Since inception, Berkery Noyes and affiliates have been involved in more than 500 mergers & acquisitions. Below are the most recent transactions advised on by Berkery Noyes or its affiliates. For more specific information, click on the individual tombstones.

Berkery Noyes Advises Fosina Marketing Group in its Acquisition by Digital Media Solutions

November 13, 2018
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Digital Media Solutions (DMS), the fastest-growing independent agency focused on performance marketing, announced it acquired Fosina Marketing Group, Inc. Fosina is an innovative and data-driven marketing firm with customized direct-to-consumer subscription marketing solutions for clients including Harper Collins Publishing and Save The Children.
Fosina Marketing Group, Inc. is an innovative and data-driven marketing firm with customized direct-to-consumer subscription marketing solutions for clients including Harper Collins Publishing, Save The Children, National Wildlife Federation, Amora Coffee, Meredith Corp. and Highlights for Children.
Founded by a team of lifelong athletes, Digital Media Solutions, LLC (DMS) is the fastest-growing independent agency focused on performance marketing. DMS deploys diversified and data-driven digital media customer acquisition solutions that deliver scalable and measurable marketing results.

Berkery Noyes Advises Barron’s Educational Series in the Sale of its Test Prep, Study Aids, and Foreign Language Assets to Kaplan

September 18, 2018
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Kaplan Test Prep, a premier provider of educational and career services, announced it has acquired the test prep, study aid and foreign language assets of Barron’s Educational Series, a leading book publisher. As part of the transaction, Kaplan will also acquire the Barron’s brand name.
Founded in 1941, Barron's Educational Series soon became known as America's Leader in Test Preparation, and is renowned for its SAT, ACT, and AP test prep books, its Regents manuals, and its Profiles of American Colleges.
Kaplan Test Prep is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry.

Berkery Noyes Advises Aries Systems in its Acquisition by Elsevier

September 10, 2018
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Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it has acquired Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries' offerings are used for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing.
Buyer Parent: RELX Group plc
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more.

Trinity Partners to Acquire TGaS Advisors

September 6, 2018
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Global life sciences consulting firm Trinity Partners announced it has acquired TGaS® Advisors, the leading benchmarking and advisory services firm for commercial organizations in the life sciences industry. TGaS provides robust comparative intelligence and collaborative network membership services.
TGaS Advisors is the leading benchmarking and advisory services firm for commercial organizations in the life sciences industry. TGaS provides robust comparative intelligence and collaborative network membership services.
Trinity Partners provides state-of-the art approaches and solutions to the health care industry. They believe that accurate market assessments result from intensive data analysis and fact gathering. They believe that precise, targeted sales information gives clients a vital competitive edge.

Emerald Expositions Acquires Technology Brands from EH Media

August 21, 2018
Synopsis:
Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show, event and conference producer, announced the acquisition of a leading technology event and a group of complementary technology intelligence brands from EH Media.
Seller: EH Media
EH Media has a powerful portfolio of B2C and B2B media products that reach their highly-engaged audiences. The Technology Brands from EH Media include Total Tech Summit, CEPro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety.
Buyer Parent: Onex Corporation
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events.

Perficient Acquires Stone Temple Consulting

July 16, 2018
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Perficient, Inc., the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, announced it has acquired Stone Temple Consulting Corporation, an award-winning Boston-based digital marketing agency.
Originally founded as a small consultancy in 1997 by Eric Enge - a top SEO practitioner and co-author of the book The Art of SEO - Stone Temple Consulting has since expanded into an acclaimed full-service digital marketing agency providing a broad range of white hat SEO and digital marketing
Perficient is a leading digital transformation consulting firm. With information technology, management consulting, and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization, and industry solutions.

iContracts Acquires PolicyMedical

July 6, 2018
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iContracts, a leading provider of cloud-based contract, compliance, and revenue management solutions announced that it has acquired Toronto, Canada based PolicyMedical, an industry-leading provider of cloud-based policy lifecycle management solutions.
Toronto, Canada based PolicyMedical is an industry-leading provider of cloud-based policy lifecycle management solutions. Their comprehensive SaaS-based solutions enable healthcare organizations to centralize and standardize the administration of policies and procedures.
iContracts is a leading cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of contract management and compliance solutions for healthcare, education and industrial customers.

EnsembleIQ Acquires Media Brands from Lebhar-Friedman

June 29, 2018
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EnsembleIQ, the Chicago-based retail intelligence firm, has purchased substantially all media, digital and event assets from New York-based media company Lebhar-Friedman. The acquired brands comprise several leading retail brands, including Drug Store News, Chain Store Age and Hardware and Building Supply Dealer.
Lebhar Friedman is the leading business-media resource for the retail industry, delivering actionable information, solutions, and networking opportunities through high-value content and engaging live events.
EnsembleIQ is a premier business intelligence resource that exists to help people and their organizations succeed. It is structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and healthcare professionals, and more.

Berkery Noyes Advises Collect Rx

June 20, 2018
Synopsis:
New Capital Partners (NCP), a private equity firm, announces that is has acquired Collect Rx, a leading revenue cycle management (RCM) company. The company leverages its Business Intelligence (BI) engine to analyze claims and increase reimbursement for healthcare providers.
Collect Rx is a niche RCM (revenue cycle management) provider headquartered in Bethesda, Md. Founded in 2006, the company focuses on providing their services to surgery centers, hospitals, physician-owned practices, laboratory diagnostic facilities and behavioral health centers.
New Capital Partners (NCP) is a private equity firm headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. NCP makes investments in niche, tech-enabled services companies in the healthcare, financial and business services industries.

Berkery Noyes Advises CARD in its Sale to Blackstone

April 13, 2018
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Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have agreed to acquire the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, LLC, a leading provider of autism behavioral health services for children and adults affected by autism spectrum disorder.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Inc., is among the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis.
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $430 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds.

Narrow Gauge Capital Acquires Class Appraisal

March 27, 2018
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Narrow Gauge Capital, a private equity firm based in Boston, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Class Appraisal, LLC, a leading nationwide provider of real estate asset valuation and appraisal management solutions to the residential mortgage industry.
Class Appraisal, based in Troy, Michigan, is one of the largest and fastest-growing appraisal management companies in the country. Class Appraisal has partnered with over 400 mortgage lenders and over 6,000 of the highest performing residential appraisers in the country.
Narrow Gauge Capital, based in Boston, is a private equity firm controlled by Adam Doctoroff and Travis Metz. NGC pursues buyouts and recapitalizations in growth-oriented businesses with strong management teams.

CSG Acquires Business Ink

March 5, 2018
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CSG has acquired Business Ink, a customer communications company based in Austin, Texas, further leveraging the scale of CSG’s current operations and expanding the company’s reach into new vertical markets. Business Ink uses innovative technology to produce sensitive and time-critical business communications.
Business Ink uses innovative technology to produce sensitive and time-critical business communications which are distributed both digitally and through the postal system. Business Ink serves state and local government, healthcare, professional business services, agencies, and financial services.
CSG simplifies the complexity of business transformation in the digital age for the most respected communications, media and entertainment service providers worldwide. CSG delivers revenue management, customer experience and digital monetization solutions for every stage of the customer lifecycle.

Renovus Capital Partners Acquires Continuing Education Alliance and Practicing Clinicians Exchange

January 8, 2018
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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.
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.
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.

Berkery Noyes Advises Autism Learning Partners in its Acquisition by FFL Partners

December 21, 2017
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FFL Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in quality middle-market companies in growing markets, has completed the acquisition of Autism Learning Partners (ALP), a provider of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy services for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities.
Autism Learning Partners, of Glendale, Calif., provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children and young adults in seven states, serving nearly 3,000 clients annually. Services include cognitive, adaptive, social and emotional therapies as well as social-skills programs.
FFL is a venture capital and private equity firm that was formed in 1997 to invest in middle-market companies where the substantial strategic and operating expertise of FFL's principals can help management improve margins, make acquisitions and grow earnings.

Higher Logic Acquires Marketing Automation Platforms Informz and Real Magnet

October 16, 2017
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Higher Logic, an industry leader in cloud-based community platforms, has acquired Real Magnet, Inc. Real Magnet is a leading marketing automation platform that helps businesses attract, engage and deliver better email, marketing, social and mobile campaigns.
Real Magnet is a leading marketing automation platform that helps businesses attract, engage and deliver better email, marketing, social and mobile campaigns. Real Magnet simplifies marketing automation with its intuitive design.
Buyer Parent: JMI Equity
Higher Logic is an industry leader in cloud-based community platforms. Organizations worldwide use Higher Logic to bring like-minded people all together by giving their community a home where they can meet, share ideas, answer questions and stay connected.

Berkery Noyes Advises PatientSafe Solutions in its Majority Recapitalization by HighBar Partners

September 25, 2017
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PatientSafe Solutions (PatientSafe), a leader in mobile clinical workflow and communication solutions, has closed a round of financing led by HighBar Partners with participation from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Camden Partners, Psilos Group, and TPG.
PatientSafe Solutions, Inc., is a San Diego-based provider of software and hardware products, including handheld devices for nurses, bar-coded patient wrist bands and bed side patient portals that interface with hospital information systems to provide patient safety and increase clinical quality.
Buyer Parent: Merck & Co., Inc.
HighBar Partners is a private investment firm focused on strategic growth capital investments in enterprise and infrastructure software companies. Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Camden Partners, Psilos Group, and TPG are investment companies.

IO Education Acquires eSchoolData, Expanding Northeast Presence

September 19, 2017
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IO Education, a market leader in helping educators use data to improve student outcomes, has acquired eSchoolData, a provider of student and data management solutions for K-12 school districts. eSchoolData's comprehensive, web-based solution features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, data analytics capabilities, and more.
eSchoolData provides a web-based Student Management System that features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, a transportation management module, data analytics capabilities, and more. eSchoolData gives schools the power to turn data into knowledge and knowledge into informed decisions.
Buyer Parent: LLR Partners
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.

Rubicon Announces Investment from Quad Partners

September 10, 2017
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Rubicon, the leading provider of curriculum design and instructional decision making solutions for the K-12 marketplace announced an investment by Quad Partners, a private investment firm focused exclusively on the education industry.
Rubicon partners with innovative education leaders to improve student performance and instructional practice with curriculum management and assessment data integration software alongside professional development services.
Quad Partners was founded in 2000 to make value-added private investments in the education industry. Today, Quad is one of the most active investors in privately-owned education companies in the United States.

Berkery Noyes Advises BE Press, a Leading Service Provider Used by Academic Institutions to Showcase Their Research, in its Acquisition by Elsevier

August 2, 2017
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Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, acquired Bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions' research for maximum impact.
Seller: Bepress
Founded by professors in 1999, Bepress exists to serve academia. Bepress builds hosted solutions that let academic institutions showcase and share their works for maximum impact. The Bepress model is unlimited, cloud-based, and fully hosted, and includes dedicated consulting and support.
Buyer Parent: RELX Group plc
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more.

LoyaltyExpress Announces Investment from New Capital Partners to Accelerate Innovation and Growth

June 28, 2017
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LoyaltyExpress, a provider of marketing automation and cloud-based CRM solutions for mortgage companies and banks, announced an investment from New Capital Partners (NCP), a private equity firm focused on financial and health care services.
LoyaltyExpress simplifies CRM and marketing automation for banks and mortgage companies. Its flagship solution, CustomerManager, is an enterprise-wide, Software-as-a-Service platform that combines lead management, email and direct mail campaigns with a 360-degree view of a loan officer's customers.
New Capital Partners is focused on building great companies by investing in high-growth businesses and partnering with management teams in the healthcare, financial services, and business services industries. New Capital Partners is headquartered in Birmingham, AL and has an office in Dallas, TX.

Frontline Education Acquires Teachers-Teachers

April 18, 2017
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Frontline Education has acquired Teachers-Teachers, a national job search resource that connects more than 2,000 educational organizations nationwide with the best of more than one million candidates.
Seller Parent: FTL Capital, LLC.
Teachers-Teachers is a job search resource dedicated to elevating the quality of education worldwide by efficiently connecting outstanding educators with school systems. This service provides an effective way to find great education jobs nationwide.
Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the needs of the education community including Recruiting & Hiring, Absence & Time, Professional Growth and Student Solutions.

Berkery Noyes Advises Verisys’ Shareholders on the Company’s Growth Investment from Spectrum Equity and Cressey & Company

March 15, 2017
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Verisys Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions and primary-source data on healthcare professionals and businesses, announced that Spectrum Equity, along with Cressey & Company and Verisys CEO John P. Benson, have made a significant growth equity investment in the Company.
Verisys is the leading provider of health care credentialing services with the most current, accurate, and comprehensive data and technology tools. Since 1992, Verisys has been leading the health care industry by providing the highest quality data coupled with deep health care industry experience.
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative Internet, software and information services companies. Cressey & Company LP is a private investment firm focused exclusively on investing in and building leading healthcare businesses.

