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closed 2/17/2017 via PR Newswire

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, acquired EMS World Expo

synopsis: HMP, a recognized leader in healthcare content and continuing medical education events, announced it has completed its acquisition of EMS World from SouthComm. EMS World Expo is North America's largest and most internationally attended EMS conference and trade show.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: 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. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: EMS World Expo
EMS World Expo annually attracts more than 5,500 EMS professionals. EMS World Expo sets the standard in EMS education, offering the training professionals need to do their jobs today, with the progressive curriculum and technology that provides the solutions for tomorrow.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nineteen Group, acquired Broden Media Limited

synopsis: Nineteen Group, a world-class organiser of B2B exhibitions & conferences, has acquired Broden Media Limited, a UK-based publisher and event organiser focused on emergency services. Broden Media publishes the Emergency Services Times magazine and organises The Emergency Services Show.
buyer: Nineteen Group
Nineteen Group is a world-class organiser of B2B exhibitions & conferences. Nineteen Group produces large-scale exhibitions supported by award winning conferences, summits, briefings, workshops, master classes, seminars and live demonstration programmes that run alongside. "
target: Broden Media Limited
Broden Media Limited is a UK-based publisher and event organiser focused on emergency services. Broden Media publishes the Emergency Services Times magazine and organises The Emergency Services Show, a two-day event that brings together all disciplines from the emergency services sector.
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closed 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

SouthComm Communications, Inc., purchased Public Safety and Security Group from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media has sold a large group of tradeshows, website portals and publications to SouthComm, Inc. The properties sold include the Public Safety and Security Group. The sale also included Mass Transit, MassTransitMag.com, Professional Tool & Equipment News, Professional Distributor, Fleet Maintenance and VehicleServicePros.com.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm operates a diverse portfolio of print and online properties as well as a number of local and regional events. The company has weekly publications in Nashville, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Kansas City, Cincinnati, and Tampa as well the regional Medical News chain of papers. "
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Media's Public Safety and Security Group is made up of Firehouse, EMS World, Law Enforcement Technology, Security Technology Executive, Locksmith Ledger Intl., SecurityInfoWatch.com and more. Also part of the transaction is Mass Transit, Professional Tool & Equipment News and others.
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closed 11/20/2019 via Company Press Release

CloserStill, acquired Interalia

synopsis: CloserStill Media, the London-based exhibition and conference organiser, has acquired a majority stake in Interalia, a Spanish organiser of trade fairs. Interalia organizes the Infarma and EcoSalud trade fairs. Infarma is the leading trade show for the Spanish pharmacy sector. EcoSalud is a trade show dedicated to health and natural products.
buyer: CloserStill
CloserStill is a UK-based business trade show operator focusing on the healthcare, learning and technology sectors. CloserStill operates a portfolio of some of the fastest-growing, award-winning events, including: the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Europe, Data Centre World, and more. "
target: Interalia
Interalia is a Spanish company dedicated to the organization of trade fairs and congresses. Interalia organizes the Infarma and EcoSalud trade fairs. Infarma is the leading trade show for the Spanish community pharmacy sector. EcoSalud is a trade show dedicated to health and natural products.
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closed 11/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Veeva Systems, acquired Physicians World Communications Group

synopsis: Veeva Systems, the leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry, announced it has acquired Physicians World, a company that provides full-service speakers bureau management solutions to help clients maximize the efficiencies and effectiveness of their programs.
buyer: Veeva Systems (VEEV:$968.71)
Veeva Systems Inc. is the leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence, and customer success, Veeva serves more than 775 customers, ranging from the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to emerging biotechs. "
target: Physicians World Communications Group
Physicians World provides full-service speakers bureau management solutions to help clients maximize the efficiencies and effectiveness of their programs. Physicians World provides end-to-end logistical services and workflow software to support the needs of speakers and other client stakeholders.
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closed 10/10/2019 via PR Newswire

HMP, acquired Provascular GmbH

synopsis: HMP, a leading global organizer of healthcare events and education, today announced that it has acquired Provascular GmbH, a German-based company producing cardiovascular education and events. Provascular produces the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC), a premier global medical education conference held annually in Leipzig, Germany.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP
HMP is behind Healthcare Made Practical—and is a global, multichannel leader in healthcare events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community. "
target: Provascular GmbH
Provascular GmbH is a German-based company producing cardiovascular education and events. Provascular produces the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC), a premier global medical education conference held annually in Leipzig, Germany. LINC is a four-day meeting for cardiovascular specialists.
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closed 2/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Haymarket Media, LLC, acquired National Association for Continuing Education Inc.

