Like FDAnews inc.

closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

CenterWatch, Inc., acquired FDAnews inc.

synopsis: WIRB-Copernicus Group, the world's leading provider of solutions to measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, announced that it has acquired FDAnews, which provides global regulatory information for executives in the clinical research, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is the recognized global leader in providing clinical trials information to a broad and influential spectrum of clinical research professionals ranging from sponsors and CROs, to investigative sites, technology solutions and niche providers. "
target: FDAnews inc.
FDAnews provides domestic and international regulatory, legislative and business news and information for executives in industries regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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closed 3/22/2017 via Yahoo, Inc.

The Health Care Compliance Association, purchased Report on Medicare Compliance from AIS Health

synopsis: The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) announced that it has acquired one of the health care industry's leading trade newsletters, Report on Medicare Compliance, from Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS Health).
buyer: The Health Care Compliance Association
The Health Care Compliance Association is non-profit association headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. USA. HCCA serves more than 11,500 compliance and ethics professionals, offers more than 50 meetings a year, and publishes Compliance Today, a monthly magazine for its members. "
seller parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
seller: AIS Health
Report on Medicare Compliance is one of the health care industry's leading trade newsletters. It is the industry's #1 source of timely news and proven strategies on medical necessity, inpatient and outpatient billing, documentation, conflicts of interest, Stark compliance, appeals and more.
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closed 1/4/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Azzur Group, acquired Learnaboutgmp

synopsis: Azzur Group, LLC, a private equity firm with holdings in the life sciences consulting industry, is pleased to announce the acquisition of US-based training company, Learnaboutgmp. Learnaboutgmp is an online training and education platform for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies.
buyer: Azzur Group
Azzur Group is a private equity firm comprised of a network of high-level life science companies, created to provide efficient and cost-effective solutions. "
target: Learnaboutgmp
Learnaboutgmp is an online training and education platform for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. This platform has allowed some of the top international pharmaceutical companies to greatly increase their compliance knowledge and compliment their existing in-house training.
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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 2/13/2008 via PR Newswire

Halyard Capital, acquired HCPro, Inc.

synopsis: Berkery Noyes announced that the firm represented The Riverside Company on the sale of its portfolio company HCPro Holdings, Inc. to Halyard Capital. The management team will continue to have an investment in the new entity. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a private equity fund with $350 million of capital under management focused on investing in media, communications and business services companies. The Fund specializes in middle-market leveraged buyouts, growth equity and structured equity investments. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: HCPro, Inc.
HCPro is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. The company's mission is to meet the specialized informational, advisory, and educational needs of the healthcare industry.
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announced 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Agilent Technologies Inc., will acquire ULTRA Scientific

synopsis: Agilent Technologies, Inc., a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the business assets of Ultra Scientific, a leading provider of chemical standards and certified reference materials.
buyer: Agilent Technologies Inc. (A:$4,720.00)
Agilent Technologies Inc. is a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets. With more than 50 years of insight and innovation, Agilent instruments, software, services, solutions, and people provide trusted answers to its customers' most challenging questions. "
target: ULTRA Scientific
Since 1976 ULTRA has been a world-wide producer and industry leader in certified reference materials and other laboratory solutions. It services the environmental, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life science and molecular testing laboratories.
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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 3/24/2014 via PR Web

Weatherbee Resources, Inc., acquired Hospice Compliance Network

synopsis: Weatherbee Resources Inc., the nation’s leading provider of hospice consulting services, announced the acquisition of the Hospice Compliance Network from Summit Business Group, LLC. The Hospice Compliance Network assists hospices in their efforts to develop and maintain effective corporate compliance programs.
buyer: Weatherbee Resources, Inc.
Weatherbee Resources is the nation’s leading provider of consulting services exclusively for the hospice industry. Founded in 1997, Weatherbee has developed and provided products and services to assist hospices with regulatory compliance, operational efficiency and best practices. "
target parent: Summit Business Group, LLC
target: Hospice Compliance Network
The Hospice Compliance Network has provided hospice compliance officers and management teams with resources to assist in understanding and managing the myriad of regulatory challenges the industry has endured.
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closed 8/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Columbia Books & Information Services, acquired Thompson Information Services

