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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

John Libbey Eurotext Limited, acquired Initiatives Santé SAS

synopsis: John Libbey Eurotext, a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing, has acquired Initiatives Santé, a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. Initiatives Santé offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession.
buyer: John Libbey Eurotext Limited
Founded in 1983, John Libbey Eurotext is a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing. The company publishes more than 40 new titles annually. John Libbey Eurotext offers over 500 products which include reference books, monographs, practical guides, newsletters, journals, and more. "
target: Initiatives Santé SAS
Initiatives Santé is a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. The company offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession. They also provides training sessions for nurses seven times a year.
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closed 1/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Renovus Capital, acquired Practicing Clinicians Exchange

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on the education, training and human capital sectors, has acquired a controlling interest in Continuing Education Alliance, LLC and Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE).  Based in Stamford, CT, PCE is the national leader in education for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
buyer: Renovus Capital
Founded in 2010, Renovus Capital Partners is an education, training and human capital focused private equity firm. Renovus is based outside of Philadelphia and manages $485 million in assets under management through two SBIC funds. "
target: Practicing Clinicians Exchange
Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) is an innovative multichannel CME (Continuing Medical Education) company specifically focused on nurse practitioners and physician assistants. PCE provides live, home study, and online CME designed to meet the real-world clinical needs of NPs and PAs.
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closed 6/20/2013 via PR Newswire

OMICS Group, acquired Oral Health and Dental Management

synopsis: OMICS Group announced the acquisition of the journal: Oral Health and Dental Management (OHDM), a dentistry research-based quality journal. Oral Health and Dental Management is a scholarly peer-reviewed Open Access journal indexing in PubMed, Medline and many other esteemed indexing services.
buyer: OMICS Group
OMICS Group is an Open Access publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the global community. Thus, all articles published under Open Access can be accessed by anyone. It hosts more than 300 journals under its vast umbrella. "
target: Oral Health and Dental Management
The Oral Health and Dental Management Journal was founded to disseminate knowledge and promote discussion through the publication of peer-reviewed, scientific papers relating to oral health and the management of systems for delivering oral health to the countries surrounding the Black Sea.
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closed 10/17/2012 via PR Web

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

synopsis: Springer Publishing Company announced its acquisition of Minority Nurse magazine and MinorityNurse.com from Alloy Education. Established in 1993, the magazine reports on current topics of interest to minority nursing professionals, faculty, and students.
buyer parent: Mannhein Trust
buyer: Springer Publishing Co., Inc.
A pioneer in health care and social science publishing, Springer Publishing Company is known as an innovative nursing, public health, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, counseling, and gerontology publisher. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Minority Nurse Magazine
Minority Nurse magazine serves as a focal point for educational resources and employment opportunities for nursing faculty and administrators, students searching for scholarships and educational programs, and practicing nurses interested in career change and advancement.
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closed 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 12/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired George Warman Publications

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group has completed the acquisition of the dental publisher George Warman Publications (UK). George Warman publishes the UK’s leading dental subscription journal, Dental Update, along with The Dentist, a news and dental business-orientated controlled circulation monthly.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: George Warman Publications
George Warman publishes the UK’s leading dental subscription journal, Dental Update, along with The Dentist, a news and dental business-orientated controlled circulation monthly.
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closed 2/27/2008 via PE Hub

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC

synopsis: The Federal Trade Commission has approved Providence Equity Partners Inc.’s planned acquisition of nursing testing and education company Assessment Technologies Institute LLC. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target: Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC
We are your nursing-review partner… an ongoing resource throughout your nursing education and career. ATI’s primary goal is to partner with nursing institutions in all 50 states to improve graduate nurses’ pass rates on the NCLEX®.
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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 3/10/2021 via PR Newswire

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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announced 4/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, CPP Investment Board, will acquire Ascend Learning

synopsis: Ascend Learning, LLC ("Ascend"), a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics solutions, announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ascend from funds advised by Providence Equity Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
buyer: CPP Investment Board
Blackstone is a leading investment firm, creating positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors & the companies they invest in. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content and software tools for students, educational institutions and employers. They focus on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other licensure-driven occupations.
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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 2/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired KnowledgePoint360