synopsis: Haymarket Media Inc., an award-winning specialist content and information group, announced the acquisition of Plantation, FL-based National Association for Continuing Education (NACE), specialists in accredited Continuing Education programs for medical and mental health professionals.
buyer parent: Haymarket Group Limited
buyer: Haymarket Media, LLC
Haymarket Media, Inc. is an award-winning specialist content and information group. With 24 market-leading media brands, Haymarket offers unmatched expertise and insight through balanced, relevant, original content across a spectrum of media channels. "
target: National Association for Continuing Education Inc.
The National Association for Continuing Education is an award-winning provider of continuing education. NACE offers live conferences in over 40 cities and enduring programs in several different formats to engage learners with the most up-to-date, science-based information on a variety of topics.
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closed 11/28/2018 via PR Web

US HealthConnect, Inc., acquired Medtelligence LLC

synopsis: US HealthConnect Inc. (USH) announced the acquisition of Medtelligence LLC, one of the nation’s leading providers of medical education focusing on cardiovascular disease. Medtelligence is the newest member of the USH group of companies, becoming the eighth wholly owned subsidiary.
buyer: US HealthConnect, Inc.
US HealthConnect is a global organization whose subsidiaries are dedicated to improving the lives of patients and healthcare professionals through evidence-based education for clinicians. "
target: Medtelligence LLC
Medtelligence LLC is one of the nation’s leading providers of medical education focusing on cardiovascular disease. Medtelligence is dedicated to partnering in the creation and execution of the highest quality continuing medical education (CME) initiatives through multiple learning opportunities.
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closed 10/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Medscape, Inc., acquired prIME Oncology

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and the leader in health information services for physicians and consumers, announced that it has acquired prIME Oncology, a leading provider of independent medical education in oncology.  
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: prIME Oncology
prIME Oncology is a leading provider of independent medical education in oncology. They develop educational activities that translate emerging scientific and clinical advances into insights that improve patient outcomes.
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closed 6/15/2018 via GlobeNewswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired ExpoMed

synopsis: UBM plc, the world’s largest pure-play business-to-business events organizer and marketing services organization, announced that its Latin America businesses have acquired ExpoMed (Mexico) from LIVEMED. ExpoMed is Mexico’s leading, annual healthcare exhibition and runs each June in Mexico City.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UBM operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors."
target parent: Livemed
target: ExpoMed
ExpoMed is Mexico’s leading, annual healthcare exhibition and runs each June in Mexico City. It is known for connecting vendors of medical equipment to buyers and executives from private and public hospitals, clinics, and distributors.
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closed 9/5/2017 via PR Newswire

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, acquired IMedex

synopsis: HMP, a leading healthcare education and events company has acquired Imedex, a privately held global medical education company. Imedex is a leader in the creation of independent, accredited medical education for healthcare professionals that improves patient care globally.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP is a a leading healthcare education and events company with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. "
target parent: Vesey Street Capital Partners, LLC
target: IMedex
Imedex is an industry leader in the creation of independent, accredited medical education for healthcare professionals that improves patient care around the world. The company develops high-quality scientific programming that translates the latest research into clinically relevant information.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS), acquired Health 2.0

synopsis: HIMSS has acquired the conference component of Health 2.0. Health 2.0 promotes, showcases and catalyzes new technologies in health care. Through a worldwide series of conferences, code-a-thons, and prize challenges, they bring together the best minds, resources and technology for compelling panels, discussions and product demonstrations, and more.
buyer: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. "
target: Health 2.0
Health 2.0 promotes, showcases and catalyzes new technologies in health care. Through a worldwide series of conferences, code-a-thons, and prize challenges, they bring together the best minds, resources and technology for compelling panels, discussions and product demonstrations, and more.
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closed 11/18/2016 via PR Newswire

