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Further Acquisition for (London Based) Schofield Healthcare Media

Saturday, January 24, 2009 General News J E 4
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CHICAGO and LONDON, Jan. 23 Schofield Healthcare Media Ltd(SHML), a division of Schofield Media Europe Ltd, announced on the 16thJanuary that it has acquired Medical Education Partnership Ltd (MEP).

MEP was set up by Jane Jones in 1997 as the publishing and medical wing ofGCI Healthcare. Following a management buy-out in June 2002, it establisheditself as an independent medical education company specialising in effective,targeted and intelligent medical communications.

The company portfolio includes a number of key educational resources forhealth care professionals in print, online and in person. MEP employs aprofessional team of highly-skilled people with extensive publishing andclinical experience and an advisory board of leading clinical experts, whowill continue to work with the company. The sale of the company follows Jane'sdecision to retire at the end of this month.

Jane Jones -- "I am delighted that MEP will continue under the Schofieldbanner. Our philosophy at MEP has been to produce high quality, independenteducational material which puts the health professional first and I believethat Schofield is an expanding publishing company which supports the samevalues."

This transaction represents the 8th acquisition by Schofield Media GroupLLC in three years.

Alan Freeman, Director of Schofield Healthcare Media, commented:"Acquiring MEP strengthens our reach in the healthcare sector and its strongreputation, particularly in wound care and diabetes, dovetails perfectly withour earlier acquisitions of Healthcomm UK and SB Communications group. Also,the opportunity to bring in the highly regarded and vastly experienced team ofmedical communications specialists was too good an opportunity to miss."

Founder and CEO, Andrew Schofield concluded: "We have a strong commitmentto grow our presence in the healthcare sector and the MEP acquisition isanother very positive step towards this."

Founded in 1999, Schofield Media Group publishes business-to-businessmagazines and operates conferences and events in the United States, Europe andAsia. The company maintains offices in London, Norwich, Aberdeen and Essex inthe United Kingdom and Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and New York Cityin the United States. Divisions include Schofield Publishing, SchofieldHealthcare Media, Schofield Media Chicago, Ideal Media and RedCoat Publishing.http://www.schofieldmediagroup.com

SOURCE Schofield Healthcare Media Ltd
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