Ascend Media reaches agreement to acquire Medical World Communications.Ascend Media (Overland Park, KS), a company formed in 2002 with the backing of J.P. Morgan Partners (New York New York, state, United States
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MWC produces about 50 medical, healthcare and b2b magazines and journals and has 350 employees. The company is divided into five main divisions. The Medical Division (Jamesburg, NJ) produces ten journals including American Journal of Managed Care, Pharmacy Times and Resident & Staff Physician, as well as related guides and reports. The Allied Healthcare Group (Los Angeles, CA) produces 16 medical and healthcare journals, including Hearing Products Report, Clinical Lab Products and Medical Imaging, as well as related newsletters, handbooks, trade shows and conferences.
The Oral Health Division (Jamesburg, NJ) produces three journals, Dentist's Money Digest, Contemporary Esthetics esthetics: see aesthetics. & Restorative Practice and Contemporary Oral Hygiene Oral Hygiene Definition
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The agreement to purchase MWC closely follows Ascend's acquisition of Synermed Communications (Califon, NJ), a producer of continuing medical education continuing medical education See CME. programs, and Exhibitor Visibility Worldwide (Overland Park, KS), a producer of publishing and marketing services for major medical/ healthcare events, last month.
Ascend president/CEO Cameron Bishop said the acquisition of the three companies "has positioned us as a business-to-business media company with $150 million in revenue. We have the capability to serve our customers in a uniquely comprehensive manner unlike any other medical publisher."
Ascend now produces a variety of conferences, trade shows, databases, magazines and journals for the b2b medical, healthcare and business services industries. Other magazine titles include EXPO Magazine, Pro AV, Casino Journal and International Gaming & Wagering Business.