synopsis: Columbia Books & Information Services announced that it has acquired Thompson Information Services, a leading provider of compliance information and training for over 40 years, from Thompson Media Group, LLC.
buyer: Columbia Books & Information Services
For more than 40 years Columbia Books & Information Services has provided users with information on the associations, government relations, lobbying and public relations communities. The company is a publisher of print directories, online databases, mailing lists, and audioconferences. "
target parent: Thompson Media Group LLC
target: Thompson Information Services
Thompson Information Services is recognized as one of the leading publishers in regulatory compliance information in the fields of human resources, retirement plans & employee benefits, grants management, food & drug, health care, environment and energy.
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closed 6/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Schulman Associates Institutional Review Board, acquired Absolute Research

synopsis: Schulman Associates IRB, Inc., a customer service and technology company, has acquired Absolute Research. Absolute Research provides protection for human subjects involved in research while supporting a research enterprise. Absolute Research allows research administrators to navigate obstacles for biomedical and social-behavioral research.
buyer: Schulman Associates Institutional Review Board
Schulman Associates IRB is a leader in the protection of human research participants that offers IRB review services to clinical trial sponsors, CROs, and institutions. Schulman offers consulting services that improve clinical studies, data integrity and the protection of human subjects. "
target: Absolute Research
AbsoluteResearch accesses information to advise investigators on regulatory issues and make decisions for an IRB office. Their tools use experiences in IRB Management as well as Bioethics and with their Web-Based Solution they enable Research Institutes to analyze guidance from regulatory agencies.
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closed 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, acquired Forester Media Inc.

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media, a business-to-business media company, has acquired Forester Media is a media company that publishes trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. Forester Media produces StormCon, a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, and more.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
target: Forester Media Inc.
Forester Media is a media company that publishes award-winning trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. StormCon is a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, excavating, solid waste management, and more.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

RJ Capital Partners, acquired Infonetica ltd.

synopsis: RJ Capital Partners, a UK-based entrepreneurial firm, has acquired Infonetica, a global provider of intuitive software solutions, serving national health trusts, internationally renowned universities and governments. Infonetica offers solutions for research management, ethics application approval, tissue sample tracking, and compliance training.
buyer: RJ Capital Partners
RJ Capital Partners is a UK-based entrepreneurial firm set up to acquire, actively manage and grow one privately-held business that has the potential to become a leader in its industry. RJ Capital Partners was established by Raja Prasanna, a highly experienced entrepreneur. "
target: Infonetica ltd.
Infonetica is a global provider of intuitive software solutions, serving national health trusts, internationally renowned universities and governments. Infonetica offers solutions for research management, ethics application approval, tissue sample tracking, and compliance training.
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closed 10/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc., acquired Compliance Wave

synopsis: Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc. announced its acquisition of Compliance Wave LLC. Compliance Wave is an innovative leader in compliance micro-training content. With an impressive client base of Fortune 500 companies, Compliance Wave provides a library of over 2,000 micro-learning & communication tools in more than 30 languages.
buyer: Steele Compliance Solutions, Inc.
Steele Compliance is a global compliance intelligence firm offering comprehensive third-party due diligence and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that help organizations comply with regulatory requirements and align with best practices. "
target: Compliance Wave
Compliance Wave is an innovative leader in compliance micro-training content. Compliance Wave provides a library of over 2,000 micro-learning & communication tools in more than 30 languages. The content provides short, engaging and retainable information.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Web

Career Step, acquired Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, has acquired the Revenue Capture and Coding and Documentation Divisions of Panacea Healthcare Solutions. Panacea Healthcare Solutions provides expert coding, compliance, technology and financial advice to hundreds of healthcare providers each year.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. Career Step provides training for the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing professionals gain the skills they need to be successful. "
target: Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Panacea Healthcare Solutions provides expert coding, compliance, financial consulting and information technology to hundreds of healthcare providers and organizations each year to proactively maintain compliance and identify risk and new incremental net revenue opportunities.
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closed 3/1/2013 via PR Web