Berkery Noyes Advises Core Informatics in its Acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific

March 6, 2017
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced that it has acquired Core Informatics, which provides a cloud-based platform supporting scientific data management. Core’s offerings will enhance Thermo Fisher’s existing informatics solutions and complement its cloud platform, which supports the company’s genetic analysis, qPCR and proteomics systems.
Core Informatics partners with customers in biopharma, genomics, and other industries to deliver lab informatics solutions to derive more value and insight from scientific data. Core Informatics provides the scalable Platform for Science that enables customers to build workflows for specific needs.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. offers an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. They help customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.

Career Step Acquires Panacea Healthcare Solution’s Revenue Capture and Coding and Documentation Divisions

February 6, 2017
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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.
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.
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.

Berkery Noyes Represents Amazing Charts in its Sale to Harris Computer

September 6, 2017
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Constellation Software Inc. announced its wholly-owned division N. Harris Computer Corporation has acquired Amazing Charts, LLC, a business providing Electronic Medical Record (EHR), Practice Management (PM) software and Medical Billing services to primary care and specialty outpatient practices.
Amazing Charts provides Electronic Health Records (EHR/EMR), Practice Management, and other Health IT solutions to healthcare practices. Based on number one user ratings for usability, fair pricing, and overall satisfaction, Amazing Charts EHR has been adopted by more than 11,000 clinicians.
Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care agencies. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers over time.

L2 Capital Completes Third Add-On Acquisition For ReQuire Holdings Within 13 Months

May 17, 2017
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L2 Capital announced that its portfolio company, Require Holdings, LLC has acquired Service 1st Valuation and Settlement Services, Inc. Service 1st is a leading provider of valuation risk management services, including desk reviews, valuation risk analysis, field reviews and market data.
Service 1st Valuation & Settlement Services, Inc is a service company that provides appraisal management, alternative valuations, and title related services to an extensive and diverse client base. They have industry experience dating back to the inception of appraisal and title vendor management.
Buyer Parent: L2 Capital Partners
Require Holdings provides technology enabled real estate transaction services and solutions to the title and lending industries. Serving more than 1400 customers, and facilitating hundreds of thousands of transactions annually, the Require is client-focused and quality-driven.

Renovus Capital Partners Invests in Red Nucleus, the Premier Provider of Learning Solutions for the Life Sciences Industry

October 28, 2016
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Renovus Capital Partners announced an investment in Red Nucleus Solutions LLC. Red Nucleus is a life sciences learning solutions company headquartered in Yardley, PA. Red Nucleus designs and produces a suite of learning elements which include, e-learning modules, mobile applications, virtual preceptorships and more.
Red Nucleus is a leading full-service design and development provider of learning solutions for the life sciences industry. Red Nucleus designs and produces a suite of learning elements which include, e-learning modules, mobile applications, virtual preceptorships, print modules and job aids.
Renovus Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on providing capital and strategic assistance to small and mid-sized education companies. Its team has a combined 41 years of experience investing in education and has helped more than 20 education companies grow and succeed.

Vocera Acquires Extension Healthcare

October 27, 2016
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Vocera Communications, Inc., the leading healthcare communications company, announced that it has acquired Extension Healthcare for approximately $55 million in an all-cash transaction. Extension Healthcare is a leading provider of clinical, event-driven communication and workflow collaboration software for the hospital environment.
Extension Healthcare’s Engage™ “one platform” approach improves clinical communication, collaboration, care coordination, and workflow with a specific focus on reducing unnecessary clinical interruptions and improving response to critical patient events.
Vocera Communications, Inc. offers the most robust clinical communications system in healthcare. Vocera delivers secure, integrated and intelligent communication solutions that enable care teams to collaborate more efficiently by delivering the right information.

Medstreaming Announces Acquisition of Registry Software Vendor M2S

March 29, 2016
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Medstreaming, a leading provider of innovative healthcare cardiovascular and radiology workflow software solutions, announced the acquisition of M2S, a leading provider of registry software technology designed for healthcare quality improvement.
Seller: M2S
M2S, Inc. provides medical image, data management, and and outcomes analysis services for the improvement of patient outcomes. It offers image management solutions to allow customers to collect, view, and manage imaging data.
Medstreaming is a provider of innovative healthcare cardiovascular and radiology workflow software solutions. Since 2006, Medstreaming has become a leader in delivering specialty-based workflow applications that function as a “best of breed” application for over 20 different clinical specialties.

Mortgage Contracting Services Expands Product Line with Acquisition of EPIC Real Estate Solutions

March 8, 2016
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Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC, (MCS) has acquired EPIC Real Estate Solutions. Epic Real Estate Solutions offers a variety of services including: AVM (automated valuation model), BPO (broker’s price opinion), Appraisal, Title Searches, ALTA Title Insurance, Closing Services and REO (real estate owned) Asset Management Services.
Epic Real Estate Solutions is a national vendor management company. They offer a variety of services including: AVM (automated valuation model), BPO ( broker's price opinion), Appraisal, Title Searches, ALTA Title Insurance, Closing Services and REO (real estate owned) Asset Management Services.
Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS) performs property inspections, property preservation, REO (real estate owned) property maintenance, valuations and other related services in all 50 states. MCS is trusted by some of the largest and most respected banks and mortgage servicers in the industry.

FTV Capital Leads Growth Equity Investment in True Potential

January 29, 2016
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True Potential LLP, the leading UK-based integrated investor and wealth management technology platform serving advisers and retail clients in the UK, announced it had sold a significant minority share of its group business to FTV Capital, its first institutional investor.
True Potential LLP is the leading UK-based integrated investor and wealth management technology platform serving advisers and retail clients in the UK.
FTV Capital is a growth equity investment firm that has raised over $1.8 billion since inception to invest in high-growth companies offering a range of innovative solutions in three sectors: enterprise solutions, financial services, and payments/transaction processing.

Leeds Equity Partners Closes on Investment in Project Management Academy

January 7, 2016
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Leeds Equity Partners, LLC announced it made an equity investment in Educate 360 Holdings, LLC (“Project Management Academy”). Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training, offering PMP®, PMI-ACP®, Lean Six Sigma, and continuing education training (PDUs).
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training.
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector.

PowerSchool Acquires Chalkable to Bring Positive Behavior Intervention and Classroom Culture into K-12’s Most Comprehensive Unified Classroom Solution

October 19, 2016
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PowerSchool, the leader for K-12 education technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Chalkable, a leading provider of a student achievement and regional education data management solution.The acquisition provides PowerSchool with additional capabilities to track student behavior, an area of increasing need for educators.
Seller Parent: SCP Partners
Seller: Chalkable
Chalkable is a leading provider of education data management, student achievement and professional learning solutions to the K-12 public and private school markets.
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, registration and school choice, assessment and analytics, and special education management.

Veronis Suhler Stevenson “VSS” Invests in Connexion Point, LLC

October 18, 2016
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VSS, a private investment firm focused on the information, tech-enabled business services, healthcare IT, and education industries, announced its investment in Connexion Point, LLC. Connexion Point is a leading provider of technology-enabled healthcare services, specializing in communication lifecycle services for the healthcare industry.
Connexion Point is a leading provider of technology-enabled healthcare services, specializing in communication lifecycle services for the healthcare industry. Connexion Point facilitates communication, throughout the lifecycle of the consumer, that connects the healthcare industry to their consumer.
Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) is a leading private investment firm that invests in the information, business services, healthcare IT, education, media and marketing services industries in North America and Europe.

Berkery Noyes Represents Holiday House in its Sale to Trustbridge Partners

August 15, 2016
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Trustbridge Partners has acquired Holiday House, an independent children’s publishing house. Founded in 1935, Holiday House was the first American company to produce only children’s books. It has published titles by noted creators like Russell Freedman, Tomie dePaola, Trina Schart Hyman, Ann M. Martin, Eric Kimmel, Leonard Everett Fisher, and more.
Founded in 1935 by Helen Gentry, Holiday House was the first American company to produce only children’s books. They specialize in quality hardcovers, paperbacks and e-books, from picture books to young adult, both fiction and nonfiction.
Trustbridge Partners is a leading growth equity investor with offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Boston, focusing on high-quality growth opportunities in China.

The Colibri Group Announces Investment in Securities Training Corporation

July 20, 2016
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The Colibri Group, a leading provider of learning solutions to licensed professionals within the real estate, healthcare and personal care markets, is pleased to announce it has closed on an investment in Securities Training Corporation (“STC”), the market leader in securities training.
Founded on Wall Street in 1969, Securities Training Corporation (STC) has successfully helped over 1,000,000 candidates pass FINRA regulatory exams and launch their careers. STC has grown to become the leading provider of financial examination training.
The Colibri Group provides learning solutions to licensed professionals who strive to be among the best in their fields. Through four leading brands - McKissock, Real Estate Express, The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and Elite Professional Education.

UBM Divests Electronics Media Portfolio

June 3, 2016
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Arrow Electronics, Inc. has acquired the global internet media portfolio focused on technology and electronic design from UBM, including EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com.
UBM's Technical and Electronics Media Portfolio include EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com. UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company.
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers.

Berkery Noyes Advises Learn It Systems in its Acquisition by LLR Partners

May 13, 2016
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Learn It Systems, a portfolio company of Milestone Partners, has been acquired by LLR Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Learn It Systems, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs.
Seller Parent: Milestone Partners
Learn It Systems is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs. Learn It's comprehensive behavioral health platform addresses large, high-growth markets being driven by insurance reform, an evolving reimbursement landscape.
LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm providing capital and strategic guidance to growth companies. They invest in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on software, tech-enabled services and healthcare.

Argyle Acquires CFO Publishing

May 11, 2016
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Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a leading provider of C-level executive events for Fortune 500 business leaders, announced that it has acquired Innovation Enterprise. Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform.
Seller Parent: Seguin Partners, LLC
Innovation Enterprise is a leading global business-to-business multichannel information provider and marketing services platform, providing an executive audience of decision makers access to cutting edge content across mediums through its properties.
Argyle Executive Forum is a leading provider of C-level executive summits for Fortune 500 business leaders. Argyle hosts annual conferences, virtual conferences, think tanks and roundtable discussions for its screened executive membership of leaders of the largest companies in the United States.

HousingWire Announces Acquisition by Riomar Capital

May 4, 2016
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HousingWire, the nation’s leading source of news and information covering the U.S. residential housing finance marketplace, announced that Charlotte-based Riomar Capital has acquired the media platform. HousingWire currently hosts more than 3 million professional readers each year across its web, email and print-based channels.
HousingWire is by far the nation's most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals.
Riomar Capital is an entrepreneurial investment firm formed to acquire, operate and grow one established private business in the media, finance and business services industries. Founded in 2014 by Clayton Collins, Riomar Capital is backed by an experienced group of entrepreneurs and investors.

Wafra Partners LLC Acquires Interactivation Health Networks, LLC, d/b/a The Wellness Network

January 22, 2016
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The Wellness Network has been sold to an entity formed by the clients of Wafra Partners LLC, a private equity firm that seeks to invest in and build successful middle-market companies. The Wellness Network owns and operates the largest and most comprehensive in-hospital health TV networks in the US.
Seller Parent: Interactivation
The Wellness Network owns The Patient Channel, The Newborn Channel, and HealthStyle Press, the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks. Delivered directly to patient rooms and waiting areas, the Channels provide viewers with original, award-winning health programs.
Wafra Partners is a private equity firm that seeks to invest in and build successful middle-market companies. Wafra Partners purchases control or significant minority positions in companies with strong management, high-upside, discernable value and growth drivers.

Chronos Solutions to Acquire Cutting Edge Mortgage Technology Company Cogent Road

December 15, 2015
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Chronos Solutions, a national real estate finance services provider, has acquired Cogent Road, a San Diego-based mortgage technology company. Cogent Road develops three core products for the mortgage origination market: Funding Suite, Tax Door and Roohmz.
Cogent Road, Inc. provides enterprise-wide Web based software applications for the mortgage industry. Its solutions are Funding Suite, an AVM management solution, AVAIL, assists mortgage originators, Roohmz Mortgage, a workflow automation solution, and Gravity, a mortgage industry CRM solution.
Chronos Solutions is a national technology enabled real estate finance services provider delivering elite mortgage and real estate services across the industry. Chronos offers customized transactional and business process management services to private sector and government clients.

Solidifi Acquires Southwest Financial Services Ltd., One Of The Largest Independent Providers Of Outsourced Services To Home Equity Lenders

May 4, 2015
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Solidifi, a leading independent provider of residential real estate appraisals and the service provider of choice for more than half of the top 100 lenders in the United States, is proud to announce the acquisition of Cincinnati-based Southwest Financial Services Ltd., a national, independent provider of outsourced services to home equity lenders.
Southwest Financial Services, Ltd. has been a trusted partner to many of the nation's largest lending institutions for more than 30 years. Their proven solutions and state-of-the-art technology combine to offer clients seamless and efficient title, flood determination and valuation services.
Buyer Parent: Real Matters
Buyer: Solidifi
Solidifi is a leading independent provider of residential real estate appraisals. The company has built a strong reputation and partnership with more than 25,000 appraisers. The company is the appraisal service provider of choice for more than half of the top 100 lenders in the U.S.