synopsis: UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international provider of healthcare services, announced that it has agreed to acquire the healthcare communications business of KnowledgePoint360. The deal, agreed at a total cash consideration of $144 million. KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
UDG Healthcare plc, together with its subsidiaries provides supply chain, packaging, medical, regulatory, and sales and marketing services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmacies operating in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, North America, and continental Europe. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: KnowledgePoint360
KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services, including medical education, publication support, live educational meetings, scientific content development, exhibit design, digital solutions, training, workflow and compliance solutions.
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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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announced 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The GO2 People, will acquire Industry Pathways

synopsis: GO2 People, an Australia-based recruitment services provider, announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire Industry Pathways, an Australia-based organization that provides paramedical training programs and mining training and education to mining and healthcare sectors.
buyer: The GO2 People (ASX:GO2:$20.05)
The GO2 People is a leading provider of vertically integrated recruitment and building services across the construction, resources and industrial sectors throughout Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Industry Pathways
Industry Pathways Pty Ltd provides paramedical training programs and mining training and education to mining and healthcare sectors. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Burleigh Waters, Australia.
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closed 12/20/2017 via PR Web

Psych Central, acquired New England Psychologist

synopsis: Psych Central® announced it has completed its acquisition of New England Psychologist, an independent trade publication with the greatest reach among psychologists in the greater New England region. Psych Central will operate the publication as an important component of its growing Psych Central Professional network.
buyer: Psych Central
Psych Central is the Internet's largest consumer mental health network featuring original peer-reviewed editorial content, news, research briefs, clinical trials, interactive quizzes, the popular World of Psychology blog, hundreds of additional blogs, and over 250 support groups. "
target: New England Psychologist
New England Psychologist is an independent trade publication with the greatest reach among psychologists in the New England region. It is mailed to all licensed psychologists in the region, and its special directory of New England psychiatric hospitals/units is mailed to psychiatrists as well.
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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire MedCerts LLC

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MedCerts, a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: MedCerts LLC
MedCerts is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
price ($mm)
$70
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

John Libbey Eurotext Limited, acquired Initiatives Santé SAS

synopsis: John Libbey Eurotext, a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing, has acquired Initiatives Santé, a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. Initiatives Santé offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession.
buyer: John Libbey Eurotext Limited
Founded in 1983, John Libbey Eurotext is a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing. The company publishes more than 40 new titles annually. John Libbey Eurotext offers over 500 products which include reference books, monographs, practical guides, newsletters, journals, and more. "
target: Initiatives Santé SAS
Initiatives Santé is a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. The company offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession. They also provides training sessions for nurses seven times a year.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

John Libbey Eurotext Limited, acquired Initiatives Santé SAS

synopsis: John Libbey Eurotext, a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing, has acquired Initiatives Santé, a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. Initiatives Santé offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession.
buyer: John Libbey Eurotext Limited
Founded in 1983, John Libbey Eurotext is a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing. The company publishes more than 40 new titles annually. John Libbey Eurotext offers over 500 products which include reference books, monographs, practical guides, newsletters, journals, and more. "
target: Initiatives Santé SAS
Initiatives Santé is a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. The company offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession. They also provides training sessions for nurses seven times a year.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

John Libbey Eurotext Limited, acquired Initiatives Santé SAS

synopsis: John Libbey Eurotext, a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing, has acquired Initiatives Santé, a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. Initiatives Santé offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession.
buyer: John Libbey Eurotext Limited
Founded in 1983, John Libbey Eurotext is a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing. The company publishes more than 40 new titles annually. John Libbey Eurotext offers over 500 products which include reference books, monographs, practical guides, newsletters, journals, and more. "
target: Initiatives Santé SAS
Initiatives Santé is a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. The company offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession. They also provides training sessions for nurses seven times a year.
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closed 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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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 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 3/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Health Group, will acquire Elsevier Japan KK

synopsis: Omnicom Health Group will acquire the Pharma Communications business in Japan of Elsevier. Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Health Group (OMC:$15,164.30)
Omnicom Health Group is a global collective of communications companies. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Elsevier Japan KK
Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, acquired Pulsus Group Inc.

synopsis: Hyderabad-based serial entrepreneur, Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, has acquired Pulsus Group, a medical peer-review publisher that publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity.
buyer: Dr. Srinubabu Gedela
Dr. Srinubabu Gedela is a scientist and entrepreneur. Dr. Gedela started OMICS International to make healthcare and scientific information open access. He is based out of Hyderabad, India. "
target: Pulsus Group Inc.
Pulsus Group Inc, the medical peer-review publisher, publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity. Pulsus has offices in London (UK), Ontario, (Canada) and Hyderabad (India).
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Web