NetDimensions Ltd., acquired eHealthcareIT

synopsis: NetDimensions, a global provider of performance, knowledge and learning management systems, announced that it has acquired the assets, goodwill and business of eHealthcareIT. The acquisition is in line with NetDimensions’ strategy to become a premier global provider for talent management solutions for highly-regulated industries.
buyer: NetDimensions Ltd. (AIM:NETD:$25.30)
NetDimensions is a global provider of performance, knowledge and learning management systems. The company's key products include the Enterprise Knowledge Platform, the Enterprise Assessment Platform and the Enterprise Content Platform. "
target: eHealthcareIT
eHealthcareIT specializes in e-learning and compliance solutions for the U.S. healthcare market. Their solutions comprise of specialized healthcare training content that help address Corporate, HIPAA, and Joint Commission compliance requirements, delivered via the NetDimensions Talent Suite.
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$2.24
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

TraceGains, acquired Healthnotes, Inc.

synopsis: TraceGains, the leading compliance software solution, revolutionizing information exchange across the supply chain for food, beverage, and CPG companies, announced that it has acquired Healthnotes, the forerunner in regulatory and consumer education solutions for dietary supplement retailers and manufacturers.
buyer: TraceGains
TraceGains is the leading compliance software solution, revolutionizing information exchange across the supply chain for food, beverage, and CPG companies. "
target: Healthnotes, Inc.
Healthnotes provides cloud-based compliance and education solutions via Vitature and its Aisle7 products that help the dietary supplement industry and retailers stay compliant, educate consumers, and bring products to market faster.
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closed 9/30/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bobit Business Media, acquired Industrial Fire World

synopsis: Bobit Business Media announced that it's newly launched brand iFIRE International, a provider of news, information, instruction and training for firefighters, has acquired Industrial Fire World, a leading resource with over 20,000 readers for real-time safety updates and expertise in the industrial fire and emergency response industries.
buyer parent: Gemspring Capital
buyer: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a B2B media provider for the vehicle fleet, auto dealer, automotive aftermarket, law enforcement, fire, and professional salon & beauty industries. Bobit produces 21 conferences and trade shows, including Government Fleet Expo & Conference and the Police Technology eXchange. "
target: Industrial Fire World
Industrial Fire World is the leading resource for real-time safety updates and industry expertise while connecting industrial fire and emergency response managers with products and services used to support them in fire protection and emergency response incidents.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

CenterWatch, Inc., acquired FDAnews inc.

synopsis: WIRB-Copernicus Group, the world's leading provider of solutions to measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, announced that it has acquired FDAnews, which provides global regulatory information for executives in the clinical research, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is the recognized global leader in providing clinical trials information to a broad and influential spectrum of clinical research professionals ranging from sponsors and CROs, to investigative sites, technology solutions and niche providers. "
target: FDAnews inc.
FDAnews provides domestic and international regulatory, legislative and business news and information for executives in industries regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

CenterWatch, Inc., acquired FDAnews inc.

synopsis: WIRB-Copernicus Group, the world's leading provider of solutions to measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, announced that it has acquired FDAnews, which provides global regulatory information for executives in the clinical research, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is the recognized global leader in providing clinical trials information to a broad and influential spectrum of clinical research professionals ranging from sponsors and CROs, to investigative sites, technology solutions and niche providers. "
target: FDAnews inc.
FDAnews provides domestic and international regulatory, legislative and business news and information for executives in industries regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

