NOSA acquires divisions of LexisNexis
The National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA) recently announced the acquisition of LexisNexis Legal & Professional’s Occupational Hygiene (OH) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) division.
NOSA is a prominent member of the Micromega Holdings Limited (MMG) group of companies. Greg Morris, CEO at MMG, says: “The acquisition of the divisions provides NOSA with an experienced team of health and safety consultants, along with expanding NOSA’s footprint in the occupational hygiene sector.”
The transaction will position NOSA as one of the leading providers of occupational hygiene services in South Africa. It also allows NOSA to expand its client base and build on its reputation as one of the largest providers of occupational health and safety services in Africa.
According to Greg Brown, executive director at LexisNexis, while the OH and OHS training and consulting businesses have delivered an excellent value proposition to the company’s customers, the divisions no longer fits with its strategy to provide leading legal information and compliance solutions.
Brown says: “We are pleased to have found a natural owner in the form of NOSA, who will retain all key OH and OHS staff as well as the course material and intellectual property relating to this part of our business. This will ensure our customers will receive the same level of expertise, service and relationships that they enjoyed at LexisNexis.”
NOSA has made a number of acquisitions over the past 18 months, which have allowed the company to expand its product offering into food safety, e-learning training and laboratory services. The acquisitions have enabled NOSA to provide a holistic service to its extensive client base, along with providing a product range that underpins NOSA’s international growth strategy.