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closed 9/21/2016 via PR Web

Pulsus Group Inc., acquired Open Access Journals

synopsis: Medical Publishing Major Pulsus Group takes pleasure in announcing the acquisition of Open access journals with a view to enrich the current research in the field of Medicine.The Pulsus Group Manager, Mr. Abishak, described this as a crucial first step towards strengthening and integrating standard medical publications across the globe.
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: Open Access Journals
Open Access Journals owns and operates a platform that provides free access to scientific literature, journals, and provide source of reference and retrieval to the scholars, amateurs, clinical practitioners and students. The company is based in United Kingdom.
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closed 2/24/2014 via BusinessWire

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS), acquired Online Journal of Nursing Informatics

synopsis: HIMSS Foundation and the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community announce a new acquisition The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), a free, international, professional, peer-reviewed electronic journal that is published quarterly and supports all functional areas of nursing informatics.
buyer: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society ("HIMSS") is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. "
target: Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) is a free, international, professional, peer-reviewed electronic journal that is published quarterly and supports all functional areas of nursing informatics.
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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 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 9/16/2015 via PR Web

HIMSS Media, acquired MobiHealthNews

synopsis: HIMSS Media, a subsidiary of HIMSS, has acquired MobiHealthNews. Founded in 2008 MobiHealthNews is the leading provider of news, commentary, online events and research for the global mobile health community with more than 100,000 unique monthly readers.
buyer parent: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
buyer: HIMSS Media
HIMSS Media is a fully integrated B2B media group focused exclusively on the healthcare and technology markets. It delivers news and must-have information to an audience of senior healthcare and technology influencers, medical professionals, policy makers and technology buyers. "
target: MobiHealthNews
MobiHealthNews, founded in 2008, is the leading provider of news, commentary, online events and research for the global mobile health community. Their team works hard to deliver the best curated and most insightful publications focused on digital health.
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closed 9/3/2014 via PR Web

HMP Communications, LLC, acquired Nutrition411.com

synopsis: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, a leader in healthcare communications and education, announced the acquisition of Nutrition411.com, a vibrant news source and clinical resource center designed for healthcare professionals who integrate diet and nutrition into patient consultations.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP Communications, LLC
HMP Communications, LLC is a leader in healthcare communications and education. The company publishes some of the nation's most well respected medical journals across a wide spectrum of medical specialties. "
target: Nutrition411.com
Nutrition411.com is a vibrant news source and clinical resource center designed for healthcare professionals who integrate diet and nutrition into patient consultations.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Industry Dive, LLC, acquired InsightCity

synopsis: Burgeoning online media company Industry Dive announced it has acquired Insight City, a health care and life science digital publication. InsightCity, founded in 2015, will now be under the umbrella of Industry Dive's BioPharma Dive division responsible for covering biotech and pharmaceutical industries, with more than 200,000 active readers.
buyer: Industry Dive, LLC
Industry Dive was founded in 2012 to provide business leaders with the information they need to move industries forward. Since then, Industry Dive has become one of the business world's fastest-growing providers of journalism reaching 5+ million decision-makers in the most competitive industries. "
target: InsightCity
Insight City is a health care and life science digital publication. InsightCity identifies the biggest pharma stories of the week for its readers, summarizes them in context, and makes readers smarter for the short time invested.
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closed 8/2/2018 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired MediQuality

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and the leader in health information services for consumers and physicians, announced that it has acquired MediQuality, the leading digital and online provider of information for health care professionals in Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg).
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: MediQuality
MediQuality is the leading digital and online provider of information for health care professionals in Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg). MediQuality provides medical news and information, and comprehensive coverage of major medical congresses and conferences.
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announced 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

NUGL Inc., will acquire Nichols Publishing

synopsis: NUGL Inc., the cannabis industry's new standard of technology, reported it has entered into a binding letter of intent to purchase Nichols Publishing Company, Inc., an Iowa based corporation that publishes industry known magazine publications including Garden & Greenhouse and Professional Marijuana Grower.
buyer: NUGL Inc. (OTCPK:NUGL:$0.00)
NUGL is the world’s first cannabis search app used for searching genuine user-rated dispensaries, cannabis service providers and more. NUGL’s flexible web app has no geographic limitations and can rapidly connect cannabis companies, related vertical services and users. "
target: Nichols Publishing
Nichols Publishing Company, Inc. was founded in 2005 by Robin and Terri Nichols. It specializes in business to business print & digital niche magazines and their related electronic media. The magazines included are Garden & Greenhouse and Professional Marijuana Grower.
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closed 9/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Boucher Communication Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health announced that it has acquired the total assets of Pennsylvania-based Boucher Communications Inc.. BCI assets will become a part of Wolters Kluwer Health's Medical Research unit, a leading provider of print and electronic research information for medical and academic institutions, medical practitioners, and corporations.
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, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks. "
target: Boucher Communication Inc.
Publishers information tech and vision care trade mags The company publishes four specialized magazines serving the informational and educational needs of vision care professionals: Eyecare Business, Contact Lens Spectrum, Optometric Management, and Ophthalmology Management, as well as numerous spe
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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:$3,663.05)
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 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