LRP Conferences Acquires 1105 Media’s Education Technology Events

April 2, 2015
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LRP Conferences, LLC, an affiliate of LRP Publications, announced the acquisition of the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), FETC Virtual Conference, Campus Technology Conference and the Campus Technology Forum from 1105 Media, Inc., a California based multimedia B2B company.
1105 Media's portfolio of education technology tradeshows/conferences attract hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees seeking to understand the future of education technology.
LRP Publications' LRP Conferences, LLC, produces nearly a dozen professional conferences and trade shows including: Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo, HR Technology® Conference, HR in Hospitality Conference, and National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference®.

Emerald Expositions Acquires Leading Design Tradeshows

March 3, 2015
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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).
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.
Buyer Parent: Onex Corporation
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.

Telecom Expense Management Firm Asentinel Acquired by Marlin Equity Partners

January 12, 2015
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Asentinel, LLC, a leading provider of Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software and complementary services that help streamline and automate fixed and mobile telecom spend, has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over $3 billion of capital under management and a successful track record in the technology industry.
Asentinel, a leading provider of Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software, meets the needs of customers by providing telecommunications lifecycle management solutions and services that are delivered through a customer-focused, technology-driven SaaS technology platform.
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $3 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs.

Berkery Noyes Represents SmartPros, Ltd. in its Sale to Kaplan, Inc.

December 22, 2015
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Kaplan, Inc., the global education services company and largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings, has completed its acquisition of SmartPros, Ltd., a leading provider of accredited professional education and training, primarily in accountancy.
Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, and more.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools.

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC Announces Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC as Majority Equity Holder

December 16, 2015
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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.
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.
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.

Aptean Enters Healthcare Industry With Acquisition of Medworxx Solutions, Inc.

October 15, 2015
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Aptean, Inc., a leading provider of industry-focused mission critical enterprise software solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition of Medworxx Solutions Inc., a leader in clinical patient flow, and compliance and education solutions.
Medworxx helps hospitals meet patient flow challenges and requirements for compliance and education. Medworxx Clinical Criteria, the flagship component of Medworxx Patient Flow, is currently used to manage 32% of the acute-care beds in Canada as well as acute-care beds in the United States.
Buyer: Aptean
Aptean is a provider of industry-focused mission critical enterprise software solutions. They build and acquire solutions to support the evolving operational needs of their customers. Their solutions help nearly 5,000 organizations by satisfying their customers and continuing to operate efficiently.

Wilmington plc Acquisition of Financial Research Associates LLC

July 7, 2015
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Wilmington plc, the knowledge leader in Risk & Compliance, Finance, Legal, and Insight, announces the acquisition of the trading assets and assumption of certain liabilities of Financial Research Associates LLC, a leading US conference and networking provider of specialist events in healthcare and finance.
Financial Research Associates provides retail and institutional financial markets with crucial educational and networking opportunities. With 65+ years of conference experience, FRA has established itself as the leading provider of substantive, topical information for C-suite financial executives.
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.

Pearson Sells Family Education Network to Sandbox Partners

May 21, 2015
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Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
Seller Parent: Pearson plc
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally.

Truven Health Analytics to Acquire Heartbeat Experts

November 6, 2014
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Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of healthcare analytics and data solutions and services, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Heartbeat Experts, the global leader in stakeholder management solutions for the life sciences industry.
Heartbeat Experts combines strategic consulting, enterprise software, data, analytics and market research to provide solutions that help Life Sciences and Financial Services firms drastically improve the success of their products.
Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of healthcare analytics and data solutions and services across the entire healthcare industry. They are dedicated to delivering the answers their clients need to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs.

Berkery Noyes Represents ILSC Education Group in its Recapitalization with Quad Partners

October 21, 2014
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ILSC Education Group has recapitalized with Quad Partners. ILSC is a leading provider of location-based English Language Training (ELT) for international students looking to learn English for use in professional and academic settings.
ILSC is a leading provider of location-based English Language Training (ELT) for international students looking to learn English for use in professional and academic settings. The Company’s schools are located in eight cities spread across four countries and three continents.
Quad Partners was founded in 2000 to make value-added private investments in the education industry. Quad is one of the most active investors in privately-owned education companies in the United States.

Compact Information Systems Acquires ASL Marketing

September 15, 2014
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Compact Information Systems acquired ASL Marketing.
Seller Parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
Alloy Direct Marketing is a division of Alloy Media + Marketing and one of the nation's leading youth, young adult and student direct marketing providers. Alloy is a leading provider of media and entertainment for the 12-34 year old market.
Buyer:
Compact Information Systems is a provider of resident, consumer and business list services. Its list services include access to a proprietary geographic information system that enables customers to see their data, and its impact, geographically before making a purchase decision.

Equian Acquires AfterMath Claim Science
Enhancing Payment Integrity Data

June 16, 2014
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Equian completed the acquisition of AfterMath Claim Science, Inc. effective June 16, 2014. Based just outside of Chicago, IL, AfterMath Claim Science is a post-payment recovery services company that identifies and eliminates medical claim payment errors.
AfterMath Claim Science is a specialized overpayment recovery company, with data mining techniques aimed at specific claim types not detected by traditional claims overpayment services. Its Member Eligibility Overpayment (MEO) recovery program is the highest performing recovery program of its kind.
Equian is a healthcare information services company focused on lowering the cost of care by eliminating waste. It provides pre-payment solutions, post-payment solutions, and data analytics methodology.

Business Ink Acquires Cash Cycle Solutions

December 8, 2014
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Business Ink, Company proudly announces its acquisition of Cash Cycle Solutions (CCS) from Frontier Capital, and is merging the capabilities and services of both organizations, enabling more client focused, full-service business communications, multi-channel, and data-driven marketing solutions.
Seller Parent: Frontier Capital
Cash Cycle Solutions is a leading provider of innovative outsourcing solutions and document management services. They provide a broad base of transactional communication solutions distributed through multiple channels of delivery: USPS, web/mobile, email & FedEx.
Business Ink uses innovative technology to produce sensitive and time-critical business communications which are distributed both digitally and through the postal system. Business Ink serves state and local government, healthcare, professional business services, agencies, and financial services.

Rockbridge Growth Equity Partners With Management To Acquire Robb Report

December 3, 2014
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Detroit-based private equity firm Rockbridge Growth Equity announced it has acquired Robb Report, the worldwide definitive authority on luxury lifestyle which connects the most discerning global audiences to the most respected luxury marketers through magazines, websites, apps, events and a private club.
Published by CurtCo Media, Robb Report magazine has served as the definitive authority on connoisseurship for ultra-affluent consumers. CurtCo Media serves the ultra-luxury market with a powerful national, international, and regional network of publications and digital products.
Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC is a Detroit-based private equity firm that invests in the technology and business services, financial services, consumer-direct marketing, digital media and marketing services industries.

Ebix Enters the Health Continuing Education and Wellness Markets by Acquiring Birmingham-Based Oakstone Publishing, LLC

December 2, 2014
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Ebix, Inc., a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, announced that it has acquired Alabama-based Oakstone Publishing, LLC, a leading provider of continuing education, certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals.
Oakstone Publishing, LLC, an innovative learning company, excels at providing nonbiased, multimedia continuing education and certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals.
Ebix is a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry. It provides solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges and risk compliance solutions to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry.

i2i Events Group continues its international expansion with the acquisition of and multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20

October 29, 2014
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i2i Events Group announced that it has acquired and entered into a multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20. They are the world’s largest and most relevant event for innovators in the payments and financial services sector, including where it intersects with mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology.
Seller: Money20/20
Money20/20 brings together the worldwide community of innovators--including from payments, financial services, retail, mobile, marketing services, data and technology--that is profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money.
Buyer Parent: Apax Partners
i2i Events delivers world-class exhibitions and congresses in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes Spring Fair, Bett, CWIEME, RWM, World Retail Congress and Pure London.

Ellie Mae Completes AllRegs Acquisition

October 1, 2014
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Ellie Mae®, a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry, announced that it has completed its acquisition of AllRegs, a leading information provider for the mortgage industry.
Seller: AllRegs
AllRegs is used by virtually all of the top 100 lenders as well as throughout numerous governmental agencies, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, VA, and Ginnie Mae. The Company is the exclusive electronic publisher of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Single and Multifamily Seller/Servicer Guides.
Ellie Mae, Inc. is a provider of automation solutions for the mortgage industry. The company's offerings include the Encompass® and Encompass360® mortgage management software systems. Ellie Mae also hosts the Ellie Mae Network™.

Townsquare Media Acquires Music & Lifestyle Assets From Harris Publications

September 29, 2014
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Townsquare Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired the iconic hip hop brand XXL, along with King and Antenna from Harris Publications, a special interest media company. XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion.
XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion. They are part of Harris Publications, a special interest media company.
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.

Cryptzone Acquires HiSoftware

September 8, 2014
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Cryptzone has acquired HiSoftware Inc. HiSoftware provides end-to-end information security and compliance solutions to help organizations address business process, regulatory and productivity concerns around the secure collaboration of data in content management systems and social environments.
HiSoftware provides end-to-end information security and compliance solutions to help organizations address business process, regulatory and productivity concerns around the secure collaboration of data in content management systems and social environments.
Buyer Parent: Medina Capital
The Cryptzone Group is a technology innovator of proactive controls to mitigate IT security risk. Its solutions enable organizations to securely connect, collaborate and comply within the digital workplace, thereby improving document security, access control and compliance auditing capabilities.

MSCI Completes Acquisition of GMI Ratings

August 12, 2014
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MSCI Inc., a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced that it has completed the acquisition of GMI Ratings, a provider of corporate governance research and ratings on over 6,000 companies worldwide.
GMI Ratings is an independent provider of research and ratings on environmental, social, governance and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies. They help investors assess the sustainable investment value of corporations.
MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to around 6,200 clients worldwide, ranging from large pension plans to boutique hedge funds. They offer a range of products and services - including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.

Berkery Noyes Represents M.E. Sharpe Inc. in its Sale to The Taylor & Francis Group

August 1, 2014
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M.E. Sharpes, a higher education academic books and journals company has been acquired by Taylor & Francis Group, a subsidiary of Informa plc. M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs.
M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs. M.E. Sharpe also publishes both original works and translations in Asian and East European studies.
Buyer Parent: Informa plc
Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles.

Berkery Noyes Represents Amirsys in its Sale to Elsevier

June 19, 2014
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Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Amirsys, a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy.
Amirsys, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy. Amirsys delivers medical expertise with powerful technology to provide life-saving, vital information to healthcare professionals.
Buyer Parent: Reed Elsevier
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress.

The Roberts Group Announces Strategic Investment from Polaris Partners

April 3, 2014
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Polaris Partners has invested in The Roberts Group. The Roberts Group, of New York, provides market data cost and inventory management solutions to the financial services industry. They are the developer of the Financial Information Tracking System, FITS, a market data inventory management solution available to the Financial Services Industry.
The Roberts Group (TRG) is the developer of the Financial Information Tracking System, FITS, the most comprehensive market data inventory management solution available to the Financial Services Industry. TRG provides market data consulting services ranging from FITS Consulting to Systems Deployment.
Polaris Venture Partners is a group of investors and technology executives with a successful track record of investing in and partnering with early-stage entrepreneurs in both information and medical technology.

Boathouse Capital Partners with Management and Employees of MIS Training Institute

April 2, 2014
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Boathouse Capital has partnered with the management team and employees of MIS Training Institute to acquire the US and UK operations from its former parent, Euromoney Institutional Investor. MIS Training Institute is a provider of professional education and training in the areas of internal audit, IT audit, and information security management.
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the USA, UK, and Asia. MIS’ expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.
Boathouse Capital is a $120 million private equity firm that invests mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S. Based in Wayne, PA, Boathouse Capital invests $3 million to $15 million to support companies in a variety of industries.

Wasserstein & Co. Acquires Recorded Books LLC From Haights Cross Communications

February 3, 2014
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Wasserstein & Co., LP , on behalf of its private equity fund Wasserstein Partners III, has acquired all of the assets of Recorded Books LLC, one of the leading worldwide providers of unabridged audiobooks, digital content, and services to the library, school, and retail markets, from Haights Cross Communications, Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The Company owns an exclusive catalog of over 13,500 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The Wasserstein & Co. investment team has completed over 50 platform and add-on transactions, representing over $3 billion of enterprise value.

Berkery Noyes Represents The Mandell School in its Sale to Rocket Group

December 16, 2013
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Rocket Group, an educational organization with a diverse portfolio of companies, has acquired The Mandell School. The Mandell School provides an engaging and highly-preparatory integrated curriculum to toddlers through 8th grade students in four state-of-the-art learning facilities.
The Mandell School, founded by Max Mandell in 1939 in New York City, provides an engaging and highly-preparatory integrated curriculum to toddlers through 8th grade students in four state-of-the-art learning facilities.
Rocket Group is an educational organization with a diverse portfolio of companies – unified by a shared mission to transform students’ lives by harnessing the power of research, technology and innovation.

