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Thompson Media Group, LLC, originally established as Thompson Publishing Group, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Richard E. Thompson. Thompson Media Group is an American privately held media company that specializes in providing compliance, regulatory, and market information through its four operating units: Thompson Information Services, The Performance Institute & American Strategic Management Institute, AHC & BioWorld, and Sheshunoff Information Services, A.S. Pratt, & Alex Information (collectively, SIS). [1] [2] Thompson Media Group, LLC, is based in Washington, DC. Thompson Media Group LLC established their name during reorganization in 2011. [3]


In 2013, Thompson sold its properties:

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Thompson Publishing Group is a privately held law and education books publishing company that was founded in 1972 by Richard E. Thompson under the name of Thompson Publishing Group and based in Washington, DC. [8] The Group publishes subscription-based regulatory & compliance information. [9] Thompson was reorganized under the name Thompson Media Group LLC (TMG) in 2011. [10]

The Performance Institute and American Strategic Management Institute

In 2007, Thompson Publishing Group, now Thompson Media Group acquired The Performance Institute and The American Strategic Management Institute from founder Carl DeMaio. The Performance Institute is a private, non-partisan think-tank in the United States that specializes in improving government results through the principles of performance, transparency and accountability. [11]

Carl DeMaio American politician

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AHC Media

In August 2006, Thompson Publishing Group acquired a leading provider of healthcare information products AHC Media. AHC Media operates as a publisher of health care newsletters in the fields of clinical medicine, health care management, biotechnology, and medical devices. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. [12] AHC also provides accredited continuing education for physicians, nurses, & pharmacists. [13] The combined company has a diverse portfolio of publications and services representing more than 350 print and electronic products as well as hundreds of conferences serving approximately 135,000 customers. [14]

Health care Prevention of disease and promotion of wellbeing

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Biotechnology Use of living systems and organisms to develop or make useful products

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Medical device Equipment designed to aid in the diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of medical conditions

A medical device is any device intended to be used for medical purposes. Thus what differentiates a medical device from an everyday device is its intended use. Medical devices benefit patients by helping health care providers diagnose and treat patients and helping patients overcome sickness or disease, improving their quality of life. Significant potential for hazards are inherent when using a device for medical purposes and thus medical devices must be proved safe and effective with reasonable assurance before regulating governments allow marketing of the device in their country. As a general rule, as the associated risk of the device increases the amount of testing required to establish safety and efficacy also increases. Further, as associated risk increases the potential benefit to the patient must also increase.

Sheshunoff | Pratt

In 2005, Thompson Publishing Group acquired Sheshunoff Information Services (SIS; Austin, TX) from company founders Gabrielle Sheshunoff, other management and investment firm Austin Ventures (Austin, TX). [15]

Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions (SCS) is a company that provides consulting and advisory services to the financial services industry. It was founded in 1971 as Sheshunoff Information Services, was later sold away from and then back to Sheshunoff Management Services, and then re-named Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas. SCS focuses on management consulting, risk management, technology solutions, and investment banking.

Austin Ventures (AV) is a private equity firm focused on venture capital and growth equity investments in business services and supply chain, financial services, new media, Internet, and information services companies nationally with a focus on Texas. The firm, which is based in Austin, Texas, was founded in 1984. AV has raised approximately $3.9 billion since inception across ten private equity funds. In September 2008, the firm announced the closing of Austin Ventures X with $900 million of investor commitments which will be used to fund start-up capital for emerging companies and growth capital for expansion rounds and recapitalizations.

In 2013, LexisNexis, together with Reed Elsevier Properties SA, acquired publishing brands and businesses of Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt from Thompson Media Group. [16]

Sheshunoff Information Services, A.S. Pratt, & Alex Information (collectively, SIS), founded in 1972, [17] is a print and electronic publishing company that provides information to financial and legal professionals in the banking industry, as well as online training and solutions [18] for financial institutions. SIS was founded in 1971 by Alex and Gabrielle Sheshunoff. The company became recognized for providing guidance and analysis to the banking industry. In 1988 Thomson Media, a division Thomson Reuters, acquired the company. Separately, the Sheshunoffs began publishing Alex Information products.

In 1995 SIS acquired A.S. Pratt & Sons. Established in 1933, "Pratt's Letter" is believed to be the second oldest continuously published newsletter in the country behind "Kiplinger's Washington Letter," which began publication in 1923. A.S. Pratt is a provider of regulatory law and compliance work solutions for the financial services industry. [19]

Gabrielle Sheshunoff returned in 2004 to unite the AlexInformation, Sheshunoff, and A.S. Pratt brands before it was sold to Thompson in 2008. [20]

Current operation

Thompson provides regulatory compliance information for professionals in business and government through books, loose-leaf, newsletters, audio conferences, Web subscription products, and email advisory alerts. The company also operates HR Compliance, an online solution for HR and benefits administrators that provide information on fair labor standards act, domestic partner benefits, family and medical leave act, workplace retaliation, consumer-directed health care, Americans with disabilities act, 401(k) plans, fringe benefits, employee handbooks, and flex benefits. [21]

Thompson publishes books that focus on regulatory compliance advice for professionals in health care, human resources and other industries. [22] Their predominant areas of publishing are:

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  4. AHC Media Acquired by Local Executives and Lone Peak Capital Group
  5. Columbia Books buys Thompson Information Services
  6. Thompson Media Group sells two titles to Thomson Reuters
  7. LexisNexis Buys Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt
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  16. LexisNexis Acquires Sheshunoff and A.S. Pratt
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  18. Sheshunoff eLearning
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