Career Step, acquired Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, has acquired the Revenue Capture and Coding and Documentation Divisions of Panacea Healthcare Solutions. Panacea Healthcare Solutions provides expert coding, compliance, technology and financial advice to hundreds of healthcare providers each year.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. Career Step provides training for the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing professionals gain the skills they need to be successful. "
target: Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Panacea Healthcare Solutions provides expert coding, compliance, financial consulting and information technology to hundreds of healthcare providers and organizations each year to proactively maintain compliance and identify risk and new incremental net revenue opportunities.
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announced 1/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Wilmington plc, will acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ)

synopsis: Wilmington plc has reached an agreement to acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ) from Ascential plc. HSJ is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Ascential plc
target: Health Service Journal (HSJ)
Health Service Journal (HSJ) is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
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$23
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$12
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$3
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closed 9/16/2016 via PR Web

Pulsus Group Inc., acquired Andrew John Publishing Inc.

synopsis: Medical Publication Major Pulsus Group takes pride in announcing the acquisition of yet another Canada based medical publisher: Andrew John Publishing. Andrew John Publishing Inc. is a trade oriented publishing house, with a sharp focus on health sciences and specializing in association and society publishing.
buyer: Pulsus Group Inc.
Pulsus Group Inc, the medical peer-review publisher, publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity. "
target: Andrew John Publishing Inc.
Andrew John Publishing Inc. is a trade oriented publishing house, with a sharp focus on health sciences and specializing in association and society publishing. Andrew John Publishing Inc. was established in 1997 and is a full service publishing house.
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closed 5/4/2016 via PE Hub

HealthLine, Inc., acquired MediLexicon International

synopsis: Healthline Media, which is backed by Summit Partners, has acquired MedicalNewsToday.com (MNT) and MediLexicon.com. MediLexicon International Ltd was the seller. MNT is a leading website in the medical news category while MediLexicon.com is an online database of medical abbreviations with over 200,000 definitions that are constantly updated.
buyer: HealthLine, Inc.
HealthLine, Inc. is a leading provider of intelligent health information and technology solutions. The company's proprietary health taxonomy platform powers a suite of marketing, health search, data and text-mining, and content solutions for global enterprises and advertisers. "
target: MediLexicon International
MedicalNewsToday.com is a leading website in the medical news category, boasting over 132 therapy areas. MediLexicon.com is an online database of medical abbreviations with over 200,000 definitions that are constantly updated.
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announced 3/24/2016 via AP - Associated Press

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

synopsis: BLR has reached an agreement to acquire HR, Health Care and Environmental divisions of Thompson Information Services. The company is recognized as one of the leading publishers of compliance and regulatory information and training in the fields of federal grants, federal contracting, financial services, food and drug, and more.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
seller parent: Columbia Books & Information Services
seller: Thompson Information Services
Thompson Information Services to provide the most authoritative, timely and practical guidance available in a variety of professional practice areas. Thompson Information Services is recognized as one of the leading publishers of compliance and regulatory information and training.
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closed 3/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Diagnosia, acquired MedEval GmbH

synopsis: Diagnosia, the leading European source for medical drug information, has acquired MedEval GmbH, a company that operates an online drug information platform, ami-info.at, for healthcare professionals. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Innsbruck, Austria.
buyer: Diagnosia
Diagnosia.com is the leading European source for medical drug information. In collaboration with national and European admission offices they provide free access to verified and up-to-date medical drug information intended for both patients and physicians in up to 22 languages. "
target: MedEval GmbH
MedEval GmbH operates an online drug information platform, ami-info.at, for healthcare professionals. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Innsbruck, Austria.
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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 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 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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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 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 2/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, acquired MD Conference Express

synopsis: SAGE, the global independent scholarly and professional publisher, announced the acquisition of The Goodwin Group International, LLC, publisher of MD Conference Express®, the first publication to subject medical conference highlights to the rigorous test of peer review.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: MD Conference Express
MD Conference Express, published by The Goodwin Group International, LLC is the first publication to subject medical conference highlights to the rigorous test of peer review.
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closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Galilee, purchased French Healthcare Publishing Activities from Wolters Kluwer NV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has completed the disposal of its French healthcare publishing activities to Galilée. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
buyer: Galilee
Editions Galilee is a publishing house based in Paris and founded in 1971 by Michel Delorme. They specialize in philosophy, French literature, the arts and humanities. "
seller: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$5,592.95)
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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