StoneCalibre Acquires MICR Secured Print Solutions Provider Source Technologies

June 10, 2013
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StoneCalibre announced that it has acquired the Charlotte, North Carolina-based Source Technologies from Liberty Partners. Source Technologies is a leading provider of advanced Magnetic Ink Character Recognition ("MICR") laser printers, consumables, maintenance, software, and accessories primarily to the banking industry.
Seller Parent: Liberty Partners
Source Technologies is a leader in the specialized print industry. It develops products for global markets including warehousing and distribution, finance, healthcare, transportation and logistics, and retail.
StoneCalibre is a a private investment company targeting opportunities in the lower middle market ranging from healthy high-margin businesses that are either niche, mission critical or provide a high value-add product or service to special situations/distressed operational turnarounds.

Datamax-O’Neil Acquires Source Technologies’ Thermal Printer Business to Complement Its Stationary Printer Portfolio

May 31, 2013
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Datamax-O'Neil, a global provider of label and receipt printing solutions, has acquired the thermal printer assets of Source Technologies, a leading provider in specialized printing solutions based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Source Technologies is a leader in the specialized print industry. It develops products for global markets including warehousing and distribution, finance, healthcare, transportation and logistics, and retail.
Datamax-O’Neil designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of stationary and portable label and receipt printing solution products, enabling manufacturers and suppliers to capture the benefits of automated product identification and automated legal and financial transactions.

Berkery Noyes Represents AMSCO School Publications Inc. in the Sale of Certain Assets to Perfection Learning

May 29, 2013
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AMSCO School Publications has sold certain assets to Perfection Learning, a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials. In its 78 year history, AMSCO has served major school districts with its quality supplemental instructional materials that not only provided customer value but also assisted students in passing their exams.
AMSCO provides high quality, inexpensive textbooks and support materials to the educational community. Their course texts, review, and test prep books reflect national and state standards for curriculum and assessment.
Perfection Learning is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades K-12. Perfection Learning provides high-quality, innovative curriculum solutions to K-12 schools across the country and internationally.

Bridgepoint Education’s Ashford University and Forbes Media Form Alliance

November 14, 2013
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Bridgepoint Education, Inc. has announced an alliance between its Ashford University's School of Business and a subsidiary of the global media company, Forbes Media. Ashford's College of Business and Professional Studies will now be known as the Forbes School of Business.
Seller Parent: Warburg Pincus
Ashford University offers a traditional college campus as well as online degree programs. Students may earn an associates, bachelors, or master's degree online, while campus students in Clinton, Iowa may earn a bachelor's degree.
Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles.

Informa Healthcare Has Acquired Elsevier Business Intelligence

November 7, 2013
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Informa plc has acquired Elsevier Business Intelligence. Elsevier Business Intelligence was cobbled together from previous Elsevier acquisitions—F-D-C Reports, Inc. in 1994 and Windhover Information, Inc. in 2008. It publishes some of the most prestigious newsletters for the healthcare industry.
Seller Parent: Reed Elsevier
Elsevier Business Intelligence, a global leader in the field of healthcare industry information, provides business intelligence on regulatory, business and reimbursement issues that are vital to the healthcare industry. It provides publications, conferences, databases and reports.
Buyer Parent: Informa plc
Informa Healthcare is a medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories.

Berkery Noyes Represents HCPro in the Sale of HCPro and HealthLeaders Media Brands to BLR

November 5, 2013
Synopsis:
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources—announced the acquisition of the HCPro and HealthLeaders Media brands and certain assets. HCPro is a leading provider of integrated information, education and training in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance.
Seller Parent: Halyard Capital
HCPro is a provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. HealthLeaders Media is a media company dedicated to meeting the business information needs of healthcare professionals.
Buyer: BLR
BLR is the leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. Its award-winning information products—including training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services—give businesses of all sizes and industries the best tools available.

SirsiDynix Acquires EOS International Business

November 4, 2013
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SirsiDynix, a library management technology company, announced the acquisition of EOS International, a California-based technology company that develops award-winning solutions for legal, government, corporate, medical, and other special library customers.
For over 30 years, Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International has been developing, marketing and supporting award-winning library automation and knowledge management solutions for thousands of special libraries worldwide.
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities.

Riverside Acquires BankersEdge as Add-On to OnCourse Learning Platform

September 5, 2013
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The Riverside Company has added Corporate Training Technologies, LLC (dba BankersEdge) to its OnCourse Learning (OnCourse) platform. Based in Norristown, Pennsylvania, BankersEdge provides regulatory, employment, and leadership training as well as compliance solutions for bank and credit union workers.
BankersEdge provides regulatory, employment, and leadership training as well as compliance solutions for bank and credit union workers. Its courses are used for comprehensive training and regulatory updates by bankers, mortgage professionals and other financial services employees.
OnCourse Learning is an education and compliance solutions provider for individuals, companies, educators, and government agencies seeking educational excellence, professional compliance, occupational tools, customized training solutions, and new careers.

Columbia Books Acquires Thompson Information Services

August 29, 2013
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Columbia Books & Information Services announced that it has acquired Thompson Information Services, a leading provider of compliance information and training for over 40 years, from Thompson Media Group, LLC.
Thompson Information Services is recognized as one of the leading publishers in regulatory compliance information in the fields of human resources, retirement plans & employee benefits, grants management, food & drug, health care, environment and energy.
For more than 40 years Columbia Books & Information Services has provided users with information on the associations, government relations, lobbying and public relations communities. The company is a publisher of print directories, online databases, mailing lists, and audioconferences.

Berkery Noyes Represents Haymarket In The Sale Of Compliance Week To The Wilmington Group

August 19, 2013
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Wilmington Group plc, the provider of Information, Compliance and Education to professional markets announces the acquisition of the trading assets and certain liabilities of Compliance Week, the leading provider of governance , risk and compliance information and events for public companies and large enterprises primarily in the US.
Compliance Week is an information service on corporate governance, risk and compliance that features weekly electronic newsletters, a monthly print magazine, proprietary databases, industry-leading events, and a variety of interactive features and forums.
Wilmington Group plc is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. Their businesses enable professionals and their organizations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.

AHC Media Acquired by Local Executives and Lone Peak Capital Group

August 2, 2013
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Atlanta-based AHC Media has been acquired by local industry executives and Lone Peak Capital Group. AHC's up-to-date publications assist a range of professionals in the fields of clinical medicine and health care management. AHC Media is also the most trusted source for continuing education in the healthcare industry.
Seller: AHC Media
AHC Media is the largest publisher of health care newsletters in the world. AHC Media's incisive, useful, up-to-date publications are read by more than 50,000 people per month in the fields of clinical medicine, health care management, and biotechnology and medical devices.
Lone Peak Capital Group LLC is a private investments firm that provides corporate financial solutions and makes associated strategic investments on behalf of its principals and/or its clients. Lone Peak was organized by principals of Riverside Advisors, LLC a premier global hedge fund firm.

The Intellectual Property & Science Division of Thomson Reuters Acquires BioWorld

July 8, 2013
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BioWorld and its companion publication Medical Device Daily (MDD) have been acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. BioWorld covers news on public companies and hard-to-find information on private companies.
Seller: BioWorld
BioWorld covers news on public companies and hard-to-find information on private companies. This news coverage of the biotechnology industry is 100 percent original and available only at BioWorld.
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.

Onex Completes Acquisition of Nielsen Expositions

June 17, 2013
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Onex Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nielsen Expositions from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V., for $950 million in cash consideration. Nielsen Expositions is a leading operator of large, business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites.
Onex is one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms committed to acquiring and building high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Onex manages investment platforms focused on private equity, real estate and credit securities.

LRP Publications Acquires Education Library from Thompson Media Group

June 4, 2013
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LRP Publications, educators’ most trusted source for practical and legal education guidance since 1985, announced that it has acquired the acclaimed Education Library from Thompson Media Group. The collection features dozens of titles offering expert guidance on various challenges administrators face in the education arena.
Titles within the Thompson Media Group Education Library include: Section 504 Compliance Handbook; The Administrator’s Guide to Federal Programs For English Learners; The Do's and Don'ts of Education Compliance: Audits, Monitoring and Enforcement; Title I Monitor; and more.
LRP Publications publishes two magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, as well as hundreds of newsletters, books, videos, eCourses, and case reporters in the fields of workers’ compensation and disability, HR, education administration and law, and federal employment law.

LexisNexis Acquires Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt

May 22, 2013
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LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, together with Reed Elsevier Properties SA, has acquired the acclaimed publishing brands and businesses of Sheshunoff™ and A.S. Pratt from the Thompson Media Group. The Sheshunoff collection of publications includes more than 100 titles offering expert information critical for the financial services industry.
Both the Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt collections are offered through Sheshunoff Information Services. It leads the market with its actionable guidance in the areas of regulatory compliance, eLearning, operations and management
Buyer Parent: Reed Elsevier
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.

Berkery Noyes Represents Healthx In Its Majority Recapitalization By Frontier Capital

January 5, 2012
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Frontier Capital is pleased to announce that it has partnered with existing management to complete a majority recapitalization of Healthx, Inc., a leading provider of online healthcare portals to health insurers, medical providers, and employers.
Seller Parent: Liberty Partners
Healthx develops and manages the most widely adopted portals and applications for the healthcare and human resources markets. Healthx was formed to meet the unique communication needs of the healthcare industry by helping payers and employers deliver benefits faster and at a lower cost.
Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on technology enabled business services. Frontier partners with management teams that can benefit from capital to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions, or generate shareholder liquidity.

Advanstar Global LLC Announces Completion of ENK Fashion Tradeshows Acquisition

December 21, 2012
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Advanstar Global LLC , a multi-platform events and information services company and owner of Advanstar Communications, has completed the acquisition of ENK International LLC. With this acquisition, Advanstar Global significantly expands its international fashion event portfolio across multiple segments and markets.
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries.

Berkery Noyes Represents Cengage Learning In The Sale Of NetLearning To HealthcareSource

December 4, 2012
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HealthcareSource® announced that it has acquired NetLearning, a leading provider of learning management software and content for the healthcare industry. The combination of HealthcareSource and NetLearning results in the first company to provide a complete, end-to-end talent management solution designed specifically for healthcare.
Seller Parent: Apax Partners
NetLearning is an e-learning solutions provider developing products specifically for the healthcare industry since 1995. The NetLearning product suite allows for the deployment, management, and reporting of training-related activities.
HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry. HealthcareSource helps healthcare organizations source, hire, assess, develop and retain the best workforce possible in order to reduce costs and to improve patient satisfaction and safety.

Regal Entertainment Group Completes Acquisition of Great Escape Theatres

November 30, 2012
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Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Great Escape Theatres. Regal acquired a total of 25 theatres representing 301 screens.
The Great Escape is committed to constructing, designing and operating the most efficient and attractive theatre facilities that cater to the movie theatre patron and provide a superior movie going experience.
Regal Entertainment Group is the largest motion picture exhibitor in the world. The Company's theatre circuit, comprising Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres, operates 5,663 screens in 524 locations in 36 states.

GLM Acquires E-Commerce Events Group From Vertical Web Media, Publisher Of Internet Retailer Media

November 9, 2012
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GLM announced its acquisition of the events group of Vertical Web Media (VWM), including Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), the leading e-commerce event in the United States, and two allied events – Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum (MMCF) and Internet Retailer Web Design and Usability Conference (IRWD).
Vertical Web Media is the largest media group exclusively covering the e-commerce field. It operates Internet Retailer Magazine, two information and research web sites, two e-mail newsletters and seven research publications and databases, all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.
Buyer: GLM
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.

Berkery Noyes Represents JBHM Education Group LLC In Its Sale To Weld North

September 24, 2012
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Weld North Holdings LLC announced that it has acquired JBHM Education Group. JBHM is recognized as a leader in transformative education services. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain continuous improvement in student learning.
JBHM Education Group is recognized as a leader in transformative education services. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain continuous improvement in student learning.
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow.

Berkery Noyes Represents Exitcare In Its Sale To Elsevier

September 11, 2012
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Elsevier CDS announced the acquisition of ExitCare, LLC, an enterprise-wide solution for patient education and discharge instructions. ExitCare provides peer-reviewed patient education and discharge instructions to support clinicians, empower patients and help providers meet their patients' educational needs.
ExitCare, LLC is the most integrated, enterprise-wide provider of print, video and interactive solutions for patient education and currently serves over 2,000 healthcare organizations across the United States.
Buyer Parent: Reed Elsevier
Elsevier CDS delivers actionable clinical content, care planning and documentation, drug reference and decision support, learning and performance management, and data mining and outcomes analytics solutions for provider, pharmacy and payer organizations.

Francisco Partners Makes Strategic Investment in Clinical Information Services Company Therapeutic Research Center

August 13, 2012
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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.
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.
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.

