CompareNetworks Acquires Russell Publishing
Print and web editorial content to complement company’s online marketplaces.
San Francisco, California-based CompareNetworks, which operates online b-to-b marketplaces for the scientific and healthcare industries, has acquired Indianapolis, Indiana-based Russell Publishing, LLC, publisher of titles American Pharmaceutical Review, Pharmaceutical Outsourcing and International Drug Discovery. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
The goal is to “produce a multi-use content platform” that will be “the ultimate online resource for technology and product information in the life science industry,” according to a statement from CompareNetworks CEO Brian Cowley.
Russell Publishing’s print publications, each complemented by a website, e-newsletter and webcast, join CompareNetworks’ Biocompare.com and Drugdevcompare.com brands, which integrate their marketplaces with e-newsletters, videos, whitepapers and editorial content.
“By merging with CompareNetworks, our content will reach an even larger audience and provide more comprehensive product information for readers at all stages of the buying cycle,” says Russell Publishing president Nigel Russell in a prepared statement.