C4 Recovery Solutions, Inc., acquired The Evolution of Addiction Treatment

synopsis: C4 Recovery Solutions, Inc., a globally-recognized educational leader in the addiction and substance abuse treatment arena, announced a partnership and acquisition of the California-based conference, The Evolution of Addiction Treatment. The Evolution of Addiction Treatment is a bi-annual conference focusing on drug treatment and addiction.
buyer: C4 Recovery Solutions, Inc.
C4 Recovery Solutions, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting accountability-based treatment services, increasing access to treatment, and educating and training addiction treatment professionals. "
target parent: Serene Recovery Network
target: The Evolution of Addiction Treatment
The mission of The Evolution of Addiction Treatment is to bring innovative and forward thinking treatment concepts combined with experiential education methods in order to propel the efficacy of addiction treatment forward.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Border Security Expo

synopsis: Clarion Events announces the acquisition of two events, Border Security Expo and the US/Canada Border Conference, from Eagle Eye Expositions. Border Security Expo is the only major conference and expo fully addressing border security and has become the go-to destination for federal and state governments and law enforcement operatives.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organisers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences. "
target: Border Security Expo
Eagle Eye Expositions, LLC is a trade show management production company. The exposition arm of the company currently mounts two expositions: The Border Security Expo and the US/Canada Border Conference, focused on addressing border security.
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closed 7/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Vesey Street Capital Partners, LLC, acquired IMedex

synopsis: An affiliate of Vesey Street Capital Partners L.L.C. (VSCP), a private equity firm dedicated to middle market health care services investments, announced the acquisition of Imedex, LLC, a provider of accredited, independent Continuing Medical Education (CME) to industry professionals via in-person conferences and online education forums.
buyer: Vesey Street Capital Partners, LLC
Vesey Street Capital Partners (VSCP) is a private equity firm with a dedicated focus on middle market health care services. VSCP’s focused strategy is centered upon investing primarily in founder owned businesses and corporate carve-outs that create value for hospitals and physicians. "
target parent: AmerisourceBergen Corporation
target: IMedex
Imedex® is an industry leader in providing Continuing Medical Education to health care professionals worldwide. Founded in 1985, Imedex ® organizes over 80 conferences and projects worldwide each year. We have our own independent CME program and also collaborate with medical associations and health
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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.
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closed 3/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Three Tradeshows from Vendome Group, LLC

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired several leading brands in the healthcare and senior living design market from Vendome Group, LLC. Based in Cleveland, OH, these brands are Healthcare Design Conference and Expo, Environments For Aging (EFA) and Construction SuperConference (CSC).
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$160.10)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
seller: Vendome Group, LLC
Healthcare Design Conference and Expo is focused on evidence-based design for healthcare facilities; Environments For Aging is focused on living environments for the aging population. Construction SuperConference is for lawyers providing advice in commercial construction markets.
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closed 2/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Huron Consulting Group Inc., acquired Studer Group

synopsis: Huron Consulting Group Inc, a leading provider of business consulting services, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Studer Group®, a premier professional services firm that assists healthcare providers achieve cultural transformation to deliver and sustain exceptional improvement in clinical outcomes and financial results.
buyer: Huron Consulting Group Inc. (HURN:$878.05)
Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, transform the enterprise, reduce costs, leverage technology, process and review large amounts of complex data, address regulatory changes, recover from distress and stimulate growth. "
target: Studer Group
Studer Group® works with over 800 healthcare organizations in the U.S. and beyond, teaching them how to achieve, sustain, and accelerate exceptional clinical, operational, and financial outcomes.
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closed 4/30/2014 via BusinessWire

SecurityWeek, acquired Suits and Spooks

synopsis: Wired Business Media, a leading provider of business to business information to technology professionals around the world, announced that it has acquired Suits and Spooks from Taia Global, Inc. Suits and Spooks, a limited attendance cyber security event, will complement Wired Business Media’s flagship information security publication, SecurityWeek.
buyer: SecurityWeek
SecurityWeek is the flagship publication of Wired Business Media. SecurityWeek helps information security professionals do their jobs better by providing timely and insightful news, information, viewpoints, analysis and experiences from experts in the trenches of information security. "
target parent: Taia Global, Inc.
target: Suits and Spooks
Suits and Spooks is a limited attendance cyber security event held three times per year, in which thought leaders and decision makers from the public, private, defense, law enforcement and intelligence sectors learn about and discuss digital security challenges that affect the nation and world.
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closed 2/10/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired Cardiometabolic Health Congress

