MJH Associates‚ Inc., (MJH) a leading independent full-service health care education, market research and multichannel medical communications company, has acquired media assets from the UBM Life Sciences Group (part of Informa PLC). The acquisition comes with seven offices — six in the U.S. and one in the United Kingdom — and over 220 associates.
The acquisition of UBM Life Sciences assets includes iconic multimedia platforms in the health care, animal care, pharma sciences and dental fields, as well as three pre-eminent veterinarian conferences. The integration of these brands will complement the existing MJH portfolio and, together, significantly extend access and engagement with meaningful health content. These new assets will form a new business unit within MJH called MultiMedia Healthcare, LLC. This combined entity makes MJH the largest privately held medical media company in the U.S.
“The strategic purchase of UBM Life Sciences’ media assets leaves no question that MJH is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of delivering trusted health care information now and into the future. It furthers our overall commitment to providing diverse stakeholders — from providers to patients to caregivers — access to trusted and timely resources to help inform care and optimize outcomes,” said Michael J. Hennessy, Jr., president of MJH Associates‚ Inc.
Tom Ehardt, executive vice president and managing director of the UBM Life Sciences Group added: “We are pleased to find a partner that is invested in engaging our valued audiences in new and exciting ways. MJH is an ideal fit for us as they understand how to deliver high-quality content in multimedia platforms and live events.”
Ehardt will continue in his current role and serve as president of MultiMedia Healthcare, LLC, reporting to George Glatcz, COO of MJH.
The Life Sciences Group features 3 vertical markets. Some of the leading brands MJH has acquired are as follows:
Health care— Medical Economics, Patient Care, Practical Cardiology, Dermatology Times, Drug Topics, Ophthalmology Times, Psychiatric Times, Urology Times, Contemporary OB/GYN, Oncology, Dental Products Report and Managed Healthcare Executive.
Pharma — Pharmaceutical Technology, LC/GC, Pharmaceutical Executive, Spectroscopy, BioPharm International and Nutritional Outlook.
Animal Health — DVM360, Vetted and Firstline. Additionally, the animal health group produces the Fetch series of three live regional conferences.
MJH was advised by Oaklins DeSilva & Phillips.
About MJH Associates, Inc. (MJH)
MJH is the largest privately held, independent full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels. Over 600 MJH associates are dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. MJH combines the reach and influence of its powerful portfolio of digital and print product lines, live events, educational programs, and market research with customization capabilities of a boutique firm. Clients include world-leading pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and biotech companies. For more information, please visit http://www.mjhassoc.com.