Like Dutch Health Portfolio

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 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

MHA Co., Ltd, acquired Shirobon.net

synopsis: MHA, a Japanese staffing firm focused on medical institutions and nursing homes, acquired Shirobon.net, a Japanese medical staff support site.
buyer: MHA Co., Ltd
Headquartered in Japan, MHA provides staffing solutions to the various issues and difficulties that medical institutions and nursing homes encounter daily. They aim to improve the management capabilities of medical institutions. "
target: Shirobon.net
Shirobon.net is a Japanese medical staff support site. They not only provide a question forum but they also have research material that includes insurance medical care score guides.
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announced 1/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Wilmington plc, will acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ)

synopsis: Wilmington plc has reached an agreement to acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ) from Ascential plc. HSJ is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Ascential plc
target: Health Service Journal (HSJ)
Health Service Journal (HSJ) is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
price ($mm)
$23
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$12
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$3
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1.9x
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6.8x
closed 5/4/2016 via PE Hub

HealthLine, Inc., acquired MediLexicon International

synopsis: Healthline Media, which is backed by Summit Partners, has acquired MedicalNewsToday.com (MNT) and MediLexicon.com. MediLexicon International Ltd was the seller. MNT is a leading website in the medical news category while MediLexicon.com is an online database of medical abbreviations with over 200,000 definitions that are constantly updated.
buyer: HealthLine, Inc.
HealthLine, Inc. is a leading provider of intelligent health information and technology solutions. The company's proprietary health taxonomy platform powers a suite of marketing, health search, data and text-mining, and content solutions for global enterprises and advertisers. "
target: MediLexicon International
MedicalNewsToday.com is a leading website in the medical news category, boasting over 132 therapy areas. MediLexicon.com is an online database of medical abbreviations with over 200,000 definitions that are constantly updated.
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closed 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:$5,592.95)
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 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:$570.76)
Ebix, Inc., provides end-to-end solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, carrier systems, agency systems and BPO services to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry. "
target: A.D.A.M., Inc.
A.D.A.M., Inc. is a leading provider of consumer health information and benefits technology solutions to healthcare organizations, benefits brokers, employers, consumers, and educational institutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$61 [$62]
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$28
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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2.4x
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10.5x
closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

ByteDance, acquired Baikemy.com

synopsis: ByteDance has fully acquired online medical encyclopedia Baikemy.com. Baikemy, which was set up in 2010 in Beijing, is one of China’s largest medical information portals, offering professionals-generated content (PGC). The site hosts an array of explainer videos by doctors about diseases such as flu, pneumonia, and depression, among others.
buyer: ByteDance
Bytedance offers platforms that enable people to consume and create content through machine learning technology. Bytedance's flagship product, Toutiao, is the largest AI-powered content platform in China. Toutiao delivers personalized content recommendations to every user based on their interests. "
target: Baikemy.com
Baikemy, which was set up in 2010 in Beijing, is one of China’s largest medical information portals, offering professionals-generated content (PGC). The site hosts an array of explainer videos by doctors about diseases such as flu, pneumonia, and depression, among others.
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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 1/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capital Croissance SAS, acquired Spas Organisation de Salons, SA

synopsis: Capital Croissance and BPI France have co-invested in French events organiser Spas Organisation, taking over from previous majority owner Socadif. The deal sees Socadif, which had been invested in the group since 2010, reduce its stake, replaced by Capital Croissance as new majority shareholder. BPI will enter the group as a minority.
buyer: Capital Croissance SAS
Capital Croissance has a strong entrepreneurial aspect: five founding partners have brought together a community of over 110 private investors sharing the same values and who provide their financial contributions, experience and networks to help French SMEs to become successful mid-cap companies. "
target parent: Crédit Agricole SA
target: Spas Organisation de Salons, SA
Spas Organization is the largest organizer in France of general and professional fairs dedicated to Wellness, Bio, Natural Health and Sustainable Development.
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closed 2/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Brightsquid Dental Link Inc., acquired SCS Card Technology

