The National Underwriter Company
The National Underwriter Company publishes a broad array of print, e-media and software products for the insurance and financial services industries. Its key publications include the two weekly magazines, National Underwriter, Property & Casualty/Risk & Benefits Management and National Underwriter, Life & Health/Financial Services, as well as the multi-volume loose-leaf FC&S Bulletins service and the very popular Tax Facts desk references.
The National Underwriter Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Highline Media, LLC.
Highline Media LLC is a publishing company focusing on information for the financial, insurance and real estate sector. The company's first acquisition, The National Underwriter Company ("NUCO"), the leading publisher for the insurance industry, was completed in October 2003. NUCO is a leading publisher of magazines, and books in both print and electronic formats, and is also a sponsor of industry conferences.
Highline's private equity sponsor is Spire Capital Partners L.P. Spire Capital is a $260 million private equity fund focused on the media and communication sectors. Approximately fifty percent of this fund is available for investment. The Fund's philosophy is to partner with strong operating teams to build long-term value in sectors where the firm brings relevant expertise. In addition to its Highline investment in the business-to-business publishing sector, Spire Capital's previous fund is an investor in American Community Newspapers and PowerOne Media, an Internet infrastructure provider for publishing concerns, among other companies.