Berkery Noyes Represents Venture Encoding in its Sale to Taylor Corporation

July 9, 2012
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Taylor Corporation has acquired Venture Encoding, a provider of loan servicing, borrower communications and marketing solutions to large financial organizations. Venture will be merged with Corporate Graphics Direct Marketing Solutions, with the new company carrying the name Venture Solutions Inc.
Venture Encoding provides loan servicing, borrower communications and marketing solutions to large financial organizations. Venture leads the market with its VentureAccess online 24/7 customer care portal, as well as its VentureCritical time sensitive, business critical services.
Buyer Parent: Taylor Corporation
Corporate Graphics International serves the specific print and marketing needs of Fortune 1000 companies. The company has six printing, fulfillment and distribution facilities. Its solutions streamline the entire print procurement process, from file creation through billing and reporting.

Redwood Acquisitions Acquires CSP Information Group

July 2, 2012
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Redwood Acquisitions, LLC announced that it has closed on its purchase of CSP Information Group, Inc., the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries.
CSP Information Group's portfolio includes CSP and FARE Magazines in retail, Restaurant Business and FoodService Director Magazines in the foodservice segment, and affiliated websites, newsletters, and mobile platforms.
Established in 2005, Redwood Investments is a private investment firm based in Washington, DC that provides growth capital for acquisitions, roll ups, and management-led buyouts. The firm concentrates on media, real estate, and alternative energy.

US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress Acquired by NACCME

April 3, 2012
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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.
Seller: 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.
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.

SFW Capital Partners Completes Majority Investment in Buyers Laboratory

December 14, 2011
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SFW Capital Partners (SFW) announced that it has completed a majority investment in Buyers Laboratory, Inc., the leading provider of analytical testing and competitive intelligence services to the digital imaging and document management industry.
Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) is the leading authority and provider of critical intelligence on the imaging industry. BLI's comprehensive array of products and services provide clients with the most credible source for global competitive intelligence.
SFW Capital Partners is the leading private equity firm investing with management in mid-sized companies providing analytical tools and related services, including instruments, information and software, and outsourced analytical services.

The New York Times Company Completes Sale of Baseline to Project Hollywood LLC

October 7, 2011
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The New York Times Company has sold its Baseline unit to Project Hollywood LLC, a privately held company which is majority owned by media and Internet entrepreneurs Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein. Baseline is a leading online subscription database and research service for information on the film and television industries.
Baseline StudioSystems is a leading online subscription database and research service for information on the film and television industries, and a provider of premium film and television data to Web sites.
Project Hollywood LLC is majority owned by Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, who previously founded the SyFy Channel and MovieTickets.com. Ms. Silvers and Mr. Rubenstein currently own a variety of Internet properties including Hollywood.com, Spill.com, and Hollywood Wiretap.

Berkery Noyes Represents Class.com in its Sale to Cambium

September 23, 2011
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Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, announced that the Company has purchased the assets of Class.com, an industry-leading provider of online learning solutions.
Class.com equips educators with the tools to help every student succeed by providing schools and organizations with high-quality, research-based, online learning solutions that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners.
Cambium Learning Group is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company operates three core divisions: Voyager, Sopris, and Cambium Learning Technologies.

Berkery Noyes Announces its Representation of G2 Web Services, LLC in its Investment Partnership with Primus Capital

September 1, 2011
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Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries.

Berkery Noyes Represents Gradient Analytics in the sale of its Qualitative Research Unit to Sabrient Systems

August 8, 2011
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Sabrient Systems announces the acquisition of selected assets of Gradient Analytics, including the use of the brand "Gradient Analytics." The business unit acquired by Sabrient will deliver analyst-driven research and services via Earnings Quality Analytics, Equity Incentive Analytics, Gradient International and Gradient Consulting.
Gradient Analytics, Inc. is an independent research firm providing analyst-written research work on Global Equities (Earnings Quality Analytics, Equity Incentive Analytics and Gradient International) and Consulting services for institutional clients.
Sabrient Systems, LLC is an independent equity research firm that specializes in custom strategies using quantitative modeling to rank stocks for Alpha generation, risk measurement and creation of unique indexes tracked by exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Berkery Noyes Represents Strata Decision Technology In Its Sale To Veronis Suhler Stevenson

July 21, 2011
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Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading global private investment firm, announced that an affiliate has acquired financial software company Strata Decision Technology, LLC (SDT). Strata Decision Technology develops, markets and implements web-based financial analytics and performance management software tools.
Strata Decision Technology is a pioneer in the development of innovative software tools for financial and business analytics in the U.S. healthcare industry. Strata Decision Technology is a trusted technology partner to leading hospitals, academic medical centers, and healthcare systems.
Veronis Suhler Stevenson, founded in 1981, is a leading private equity firm that makes buyout and mezzanine investments in the information, education and media industries in North America and Europe.

National Geographic Society’s School Publishing Unit Sold to Cengage Learning

June 27, 2011
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Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, has completed its acquisition of National Geographic Society's digital and print school publishing unit and unveiled the new brand, National Geographic Learning, for its English Language Learning business.
National Geographic School Publishing provides quality PreK-12 instructional materials, including resources for emergent and early literacy, Reading/Language Arts, ESL/ELD, and Content Literacy development.
Buyer Parent: Apax Partners
Cengage Learning is a provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Its products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development and increase student engagement.

The H.W. Wilson Company’s Merger with EBSCO Publishing

June 3, 2011
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EBSCO Publishing, the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, and The H.W. Wilson Company, the provider of the highest-quality references in the world, have merged in what is being viewed by the companies as an ideal match. H.W. Wilson offers more than 80 databases on the acclaimed WilsonWeb platform.
For more than a century, H.W. Wilson has provided libraries with the highest-quality references in the world. The Company offers more than 80 databases on the acclaimed WilsonWeb platform: full text databases; retrospective databases; biography databases; image databases, and more.
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books.

Sandow Acquires Material Connexion And Culture & Commerce, Inc.

June 1, 2011
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Sandow announced that it has acquired Material ConneXion, Inc., a leading global materials consultancy with the largest library of innovative materials in the world, and its sister company, Culture & Commerce Inc., the premier design management firm in the U.S.
Material ConneXion is a global materials consultancy that helps companies innovate through smart materials thinking. Built on the belief that Every Idea Has A Material Solution™, Material ConneXion is the trusted advisor to Fortune 500s, smaller forward-thinking companies, and government agencies.
Sandow Media Corporation is a cutting-edge publishing company built around a single philosophy; always exceed expectations. Based in South Florida, Sandow Media is defined by an unrelenting drive to lead the industry, focus on quality, and innovate.

Berkery Noyes Represents Nolo In Its Sale To Internet Brands

May 2, 2011
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Internet Brands announced the acquisition of Nolo, Inc., a market leader in consumer-friendly legal information and marketing services, through it's subsidiary ExpertHub. Nolo, Inc. offers consumers plain-English legal information through thousands of high-quality original books, articles, blogs, podcasts, videos, and much more.
Seller: Nolo, Inc.
Nolo, Inc. is a market leader in consumer-friendly legal information and marketing services. It offers consumers plain-English legal information through thousands of high-quality original books, articles, blogs, podcasts, videos, and much more.
ExpertHub, Inc. owns and operates online advertisement communities for professionals including lawyers, plastic surgeons, and dentists. The company offers expertPLANNER, a proposal generator; expertSYNDICATION, which is a content contribution program; and expertSTATS, a reporting dashboard.

Berkery Noyes Represents Bookette Software in its Sale to McGraw-Hill Education

March 3, 2011
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McGraw-Hill Education has acquired Bookette, a privately held software company, adding key capabilities in online performance measurement. Bookette's smart-scoring engine evaluates high volumes of student writing responses, enabling assessments to incorporate writing while easing the burden of scoring.
Bookette Software, located in Monterey, Calif., specializes in creating software for the development, administration, scoring and reporting of computer-based curriculum assessment. It was founded in 1990 by Dr. Ronald Loiacono.
One of the first American publishers to introduce objective, standardized achievement tests to schools, CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment.

Berkery Noyes Represents Second Language Testing Inc. In Its Sale To Berlitz

March 3, 2011
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Berlitz International, Inc.,the world's premier language services firm, providing quality language instruction, translation, and publishing services throughout the world, has purchased Second Language Testing Inc., a premier company solely focused on language test development and test translation.
Second Language Testing Inc. ("SLTI") has filled a void in language test development for the federal government and state government agencies, for use in security, intelligence and defense work, and in the educational sector. SLTI develops language tests and language proficiency assessments.
Buyer Parent: Benesse Corporation
Berlitz International, Inc. is the world's premier language services firm, providing quality language instruction, translation, and publishing services throughout the world. Berlitz has been providing language services for more than 120 years, with millions of alumni .

SunGard Acquires PredictiveMetrics to Broaden the AvantGard Suite and Expand into Trade Credit Liquidity

February 3, 2011
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SunGard announced that it has acquired PredictiveMetrics, a provider of predictive scoring and analytical services for trade credit, debt collections, utilities and other markets. PredictiveMetrics’ core services around credit and collection analyses will become part of SunGard’s AvantGard Receivables solution.
PredictiveMetrics is a global leader in providing predictive scoring and analytical decision solutions using advanced statistical techniques for credit, collections and debt recovery collections. PredictiveMetrics’ decision technology spans many industries, types of financing, and ages of debt.
SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business.

LRP Publications’ Sale of its Public Employment Group and its Bankruptcy/Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters

January 13, 2011
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LRP Publications has sold its Public Employment Group and Bankruptcy/Banking Products Group to Thomson Reuters. LRP Publications is a leading supplier of print and online publications for legal, government, educational, and business professionals.
LRP Publications publishes two industry-leading magazines, Human Resource Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, and produces newsletters, books, videos, case reporters, online resources and national conferences.
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.

Access Intelligence Has Acquired OR Manager

January 10, 2011
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Access Intelligence LLC and its Dorland Health division has announced the acquisition of OR Manager, Inc., the premier media brand and annual educational conference and trade show for operating room executives, managers and hospital directors. Founded in 1985, OR Manager has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR.
Founded in 1985 by Ellie Schrader and Pat Patterson, OR Manager, Inc. has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR. OR Manager is a media brand and events company serving operating room executives, managers and doctors.
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets.

Management Systems Society’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in MedTech Media, LLC

January 7, 2011
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Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society ("HIMSS") has acquired a majority stake in MedTech Media, LLC. MedTech’s management team, led by current President, Jack Beaudoin, will maintain significant ownership in the company.
MedTech Media is committed to serving the healthcare IT and finance markets by providing news through print and digital information delivery systems. Its industry-leading brands Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance News, and Government Health IT.
Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society ("HIMSS") is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

Medpage Today LLC Sold to Everyday Health, Inc.

December 15, 2010
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Everyday Health, Inc., a leading provider of online health solutions, announced that it has acquired MedPage Today, LLC, a news organization serving healthcare professionals. The acquisition immediately provides Everyday Health with a significant offering for healthcare professionals.
MedPage Today is a news organization serving healthcare professionals. The company's daily, peer-reviewed news coverage delivered via the web and several mobile applications allows healthcare professionals to put breaking medical news into practice.
Everyday Health is a leading provider of health solutions. The company provides consumers, healthcare professionals, and brands with content and advertising-based services across a broad portfolio of over 25 websites that span the health spectrum.

Image Solutions Inc. Sold to CSC

December 6, 2010
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Computer Sciences Corporation announced it has closed the acquisition of Image Solutions, Inc. (ISI), a privately-held, global leader in regulatory submission management solutions and related implementation and outsourcing services for the Life Sciences sector.
Founded in 1992, Image Solutions, Inc. is a proven market leader in providing submissions solutions, process services and consulting to Life Sciences companies as a way to improve clinical and regulatory processes that bring new medicines to market.
Computer Sciences Corporation is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector.

Modern Luxury Media to be Acquired by Dickey Publishing, Inc.

August 27, 2010
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Modern Luxury Media has completed its sale to an investment group led by Dickey Publishing and managed by Cumulus Media. Modern Luxury publishes 26 titles in 12 major markets including: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Washington DC and Miami.
Seller Parent: Clarity Partners, LP
Modern Luxury is the largest publisher of city-regional magazines in America, publishing 25 titles across 12 major metropolitan markets including CS (Chicago), Angeleno (Los Angeles), Modern Luxury Dallas, Houston magazine, San Francisco magazine, The Atlantan, DC magazine and Modern Luxury Hawaii.
Dickey Publishing, founded in 2000, owns three city magazines in Atlanta including JEZEBEL Magazine, Atlanta Luxury Living; TUXEDO ROAD, Atlanta’s Magazine for Men; and Atlanta Sports & Fitness, an online sports and fitness magazine for health-minded Atlantans.

Berkery Noyes Represents Versa Systems In Its Sale To Iron Data

January 11, 2010
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Iron Data announced that it has completed a merger with Versa Systems of Toronto, Canada. Versa is a leading provider of regulatory software solutions for government agencies throughout North America in addition to providing case management software used to manage social security disability claims f
Versa Systems is a leading provider of regulatory software solutions for government agencies throughout North America. In addition, Versa also provides case management software used to manage social security disability claims for federal and state agencies.
Iron Data, LLC. was founded to respond to the increasing demand for cost effective business transaction software and services. Iron Data focused initially on several specific government contract opportunities to provide end-to-end front and back office data processing solutions.