The WIRB-Copernicus Group, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: WIRB-Copernicus Group, one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, announced its acquisition of CenterWatch, the leading provider of clinical trial industry news and information. CenterWatch provides clinical trials information to clinical research professionals.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: The WIRB-Copernicus Group
WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) is one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficience of clinical research. WCG enables biopharmaceutical companies, Clinical Services Organizations and institutions to accelerate the delivery of new treatments. "
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is the recognized global leader in providing clinical trials information to a broad and influential spectrum of clinical research professionals ranging from sponsors and CROs, to investigative sites, technology solutions and niche providers.
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closed 5/5/2010 via Company Press Release

Kenneth Getz, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: Ken Getz, the founder of CenterWatch—an industry-leading clinical trials information services company—along with private equity investors has purchased the company from Jobson Medical Information.
buyer: Kenneth Getz
Ken Getz founded CenterWatch in 1994 and established the company as a leading provider of operating and business information on the $40 billion global clinical trials industry. Getz sold the company to the Thomson Corporation in 1998. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is a trusted source and global destination of clinical trials information for both professionals and patients. CenterWatch provides a wide variety of information services including grant leads for investigative sites, data about the global clinical trials industry and more.
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closed 12/31/2007 via Berkery

Jobson Medical Information LLC, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation announced the sale of CenterWatch to Jobson Medical Information, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group, LLC. CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
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 parent: Thomson Corporation
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

The WIRB-Copernicus Group, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: WIRB-Copernicus Group, one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficiency of clinical research, announced its acquisition of CenterWatch, the leading provider of clinical trial industry news and information. CenterWatch provides clinical trials information to clinical research professionals.
buyer parent: Arsenal Capital Partners
buyer: The WIRB-Copernicus Group
WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) is one of the world's leading providers of solutions that measurably improve the quality and efficience of clinical research. WCG enables biopharmaceutical companies, Clinical Services Organizations and institutions to accelerate the delivery of new treatments. "
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is the recognized global leader in providing clinical trials information to a broad and influential spectrum of clinical research professionals ranging from sponsors and CROs, to investigative sites, technology solutions and niche providers.
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announced 3/8/2016 via PR Newswire

Nordic Capital, will acquire ERT

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on the healthcare, software, financial services, and industrial technology industries, announced the sale of ERT, a leading provider of high-quality patient data collection solutions for use in clinical drug development, to Nordic Capital Fund VIII.
buyer: Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leader in Nordic private equity investments, and now has an enviable reputation in investment and portfolio management. Since launching in 1989, Nordic Capital funds have delivered outstanding returns for our investors. "
target parent: Genstar Capital LLC
target: ERT
ERT is a leading provider of high-quality patient data collection solutions for use in clinical drug development. ERT delivers a combination of technology, services and clinical consulting that increase the accuracy and reliability of patient data and improve the widely deployed solutions.
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closed 7/3/2012 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired ERT

synopsis: ERT, a global technology-driven provider of health outcomes services to biopharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations, announced that Genstar Capital, LLC, has completed its acquisition of the company in a take-private transaction.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital LLC has more than $3 billion of committed capital under management and targets investments focused on selected sectors within the life science, healthcare services, software and software services, insurance and financial services, and industrial technology industries. "
target: ERT
ERT is a global technology-driven provider of health outcomes research services and customizable medical devices supporting biopharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations to achieve their drug development and healthcare objectives.
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closed 5/5/2010 via Company Press Release

Kenneth Getz, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: Ken Getz, the founder of CenterWatch—an industry-leading clinical trials information services company—along with private equity investors has purchased the company from Jobson Medical Information.
buyer: Kenneth Getz
Ken Getz founded CenterWatch in 1994 and established the company as a leading provider of operating and business information on the $40 billion global clinical trials industry. Getz sold the company to the Thomson Corporation in 1998. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is a trusted source and global destination of clinical trials information for both professionals and patients. CenterWatch provides a wide variety of information services including grant leads for investigative sites, data about the global clinical trials industry and more.
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closed 12/31/2007 via Berkery

Jobson Medical Information LLC, acquired CenterWatch, Inc.

