Four market-leading, SIPA member companies—BLR (Business and Legal Resources) and UCG-owned businesses DecisionHealth, Argosy and CCMI—have been merged and sold to Leeds Equity Partners, LLC. Leeds Equity created a new entity called Simplify Compliance Holdings, LLC to manage this new group. It will be led by Dan Oswald, the current CEO of BLR, and headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn.
Simplify Compliance represents the first investment for Leeds Equity Partners and will be a buy-and-build platform with an exclusive focus on the governance, risk and compliance market.
"We are excited to join the Leeds Equity team," said Oswald (pictured). "Leeds Equity's track record of providing support to leading businesses in the knowledge industries is unmatched, and we view our partnership with Leeds as a strategic asset of the company. We chose to work with Leeds Equity because of the depth of their experience and expertise, and we are confident that their resources ...
This article begins a new series spotlighting many of the 2016 SIPAward winners. (A list of all the winners appears on the SIPA website.) In addition to the 26 first places, SIPA named 53 runners-up and honorable mentions. Winning a 2016 SIPAward was especially impressive given that there were a record 228 entries, and the judging was conducted by a specially chosen group of industry peers.