Providence Equity Partners Acquires Decision Resources

On July 3, 2007, Providence Equity Partners completed the acquisition of Decision Resources, Inc., a leading provider of strategic information to the healthcare sector for an undisclosed price. Decision Resources is the sole shareholder of Millennium Research Group Inc., a Canadian-based company that provides published reports and customized consulting services to clients in the health care sector.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP acted as US counsel to Providence with a team consisting of Joe Kuzneski, Jeff Turner, Germaine Gurr, Michael Weisser and Pete Dziedzic (corporate), Marc Silberberg (tax), Michael Kam (employee benefits) and Annemargaret Connolly (environmental).

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP acted as Canadian counsel to Providence in this transaction with a team led by Roxanne McCormick and consisting of Sean Stevens (corporate and mergers and acquisitions); Tom Meagher (banking), Ian Campbell (labour and employment), Huy Do (competition and Investment Canada); Mitch Thaw (tax), Lisa Abe (information technology and intellectual property), Richard Johnston (pensions and benefits); Katherine Christie (real property) and Rosalind Cooper (environmental).

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP acted as Canadian counsel to Decision Resources Inc. with a team that included Mark Connelly (corporate and mergers and acquisitions), Neal Armstrong (tax), Mark Katz (competition and Investment Canada) and Natasha vandenHoven (pensions and benefits).