Berkery Noyes Represents Discovery Logic In Its Sale To Thomson Reuters

January 5, 2010
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Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced that it has acquired Discovery Logic, Inc, a provider of customizable analytics and decision support solutions for scientific research.
Discovery Logic "connects the dots" across scientific and business databases to inform R&D investment decisions, visualize trends, locate experts and evaluate project and portfolio performance.
Buyer Parent: Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.

Berkery Noyes Advises Tradeware Global Corp. in its Sale to SS&C Technologies, Inc.

January 4, 2010
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SS&C Technologies, Inc., a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, announced it has acquired Tradeware Global Corp., a leading broker-neutral solution provider for electronic access to global equity markets.
Tradeware specializes in flexible FIX-based equity order management systems, FIX connectivity solutions, and full front-to-back office integration and compliance reporting services. The Company's service bureau business model offers customers the much sought-after benefits of trading neutrality.
Buyer Parent: The Carlyle Group
SS&C delivers investment and financial management software and related services focused exclusively on the financial services industry. By leveraging expertise in common investment business functions, SS&C cost effectively serves clients in different industry segments.

Compass Knowledge Holdings, Inc Merger With Embanet Corporation

October 26, 2010
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Embanet and Compass Knowledge Group announced that they have merged, creating a combined company that is positioned to provide an industry-leading comprehensive suite of online learning services to universities and colleges.
Compass Knowledge has been the pioneer and premier provider of distance learning services to prominent non-profit higher education institutions, helping them plan, implement, and operate successful online undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Embanet is the world leader in providing a full range of online learning services to postsecondary educational institutions. Embanet provides capital and expertise in program development, marketing and enrollment, student services and technology support.

CompareNetworks Acquires International Scientific Communications

October 6, 2010
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CompareNetworks, Inc., a leading provider of online b-to-b marketplaces for the scientific and healthcare industries, acquired the titles of American Laboratory and American Biotechnology Laboratory from International Scientific Communications (ISC), Shelton, CT.
International Scientific Communications, Inc. publishes journals, editorial tabloids, and technical articles on analytical chemistry and life sciences for the chemists and life scientists. Its publications provide news and information in the biotechnology, drug discovery, and many others.
Buyer Parent: Alta Communications
CompareNetworks operates targeted, online, b-to-b marketplaces for professionals worldwide. CompareNetworks integrates online marketplaces, email newsletters, video, whitepapers and editorial content to bring buyers and sellers together.

Mortgage Cadence Teams with Investment Partner to Support Growth, Advance Offerings and Further Solidify Leadership Position

August 10, 2010
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Mortgage Cadence, LLC, a leading provider of Enterprise Lending Solutions (ELS), Loss Mitigation Technology and Document Services for the financial services industry, announced that Monitor Clipper Partners has invested in the company.
Mortgage Cadence is the leading provider of Enterprise Lending Solutions ("ELS") which employ an extensive financial services data model wrapped with a native rules engine to deliver data-driven workflow automation tools to mortgage banks, lenders, service providers and servicers.
Buyer Parent: The Monitor Group
Monitor Clipper Partners ("MCP") is a private equity firm investing in middle market management buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity financings. MCP partners with strong management teams that can benefit from MCP's privileged relationship with Monitor Group.

IAC’s Match.com to Acquire Singlesnet

February 25, 2010
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Match.com, an operating business of IAC, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Singlesnet, one of the most visited online dating sites in the United States. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
A leader in the online dating community since 1998, Singlesnet is one of the most visited online dating Web sites in the world. As one of the most vibrant online communities, Singlesnet connects singles via instant messaging, online forums, emails and chat rooms.
Buyer Parent: IAC
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its history, Match.com has helped redefine the way people meet and fall in love.

Berkery Noyes Represents Ten Speed Press In Its Sale To Random House

March 2, 2009
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Random House, the world’s largest publisher of consumer books, has acquired Ten Speed Press, a Berkeley, Calif., independent publisher of business; cooking; and mind, body and spirit titles. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Ten Speed Press is a nonfiction book publisher that has been based in Berkeley, California, for more than 35 years. Ten Speed’s books are sold worldwide through its international distribution partners and its Canadian sales office in Toronto.
Buyer Parent: Bertelsmann AG
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has acquired the New England Boat Show from North American Expositions Co.

December 16, 2009
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The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the acquisition of the New England Boat Show from North America Expositions Company as part of a larger strategic repositioning of its boat show portfolio.
The New England Boat Show is oldest, largest and most respected boating marketplace in the Northeast. The New England Boat Show is held annually at the new, state of the art, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC).
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80% of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Deutsche Börse Acquires US Financial News Service Need To Know News

November 30, 2009
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Deutsche Börse is expanding the offering of its Market Data & Analytics segment by acquiring the US financial news service Need to Know News. Need to Know News will become a 100 percent subsidiary of Market News International (MNI), a Deutsche Börse Group company.
Need to Know News (NTKN) is a premier financial news service specializing in written, audio and computer readable news feeds. NTKN broadcasts to traders and investment professionals around the world.
Market News International is the leading real-time news, intelligence and analysis agency dedicated to the global fixed-income and foreign exchange markets, and provides information that is also relevant to the equity markets.

Berkery Noyes Represents Ascend Media Holdings In Its Sale Of Event Media Division

September 1, 2009
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TGP Investments, LLC, the manager of private equity investment fund, TGP Capital Partners LLC, is pleased to announce that the fund has acquired the Event and Custom Media Division of Ascend Media. The transaction was completed in partnership with Cameron Bishop who will also serve as the company’s CEO.
Ascend Media is positioned as a leader in the business-to-business media environment - with a unique focus on medical, healthcare and business services industries.
Kansas City-based TGP Capital Partners, LLC is a $56.5 million private equity investment fund formed to make investments in well-managed, profitable and growing middle-market companies.

Oracle Buys Relsys

March 23, 2009
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Oracle Corporation has completed the acquisition of Relsys International, Inc. The combination of Oracle and Relsys is expected to deliver the only suite of software applications that supports end-to-end drug safety processes across clinical development, post-market surveillance and patient care.
Relsys International is the leading global provider of drug safety and pharmacovigilance solutions that help pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies ensure regulatory compliance, streamline operations, and improve product safety.
Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software.

Berkery Noyes Represents Salem Press, Inc. In Its Sale Agreement With EBSCO Publishing, Inc.

January 26, 2009
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EBSCO has signed an agreement to purchase Salem Press, a 60-year-old publisher of health, literature, and history reference books and databases known for its success in selling databases both in print and online as a package.
Since 1949, Salem Press has been the publisher of reference works on literature, history and biography, the social sciences and the sciences suitable for adult and young adult readers spanning all educational venues. Reference materials are both printed and electronic.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government.

Berkery Noyes Represents Rockbridge Growth Equity In Its Acquisition Of Northcentral University

January 6, 2009
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Northcentral University an accredited online university and innovator in 100 percent online higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC.
Northcentral University is a private, for-profit accredited online university serving adult learners worldwide. Learners seeking higher education from a premier university experience the convenience of 100% online distance learning.
RockBridge is based at the Rock Financial/Quicken Loans headquarters in Livonia. Though housed in the Rock headquarters, RockBridge is an independent entity. RockBridge will target companies in North America, one mission will be to find Michigan companies and help them grow.

Berkery Noyes Represents HighBeam Research in its Sale to Gale

December 15, 2008
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Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired HighBeam Research, Inc., producer of the award-winning HighBeam Research Library and the online reference site Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam's growing base of content includes newspaper archives, journal articles, magazines, reference works and more.
HighBeam is a premiere online library for research, facts, and articles. HighBeam also provides an in-depth online library of reference works. HighBeam’s web sites have attracted millions of unique visitors and thousands of subscribers.
Buyer Parent: Cengage Learning
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases.

Wolters Kluwer Completes Its Acquisition of UpToDate

October 22, 2008
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Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, announced that it has acquired UpToDate, the leading evidence-based electronic clinical information resource.
Seller: UpToDate
UpToDate specializes in physician-driven products designed to improve healthcare at the point of care and integrate smoothly into Electronic Medical Records. UpToDate collaborates with physicians, who create recommendations on how to diagnose and treat thousands of conditions.
Buyer Parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.

Berkery Noyes Represents Harris Connect, Inc. In Its Sale Agreement With The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.

August 12, 2008
Synopsis:
Wicks Communications & Media Partners III, L.P. a New York-based private equity fund, announced that its portfolio company, has completed the acquisition of assets of Harris Connect, Inc., the market leader in alumni and member affinity solutions.
Harris Connect publishes over 600 alumni and membership directories annually, provides Internet services to more than 1,000 leading educational institutions and membership organizations and delivers best-in-class research and modeling solutions to over 1,000 clients.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries.

Berkery Noyes Represents Leeds Equity In Its Purchase Of Ex Libris Group, A Leading Library Solutions Provider

August 7, 2008
Synopsis:
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the largest private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries, announced today it completed the acquisition of Ex Libris Group, a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, research and national libraries.
Seller Parent: Francisco Partners
The Ex Libris group is a worldwide supplier of software solutions and related services for libraries and information centers. The Company's flagship product, ALEPH 500, is a market leader in the field of library automation for higher education and large corporations.
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, manages the largest private equity fund in the United States focused on investments in the education, training and related business services and information industries ("Knowledge Industries").

Berkery Noyes Handles Sale of TFM Trade Show to Hanley-Wood

May 1, 2008
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, represented Group C Communications, Inc. in its sale of The TFM Show®, the nation's premier tradeshow for senior facility management executives, to Hanley-Wood, LLC, the leading event producer serving construction markets.
Group C Communications, Inc. is a media company providing information in the areas of facility management and real estate. Group C reaches facility managers and top-level executives who make significant decisions involving the long- and short-term needs of their companies and facilities.
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions.

Berkery Noyes Represents Princeton Media Associates In Its Sale to HMP Communications/Alta Communication

April 29, 2008
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes announced today that the firm represented Princeton Media Associates in its sale to HMP Communications, a portfolio company of Alta Communications. The management team will continue to have an investment in the new combined entity.
Princeton Media Associates produces live, print, and web- based certified continuing medical and pharmacy education and informational services for healthcare professionals. PrincetonCME, offers CME/CE activities in a variety of formats, including teleconferences, symposia, monographs, and webcasts.
Buyer Parent: Alta Communications
HMP Communications is a medical information provider dedicated to ensuring the availability and affordability of excellence in healthcare education. Our readers and customers range from physicians/clinicians recognized for their expertise to influential industry leaders.

Berkery Noyes Represented The Riverside Company on the Sale of HCPro Holdings, Inc. to Halyard Capital, LLC.

February 13, 2008
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes announced that the firm represented The Riverside Company on the sale of its portfolio company HCPro Holdings, Inc. to Halyard Capital. The management team will continue to have an investment in the new entity. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
HCPro is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. The company's mission is to meet the specialized informational, advisory, and educational needs of the healthcare industry.
Halyard is a private equity fund with $350 million of capital under management focused on investing in media, communications and business services companies. The Fund specializes in middle-market leveraged buyouts, growth equity and structured equity investments.

Berkery Noyes Represents Excelsior Software In Its Sale To KUE Digital

February 5, 2008
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes,the leading independent investment bank serving the education, information and technology markets, announced Excelsior Software, LLC, a leading provider of classroom assessment management software, has been acquired by KUE Digital Inc., a leading global education company.
Excelsior Software is a developer of leading classroom formative/summative collection and reporting management software. Excelsior offers the highest level of responsibility to understand its customers with a focus on innovation, quality, and product intelligence and improving communication.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments.

Investcorp to Acquire Randall-Reilly, a Leading Media and Information Company Focused on Trucking and Construction Markets

January 29, 2008
Synopsis:
Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has completed the acquisition of Randall-Reilly Publishing Company, LLC, the premier media and information company focused on the trucking and construction markets in the United States, in conjunction with President and CEO, Mike Reilly, and other members of management.
Seller Parent: Wachovia Corporation
Randall-Reilly Publishing is the premier business-to-business media company focused on the trucking, construction and industrial markets. Randall-Reilly also operates a company-sponsored publication division serving Fortune 500 companies and a UCC-filing database and research group.
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital.

Berkery Noyes Represents Dydacomp In Its Sale to Dydacomp Holdings Corporation and Milestone Partners

January 16, 2008
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes, a leading independent investment bank serving the media, information and technology markets, represented D.A. Kopp & Associates, Inc., Card Management Services, L.L.C., and Card Financial Services, L.L.C. (Dydacomp) in its sale to Dydacomp Holdings Corporation and Milestone Partners.
Dydacomp specializes in multi-channel software solutions for e-commerce, catalog, DRTV, and traditional point-of-sale business.
Milestone Partners is a private equity firm that partners with management to invest in leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of lower middle market businesses. Milestone pursues successful niche-market leaders that provide high margin products or services.

