Crain Communications, parent company of Modern Healthcare, has acquired Mercom Capital Group’s digital health business, a source of digital healthcare financial data and research.

“For over 45 years, Modern Healthcare has been the trusted voice of healthcare business news and insights. This strategic acquisition will allow Modern Healthcare to enhance our data portfolio, strengthen our value proposition and further empower healthcare leaders to succeed,” said KC Crain, president and CEO of Crain Communications. “The addition of Mercom Capital’s datasets, product and services will enable Modern Healthcare to expand within the digital health space, reaching more sectors interested in the business of healthcare, including venture capital and digital health executives as they look to grow within the industry.”

“We are excited to expand our digital health portfolio to include much-needed insight and information specific to this rapidly expanding vertical,” said Fawn Lopez, publisher of Modern Healthcare. “Our combined offerings will inform and connect the entire digital health ecosystem, enabling improved patient care, a greater understanding of regulatory and funding decisions relative to digital health technologies and in-depth analysis of investment trends and opportunities.”

“With our in-depth data and analysis, we identify shifting trends in the industry and help companies make sound strategic decisions for new market entry and when identifying potential technologies, investors or M&A candidates,” said Raj Prabhu, CEO of Mercom Capital Group. “Modern Healthcare’s incredible media platform, combined with Mercom’s Digital Health data and analytics, will create a powerful digital health research tool with unique content that can help companies and investors navigate trends in a market that is witnessing spectacular growth.”