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Providence Equity Partners has acquired Decision Resources, Inc.

Scott-Macon's Media & Information Group Provides M&A services to Providence Equity Partners.

August 2010

Providence Equity and Decision Resources

Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, announced that Providence Equity Partners, would acquire majority control of the Company. Scott-Macon's Media & Information Group acted as exclusive financial advisor to Providence Equity Partners in this transaction.

With the additional resources that Providence provides, Decision Resources plans to accelerate its growth. Decision Resources, Inc. was previously owned by private equity firms Castanea Partners, Inc. and Boston Ventures Management, LLC.

About Providence Equity Partners

Providence is a premier global asset management firm with more than $50 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing with the vision that a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies of enduring value. Since the firm’s inception in 1989, Providence has invested in over 160 companies and become the leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education and information industries.

About Scott Macon’s Media & Information Group and M&A Services

Led by Derek G. Goodman, Scott Macon’s media corporate finance professionals have completed over 90 media mergers and acquisitions in two decades. The group possesses transaction experience in mergers and acquisitions, valuations, corporate advisory assignments, and capital raising services. The division serves entrepreneurs, private equity and corporations in the education, business information, internet, and publishing markets.

Utilizing experience in both domestic and international advisory, Scott-Macon's professionals have assisted clients on the purchase or sale of companies, subsidiaries and business units in a broad range of industries. We assist clients in all stages of the sale or acquisition process and develop strategy, acquisition parameters and purchase constraints before the initiation of the program.

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