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc announced the acquisition of HealthScience Media Inc. HealthScience Media, Inc is a producer of innovative medical and managed care conferences, advisory boards, enduring materials, and other strategic medical education initiatives. Their Cardiometabolic Health Congress is the largest US event focused on the cardiometabolic field.
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: Cardiometabolic Health Congress
Cardiometabolic Health Congress ("CMHC") is a comprehensive medical education meeting that provides clinicians with the tools and treatment strategies to diagnose cardiometabolic risk and treat appropriately to reduce cardiovascular disease. CMHC is the principal asset of HealthScienceMedia Inc.
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closed 2/17/2017 via PR Newswire

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, acquired EMS World Expo

synopsis: HMP, a recognized leader in healthcare content and continuing medical education events, announced it has completed its acquisition of EMS World from SouthComm. EMS World Expo is North America's largest and most internationally attended EMS conference and trade show.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: 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. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: EMS World Expo
EMS World Expo annually attracts more than 5,500 EMS professionals. EMS World Expo sets the standard in EMS education, offering the training professionals need to do their jobs today, with the progressive curriculum and technology that provides the solutions for tomorrow.
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announced 3/24/2021 via PR Newswire

HMP, will acquire Kestrel Health Information

synopsis: HMP Global, the world's largest healthcare event and education company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kestrel Health Information, a virtual conference producer and content provider for wound care clinicians, academics, and other medical professionals.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP
HMP is behind Healthcare Made Practical—and is a global, multichannel leader in healthcare events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community. "
target: Kestrel Health Information
Kestrel Health Information is a publisher and inbound marketing agency specializing in the wound care market and medical device marketing. Publishes WoundSource: The Wound Product Sourcebook, and Woundcon.
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closed 10/10/2019 via PR Newswire

HMP, acquired Provascular GmbH

synopsis: HMP, a leading global organizer of healthcare events and education, today announced that it has acquired Provascular GmbH, a German-based company producing cardiovascular education and events. Provascular produces the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC), a premier global medical education conference held annually in Leipzig, Germany.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP
HMP is behind Healthcare Made Practical—and is a global, multichannel leader in healthcare events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community. "
target: Provascular GmbH
Provascular GmbH is a German-based company producing cardiovascular education and events. Provascular produces the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC), a premier global medical education conference held annually in Leipzig, Germany. LINC is a four-day meeting for cardiovascular specialists.
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announced 7/25/2018 via PR Newswire

HMP, will acquire Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare

synopsis: HMP, a healthcare event and education company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Vendome Healthcare Media to acquire the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare, a provider of education for clinicians, mental health and substance use treatment center executives, public health professionals, & law enforcement.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP
HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical—and is a multichannel leader in healthcare events and education. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. "
target parent: Conversion Venture Capital
target: Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare
Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare (IABHC) is a prominent provider of education for front-line clinicians, mental health and substance use treatment center executives, public health professionals, and law enforcement officials.
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closed 9/5/2017 via PR Newswire

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, acquired IMedex

synopsis: HMP, a leading healthcare education and events company has acquired Imedex, a privately held global medical education company. Imedex is a leader in the creation of independent, accredited medical education for healthcare professionals that improves patient care globally.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP is a a leading healthcare education and events company with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. "
target parent: Vesey Street Capital Partners, LLC
target: IMedex
Imedex is an industry leader in the creation of independent, accredited medical education for healthcare professionals that improves patient care around the world. The company develops high-quality scientific programming that translates the latest research into clinically relevant information.
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closed 2/17/2017 via PR Newswire

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, acquired EMS World Expo

synopsis: HMP, a recognized leader in healthcare content and continuing medical education events, announced it has completed its acquisition of EMS World from SouthComm. EMS World Expo is North America's largest and most internationally attended EMS conference and trade show.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: 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. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: EMS World Expo
EMS World Expo annually attracts more than 5,500 EMS professionals. EMS World Expo sets the standard in EMS education, offering the training professionals need to do their jobs today, with the progressive curriculum and technology that provides the solutions for tomorrow.
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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 3/5/2015 via PR Web