SDB Groep B.V., acquired The Competence Group B.V.

synopsis: SDB Groep, the specialist in cloud solutions for the healthcare market, acquires The Competence Group. The Competence Group (TCG), founded in 2002 and based in IJsselstein (Netherlands), develops both E-learning content and a Learning Management System and also offers services related to digital training for healthcare institutions.
buyer parent: Main Capital Partners BV
buyer: SDB Groep B.V.
For over 40 years, SDB Groep has been developing and supplying innovative and specialist ICT solutions for the healthcare sector. SDB provides an innovative SaaS solutions that customers use to automate HR, salary administration and personnel planning processes, as well as a health record product. "
target: The Competence Group B.V.
The Competence Group (TCG), based in IJsselstein (Netherlands), develops both E-learning content and a Learning Management System and also offers services related to digital training. TCG improves the level of knowledge and the capacities of individual employees within healthcare institutions.
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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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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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announced 11/12/2015 via Company Press Release

xTV, will acquire Hendrik Information Systems, LLC

synopsis: xTV Networks Ltd is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to acquire the assets of the Hendrik Information Systems, LLC. Hendrik is a content capture and distribution company headed up by CEO Mark Sangster, a Health Care and Technology executive who has now joined xTV as Executive Vice President of Health Care TV.
buyer: xTV (ASX:XTV:$0.52)
xTV Networks Limited allows businesses to set up dedicated multi-channel online networks that integrate branded video and user-generated content with other real-time feeds. xTV allows anyone to create their own Media Network along with Channel Customization, Real Time Facebook/Twitter Integration. "
target: Hendrik Information Systems, LLC
Hendrik information systems are a healthcare focused organization that partners with academic medical centers to deliver value through educational content strategies. Based in Houston Texas, the company was founded to focus on content capture and distribution, primarily in Health Care.
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closed 12/3/2012 via Company Press Release

HealthCare Source, acquired NetLearning, Inc.

synopsis: HealthcareSource® announced that it has acquired NetLearning, a leading provider of learning management software and content for the healthcare industry. The combination of HealthcareSource and NetLearning results in the first company to provide a complete, end-to-end talent management solution designed specifically for healthcare.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: HealthCare Source
HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry. HealthcareSource helps healthcare organizations source, hire, assess, develop and retain the best workforce possible in order to reduce costs and to improve patient satisfaction and safety. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: NetLearning, Inc.
NetLearning is an e-learning solutions provider developing products specifically for the healthcare industry since 1995. The NetLearning product suite allows for the deployment, management, and reporting of training-related activities.
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closed 5/9/2011 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Fisterra.com

synopsis: Elsevier has announced the acquisition of Fisterra.com, an award winning, widely used e-clinical reference solution in Spain. Fisterra was launched in 2002 by two primary care doctors and a medical librarian in response to the need for an online short answer Spanish language reference solution to help primary care physicians.
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. "
target: Fisterra.com
Fisterra.com provides access to Fisterrae, an advanced e-clinical reference solution that integrates support resources for health professionals in a local language platform.
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closed 2/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Ebix, Inc., acquired A.D.A.M., Inc.

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, has announced the closing of the merger of Atlanta based A.D.A.M., Inc., a leading provider of health information and benefits technology solutions in the United States.
buyer: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX:$570.76)
Ebix, Inc., provides end-to-end solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, carrier systems, agency systems and BPO services to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry. "
target: A.D.A.M., Inc.
A.D.A.M., Inc. is a leading provider of consumer health information and benefits technology solutions to healthcare organizations, benefits brokers, employers, consumers, and educational institutions.
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closed 10/7/2010 via BusinessWire

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Health Grades, Inc.

