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BLR, acquired Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

synopsis: BLR®—Business & Legal Resources—announces the acquisition of the Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) from Lionheart Publishing. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is a bimonthly magazine written by those directly involved in improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements. BLR’s award-winning information products include training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services. "
target parent: Lionheart Publishing, Inc.
target: Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
Launched in 2004, Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is written for and by those directly involved in improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare, including clinicians, patient safety officers, risk managers, business leaders, policy makers, educators, and commercial vendors.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

John Libbey Eurotext Limited, acquired Initiatives Santé SAS

synopsis: John Libbey Eurotext, a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing, has acquired Initiatives Santé, a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. Initiatives Santé offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession.
buyer: John Libbey Eurotext Limited
Founded in 1983, John Libbey Eurotext is a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing. The company publishes more than 40 new titles annually. John Libbey Eurotext offers over 500 products which include reference books, monographs, practical guides, newsletters, journals, and more. "
target: Initiatives Santé SAS
Initiatives Santé is a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. The company offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession. They also provides training sessions for nurses seven times a year.
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closed 10/17/2012 via PR Web

Springer Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Minority Nurse Magazine

synopsis: Springer Publishing Company announced its acquisition of Minority Nurse magazine and MinorityNurse.com from Alloy Education. Established in 1993, the magazine reports on current topics of interest to minority nursing professionals, faculty, and students.
buyer parent: Mannhein Trust
buyer: Springer Publishing Co., Inc.
A pioneer in health care and social science publishing, Springer Publishing Company is known as an innovative nursing, public health, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, counseling, and gerontology publisher. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Minority Nurse Magazine
Minority Nurse magazine serves as a focal point for educational resources and employment opportunities for nursing faculty and administrators, students searching for scholarships and educational programs, and practicing nurses interested in career change and advancement.
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closed 12/20/2017 via PR Web

Psych Central, acquired New England Psychologist

synopsis: Psych Central® announced it has completed its acquisition of New England Psychologist, an independent trade publication with the greatest reach among psychologists in the greater New England region. Psych Central will operate the publication as an important component of its growing Psych Central Professional network.
buyer: Psych Central
Psych Central is the Internet's largest consumer mental health network featuring original peer-reviewed editorial content, news, research briefs, clinical trials, interactive quizzes, the popular World of Psychology blog, hundreds of additional blogs, and over 250 support groups. "
target: New England Psychologist
New England Psychologist is an independent trade publication with the greatest reach among psychologists in the New England region. It is mailed to all licensed psychologists in the region, and its special directory of New England psychiatric hospitals/units is mailed to psychiatrists as well.
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closed 8/16/2006 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Clinical Cardiology Publishing Company, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired publishing assets from the Clinical Cardiology Publishing Company. Wiley will assume publishing the peer-reviewed journals, Clinical Cardiology: An Indexed and Peer-Reviewed Journal for Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Clinical Cardiology Publishing Company, Inc.
Clinical Cardiology Publishing Company, Inc., is the former publisher of Clinical Cardiology, An Indexed and Peer-Reviewed Journal for Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease.
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announced 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

MA Healthcare, will acquire Optician Magazine

synopsis: Mark Allen Group, through its subsidary MA Healthcare, is to acquire Optician Magazine from Reed Business Information. The deal is due to complete in September 2015. Optician is a weekly journal, website and provider of continuing education and training for eye care professionals, including ophthalmologists and dispensing opticians.
buyer parent: Mark Allen Group
buyer: MA Healthcare
MA Healthcare, part of Mark Allen Group, is a leading publisher of nursing and medical information. It publishes 29 peer-reviewed journals for healthcare professionals working in nursing, midwifery, hospital and emergency medicine, allied health, health economics and animal health. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Optician Magazine
Optician magazine is the leading independent, weekly, UK journal for eye care professionals. It publishes news, views and analysis on all aspects of the optical profession and business. Optician is a leading provider of Continuing Education and Training for eye care professionals.
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closed 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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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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announced 8/5/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Media, will purchase Dutch Health Portfolio from Reed Business Netherlands