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, acquired Amputation Prevention Symposium

synopsis: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), a leader in healthcare communications and education, announced its acquisition of the Amputation Prevention Symposium (AMP), the nation’s only medical conference designed for health care providers dedicated to preventing critical limb ischemia and lower limb amputation due to vascular disorders.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings is a leader and innovator in healthcare communications. The company produces some of the industry’s most well respected brands of respected journals, multimedia, live events and accredited continuing education (CE) programs. "
target: Amputation Prevention Symposium
The Amputation Prevention Symposium (AMP) is the United State's only medical conference designed for health care providers dedicated to preventing critical limb ischemia and lower limb amputation due to vascular disorders.
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TRC Healthcare, acquired NetCE

synopsis: Therapeutic Research Center (TRC), LLC, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, announced that it has acquired CE Resources, Inc., d/b/a NetCE. NetCE is an industry leading continuing education platform focused on the healthcare industry, specializing in the education of nurses, physicians and mental health professionals.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: TRC Healthcare
Therapeutic Research Center (TRC) is a provider of clinically referenced recommendations and education on drug therapy and medication management for healthcare professionals. TRC also provides online continuing education programs for medication learning, competency, and compliance programs. "
target: NetCE
NetCE provides high-quality, easy-to-use continuing education for members of the interprofessional healthcare team, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, dental professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, and other health professionals.
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closed 11/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Clanwilliam Group Ltd., acquired Obsidian Healthcare Group

synopsis: Clanwilliam Group, a Dublin-based company that develops, sells and integrates technology solutions to the Private Consultant and pharmacy communities, acquired Obsidian Healthcare, a UK full service global healthcare communications Group that delivers medical communications activities and continuing medical education programs.
buyer parent: Eli Global, LLC
buyer: Clanwilliam Group Ltd.
Clanwilliam Group, headquartered in Dublin, is an expanding healthcare, technology and services business. They develop, sell and integrate a range of technology solutions and services predominately to the GP, Private Consultant and pharmacy communities. "
target: Obsidian Healthcare Group
Headquartered in the UK, Obsidian Healthcare Group is a full service, global healthcare communications Group with two distinct firewalled divisions, allowing it to deliver collaboratively sponsored medical communications activities and medical education and continuing medical education programs.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired PRIME

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a leader in patient and provider education, announced that it has purchased Prime Education, LLC, a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company known for its award-winning, systems-based work and extensive peer-reviewed publications in research-informed interprofessional continuing education (CE).
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target: PRIME
Founded in 1994, PRIME is a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company that has, as its mission, to enhance the interprofessional health team’s knowledge, skills/strategy, and performance in caring for patients.
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closed 10/31/2016 via PR Web

Coverys, acquired Med-IQ

synopsis: Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers, announced the acquisition of Med-IQ, a globally recognized leader in medical education and healthcare quality improvement.
buyer: Coverys
Coverys is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers. Coverys emphasizes proactive risk mitigation and patient safety programs that help clients anticipate, identify, and manage risk. "
target: Med-IQ
Med-IQ, one of the most respected providers of continuing medical education (CME), inspires healthcare professionals through award-winning activities that deliver sophisticated outcomes- based educational designs with measurable results in professional competence and performance.
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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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announced 7/29/2015 via Company Press Release

PESI, Inc., will acquire Cross Country Education

synopsis: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its Cross Country Education business to PESI, Inc. Cross Country Education (CCE) is an approved provider of continuing education with over 35 professional healthcare associations.
buyer: PESI, Inc.
Since 1979, Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI Inc.), has provided cutting edge continuing education to professionals across the nation. PESI works alongside the world’s leading experts to create seminars, conferences, videos and books that meet the needs of adult learners. "
target parent: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.
target: Cross Country Education
Cross Country Education (CCE) is leading the way in continuing professional development for healthcare professionals. CCE is an approved provider of continuing education with over 35 professional healthcare associations.
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closed 1/9/2007 via BNC Analysis

