Like 3 Medical Journals

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 8/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dove Medical Press Ltd., acquired Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome

synopsis: Dove Medical Press has acquired the Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome. The journal reports on updates of various types of Parkinsonian syndromes, including Parkinson's disease, atypical, drug induced, secondary Parkinsonism, heredo-degenerative diseases, as well as other movement disorders with overlapping features.
buyer: Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine. "
target: Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome
Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome (JPRLS) is written exclusively for the medical and scientific community wishing to read related research, policy, phenomenology, literature, history, and treatment.
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closed 9/14/2012 via Folio: First Day

PennWell Corporation, acquired Journal of Emergency Medical Services

synopsis: Tulsa-based PennWell has acquired the Public Safety Group from Elsevier. Included in the deal are the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, the EMS Today Conference & Exposition, FireRescue, Law Officer and associated websites, events, blogs and newsletters.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Journal of Emergency Medical Services, the most respected journal in the field of emergency services, is published for paramedics, emergency medical technicians, instructors, administrators, nurses and physicians.
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closed 10/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Touch Medical Media, acquired Heart International

synopsis: Touch Medical Media, a dynamic, ambitious and experienced publishing company in the UK, has acquired Heart International, an open access peer reviewed journal that publishes clinical protocols, original clinical research articles, case reports series focused on prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in its broadest terms.
buyer: Touch Medical Media
Touch Medical Media is a dynamic, ambitious and experienced publishing company in the UK. Touch Medical Media provides interactive digital and print media across key therapy areas, including endocrinology, neurology, oncology & haematology, ophthalmology, and cardiology & respiratory. "
target: Heart International
Heart International is an open access peer reviewed journal that publishes clinical protocols, original clinical research articles, case reports series focused on prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in its broadest terms.
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closed 6/30/2015 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Three Legal Journals

synopsis: SAGE has purchased three journals from Federal Legal Publications, Inc. including Contemporary Drug Problems (CDX), The Antitrust Bulletin (ABX), and The Journal of Psychiatry & Law (PLX). CDX publishes research on how drugs affect brain functions. ABX is focused on antitrust law. PLX is devoted to the ventures of psychiatrists and lawyers.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Three Legal Journals
Contemporary Drug Problems (CDX) publishes research on how drugs affect an individual's brain functions. The Antitrust Bulletin (ABX) is focused on research pertaining to antitrust law. The Journal of Psychiatry & Law (PLX) is devoted to the ventures of psychiatrists and lawyers.
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closed 1/7/2015 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Neoplasia Press Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, has announced that it has acquired Neoplasia Press Inc. and assumes publication of its flagship journals, Neoplasia and Translational Oncology.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: Neoplasia Press Inc.
Neoplasia is a well-established cancer research journal that publishes the results of novel investigations in all areas of oncology research. Published monthly, Neoplasia features studies describing new molecular and genetic findings relating to the neoplastic phenotype.
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closed 9/25/2013 via PR Newswire

OMICS Group, acquired African Journal of Psychiatry

synopsis: OMICS Group, an Open Access publication model, has acquired African Journal of Psychiatry. The African Journal of Psychiatry is an Open access scholarly Health Science journal, which is known for its quality research articles in the field of Psychology, Neurology, Depression and Anxiety and on mental healthcare practices.
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: African Journal of Psychiatry
The African Journal of Psychiatry is an Open access scholarly Health Science journal with an ISSN No: 1994-8220. This journal is known for its quality research articles in the field of Psychology, Neurology, Depression and Anxiety and on mental healthcare practices.
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announced 8/29/2012 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, will acquire American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd.

synopsis: Oxford University Press announced that the esteemed American Journal of Hypertension will be joining the publisher’s journal collection. Established in 1988, the American Journal of Hypertension is a highly regarded title providing a forum for scientific inquiry in the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular disease.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd.
The American Journal of Hypertension is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for scientific inquiry of the highest standards in the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular disease.
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closed 2/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., purchased Oncology Journal Portfolio from Cancer Information Group, LLC

synopsis: Elsevier announced that it acquired the oncology portfolio of journals previously published by CIG Media Group LP., (operated as Cancer Information Group). The journals publish peer-reviewed, disease specific original research and review articles that disseminate cutting-edge data to physicians, medical researchers and health care professionals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals and close to 20,000 book titles. "
seller parent: Medical Media Holdings
seller: Cancer Information Group, LLC
For more than ten years, CIG Media Group, LP has been the leading medical publisher dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed, tumor-specific oncology/hematology journals and proceedings for clinical/medical oncologists and hematologists.
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closed 11/7/2005 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., purchased Dialysis & Transplantation from Creative Age Publications, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today the acquisition of Dialysis & Transplantation from California-based Creative Age Publications, Inc. Dialysis & Transplantation is the oldest peer-reviewed renal care journal in the world.
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. "
seller: Creative Age Publications, Inc.
Creative Age, a full-service communications company since 1971, is committed to providing integrated publishing solutions of the highest quality. Creative Age promotes professionalism, offers a national forum to its audiences and helps to strengthen the marketplaces it serves.
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closed 2/7/2006 via BNC Analysis