synopsis: Brightsquid Dental Ltd. announced that it has acquired SCS Card Technology Inc. The company develops smart card-based solutions for healthcare. This process involves assembling and integrating their proprietary IP products that can best serve those clients' needs.
buyer: Brightsquid Dental Link Inc.
Brightsquid Dental Link is a web-based dental collaboration platform that centralizes communication between dentists, office managers, specialists and dental labs. The secure, award-winning software ensures everyone can safely stay informed while working with the same data. "
target: SCS Card Technology
SCS develops smart card-based solutions for healthcare. This process involves assembling and integrating their proprietary IP products that can best serve those clients' needs, and aggregating the partnerships that will make each program work for the maximum benefit of SCS and their clients.
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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 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

MCI Group SA, acquired AB Eventos

synopsis: MCI Group SA, the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions, announced the exciting acquisition of AB Eventos, a provider of event management services with a focus in organizing medical science events.
buyer: MCI Group SA
MCI Group SA is the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987. "
target: AB Eventos
AB Eventos provides event management services with a focus in organizing medical science events. The company is based in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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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 12/4/2015 via PE Hub

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired PDR Network

synopsis: Lee Equity Partners, LLC a growth oriented middle market buyout firm has closed the sale of PDR Network, LLC (“PDR”) to an affiliate of San Francisco based private equity firm Genstar Capital. PDR has built the largest network to engage physicians, pharmacists, and patients with clinically relevant content in a targeted and measurable way.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of operating executives and strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Lee Equity Partners, LLC
target: PDR Network
PDR delivers innovative health knowledge products and services that support prescribing decisions and patient adherence to improve health. PDR provides event-driven and clinically relevant healthcare messaging through its process that improves patient compliance and outcomes.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Healio, acquired LearntheHeart

synopsis: Healio.com, the online home of CARDIOLOGY TODAY, published by SLACK Incorporated, has acquired LearntheHeart.com in an agreement that will bolster the content and reach of an innovative, online educational resource for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in cardiology.
buyer parent: The Wyanoke Group
buyer: Healio
Healio.com is an in-depth medical website that enables health care specialists to select and tailor news, information and education to their daily practice of medicine. "
target: LearntheHeart
LearntheHeart.com is a free online cardiology resource for students seeking to increase ECG interpretation and cardiovascular disease knowledge. The site has since grown to over 5,000 pages of cardiology content containing educational quizzes, games, activities and more.
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

LDM Group merged with PDR Network,

synopsis: PDR Network, the foremost provider of drug information and prescriber communications, has merged with LDM Group, a leading provider of behavior-based patient and consumer health information.
buyer parent: Lee Equity Partners, LLC
buyer: PDR Network
PDR delivers innovative health knowledge products and services that support prescribing decisions and patient adherence to improve health. PDR provides event-driven and clinically relevant healthcare messaging through its process that improves patient compliance and outcomes. "
target: LDM Group
LDM Group is a Health Care Communication Company That Connects Prescribers, Pharmacists and Patients to Improve Health Outcomes, Through Targeted Communications. LDM was founded in 2003 on the principle that educating patients on their medication drives behavior changing communication.
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closed 11/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Afya Participações S.A., acquired Medphone Tecnologia em Saude LTDA

synopsis: Afya Limited announced the acquisition of 100% of the total share capital of MedPhone, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Afya Participações S.A. MedPhone is a clinical decision and leaflet consultation app in Brazil, that helps physicians, medical students and other healthcare professionals to make faster and more accurate decisions.
buyer parent: Afya Limited
buyer: Afya Participações S.A.
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners. "
target: Medphone Tecnologia em Saude LTDA
MedPhone is a clinical decision and leaflet consultation app in Brazil, that helps physicians, medical students and other healthcare professionals to make faster and more accurate decisions on a daily basis.
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$1.14
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announced 10/28/2020 via PR Newswire