SofTech International Inc., acquired National Medical Education

synopsis: 360training announced it has completed the acquisition of distance education course provider National Medical Education (NME), a San Diego-based provider of continuing education to nurses, respiratory therapists, radiology and imaging techs and clinical lab scientists nationwide.
buyer: SofTech International Inc.
360training.com services over 2500 e-learning partners who together have trained more than 3 million users worldwide. Their integrated strategy of technology, content and service helps organizations and professionals' best manage career, compliance and certification needs. "
target: National Medical Education
National Medical Education is fully committed to becoming the Health Resource Center for the nation. We currently provide exceptional educational programs to the health care professional. Our focus is on the advancement of knowledge, while promoting the elevation of professional practice.
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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 8/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Colibri Group, acquired Western Schools

synopsis: Colibri Group, an online education company with leading brands that provide learning solutions to licensed professionals, announced that the company has acquired Western Schools, a leader in continuing education (CE) for healthcare professionals.
buyer parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
buyer: Colibri Group
Colibri Group provides leading online learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields. "
target: Western Schools
Western Schools is a nationally accredited and approved, widely recognized leader in continuing education for healthcare professionals, offering expert-authored and peer-reviewed courses.
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closed 10/7/2015 via PR Newswire

Cogora, acquired PCM Healthcare Ltd.

synopsis: Cogora, the media and marketing services group, has announced the acquisition of PCM Healthcare, a leading medical education and communications agency. PCM has pioneered novel approaches to deliver healthcare communications and non-promotional medical education that have measurable impact on patient care standards.
buyer: Cogora
Cogora Limited is an integrated media and marketing services company that sits at the heart of a community of 220,000 highly engaged healthcare professionals. They deliver 12 national conference exhibitions each year, as well as more than 100 smaller educational 'road show' events across the UK. "
target: PCM Healthcare Ltd.
PCM Healthcare is a medical education and communications agency: a team of passionate and talented people who develop novel approaches designed with outcomes in mind. PCM has two change-making divisions: PCM Scientific for educational initiatives and Pharmacom Media for medical communications.
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closed 10/21/2020 via PR Web

Clinical Care Options, acquired Global Medical Education, Inc.

synopsis: Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) has acquired Global Medical Education (GME), a nationally recognized provider of continuing education for healthcare professionals primarily focused on psychiatry. GME’s addition to the CCO brand strengthens its commitment to deliver world-class solutions to psychiatric learners worldwide.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Clinical Care Options
Clinical Care Options is the global leader in the development of innovative, enduring, virtual, and live education. Integrating personalization and moderated social media, CCO provides medical and healthcare education and information for the entire healthcare team to improve patient outcomes. "
target: Global Medical Education, Inc.
Global Medical Education (GME) is a medical education company focusing primarily on psychiatry that offers free, timely, unbiased, evidence-based information from the world’s leading experts to clinicians through a variety of formats.
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closed 11/28/2018 via PR Web

US HealthConnect, Inc., acquired Medtelligence LLC

synopsis: US HealthConnect Inc. (USH) announced the acquisition of Medtelligence LLC, one of the nation’s leading providers of medical education focusing on cardiovascular disease. Medtelligence is the newest member of the USH group of companies, becoming the eighth wholly owned subsidiary.
buyer: US HealthConnect, Inc.
US HealthConnect is a global organization whose subsidiaries are dedicated to improving the lives of patients and healthcare professionals through evidence-based education for clinicians. "
target: Medtelligence LLC
Medtelligence LLC is one of the nation’s leading providers of medical education focusing on cardiovascular disease. Medtelligence is dedicated to partnering in the creation and execution of the highest quality continuing medical education (CME) initiatives through multiple learning opportunities.
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closed 7/25/2017 via PR Newswire

New England Institute of Addiction Studies merged with AdCare Educational Institute,

synopsis: AdCare Educational Institute and the New England Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS) have merged. AdCare develops educational activities for the prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse. NEIAS provides training to individuals committed to preventing, treating, and supporting recovery from addictive disorders.
buyer: AdCare Educational Institute
AdCare Educational Institute's mission is to advance the awareness, knowledge and skills about the prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse. They accomplish this through educational activities such as conferences, seminars, in-service training and workforce development activities. "
target: New England Institute of Addiction Studies
Established in 1969 as a private, non-profit organization, the New England Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS) has 48 years of experience providing training to individuals committed to preventing, treating, and supporting recovery from addictive disorders.
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closed 6/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Career Step, acquired ACLS

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, has completed the acquisition of Emergency Certifications, Inc. (“ACLS"). ACLS provides ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP training via online courses written by licensed physicians who are experts in clinical interventions and protocols provided by the American Heart Association.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for some of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. "
target: ACLS
ACLS ("Emergency Certifications") is a leader in American Heart Association based training, offering fast, convenient, and 100% online ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP certification and recertification courses that can be completed in several hours from any computer, tablet or smartphone.
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closed 8/13/2012 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Therapeutic Research Center, Inc.