synopsis: The board of Springer Media announced the intended acquisition of the Dutch healthcare publishing activities of Reed Business Netherlands. The portfolio consists of Dutch language books, events and magazines for healthcare professionals.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Media
Springer Media, part of Springer Nature, is a dynamic media company that focuses on healthcare, with a long history as a medical publisher, serving students, healthcare professionals and health care management. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: Reed Business Netherlands
Reed Business Netherlands' healthcare publishing activities consists of Dutch language books, events and magazines for healthcare professionals. Reed Business Netherlands is part of Reed Business Information, which provides information and online data services to business professionals worldwide.
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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:$4,931.20)
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 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 6/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Matthew Conroy and Matt Lyons, acquired Cahaba Media Group

synopsis: Matthew Conroy and Matt Lyons have purchased a majority stake in Cahaba Media Group, a b2b media publishing company in the industrial, construction and home health sectors. Conroy is a previous Top 40 Under 40 winner who previously served as chief financial officer for Momentum Telecom. Lyons founded defense and space company LinQuest.
buyer: Matthew Conroy and Matt Lyons
Matthew Conroy is a previous Top 40 Under 40 winner who previously served as chief financial officer for Momentum Telecom. Matt Lyons founded defense and space company LinQuest. "
target: Cahaba Media Group
Founded in 2002, Cahaba Media Group is a growing company with an entrepreneurial mindset. They publish trade magazines, websites and e-newsletters that are leaders in their respective industries, including home health care, construction, and the industrial industry.
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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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closed 1/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wainscot Media, LLC, acquired Imaging Technology News and Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology

synopsis: Wainscot Media has acquired Imaging Technology News (ITN) and Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) from Scranton Gillette Communications. ITN serves healthcare professionals in the fields of radiology, radiation oncology, women’s health and nuclear medicine. DAIC serves cardiologists and cardiac cath lab personnel.
buyer: Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media is a full-service communications company specializing in print, digital and live content. Wainscot helps marketers engage audiences with best-in-class custom content. "
target parent: Scranton Gillette Communications, Inc.
target: Imaging Technology News and Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology
Imaging Technology News (ITN) is a B2B trade publication that serves healthcare professionals in the fields of radiology, radiation oncology, women’s health and nuclear medicine. Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology is a magazine focused on interventional cardiology.
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closed 6/20/2013 via PR Newswire

OMICS Group, acquired Oral Health and Dental Management

synopsis: OMICS Group announced the acquisition of the journal: Oral Health and Dental Management (OHDM), a dentistry research-based quality journal. Oral Health and Dental Management is a scholarly peer-reviewed Open Access journal indexing in PubMed, Medline and many other esteemed indexing services.
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: Oral Health and Dental Management
The Oral Health and Dental Management Journal was founded to disseminate knowledge and promote discussion through the publication of peer-reviewed, scientific papers relating to oral health and the management of systems for delivering oral health to the countries surrounding the Black Sea.
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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 2/13/2008 via PR Newswire

Jobson Medical Information LLC, acquired Gerber Communications

synopsis: Jobson Medical Information LLC, a leading healthcare information and marketing services provider, announced that it has acquired Gerber Communications and Practice Advancement Associates.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Jobson Medical Information LLC
Jobson Medical Information is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing, and medical education company. Jobson Medical Information produces a broad range of publications, educational programs, enduring educational materials, live events, symposia and websites. "
target: Gerber Communications
Gerber Communications is a marketing communications firm that produces magazines, newsletters, advertising, advertorials and other editorial materials in the health care field.
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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.
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$23
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closed 6/10/2015 via PR Web

BLR, acquired Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

synopsis: BLR®—Business & Legal Resources—announces the acquisition of the Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) from Lionheart Publishing. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is a bimonthly magazine written by those directly involved in improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements. BLR’s award-winning information products include training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services. "
target parent: Lionheart Publishing, Inc.
target: Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
Launched in 2004, Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is written for and by those directly involved in improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare, including clinicians, patient safety officers, risk managers, business leaders, policy makers, educators, and commercial vendors.
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closed 3/8/2017 via PE Hub

BLR, acquired Navis Learning

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

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired BLR

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

BLR, acquired Forum Events

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

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

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

BLR, acquired Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

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

BLR, purchased HCPro & HealthLeaders from HCPro, Inc.

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

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

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

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired BLR

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

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

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