Hanley Wood has long been viewed as an industry leader. : Hanley Wood, the 48-year-old B2B media stalwart, for many decades the industry's model of a well-run B2B media company, is being acquired by the private-equity firm MidOcean Partners and will be merged with a research firm in a move intended to create a comprehensive information and advisory services platform for the residential-housing industry. The research firm is Meyers Research, which was also acquired by MidOcean. The combined company will be led by Meyers' CEO and founder, Jeff Meyers. Hanley Wood CEO Peter Goldstone will leave the company after a transition.