Healthy purchase for Emap
10-Nov-09by Annie Byrne
Emap has acquired Healthcare Conferences, an events and publishing company specialising in the UK healthcare sector.Launched in February 2003 by managing director Gavin Johnstone, the company runs a series of independent events for the healthcare sector including Managing Long Term Conditions, held at Harrogate International Centre and Primary Care Live at Excel London and Manchester Central. Martin Wright, managing director of Media Mergers, which brokered the deal with events consultant and Media Mergers’ own strategic partner Tfconnect, says Emap was impressed with the company’s business model, which allows it to draw revenue from both conference delegates and exhibitors. “This is an excellent business and its principal event, Managing Long Term Conditions, has experienced double digit annual growth since its launch,” he says.Managing Long Term Conditions extends to two days next year on 15-16 April.