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BLR is Sold to Leeds Equity Partners, Enters Exciting New Strategic Merger

Brentwood, TN–December 9, 2016. Northcreek Mezzanine, Resolute Capital Partners, and founder Robert Brady announced today that they have completed the sale of BLR (Business and Legal Resources) to Leeds Equity Partners, a New York based private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries.

Under the ownership of Northcreek Mezzanine, Resolute Capital Partners and founder Robert Brady, BLR has significantly transformed the business by breaking into new vertical markets, expanding its product portfolio, and successfully completing several acquisitions—all have positioned the company as a market leader in the industries served today.

“We are very pleased to complete the sale of BLR to Leeds Equity Partners,” said Barry Peterson, Managing Partner of Northcreek Mezzanine. “The growth of the company and the aggressive diversification of revenue channels the past few years has created a scalable platform for success. We congratulate Leeds on closing the transaction and partnering with a great management team.”

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Leeds Equity Partners Completes Investment in Simplify Compliance

New York, USA — December 7, 2016. Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York based private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries, announced today that it has invested in Simplify Compliance Holdings, LLC (“Simplify Compliance” or the “Company”). Simplify Compliance is a newly formed entity exclusively focused on the information and compliance solutions sector. Leeds Equity created this new entity through simultaneous negotiations and a merger of four market-leading companies: BLR (formerly Business and Legal Resources), and three portfolio companies owned by UCG; DecisionHealth, Argosy and CCMI. This strategic combination creates a leading provider of mission critical information, workflow solutions and services to the highly complex end markets of healthcare, human capital management, financial services, and telecommunications.

Simplify Compliance will be led by Dan Oswald, the current CEO of BLR, and headquartered in Brentwood, TN.

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BLR® Acquires Thompson Information Services’ HR, Health Care and Environmental Divisions

BLR has reached an agreement to acquire select assets of Thompson Information Services, to strengthen its market position in the regulatory compliance information space. As part of BLR’s continuing expansion, the acquisition of Thompson Information Services’ HR, Health Care and Environmental divisions from Washington D.C.-based publisher, Columbia Books & Information Services aims to expand the scope of BLR’s compliance solution suite and reach new markets forged by Thompson.

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