synopsis: Affiliates of Vestar Capital Partners V, L.P. formed for the purpose of acquiring Health Grades, Inc., and HealthGrades announced the successful completion of the cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of HealthGrades at a purchase price of $8.20 per share in cash.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading global private equity firm. For 20 years, Vestar has been seeking out talented management teams and supporting their entrepreneurial dreams, allowing them to run their companies as owners, with an eye toward long-term value creation. "
target: Health Grades, Inc. (HGRD:$58.17)
HealthGrades is the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, providing quality ratings, profiles and cost information on the nation’s hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and prescription drugs.
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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 9/21/2016 via PR Web

Pulsus Group Inc., acquired Open Access Journals

synopsis: Medical Publishing Major Pulsus Group takes pleasure in announcing the acquisition of Open access journals with a view to enrich the current research in the field of Medicine.The Pulsus Group Manager, Mr. Abishak, described this as a crucial first step towards strengthening and integrating standard medical publications across the globe.
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: Open Access Journals
Open Access Journals owns and operates a platform that provides free access to scientific literature, journals, and provide source of reference and retrieval to the scholars, amateurs, clinical practitioners and students. The company is based in United Kingdom.
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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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closed 9/21/2016 via PR Web

Pulsus Group Inc., acquired Open Access Journals

synopsis: Medical Publishing Major Pulsus Group takes pleasure in announcing the acquisition of Open access journals with a view to enrich the current research in the field of Medicine.The Pulsus Group Manager, Mr. Abishak, described this as a crucial first step towards strengthening and integrating standard medical publications across the globe.
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: Open Access Journals
Open Access Journals owns and operates a platform that provides free access to scientific literature, journals, and provide source of reference and retrieval to the scholars, amateurs, clinical practitioners and students. The company is based in United Kingdom.
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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 9/21/2016 via PR Web

Pulsus Group Inc., acquired Open Access Journals

synopsis: Medical Publishing Major Pulsus Group takes pleasure in announcing the acquisition of Open access journals with a view to enrich the current research in the field of Medicine.The Pulsus Group Manager, Mr. Abishak, described this as a crucial first step towards strengthening and integrating standard medical publications across the globe.
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: Open Access Journals
Open Access Journals owns and operates a platform that provides free access to scientific literature, journals, and provide source of reference and retrieval to the scholars, amateurs, clinical practitioners and students. The company is based in United Kingdom.
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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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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:$5,570.43)
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 3/13/2006 via PR Newswire

CMPMedica, acquired Mediworld Publications

synopsis: UBM's healthcare division, CMPMedica, has acquired Mediworld Publications, an Indian medical publisher for $844,500. This acquisition further strengthens CMPMedica's position in India as a leading healthcare media business and establishes it as the foremost provider of Drug Information Systems.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMPMedica
CMPMedica specialises in healthcare education and information for both professionals and consumers. We produce and distribute a wide range of healthcare information including medical information systems, journals, customised communications and consumer healthcare media in print, CD and net formats. "
target: Mediworld Publications
Mediworld Publication specializes in Healthcare Communications and Continuing Medical Education (CME) promotion. Its business expertise is in healthcare education and information through products, which excel in quality and innovation.
price ($mm)
$0.84
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closed 6/19/2019 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired Frontline Medical Communications

synopsis: WebMD, the leader in health information services for physicians, acquired Frontline Medical Communications, a medical communications company and provider of digital, print and live conference events for the healthcare industry, combining Frontline with WebMD's Medscape, the leading digital news, information, and education platform for physicians.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target parent: M.E. Zukerman & Co.
target: Frontline Medical Communications
Frontline Medical is one of the largest medical communications companies and a leader in digital, print, and live events. With MDedge™, their integrated web portal, and audited email database, FMC meets the marketing challenges of clients with superior reach and flexible advertising programs.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Medical Tribune Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, acquired rs media GmbH

synopsis: The Medical Tribune Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, one of the most innovative medical specialist publishers in the field of oncology and part of the specialist information section of Süddeutsche Verlag, acquires rs media GmbH. rs media GmbH is a medical scientific publisher and operator of password-protected medical online services.
buyer parent: Südwestdeutsche Medienholding GmbH
buyer: Medical Tribune Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
The Medical Tribune Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, is one of the most innovative medical specialist publishers in the field of oncology and part of the specialist information section of Süddeutsche Verlag. "
target: rs media GmbH
rs media GmbH is a medical scientific publisher and operator of password-protected medical online services. With their online portals, as well as the trade journals and the accompanying supplement, they provide general practitioners, internists, and oncologists information on current topics.
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announced 11/23/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, will purchase Medicine journals from RSM Press

synopsis: SAGE, a world-leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced a landmark agreement with the Royal Society of Medicine to acquire its journal program. With immediate effect, 28 titles formerly published by the Royal Society of Medicine Press will be published by SAGE.
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. "
seller parent: Royal Society of Medicine
seller: RSM Press
RSM Press is the publishing division of The Royal Society of Medicine. RSM Press publishes a range of sponsored publications for healthcare professionals and academics in medicine, from medical history to symposia proceedings and short guides on clinical topics.
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closed 1/19/2012 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired The Ocular Surface