Medscape, Inc., will acquire coliquio

synopsis: WebMD, an Internet Brands company and a leader in health information services for physicians, other healthcare professionals and consumers, is to acquire coliquio, a German-based information and education platform for healthcare professionals. coliquio will be integrated into Medscape, WebMD's flagship brand for healthcare professionals.
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: coliquio
coliquio GmbH is a leading information platform for physicians in German-speaking countries. Physicians discuss patient cases, get personalized top-notch information updates, and can directly interact with world-leading experts.
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closed 5/16/2019 via PE Hub

Remedy Health Media, acquired Vertical Health, LLC

synopsis: Remedy Health Media, which is backed by Topspin Partners, has acquired Vertical Health, a publisher serving patients and healthcare professionals in the diabetes, mental health, back pain, and pain management areas.
buyer parent: Topspin Partners
buyer: Remedy Health Media
Remedy Health Media (Remedy) is a leading digital health and wellness platform that provides information-rich content and inspiring, emotionally engaging real-life stories that motivates millions of patients and caregivers to boldly navigate life-changing diagnoses and achieve better outcomes. "
target: Vertical Health, LLC
Vertical Health publishes award winning brands focused in chronic disease. Their health information, tools and services help patients and healthcare professionals improve outcomes. Their brands include: EndocrineWeb.com, DiabeticLifestyle.com, PsyCom.net, and more.
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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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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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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 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: EQT
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
price ($mm)
$4,423
rev ($mm)
$1,315
EBITDA ($mm)
$457
EV / rev
4.5x
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closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$687.20)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
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$1,227
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$367
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closed 9/16/2003 via BusinessWire

Candover Parters Ltd, Cinven, acquired BertelsmannSpringer

synopsis: Transaction of BertelsmannSpringer legally completes 9/16/03. Cinven and Candover, two of Europe’s leading investment companies, have bought BertelsmannSpringer. As of the Frankfurt Bookfair 2003 to be renamed Springer Science+Business Media.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Candover Parters Ltd
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Founded in 1977, the firm has been a totally independent business since 1995, focusing entirely on larger European buyouts. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BertelsmannSpringer
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$1,086
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$756
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$169
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7.1x
closed 1/31/2019 via BusinessWire

MJH Associates, acquired UBM Life Sciences

synopsis: MJH Associates‚ Inc., (MJH) a leading independent full-service health care education, market research and multichannel medical communications company, has acquired media assets from the UBM Life Sciences Group (part of Informa PLC). The assets includes iconic multimedia platforms in the health care, animal care, pharma sciences and dental fields.
buyer: MJH Associates
MJH is the largest full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels. Over 600 MJH associates are dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: UBM Life Sciences
UBM Life Sciences, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event, information, and marketing services business serving professional communities in human healthcare, veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry with an unmatched portfolio of in-person, print, and digital products.
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closed 6/11/2018 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired Jobson Healthcare Information

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and the leader in health information services for consumers and physicians, announced that it has acquired Jobson Healthcare Information (JHI), a leading provider of information, education and marketing services in key healthcare markets.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target: Jobson Healthcare Information
Jobson Healthcare Information LLC is a leading healthcare information, education and marketing services company that can reach over one million physicians, pharmacists and eye care professionals with a diversified portfolio of leading multi-channel brands.
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closed 6/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Radcliffe Publishing

synopsis: Electric Word, the media and training group, has sold the trade assets of its loss-making subsidiary Radcliffe Publishing to Informa. Radcliffe Publishing is part of the firm’s health division and publishes products to support the education and professional development of doctors, managers and professionals in health.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. With around 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, its global reach and breadth of offer is unique. "
target parent: Electric Word Plc
target: Radcliffe Publishing
Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare. The Radcliffe portfolio extends to professional and academic books, journals, software and open-learning packages covering child health, health education, pharmacy and more.
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closed 3/1/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM French Medical Print Business, acquired UBM French Medical Print Business

synopsis: United Business Media Limited has announces that it has sold its French medical newspaper and magazine business to a management buyout team led by Gérard Kouchner, the business’s Chief Executive since 2005. UBM has sold the business on behalf of its UBM Medica division.
buyer: UBM French Medical Print Business
UBM's French medical print business publishes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and other subscription and controlled circulation titles for the French healthcare professional community. It also has a number of smaller print media and customised marketing products for the French medical community. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM French Medical Print Business
UBM's French medical print business publishes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and other subscription and controlled circulation titles for the French healthcare professional community. It also has a number of smaller print media and customised marketing products for the French medical community.
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$14*
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closed 11/16/2010 via BNC Analysis