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm, announced that it has completed a strategic investment in Therapeutic Research Center, a leading provider of drug therapy recommendations, continuing education, training, and data to the healthcare community.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm with offices in San Francisco and London focused exclusively on investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. "
target: Therapeutic Research Center, Inc.
Therapeutic Research Center is a research, analytic, and information services organization that provides evidence-based drug therapy recommendations for physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other healthcare professionals.
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closed 3/30/2012 via PR Newswire

NACCME, LLC, acquired CME LLC

synopsis: North American Center for Continuing Medical Education announced that it has acquired CME LLC, which operates the US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress. More than 2,000 physicians, nurses, and others earn as many as 30 credits toward their CME requirements each year at the US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: NACCME, LLC
NACCME is a wholly owned subsidiary of HMP Communications Holdings, LLC and an industry leader in continuing medical education. It provides the highest quality CME/CE across medical disciplines and therapeutic areas. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: CME LLC
CME LLC provides innovative, evidence-based, clinically relevant accredited continuing medical education in a collaborative fashion for the health care community. It operates the U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress--one of the largest annual psychiatric CME meetings in the United States.
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closed 5/26/2021 via PR Newswire

KnowFully Learning Group, acquired Creative Educational Concepts

synopsis: KnowFully Learning Group, a leading provider of continuing professional education, exam preparation and digital learning, announced the acquisition of Creative Educational Concepts, an accredited provider of interprofessional continuing education for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and related members of the interprofessional healthcare team.
buyer parent: NexPhase Capital
buyer: KnowFully Learning Group
KnowFully Learning Group is a leading provider of end-to-end professional education in the accounting, finance, and healthcare sectors. KnowFully's brands enable students and professionals to prepare for and pass professional licensure exams and satisfy required credit hours to maintain credentials."
target: Creative Educational Concepts
Creative Educational Concepts (CEC) designs, develops and delivers responsive continuing medical education initiatives for physicians, pharmacists, nurse, and related members of the interprofessional healthcare team. CEC educational modalities include live symposia, grand rounds, and more.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

NexPhase Capital, acquired Surgent

synopsis: NexPhase Capital, a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments in lower middle market growth-oriented companies, acquired Surgent Professional Education, he largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States.
buyer: NexPhase Capital
NexPhase Capital is a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments between $25 million and $75 million in lower middle market growth-oriented companies in the healthcare, consumer and software and services sectors. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Surgent
Surgent Professional Education is the largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States. It has provided more than 5.6 million CPE credits to tens of thousands of accounting professionals across the U.S. and abroad.
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closed 8/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Surgent, acquired PharmCon

synopsis: Surgent, a Spire Capital Partners portfolio company and leading provider of continuing education and exam preparation courses, has acquired Pharmaceutical Education Consultants, Inc. ("PharmCon"). Since its establishment in 1990, PharmCon has been providing quality continuing education for the healthcare profession.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Surgent
Founded in 1985, Surgent provides continuing professional education and exam preparation courses to the accounting and healthcare sectors. Surgent’s services help exam takers become credentialed and satisfy required credit hours. "
target: PharmCon
Since its establishment in 1990, PharmCon has been providing quality continuing education for the healthcare profession. Their focus has been on continuing education for physicians and pharmacists, working with the pharmaceutical industry, professional associations, and managed care organizations.
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closed 9/5/2017 via PR Newswire

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, acquired IMedex

synopsis: HMP, a leading healthcare education and events company has acquired Imedex, a privately held global medical education company. Imedex is a leader in the creation of independent, accredited medical education for healthcare professionals that improves patient care globally.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP is a a leading healthcare education and events company with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. "
target parent: Vesey Street Capital Partners, LLC
target: IMedex
Imedex is an industry leader in the creation of independent, accredited medical education for healthcare professionals that improves patient care around the world. The company develops high-quality scientific programming that translates the latest research into clinically relevant information.
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