– Announces collaboration with HMP Communications, LLC. –

Birmingham, Alabama and Malvern, Pennsylvania 22 April 2013 – The Kirchner Group, a leading North American traditional merchant bank, today announced a joint venture with HMP Communications, the largest communications franchise in the wound care industry. The joint venture will focus initially on ‘The Business of Wound Care’ with a special emphasis on diabetes and related conditions, a market that will soon top $300 billion.

“This joint venture with HMP Communications broadens our already strong platform for serving entrepreneurs, companies and investors in the health and life sciences sector”, stated Bud Kirchner, Founder of Kirchner Group. “I am particularly pleased to partner with HMP because of their formidable communication capabilities and long-standing reputation in the wound care industry. When paired with our own experience in the industry and proprietary business platform, the synergies should create considerable value for business owners, managers and investors interested in wound care and diabetes.”

HMP Communications is the foremost authority in wound care communications. HMP publishes four journals: Ostomy Wound Management, WOUNDS, Today’s Wound Clinic, and Podiatry Today. Monthly readership of these publications exceeds 60,000 wound care clinicians and decision-makers.

The initiative is built on a foundation created by the synergies of HMP’s communications platform, educational vehicles and expertise along with Kirchner Group’s wound and diabetes related content and equally formidable expertise relevant to intellectual property as well as fixing, selling and investing in businesses in health and life sciences.

In launching the new venture, a website for The Business of Wound Care has been created. Free webinars will be offered June 19 and August 14 and on September 27th a one-day meeting co-located at the 2013 SAWC Fall conference (Symposium for Advanced Wound Care) in Las Vegas will be offered. Registration details are available on the website www.businessofwoundcare.com.

“This is a really exciting chance to help entrepreneurs, other businesses and investors who are focusing on wound and diabetes care”, continued Managing Partner Dr. Patrick McNees. “I have known and worked with HMP in various ways for over twenty years and feel very fortunate to now have the chance to collaborate with them on such an exceptional venture.”

HMP Executive Vice President, Peter Norris said, “We are very pleased to be able to join forces with the Kirchner Group on this initiative. The Business of Wound Care concept is a natural outgrowth to HMP’s core competencies and married with Kirchner’s investor and entrepreneurial expertise gives us a powerful platform to help nurture innovative products and companies within the field of wound care.”

About HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, a collaborative formed by HMP Communications, LLC and North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), is a leader and innovator in healthcare communications. The company produces some of the industry’s most well-respected brands of multimedia, live events and accredited continuing education (CE) programs. HMP distributes award-winning content across a wide spectrum of healthcare audiences who can access its brands anywhere at any time. Visit www.hmpholdings.com for more information.

The press release from HMP can be read here.

For more information:
Corey Krejcik
Senior Director of Marketing

About Kirchner Group
The Kirchner Group has been providing traditional merchant banking services since 1985. The Company provides operational and transactional support for companies and asset management services for institutional investors. Kirchner Group’s proprietary platform is built on the premise that pairing deep domain expertise with process experts provides superior results. Our clients and partners range from some of the most promising entrepreneurs, to fortune 500 companies and their investors. In addition, Kirchner Group manages assets on behalf of some of the largest insurance companies, commercial banks and institutional investors in the world.

For more information:
Patrick McNees
Managing Partner
Kirchner Group Health and Life Sciences
+1 205-789-7426