Electric Word Plc, acquired Radcliffe Publishing

synopsis: Electric Word PLC, a specialist information publisher, will acquire Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher founded in 1987, focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare.
buyer: Electric Word Plc (AIM:ELE:$3.47)
Electric Word is a specialist information business that serves the sport, education and healthcare sectors. Electric Word products and services include newsletters, magazines, websites, events, books, special reports and bespoke research. "
target: Radcliffe Publishing
Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare. The Radcliffe portfolio extends to professional and academic books, journals, software and open-learning packages covering child health, health education, pharmacy and more.
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closed 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:$2,312.06)
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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announced 2/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase WABI and WCJB TV Stations from Diversified Communications

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will acquire Diversified Communications's two television stations . This acquisition will add two more stations to Gray's growing portfolio: WABI (CBS/CW) in the Bangor, Maine market and WCJB (ABC/CW) in the Gainesville, Florida market.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Diversified Communications
WABI and WCJB are TV stations ownd by Diversified Communications. WABI is a CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine. WCJB is an ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida. Each of WABI and WCJB consistently achieves #1 ratings in all major dayparts in its market, in both households and key demos.
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$85
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closed 12/22/2009 via BNC Analysis

Quadrant HealthCom Inc., purchased Dowden Professional Publications from Dowden Health Media, Inc.

synopsis: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc. announces the sale of Dowden Professional Publications, the Dowden medical journals publishing division, to Quadrant HealthCom Inc. Included in the sale are OBG Management, Current Psychiatry, Journal of Family Practice and Mayo Clinical Proceedings.
buyer parent: M.E. Zukerman & Co.
buyer: Quadrant HealthCom Inc.
Quadrant HealthCom Inc. currently publishes eight medical journals in the primary care, urgent care, emergency medicine, women’s health, dermatology, orthopedics, and federal markets. "
seller parent: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
seller: Dowden Health Media, Inc.
Dowden Health Media is a full-service custom publisher serving hospitals and health systems nationwide. In print and on the web, Dowden creates original programs tailored to each customer's communication needs, with special attention to brand building and response generation.
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closed 8/17/2009 via BNC Analysis

Anthem Media Group, acquired Ascend Allied Healthcare

synopsis: Ascend Media Holdings announced the sale of its Allied Healthcare Group to Anthem Media Group. Allied Healthcare serves ten healthcare markets with eleven magazines, ten websites and ten weekly digital newsletters.
buyer: Anthem Media Group
Anthem Media Group, is a rapidly-growing, full-service agency that creates engaging on and off line experiences for the world's leading companies. AMG has played key roles in the branding and lead-generation activities of thousands of recognizable companies. "
target parent: Ascend Media, Inc.
target: Ascend Allied Healthcare
Ascend Allied Healthcare division serves the information, news, product development and continuing education needs of professionals in the areas of medical imaging, hearing, respiratory care, physical therapy and rehab, sleep, plastic surgery, aesthetics and more.
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closed 7/23/2009 via Company Press Release

Physicians Interactive, acquired Skyscape Inc.

synopsis: Physicians Interactive LLC (PI), the leading digital sales and health marketing partner for life sciences companies, announced the acquisition of Skyscape Inc., the world’s No. 1 service for trusted medical information delivered via mobile devices and the Internet. Skyscape is now a wholly owned subsidiary of PI.
buyer parent: Perseus, L.L.C.
buyer: Physicians Interactive
Physicians Interactive builds an electronic dialogue with healthcare professionals by utilizing technology platforms and online interactive programs to deliver valuable education and promotion about medical products and disease states. "
target: Skyscape Inc.
Skyscape® is the worldwide leading service for trusted medical information by specialty for mobile devices. Skyscape's service enables healthcare practitioners to tailor their experience from the most trusted medical information available and delivers it in an intuitive manner.
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announced 4/30/2009 via Company Press Release