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired The Ocular Surface, a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the external eye and vision. As per January 2012 Elsevier will continue the publication of the quarterly journal.
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. "
target: The Ocular Surface
The Ocular Surface, a quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal, is an authoritative resource that integrates and interprets major findings in diverse fields related to the ocular surface, including ophthalmology, optometry, genetics, etc.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired PAINWeek

synopsis: U.K.-based Tarsus Group added to its expanding U.S. medical portfolio with the acquisition of PAINWeek. PAINWeek runs the leading U.S. event for pain management, which takes place annually in September in Las Vegas. Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: PAINWeek
PAINWeek is a single point of access designed specifically for practitioners, recognized as a trusted resource for the latest pain management news, information, and more. They are active in live, print, and digital realms to meet the diverse clinical and practice management needs of practitioners.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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closed 1/7/2014 via PR Newswire

OMICS Group, acquired International Journal of Emergency Mental Health

synopsis: OMICS Group, a peer-reviewed Open Access journal publisher and International scientific conference organizer, proudly announces the acquisition of International Journal of Emergency Health (IJEMH), a mental health emergency or mental health crisis research based journal.
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: International Journal of Emergency Mental Health
International Journal of Emergency Health (IJEMH) is a mental health emergency or mental health crisis research based journal. It was initially published by Chevron Publications and later all the rights were sold to its founding editor, Prof. Dr. George S. Everly, Jr.
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closed 5/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Group De Boeck, acquired Solal

synopsis: De Boeck Group announced it has acquired Solal, a company that specializes in books and journals in the fields of paramedical and social studies. Solal editions can be considered references for the field of neuroscience, neuropsychology and neurology, as well as in the areas of speech therapy, occupational therapy and psychomotor.
buyer parent: Ergon Capital Partners
buyer: Group De Boeck
The De Boeck Group is a leading educational, academic, legal and business publishing company. Operating mainly in Belgium, the Group has also expanded into Luxembourg and France, and publishes works in French, Dutch and English. "
target: Solal
Solal is a publisher of specialized books and journals in the fields of paramedical and social studies. Solal editions can be considered references for the field of neuroscience, neuropsychology and neurology, as well as in the areas of speech therapy, occupational therapy and psychomotor.
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closed 12/16/2010 via BusinessWire

Vertical Health, LLC, acquired Practical Pain Management

synopsis: Vertical Health, a leading health information company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Practical Pain Management, the most prominent pain journal for the practicing pain physician. Practical Pain Management journal contains tutorial articles designed to help diagnose and treat various aspects of pain.
buyer: Vertical Health, LLC
Vertical Health’s mission is to provide patients worldwide with accurate, timely, and straightforward information about their condition. Vertical Health’s websites are trusted resources for patients and medical professionals. "
target: Practical Pain Management
Practical Pain Management is the most prominent pain journal for the practicing pain physician. Practical Pain Management journal contains tutorial articles designed to help diagnose and treat various aspects of pain.
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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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closed 5/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

MedMedia Verlag und Mediaservice GmbH, acquired Universimed Cross Media Content GmbH

synopsis: MedMedia Verlag and Mediaservice GmbH and Universimed Cross Media Content GmbH announced the intention to combine their business areas "medical specialist publishing house." Austria-based Universimed Cross Media Content GmbH is one of the leading medical publishers with publications in 18 areas and 2 countries, offline and online.
buyer: MedMedia Verlag und Mediaservice GmbH
MedMedia Verlag and Mediaservice GmbH is the most competent, efficient and innovative medical specialist publisher in Austria. The partnership-based cooperation with the leading opinion leaders, clinics and specialist societies guarantees the optimal transport of medical knowledge to the specialist."
target: Universimed Cross Media Content GmbH
Austrian Universimed Cross Media Content GmbH is one of the leading medical publishers with publications in 18 areas and 2 countries, offline and online. The world of medicine is complex, fast and full of achievements. Universimed supports clients with competently researched, relevant information.
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