New York, February 13, 2008 — Berkery Noyes announced today 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.
“This is an excellent match with Halyard Capital backing a veteran management team with a winning healthcare and information franchise.” said Tom O’Connor, the Berkery Noyes Managing Director who managed the transaction on behalf of Riverside Company. “HCPro is a world class franchise in a growth segment of the ever expanding healthcare market,” O’Connor added.
Berkery Noyes has been involved with many of the most notable transactions in the healthcare, pharmaceutical tools and services, and medical marketing sectors involving both strategic and financial buyers and sellers.
Berkery Noyes acted as The Riverside Company’s exclusive financial advisor and represented it in its negotiations with Halyard Capital, LLC.
About Berkery Noyes
Berkery Noyes is one of the pre-eminent merger and acquisition firms serving the information industry, having completed more than 400 transactions since its inception. Among the most recent transactions completed by Berkery Noyes are the sale of Center Watch/NEIRB to Jobson Medical Information a portfolio company of The Wicks Group, HMP Communications to Alta Communications in partnership with Paul Mackler and Ken Fisher, the sale of Complete Healthcare Communications to MediMedia a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners, the divesture by The Thomson Corporation of American Health Consultants to Thompson Publishing Group; acquisition by Springer Science + Business Media of Current Medicine Group; acquisition by WebMd Corporation of Conceptis and the acquisition by The Wicks Group of DesignWrite, Inc..
Berkery Noyes’ clients include private companies seeking a buyer, most of the major international information companies, and private equity firms who use the firm’s expertise in locating, analyzing and negotiating with acquisition candidates and in managing divestitures. The firm operates with a staff of forty professionals serving the information and publishing industry. For more information, visit www.berkerynoyes.com.
About HCPro Holdings
HCPro Holdings, Inc. is the largest provider of information, educational, and advisory products and services in the vital areas of compliance, regulation, and management to the U.S. Healthcare Industry. The company delivers its “need-to-know” content in a wide variety of complementary, integrated formats, including print and electronic newsletters, e-mail services, magazines, books, online products, software, broadcast events, seminars, conferences, classroom training, consulting, membership programs and videos to meet the specialized needs of healthcare managers. The Company’s leading brands, HCPro, HealthLeaders Media, and The Greeley Company, are well-known and highly respected by healthcare managers. www.hcpro.com
About The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market (“SEMM”) and is one of the industry’s most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in premier SEMM companies (those with enterprise values of less than $150 million) and partners with strong management teams to build companies through acquisitions and value-added growth. Riverside offers the resources to complete acquisitions smoothly and in as little as 30 days — thanks to its sizeable pool of capital under management (nearly $2 billion in nine funds), over 150 professionals in 17 offices (Amsterdam, Atlanta, Budapest, Brussels, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Madrid, Munich, New York, Prague, San Francisco, Seoul, Stockholm, Tokyo and Warsaw), and long-standing relationships with partner lenders. Please visit www.riversidecompany.com