Berkery Noyes Represents Hayden-McNeil Publishing In Its Sale To Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

January 9, 2008
Synopsis:
Macmillan, a leading publisher of books, textbooks, magazines, and digital media, announced the acquisition of Hayden-McNeil Publishing, the leading publisher of custom textbooks and lab manuals for the higher education market based in Plymouth, Michigan.
Hayden-McNeil is a leading publisher of custom course materials for the Higher Education market. Founded by Patrick Olson, Hayden-McNeil partners with college educators to create, course-specific textbooks and other instructional materials based on professors’ own manuscripts and at their direction.
Macmillan is a global publisher of books, magazines, textbooks, scientific information, and digital content and services. Macmillan is one of the nation’s leading publishers of education content, tools, and services for the higher education market.

Berkery Noyes Represented The Thomson Corporation In The Sale Of Centerwatch And New England Institutional Review Board To Jobson Medical Information

January 4, 2008
Synopsis:
The Thomson Corporation announced the sale of CenterWatch to Jobson Medical Information, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group, LLC. CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
Seller Parent: Thomson Corporation
CenterWatch is a trusted source and global leader in providing proprietary data and information about clinical trials to both professionals and patients.
Jobson Medical Information is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing, and medical education company. Jobson Medical Information produces a broad range of publications, educational programs, enduring educational materials, live events, symposia and websites.

Berkery Noyes Represents Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) In Its Acquisition By Decision Resources, Inc.

December 19, 2007
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Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the media, information and technology markets, announces that it represented Arlington Medical Resources, Inc. in its sale to Decision Resources, Inc., a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
AMR is a privately held pharmaceutical market research firm headquartered in suburban Philadelphia. We have been serving the market research needs of the pharmaceutical & diagnostic imaging industries since 1988.
Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources and master their chosen markets. Decision Resources consists of the medical technology business unit and the biopharma business unit.

Berkery Noyes Represents The Gordian Group, Inc. In Its Sale To The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.

December 12, 2007
Synopsis:
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of The Gordian Group, Inc. a leading provider of proprietary database management and procurement services for the repair and alternations segment of the construction sector.
The Gordian Group is a company established by the inventor of Job Order Contracting, Harry H. Mellon, for the sole purpose of providing the consulting services, software and documents necessary to develop, implement and support Job Order Contracting (JOC) programs for facility owners.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Roxbury Publishing Company in its sale to Oxford University Press

February 27, 2007
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Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the media, information and technology markets, announced that it represented Los Angeles-based Roxbury Publishing Company (Roxbury), a publisher of higher education books in its sale to Oxford University Press (OUP).
Roxbury Publishing Company publishes textbooks, anthologies and supplemental books for the college market. It is a leading college publisher of sociology, criminology, criminal justice, speech communication, and political science titles.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press, publishing over 4,000 new titles a year. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines.

Berkery, Noyes represents JIST Publishing, Inc. in its sale to EMC Corporation

February 13, 2007
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EMC Corporation, an independent educational publisher has acquired JIST Publishing, Inc., a leading developer and publisher of educational materials covering job search, resumes and career reference, self-assessment, and planning in the school, library, employment and training, and trade markets of North America.
JIST's products assist students, teachers, career counselors and adults learn about job searches, career exploration, occupational information, life skills. JIST's products include assessment materials, workbooks and textbooks, career reference books, videos/DVDs/software, and websites.
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages.

Berkery Noyes Represents WSA Global Holdings LLC In Sale To ENK International

December 19, 2007
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Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented Encino, CA-based WSA Global Holdings LLC in its sale to ENK International. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
WSA Global Holdings, LLC currently operates several divisions including show operations, publishing, and retail relations. The WSA shows provide the forum for the entire footwear industry to connect manufacturers and buyers, showcase designer brand fashions, and evaluate trends.
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.

Berkery Noyes Represents Interwrite Learning In Its Sale To eInstruction

November 29, 2007
Synopsis:
Interwrite Learning, a leading developer of mobile teacher slates, interactive white boards and student response systems, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Company to eInstruction Corporation, a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Seller Parent: GTCO CalComp, Inc.
Interwrite Learning is a premier global provider of interactive learning solutions for primary, secondary and higher education markets. Interwrite Software is a robust software package that includes thousands of images and resources to create interactive learning environments.
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.

Berkery Noyes Advises Thayer | Hidden Creek On Sale Of Educational Resources

October 31, 2007
Synopsis:
Education Enrichment Resources, Inc., a provider of supplemental technology, teaching materials and supplies to education institutions, announced its acquisition of Educational Resources from Thayer¦Hidden Creek. Top reseller Educational Resources is headquartered in Elgin, IL.
Seller Parent: Thayer Hidden Creek
Educational Resources, America’s largest distributor of educational technology, offers more than just software and accessories to educators. For almost twenty years, Educational Resources has provideing value-added services and qualified consultation to schools.
Education Enrichment Resources, Inc. is focused on providing quality products to the education industry. EERI has primarily supplied K-12 schools nationally through its different operating units and brand names since 1985.

Berkery Noyes Represents National Trade Productions In Sale Of Three Events To 1105 Media

October 8, 2007
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented Washington, DC-based National Trade Productions in its sale of three top-ranked public sector information technology trade shows to 1105 Media, Inc.
Based near Washington, DC, National Trade Productions is a leading tradeshow and event manager, having produced association-owned and proprietary events for over thirty years. In addition, the company operates its Creative Solutions Group, an in-house design agency.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare.

Berkery Noyes Represents Performance Institute In Its Acquisition By Thompson Publishing

September 17, 2007
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Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the media, information, content and technology markets, represented The Performance Institute in its acquisition by Thompson Publishing Holding Co., Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Performance Institute produces training programs and policy conferences for public officials. Through its print-based, online and live content, Performance Institute promotes the application of "performance-based management" practices at all levels of government.
Thompson Publishing Group, a D.C.-based information services provider, is been a leading source of analysis and guidance for business and government executives. Professionals rely on Thompson for help in tracking, and complying with, the dynamic regulatory mandates facing their organizations.

Berkery Noyes Represents DocuLex In Sale Of Discovery Cracker Product To CT, A Wolters Kluwer Business

August 28, 2007
Synopsis:
CT Summation, a leader in litigation support and electronic data discovery, acquires top-ranked electronic discovery product, Discovery Cracker, from DocuLex, Inc.
DocuLex, Inc. is a leading developer and provider of litigation support software and solutions for the legal industry. The Company's clients include law firms, litigation support service bureaus, government agencies and the corporate legal departments of major corporations.
Buyer Parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
CT Summation, the leader in litigation support and electronic data discovery solutions, pioneered litigation support software in 1988. CT Summation's award- winning product family provides a complete and integrated solution suite from discovery through trial.

Berkery Noyes Represented BG Media Investors On The Sale Of HMP Communications To Alta Communications, Mackler And Fisher

August 21, 2007
Synopsis:
Berkery Noyes announced today that the firm represented BG Media Investors on the sale of its portfolio company HMP Communications to Paul Mackler, Ken Fisher, and Alta Communications. Terms of the transaction, were not disclosed.
HMP Communications is a medical information provider dedicated to ensuring the availability and affordability of excellence in healthcare education. Our readers and customers range from physicians/clinicians recognized for their expertise to influential industry leaders.
Alta Communications is a Boston-based private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media and communications companies. Alta Communications has a very successful track record and is extremely active, having invested in over 100 media and telecommunications companies.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Restore Media, LLC in sale of titles to Active Interest Media

July 5, 2007
Synopsis:
Restore Media, LLC, an integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction market, has sold its Old-House Journal and Old-House Journal’s New Old House publications and its affiliated web sites to Active Interest Media.
Restore Media, LLC, is the country's first integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction markets.
Buyer Parent: Wind Point Partners
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.

Berkery Noyes Represents BNP Media In Acquisition Of Ascend Media’s Professional Services Division

June 29, 2007
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Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented BNP Media in its acquisition of the Professional Services Division of Ascend Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Professional Services Division consists mainly of the former Stagnito Communications, which came to Ascend as part of its acquisition of Medical World Communications acquisition in 2005. The Professional Services Division is comprised of 17 magazines in the food, beverage and packaging spaces.
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets.

Berkery Noyes Represents Leeds Equity Partners In Its Purchase Of eInstruction Corporation

June 7, 2007
Synopsis:
Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information and technology markets, announces that it represented Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, which has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of eInstruction Corporation (eInstruction), a portfolio company of Chicago Growth Partners.
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, manages the largest private equity fund in the United States focused on investments in the education, training and related business services and information industries ("Knowledge Industries").

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Monotype, LLC in transaction with Calvert Street Capital Partners

May 30, 2007
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Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, leading independent investment bank serving the information and technology markets, represented Monotype, LLC leading provider of content development, design, production and project management solutions to the pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade education industry, in a transaction with Calvert Street Capital Partners.
Monotype’s editorial, design, and production teams will guide your project from concept to classroom. Monotype provides the cornerstone of education. We recruit the best and brightest associates in content development, design, production and project management.
Calvert Street Capital Partners based in Baltimore, MD, is a long-term investor that provides private equity and mezzanine capital to the lower middle market. CSCP focuses exclusively on building businesses in partnership with operating management to achieve superior returns for its investors.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Complete Healthcare Communications, Inc. in its sale to MediMedia USA

April 5, 2007
Synopsis:
MediMedia USA announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Complete Healthcare Communications, Inc., a leading strategic medical communications agency that specializes in strategic publication planning. CHC will join the Professional Division of MediMedia USA.
Complete Healthcare Communications is a strategic medical communications agency that specializes in publication planning. Our commitment to all of our clients is to deliver the highest product quality coupled with exceptional service, resulting in scientific integrity with commercial impact.
MediMedia’s products and services include integrated and comprehensive health management programs, patient education content, and applications purchased by healthcare stakeholders: physicians, patients, employers, hospitals, health plans and pharmaceutical companies.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Asset Control in Strategic Transaction with Fidelity Ventures

April 4, 2007
Synopsis:
Asset Control, the leading provider of Centralized Data Management solutions to the financial services industry, announced that Fidelity Ventures has taken a majority investment in the company.
Asset Control is the world's leading provider of Centralized Data Management to financial industry firms. With a complete range of in-house and outsourced options, Asset Control delivers Total Data Management, a hybrid approach to data management.
Buyer Parent: FMR Corp.
Fidelity Ventures invests in technology companies at the "Go-To-Market" stage. Its 40-year track record includes hundreds of successful investments in the consumer, communications, systems and software markets.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents NameProtect in it sale to Corporation Service Company

March 23, 2007
Synopsis:
Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company and leading provider of legal and financial services to corporations and law firms, has acquired NameProtect, a privately-held leader of digital brand management solutions for the Global 2000.
Seller Parent: Mason Wells
NameProtect, a digital brand management company, provides a comprehensive suite of trademark clearance and advanced monitoring services that support the entire life cycle of a brand in today’s digital economy.
Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, is a leading provider of legal and financial services for many of the world’s largest companies and law firms.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Mobeon AB in its sale to Ericsson

March 20, 2007
Synopsis:
Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, a leading independent investment bank serving the information and technology markets, represented Mobeon AB, the world's leader in IP-messaging components for mobile and fixed networks, in its sale to Ericsson. Mobeon's IP-based voice and video mail are the key elements of Ericsson's Enriched Messaging solution.
Seller: Mobeon
Mobeon is a leading global telecom software provider focused on maximizing messaging revenue through providing specialized, next-generation software, to tier-one telecom vendors. Mobeon's CompEdge messaging platform provides flexible tools for a range of different services.
Buyer Parent: Ericsson AB
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Fawcette Technical Publications, Inc. in its sale to 1105 Media, Inc.

January 2, 2007
Synopsis:
1105 Media, Inc. has acquired the operating assets of Fawcette Technical Publications, Inc., publisher of Visual Studio Magazine and producer of numerous international conferences, including VS Live!, Web Design World and Web Builder 2.0. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Fawcette Technical Publications has led the way as an information provider in the two fastest-growing, most important markets in computing -- Windows programming and interactive development. Our core product is technical information that computer professionals need to help them develop applications.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Lawrence Erlbaum in its sale to Informa

October 11, 2006
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Informa plc, the leading global information specialists, announces that its Academic & Scientific division has agreed to acquire, subject to the receipt of regulatory clearances, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers of New Jersey. LEA will become part of Informa's Taylor & Francis academic publishing business.
Founded in 1973 as a small publishing house concentrating mainly on research monographs in psychology, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (LEA) has grown into an international publisher and distributor of books, journals, software, and alternative media.
Buyer Parent: Informa plc
Taylor & Francis Group is a leading academic publisher, releasing more than 500 journals and some 1,500 books each year. The company serves the educational, industrial research, and professional markets through a dozen imprints, including Carfax, Falmer, Garland, and Routledge.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. completes the third and final Standex International Consumer Group Divestiture

August 7, 2006
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Standex International Sells Book Unit Standex International Corp., a diversified manufacturing and marketing company, sold its religious book store business, Berean Christian Stores, to private equity firm JMH Capital for an undisclosed sum.
Berean Christian Stores has 17 stores in 7 states and many of our stores are the largest Christian retail stores in the country. As the industry leader, we offer the largest assortment of biblically-based products in an easy-to-shop environment.
JMH Capital is committed to driving value through improved operating performance of our investment portfolio. We work closely with talented, entrepreneurial management teams, providing strategic, operating, and financial guidance to facilitate their success, substantially enhancing long-term value.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Standex International Corporation in its divestiture of Standard Publishing, LLC to The Wicks Group of Companies, LLC

July 13, 2006
Synopsis:
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, has acquired, through an affiliate, the Standard Publishing business unit of Standex International Corporation. The Company will be known as Standard Publishing Group LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Standard is a recognized leader in providing Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Co. offers true-to-the-Bible materials, including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI) in its transaction with ABRY Partners, LLC.