M|C Communications, acquired Physician's Weekly, LLC

synopsis: M|C Communications, the leading provider of continuing medical education under the Pri-Med brand, has acquired Physician's Weekly, a multi-media company providing news and educational materials to both physicians and patients, the companies announced jointly today.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: M|C Communications
In only 10 years, M|C Communications has established itself as one of the premier medical education and event management companies in the United States. Innovative and effective, their unique strategy focuses on building events from the ground up, one experience at a time. "
target: Physician's Weekly, LLC
Physician's Weekly, a multi-media company providing news and educational materials to both physicians and patients. Physician's Weekly produces both physician education and patient education media.
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closed 2/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Edra S.p.A, acquired Grupo Asís Biomedia SL

synopsis: LSWR Group announces that on February 28, 2017, through its subsidiary Edra SpA, they have concluded the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Grupo Asís Biomedia SL, a Spanish company based in Zaragoza and international leader in training, information and communication activities aimed at veterinary professionals.
buyer parent: LSWR Group
buyer: Edra S.p.A
Edra S.p.A. publishes scientific & medical content in the form of books, journals, & drug databases for the healthcare & pharmaceutical sectors in Italy. They operate magazines for Italian pharmacists, as well as a drug information portal for pharmaceutical company professionals. "
target: Grupo Asís Biomedia SL
Grupo Asís Biomedia SL is an international leader in training, information and communication activities aimed at veterinary professionals. Grupo Asís offers its content and services in 61 countries located in five continents, with special attention to Latin America, North America and Europe.
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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
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$12
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$3
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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 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 2/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, acquired MD Conference Express

synopsis: SAGE, the global independent scholarly and professional publisher, announced the acquisition of The Goodwin Group International, LLC, publisher of MD Conference Express®, the first publication to subject medical conference highlights to the rigorous test of peer review.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: MD Conference Express
MD Conference Express, published by The Goodwin Group International, LLC is the first publication to subject medical conference highlights to the rigorous test of peer review.
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closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Galilee, purchased French Healthcare Publishing Activities from Wolters Kluwer NV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has completed the disposal of its French healthcare publishing activities to Galilée. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
buyer: Galilee
Editions Galilee is a publishing house based in Paris and founded in 1971 by Michel Delorme. They specialize in philosophy, French literature, the arts and humanities. "
seller: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$4,899.67)
Wolters Kluwer is a global information services company. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
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closed 8/21/2007 via Company Press Release

Alta Communications, acquired HMP Communications, LLC

synopsis: Berkery Noyes announced today that the firm represented BG Media Investors on the sale of its portfolio company HMP Communications to Paul Mackler, Ken Fisher, and Alta Communications. Terms of the transaction, were not disclosed.
buyer: Alta Communications
Alta Communications is a Boston-based private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media and communications companies. Alta Communications has a very successful track record and is extremely active, having invested in over 100 media and telecommunications companies. "
target parent: BG Media Investors LP
target: HMP Communications, LLC
HMP Communications is a medical information provider dedicated to ensuring the availability and affordability of excellence in healthcare education. Our readers and customers range from physicians/clinicians recognized for their expertise to influential industry leaders.
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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 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.
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$19*
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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 1/31/2019 via BusinessWire

MJH Associates, acquired UBM Life Sciences

synopsis: MJH Associates‚ Inc., (MJH) a leading independent full-service health care education, market research and multichannel medical communications company, has acquired media assets from the UBM Life Sciences Group (part of Informa PLC). The assets includes iconic multimedia platforms in the health care, animal care, pharma sciences and dental fields.
buyer: MJH Associates
MJH is the largest full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels. Over 600 MJH associates are dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: UBM Life Sciences
UBM Life Sciences, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event, information, and marketing services business serving professional communities in human healthcare, veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry with an unmatched portfolio of in-person, print, and digital products.
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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:$3,694.29)
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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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.
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$14*
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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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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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