MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — HMP, a recognized leader in healthcare content and continuing medical education events, today announced it has completed its acquisition of EMS World from SouthComm.

As part of the agreement, HMP will assume ownership of EMS World Expo, North America’s largest EMS, EMT and paramedic event. The meeting was recently named one of the 50 fastest growing trade shows by Trade Show Executive magazine. Also included in the acquisition is EMS World, a 45-year old print and digital asset that covers clinical and educational topics relevant to emergency medical professionals.

The combination further bolsters HMP’s existing stable of offerings for the healthcare community and is consistent with the company’s events-first strategy.

«This acquisition broadens HMP’s footprint and significantly expands our market reach,» said Jeff Hennessy, chairman and CEO, HMP. «It adds another strong layer to our high-performing, multi-channel portfolio. We see tremendous value in these established brands and opportunities to create synergies between this group and our other therapeutic offerings. We are thrilled to welcome the EMS World employees to HMP. Together, we look forward to working with the EMS team to build upon the already strong foundation they have established, and achieve future success.»

«We are extremely enthusiastic to begin the next chapter of value creation for the EMS community by joining the HMP team,» said Scott Cravens, Group Publisher, EMS World. «HMP is a well-established and highly successful business that has built an industry leading position in healthcare, and we believe the EMS World brands will benefit from a move that positions the portfolio firmly in the healthcare space. We look forward to working with HMP to continue to provide high quality, relevant content and education for the EMS audience, both within the U.S. and around the world.»

With the acquisition, HMP will produce more than 260 national, regional and local events in 2017 across a range of therapeutic areas.

Corporate Solutions of Westport, Connecticut represented SouthComm as the exclusive advisor in this transaction.

About HMP Communications Holdings, LLC

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), a collaborative formed by HMP Communications, LLC and the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community, across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant, the monthly, award-winning journal relied upon by primary care practitioners, Psych Congress, the nation’s largest, independent mental health meeting, and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. For more information, visit

About SouthComm

Formed in 2007, SouthComm is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce, and a significant player in the B2B publishing world, with more than 30 titles targeting both B2B and consumer audiences.  For more information visit

About EMS World Expo

As North America’s largest and most internationally attended EMS conference and trade show, and recently named one of the «Fastest 50» trade shows by Trade Show Executive magazine, EMS World Expo, hosted in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), annually attracts more than 5,500 EMS professionals. EMS World Expo sets the standard in EMS education, offering the training professionals need to do their jobs today, with the progressive curriculum and technology that provides the solutions for tomorrow. For more information, visit

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