December 5, 2006
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Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the information and technology markets, announces that it represented Psychological Services, Inc. (PSI), in its transaction with ABRY Partners, LLC, a leading private equity group. ABRY invested in PSI to provide capital to accelerate PSI's impressive growth.
Psychological Services, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of assessment and evaluation programs for corporations, state governments and professional associations. PSI provides a range of assessments for pre-employment selection, evaluation, placement, and licensure and certification.
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since 1989, ABRY has completed over $7.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments, representing investments in more than 450 media properties.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Elsevier, Inc. in its divestiture of Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.

November 21, 2006
Synopsis:
Francisco Partners, one of the world's largest technology-focused private equity funds and owner of Ex Libris, a leading global developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries and information centers, has successfully completed its acquisition of Endeavor Information Systems, Inc., an Elsevier company.
Seller Parent: Reed Elsevier
EIS Inc. has been providing integrated library solutions since its inception in 1994. With an executive team base that has a strong heritage in the library industry, Endeavor grounds product line development in knowledge, commitment and the embrace of new proven technologies.
Buyer Parent: Francisco Partners
The Ex Libris group is a worldwide supplier of software solutions and related services for libraries and information centers. The Company's flagship product, ALEPH 500, is a market leader in the field of library automation for higher education and large corporations.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents The Teaching Company in its sale to Brentwood Associates

October 3, 2006
Synopsis:
Brentwood Associates has acquired The Teaching Company Limited Partnership, the nation’s leading publisher and direct marketer of university-level courses on DVD, audio CD, and other formats. The Teaching Company’s current management team, led by CEO Brandon Hidalgo, will continue to operate the company and will maintain a significant equity stake.
The Teaching Company is the leading developer and marketer of proprietary university-level courses. TTC offers more than 220 “Great Courses,” which span more than 3,000 hours of content across eight subject categories. The Great Courses are taught by premier professors from the best universities.
Brentwood Associates is a private equity investment firm with more than $750 million of capital under management and a 30-year history of investing in leading middle-market growth companies.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents The Thomson Corporation in the sale of American Health Consultants to Thompson Publishing Group

September 6, 2006
Synopsis:
Thompson Publishing Group, a leading provider of subscription based information services, has acquired American Health Consultants, a leading provider of healthcare information products, from The Thomson Corporation . The acquisition was completed on August 31, 2006.
Seller Parent: Thomson Corporation
American Health Consultants is the largest publisher of health care newsletters in the world. We began in 1974 with a single title, Hospital Infection Control. We have grown in the quarter century since to more than 80 titles serving a broad spectrum of professionals in health care.
Thompson Publishing Group, a D.C.-based information services provider, is been a leading source of analysis and guidance for business and government executives. Professionals rely on Thompson for help in tracking, and complying with, the dynamic regulatory mandates facing their organizations.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents ELLIS in its sale to Pearson Digital Learning

June 21, 2006
Synopsis:
Pearson Education, world's leading education company, announced the acquisition of ELLIS, provider of English language training software for kindergarten through adult learners. The company plans to integrate ELLIS into its Pearson Digital Learning business unit, a leading provider of proven, research-based technology solutions for preK-12 learners
English Language Learning and Instruction System, Inc. (ELLIS) is a software development and marketing company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1990, Dr. Frank Otto founded ELLIS, formerly known as CALI, to provide a better way to teach the English language to non-English speakers.
Buyer Parent: Pearson plc
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Questar Educational Systems, Inc. in its sale to Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Inc.

June 1, 2006
Synopsis:
Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Inc. announced today it has acquired the larger, privately-held Questar Educational Systems, Inc. of Apple Valley, MN in a cash and stock transaction initially valued at $20 million with the opportunity to reach $32.5 million based on performance milestones.
Questar Educational Systems was incorporated in 2000 to meet the growing demand for quality products and services and the timely delivery of those products and services to support statewide educational assessment programs.
Questar Educational Systems, Inc. provides educational assessment programs for the educational assessment industry in the United States. It provides solutions to the state and local education agencies and their testing programs.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises ClearStory Systems on its divestiture of Document Solutions Business to Datawatch Corporation

May 3, 2006
Synopsis:
Datawatch Corporation, a leader in the rapidly growing Information Services market space, today announced that it has closed the acquisition of the Integrated Document Archiving and Retrieval Systems (IDARS) business from ClearStory Systems, Inc.
ClearStory digital asset management software suite manages the enterprise digital media supply chain — from creation and collaboration, to lifecycle management and delivery — to give companies reduced operational costs, improved productivity, and increased revenues.
By providing solutions that build on a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) framework and Monarch report mining technologies, Datawatch allows organizations to access, enhance, analyze and deliver information from wherever it resides inside or outside the enterprise to solve business problems.

Forstmann Little to invest in ENK International

April 26, 2006
Synopsis:
ENK International, the Fashion Industry's most exclusive tradeshow organization, and Forstmann Little & Co., a New York private investment firm, today announced that Forstmann Little will make a substantial investment in ENK to provide capital to further accelerate ENK's impressive growth.
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
Since 1978, Forstmann Little has made 30 acquisitions and significant equity investments, returning billions of dollars to its investors. The firm's best-known investments include Gulfstream Aerospace, General Instrument and Ziff-Davis Publishing.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents The Hampton-Brown Company in its sale to National Geographic Society

February 28, 2006
Synopsis:
The Hampton-Brown Company, the leading publisher of English as a Second Language learning materials, has been acquired by National Geographic Society ("NGS"). Hampton-Brown focuses its publishing efforts on language and literacy materials for under-performing students and for students whose first language is not English.
The Hampton-Brown Company was founded in 1980 by Sheron Long to create motivating educational materials of quality and instructional merit that make a difference in students' educational advancement.
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. It reaches more than 330 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and its four other magazines.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Outsourcing Today and Unicomm in the divestiture of HRO World Conference & Exposition and HRO World Europe Conference & Exposition to LRP Publications

January 26, 2006
Synopsis:
LRP Publications, Inc. acquired HRO World Conference & Exposition ("HRO World") and HRO World Europe Conference & Exposition ("HRO Europe") from Outsourcing Today LLC and Unicomm LLC.
HRO World and HRO Europe are both owned in a 50-50 joint venture by Outsourcing Today and Unicomm. HRO World is the world's largest human resource outsourcing event and is currently held annually at the New York Hilton Hotel.
LRP Publications was founded in 1977. The first publications were state-specific public employment case reporters and the company was known as Labor Relations Press. As the company expanded into other legal specialties, the name was changed to LRP Publications.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Conceptis Technologies Inc. in its sale to WebMD Health.

December 2, 2005
Synopsis:
Extending its leadership in mergers and acquisitions among online healthcare information providers, Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC represented Conceptis Technologies Inc., and its flagship cardiology portal www.theheart.org, in its sale to WebMD Health.
Conceptis Technologies, a Montreal-based company, produces top-of-the-line vertical portals that open the door to a world of medical knowledge. Noted for their in-depth content, these portals, or websites, are managed and continuously updated by a distinguished editorial committee of world-renowned
Buyer Parent: Emdeon Corporation
WebMD is a leading provider of health information services to consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans.Through our public online portals, WebMD enables health-involved consumers and clinically active physicians to readily access healthcare information.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Current Medicine Group in its sale to Springer Science+Business Media

November 10, 2005
Synopsis:
Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) has acquired the Current Medicine Group (CMG), a leading publisher for the healthcare community. CMG is based in the United Kingdom and the United States and consists of four different operating units.
Current Medicine, Current Science, and Science Press Group have joined forces to bring you an even wider range of products and services. Under the banner of Current Medicine Group (CMG) we can now provide you with everything from review journals, monographs and image collections to specialist websi
Buyer Parent: Cinven
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Adams Business Media on the sale of its Financial Magazines to Highline Media, LLC.

October 12, 2005
Synopsis:
SNL Financial LC and Summit Business Media announced SNL’s acquisition of Highline Data, Summit’s insurance information services unit. As part of the acquisition, Highline Data’s clients will now have the ability to access SNL’s robust financial institutions database with detailed profiles on more than 20,000 U.S. financial institutions.
Seller Parent: BMO Financial Group
Highline Data uniquely meets the insurance and financial sectors’ needs for timely and comprehensive insurance industry financial and market data. The company publishes detailed financial information on more than 8,000 U.S. insurance companies.
SNL Financial is a leading provider of financial information on more than 3,300 public companies and 50,000 private companies in the business sectors critical to the global economy: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, Energy and Media & Communications.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Boucher Communications Inc. in its sale to Wolters Kluwer Health

September 9, 2005
Synopsis:
Wolters Kluwer Health announced that it has acquired the total assets of Pennsylvania-based Boucher Communications Inc.. BCI assets will become a part of Wolters Kluwer Health's Medical Research unit, a leading provider of print and electronic research information for medical and academic institutions, medical practitioners, and corporations.
Publishers information tech and vision care trade mags The company publishes four specialized magazines serving the informational and educational needs of vision care professionals: Eyecare Business, Contact Lens Spectrum, Optometric Management, and Ophthalmology Management, as well as numerous spe
Buyer Parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises the Wicks Learning Group on its sale of Delta Education to School Specialty

August 25, 2005
Synopsis:
School Specialty, the leading education company providing supplemental learning products to the preK-12 market, announced that it has completed its acquisition of all of the membership interests of Delta Education, LLC from Wicks Learning Group, LLC, an affiliate of the Wicks Group of Companies L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm.
Delta is a developer & supplier of hands-on science & math manipulatives, reading programs and related curriculum products for Pre-K to 9th grade. Founded on the belief that "children learn best by doing," Delta has developed a leading reputation and franchise in the supplementary education market.
School Specialty, Inc. is an education company serving the pre K-12 market with supplemental learning products, school furniture, children's publishing and specialized buying services.

Physicians’ Education Resource Acquired By Providence Equity

July 15, 2005
Synopsis:
Physicians’ Education Resource, L.P. ("PER") has been sold to Medical Media Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners, Inc. PER, based in Dallas, TX, is a widely respected provider of fully accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences & publications.
Physicians’ Education Resource ("PER"), is a widely respected provider of fully accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences & publications targeted to physicians who specialize in oncology.
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.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises The Wicks Group on the purchase of DesignWrite, Inc. from Founders

April 13, 2005
Synopsis:
Wicks Medical Information, LLC today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DesignWrite, Inc. and PharmaWrite, LLC (collectively, "DesignWrite"). DesignWrite is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing and medical education company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
We offer a comprehensive approach to product positioning, providing strategic marketing, scientific, and editorial support to meet individual challenges throughout a product’s life cycle.
Wicks Medical Information, LLC ("WMI") is a medical information services company formed in January 2003. WMI's strategy is to acquire mid-size companies in the medical education and publishing sectors focused on providing information to doctors, nurses, and other service providers in the healthcare

Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises Kurzweil in its sale to Cambium Learning

April 12, 2005
Synopsis:
Cambium Learning, Inc., an education company serving the unique needs of the nation's at-risk, minority and special student populations with learning tools, services and technologies, today announced that they have signed an agreement to acquire Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc.
Kurzweil Educational Systems, founded in 1996, is the industry leader and innovator of reading, writing and learning solutions for people with learning disabilities, and people who are blind or visually impaired.
Buyer Parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises ProQuest Company on its acquisition of Voyager Expanded Learning

January 1, 2005
Synopsis:
Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced it has completed the merger of Cambium Learning, Inc., a company serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, and Voyager Learning Company, a provider of educational solutions.
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States.
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials.

Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises Dominie Press in its sale to Pearson Education, Inc.

September 28, 2004
Synopsis:
Dominie Press, Inc. has been sold to Pearson Education, Inc. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., Dominie Press is a leading independently owned supplemental publishing company serving the K-8 education market.
Dominie Press currently publishes about 2,300 titles in a variety of niches, including K-8 leveled readers; research-based reading and writing assessment and oral language assessment; Spanish language materials for K-6 reading and assessment; and library materials for school and public libraries.
Buyer Parent: Pearson plc
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing.
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