MDx Medical has acquired UCompareHealthCare.com from the New York Times Co. for an undisclosed amount, according to a news release from the seller. MDx Medical, based in Lyndhurst, N.J., is an investor-owned healthcare consumer information company backed by a few venture capital and private-equity firms. It is the parent of Vitals.com, a physician-rating website.
UCompare, Marlborough, Mass., was one of four consumer and information websites listed separately from the New York Times' news operations in the company's recent financial report. The website operations and related businesses earned a combined $16.9 million on revenue of $136 million for the year that ended in December.