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation announced the sale of CenterWatch to Jobson Medical Information, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group, LLC. CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
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 parent: Thomson Corporation
target: CenterWatch, Inc.
CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
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closed 7/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired Advarra

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a private equity firm focused on investments in financial services, healthcare, industrial technology, and software industries, has acquired Advarra, a leading provider of institutional review board, institutional biosafety committee, and research quality and compliance solutions that are critical to the drug development process.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that actively invests in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Linden Capital Partners
target: Advarra
Advarra, headquartered in Columbia, Md., provides institutional review board (IRB), institutional biosafety committee (IBC) and global research compliance services to clinical trial sponsors, CROs, hospital systems, academic medical centers and investigators.
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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 8/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources Group, acquired Context Matters

synopsis: Decision Resources Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of Context Matters, the innovative data technology start-up that developed a first-of-its-kind global market access integrated data platform.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group (DRG), a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Ltd., offers best-in-class, high-value data, analytics and insights products and services to the healthcare industry, delivered by more than 900 employees across 15 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. "
target: Context Matters
Context Matters is led by a team with extensive experience in the pharma & biotech and financial & information sectors with deep operational familiarity of the issues facing the pharmaceutical industry and those following the industry.
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announced 10/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

M3, Inc., will acquire Vidal Group

synopsis: Electra Partners’ portfolio company AXIO Group has received a binding offer from M3 Inc. to purchase Vidal Group, a European provider of reference drug information. Vidal Group provides hospitals, primary care physicians, pharmacists, and patients with on-line access to up-to-date drug databases and related treatment-based information.
buyer: M3, Inc. (TSE:2413:$1,110.45)
M3 Inc. represents the three Ms of Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis. Their company was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through making full use of the power of the Internet. "
target parent: Electra Partners LLP
target: Vidal Group
Vidal Group is a leading European healthcare informatics and information systems company. Vidal Group provides hospitals, primary care physicians, pharmacists, and patients across Europe with on-line access to up-to-date drug databases and related treatment-based information.
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announced 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Equity Partners, will acquire MedicalDirector

synopsis: Leading Asian private equity firm Affinity Equity Partners agreed to acquire Sydney-based MedicalDirector (formerly Health Communication Network) from Australia’s Primary Health Care Ltd. MedicalDirector is a leading provider of clinical and enterprise software solutions to general practitioners, medical specialists and allied health professionals.
buyer: Affinity Equity Partners
Affinity Equity Partners is an independently-owned buyout fund manager comprising primarily the former investment professionals of UBS Capital Asia Pacific. They are pioneers in buyout investments in the Asia-Pacific region, with an established and widely recognised franchise. "
target parent: Primary Health Care Limited
target: MedicalDirector
MedicalDirector has been supporting healthcare professionals and improving health outcomes for more than 20 years. They provide software for practice management, optimizing patient outcomes, and access to Australia's most comprehensive and up-to-date pharmaceutical database.
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announced 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Inovalon, Inc., will acquire Avalere Health LLC

synopsis: Inovalon, a leading technology company providing cloud-based analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avalere Health, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven advisory services and business intelligence solutions to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry.
buyer: Inovalon, Inc. (INOV:$449.36)
Inovalon is a leading technology company that combines advanced cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to achieve meaningful insight and impact in clinical and quality outcomes, utilization, and financial performance across the healthcare landscape. "
target: Avalere Health LLC
Avalere Health, Inc. is a leading provider of data-driven advisory services and business intelligence solutions to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry.
price ($mm)
$140
rev ($mm)
$47
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closed 12/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Decision Resources Group, acquired Abacus International

synopsis: Decision Resources Group, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms focusing on healthcare insights and analysis, announced that it has acquired Abacus International, a pioneer in evidence-based global market access solutions for many of the world’s leading healthcare companies.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on critical issues within the healthcare industry. The top biopharmaceutical, medical technology and managed care companies rely on the Company’s predictive analytics to make fully informed decisions. "
target: Abacus International
Abacus International is unique in its provision of services throughout the lifecycle of a pharmaceutical or medical device. They can provide tailored solutions to overcome each hurdle of the product development process, from pre-launch though to market access.
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closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Piramal Healthcare Limited, acquired Decision Resources Group