Scranton Gillette Communications, Inc., will acquire Reilly Communications Group

synopsis: Scranton Gillette Communications, located in Arlington Heights, IL, has agreed to acquire the assets Imaging Technology News and Diagnostic & Invasive Cardiology from Reilly Communications Group.
buyer: Scranton Gillette Communications, Inc.
Scranton Gillette Communications is a 100 year-old business-to-business publishing company, serving a variety of industries. Its brands include: Water & Wastes Digest, Water Quality Products, Storm Water Solutions, Roads & Bridges, GPN, Lawn & Garden Retailer, Big Grower and The Diapason. "
target: Reilly Communications Group
Founded in 1975, Reilly Communications Group is a leading publisher of technology-focused medical device trade journals and related supplements. Our mission is to help healthcare professionals better understand the technology that will impact the way they practice medicine.
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closed 1/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Schofield Media Ltd., acquired Medical Education Partnership, Ltd.

synopsis: Schofield Healthcare Media Ltd (SHML), a division of Schofield Media Europe Ltd, announced on the 16th January that it has acquired Medical Education Partnership Ltd (MEP). The company portfolio includes a number of key educational resources for health care professionals in print, online and in person.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Schofield Media Ltd.
Founded in 1999, Schofield Media Group publishes business-to-business magazines and operates conferences and events in the United States, Europe and Asia. Divisions include Schofield Publishing, Schofield Healthcare Media, Schofield Media Chicago, Ideal Media and RedCoat Publishing. "
target: Medical Education Partnership, Ltd.
Following a management buy-out in June 2002, The Medical Education Partnership established itself as an independent medical education company specialising in effective, targeted and intelligent medical communications.
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closed 4/2/2008 via Market Wire

Hearst Business Media, acquired Map of Medicine

synopsis: Hearst Corporation announced the acquisition of U.K.-based Map of Medicine, a leading provider of evidence-based health-care resources designed to help health practitioners make sound decisions by following accessible clinical information on a range of relevant medical issues.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media (HBM), an operating group of The Hearst Corporation, operates more than 20 business-to-business information services, electronic databases, and publications. The Group has significant holdings in the automotive, electronic, and medical/pharmaceutical industries. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Map of Medicine
The Map of Medicine is a web-based visual representation of evidence-based patient care journeys covering 28 medical specialties and 390 pathways.
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closed 2/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Intellisphere, LLC, purchased multiple Healthcare titles from Ascend Media, Inc.

synopsis: Intellisphere, publisher of the MDNG (MD Net Guide) series of medical magazines and websites, announced that it has acquired multiple titles from Ascend Media's Healthcare division.
buyer parent: Alta Communications
buyer: Intellisphere, LLC
Intellisphere, LLC is the publisher of the award-winning series of MDNG journals, custom publications, websites, and e-mail newsletters (eDigests). Published in nine editions with a unique, contemporary voice, style, and look, MDNG explores technology, computers, and the Internet. "
seller parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
seller: Ascend Media, Inc.
Ascend Media is positioned as a leader in the business-to-business media environment - with a unique focus on medical, healthcare and business services industries.
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closed 1/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., acquired Physicians' Press

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett Publishers LLC has acquired Physicians’ Press, an innovative medical publishing company specializing in books and other resources in the fields of cardiovascular medicine, infectious disease, diabetes, and other clinical specialties.
buyer: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Educating tens of millions of people worldwide, Jones and Bartlett Publishers is a global leader in educational publishing, providing unique textbooks, reference products, testing and assessment services, and training materials in both print and digital formats. "
target: Physicians' Press
Physicians' Press is dedicated to providing authoritative, innovative, user-friendly references to the medical community. Physicians’ Press stands apart from other medical publishers in being able to produce completely current publications, authored by the world’s leading experts.
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