLC, complementing the company's innovative online marketplaces with industry-leading pharmaceutical publications. Russell Publishing's titles include American Pharmaceutical Review, Pharmaceutical Outsourcing and International Drug Discovery.
buyer parent: Alta Communications
buyer: CompareNetworks, Inc.
CompareNetworks operates targeted, online, B2B marketplaces for professionals worldwide. The company integrates online marketplaces, email newsletters, award-winning video, whitepapers and editorial content to bring buyers and sellers together. "
target: Russell Publishing LLC
Russell Publishing LLC, a privately held company founded in 1998 and based in Indianapolis, IN, is one of the leading publishers of life science B2B publications in the world. The company's three titles and websites cover all aspects of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical pipeline.
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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.
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$1.64
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closed 5/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Canon Communications, LLC, acquired Pharmalot

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC, announced that it has acquired Pharmalot. As part of the acquisition, Pharmalot’s founder, Ed Silverman, will join Canon as an Editor at Large in the Pharmaceutical Media Group and will continue as Pharmalot’s Editor.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, LLC
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets. "
target: Pharmalot
Pharmalot is an influential blog focused on news and information in the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmalot is written by Ed Silverman, a prize-winning journalist who has covered the pharmaceutical industry for the past 15 years.
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closed 4/14/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Unicor Medical Inc. merged with MEGAS, LLC,

synopsis: MEGAS LLC, a Tallahassee-based health information technology and software development firm, and Montgomery, Ala.-based Unicor Medical Inc., a software developer and publisher of the Easy Coder line of coding books, announce the formal merger of the companies into the unified Alpha II.
buyer: MEGAS, LLC
MEGAS is a computer consulting and software development provider. They are subject matter experts in healthcare software development, EDI transactions, coding compliance, reimbursement, and efficient workflows. "
target: Unicor Medical Inc.
Unicor Medical, Inc. is a private book publishing and software development company located in Montgomery, Alabama. We specialize in products for medical coding, coding compliance, reimbursement, claims editing, and revenue analysis.
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closed 3/11/2008 via BusinessWire

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., acquired Compact Clinicals

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, LLC, announced today the acquisition of Compact Clinicals, a leading medical publisher of psychiatric and mental health educational materials and assessment scales. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Educating tens of millions of people worldwide, Jones and Bartlett Publishers is a global leader in educational publishing, providing unique textbooks, reference products, testing and assessment services, and training materials in both print and digital formats. "
target: Compact Clinicals
Compact Clinicals has developed a full range of highly effective diagnostic and treatment resources for medical professionals as well as for patients and families coping with mental disorders.
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closed 8/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Medscape, Inc., acquired QxMD Software

synopsis: WebMD has acquired QxMD, a Vancouver, BC-based learning technology company that delivers mobile decision point tools and personalized learning solutions for physicians and health care professionals. QxMD will be combined with Medscape, the leading digital news, information and continuing medical education platform for physicians and HCPs worldwide.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Medscape, Inc. (:$8.65)
Medscape is the leading source of clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for health care professionals. Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. "
target: QxMD Software
QxMD creates point-of-care digital solutions for health care professionals, scientists and students. Recognized as a leading developer of free medical software, QxMD builds apps for web, iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows.
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closed 5/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Xcenda, acquired Dymaxium, Inc.

synopsis: Xcenda, a part of AmerisourceBergen, announced the acquisition of Dymaxium, a trusted market access partner specializing in the exchange of evidence and information between payers and life science companies through its FormularyDecisions.com® platform.
buyer parent: AmerisourceBergen Corporation
buyer: Xcenda
Xcenda, part of AmerisourceBergen, is a strategic consultancy with 20+ years of experience applying real-world expertise in health economics and outcomes research, reimbursement, stakeholder insights, and market access consulting and communications. "
target: Dymaxium, Inc.
Dymaxium is a trusted market access partner specializing in the exchange of evidence and information between payers and life science companies through its FormularyDecisions.com® platform.
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closed 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

MHA Co., Ltd, acquired Shirobon.net

synopsis: MHA, a Japanese staffing firm focused on medical institutions and nursing homes, acquired Shirobon.net, a Japanese medical staff support site.
buyer: MHA Co., Ltd
Headquartered in Japan, MHA provides staffing solutions to the various issues and difficulties that medical institutions and nursing homes encounter daily. They aim to improve the management capabilities of medical institutions. "
target: Shirobon.net
Shirobon.net is a Japanese medical staff support site. They not only provide a question forum but they also have research material that includes insurance medical care score guides.
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announced 3/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Health Group, will acquire Elsevier Japan KK

synopsis: Omnicom Health Group will acquire the Pharma Communications business in Japan of Elsevier. Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Health Group (OMC:$15,164.30)
Omnicom Health Group is a global collective of communications companies. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Elsevier Japan KK
Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, acquired Pulsus Group Inc.

synopsis: Hyderabad-based serial entrepreneur, Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, has acquired Pulsus Group, a medical peer-review publisher that publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity.
buyer: Dr. Srinubabu Gedela
Dr. Srinubabu Gedela is a scientist and entrepreneur. Dr. Gedela started OMICS International to make healthcare and scientific information open access. He is based out of Hyderabad, India. "
target: Pulsus Group Inc.
Pulsus Group Inc, the medical peer-review publisher, publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity. Pulsus has offices in London (UK), Ontario, (Canada) and Hyderabad (India).
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announced 1/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Wilmington plc, will acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ)

synopsis: Wilmington plc has reached an agreement to acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ) from Ascential plc. HSJ is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Ascential plc
target: Health Service Journal (HSJ)
Health Service Journal (HSJ) is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
6.8x
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 9/16/2016 via PR Web

Pulsus Group Inc., acquired Andrew John Publishing Inc.

synopsis: Medical Publication Major Pulsus Group takes pride in announcing the acquisition of yet another Canada based medical publisher: Andrew John Publishing. Andrew John Publishing Inc. is a trade oriented publishing house, with a sharp focus on health sciences and specializing in association and society publishing.
buyer: Pulsus Group Inc.
Pulsus Group Inc, the medical peer-review publisher, publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity. "
target: Andrew John Publishing Inc.
Andrew John Publishing Inc. is a trade oriented publishing house, with a sharp focus on health sciences and specializing in association and society publishing. Andrew John Publishing Inc. was established in 1997 and is a full service publishing house.
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closed 5/4/2016 via PE Hub

HealthLine, Inc., acquired MediLexicon International

synopsis: Healthline Media, which is backed by Summit Partners, has acquired MedicalNewsToday.com (MNT) and MediLexicon.com. MediLexicon International Ltd was the seller. MNT is a leading website in the medical news category while MediLexicon.com is an online database of medical abbreviations with over 200,000 definitions that are constantly updated.
buyer: HealthLine, Inc.
HealthLine, Inc. is a leading provider of intelligent health information and technology solutions. The company's proprietary health taxonomy platform powers a suite of marketing, health search, data and text-mining, and content solutions for global enterprises and advertisers. "
target: MediLexicon International
MedicalNewsToday.com is a leading website in the medical news category, boasting over 132 therapy areas. MediLexicon.com is an online database of medical abbreviations with over 200,000 definitions that are constantly updated.
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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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