synopsis: Piramal Healthcare Limited has completed its previously announced acquisition of Decision Resources Group, a US based company in the healthcare information segment. Decision Resources Group is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best in class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Piramal Healthcare Limited
With assets across North America, Europe and Asia, Piramal Healthcare is one of the largest pharmaceutical custom manufacturing companies across the world. It has significant presence in the global critical care space with sales of anesthesia products to over 100 countries. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on critical issues within the healthcare industry. The top biopharmaceutical, medical technology and managed care companies rely on the Company’s predictive analytics to make fully informed decisions.
price ($mm)
$635
rev ($mm)
$160
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/27/2007 via PR Newswire

Thomson Pharma, acquired Prous Science

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation, a leading provider of information solutions to business and professional customers worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Prous Science, a global leader in the provision of life sciences information solutions. Prous Science will become part of Thomson Scientific.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Thomson Pharma (:$964.58)
Thomson Scientific & Healthcare provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. "
target: Prous Science
Prous Science is a trusted source of information on which science depends to discover safer and more effective medicines. The company's products have evolved through the years from print journals to sophisticated electronic products incorporating the latest advances in IT.
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closed 9/15/2007 via Company Description

MergerMarket, acquired Infinata, Inc.

synopsis: In September 2007, Mergermarket acquired Infinata, an information solutions and marketing analytics provider to the global financial service, life science, and high technology industries.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: MergerMarket
MergerMarket, part of Pearson's Financial Times Group, is an unparalleled, independent M&A intelligence tool used by the world's foremost financial institutions to originate deals. It provides proprietary intelligence on potential deal flow, potential mandates and valuations. "
target: Infinata, Inc.
Infinata is an innovative provider of information solutions and marketing analytics to the global financial service, life science, and high-tech industries. Our information suites include: BioPharm Insight, High Net Worth Insight, and Corporate Tracker.
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closed 7/10/2007 via

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Decision Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, announced today that Providence Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm with more than $21 billion under management, will acquire majority control of the Company.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
target: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/6/2004 via PR Newswire

Boston Ventures Management, Inc., Castanea Partners, acquired Decision Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Castanea Partners and Boston Ventures Limited Partnership VI today announced the recapitalization of Decision Resources, Inc., with a total transaction value of $58 million. The Waltham, Massachusetts-based company is best known for its therapeutically-focused analyses of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets.
buyer: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: Castanea Partners
Boston Ventures Management, LLC is a private equity firm that has been an active investor and financial partner to management teams in the media, entertainment, publishing and information and communications sectors since 1983, earning the firm a franchise position in the private equity community. "
target: Decision Resources, Inc.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit.
price ($mm)
$58
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sudler & Hennessey, acquired System Analytic Ltd.

synopsis: Sudler & Hennessey, has acquired a majority stake in System Analytic for an undisclosed sum. Sudler is a global healthcare marketing and communications network, while London-based System Analytic’s database and online tools enable pharmaceutical companies to identify, map and engage key opinions leaders across a broad range of medical fields.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Sudler & Hennessey
Sudler & Hennessey is one of the world's leading healthcare communications firms, developing strategic promotional and educational programmes for a broad array of healthcare brands. "
target: System Analytic Ltd.
System Analytic Ltd. owns and operates a database and online tools to help pharmaceutical companies to identify and engages opinion leaders. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, will acquire Pharmaspectra

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity, a UK mid-market private equity firm, will acquire Pharmaspectra, a global provider of medical affairs data to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Pharmaspectra offers the world's largest database for medical scientific literature and biomedical literature.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target: Pharmaspectra
Pharmaspectra is a global provider of medical affairs data to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Pharmaspectra offers the world's largest database for medical scientific literature and biomedical literature. Their web-based solutions analyze data across the entire medical continuum.
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