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reg ex search for companies

I have a large html file that I am trying to scrape the names of companies out of. The company names are always in the following format:

<a href="offsite_quotes.asp?content=http://www.someplace.com">Some Place, Inc.</a>

I would want "Some Place, Inc." as the result here. The company names could be one or more words, they might even have special characters in the name. (@, -, etc) But they will always have "<a href="offsite_quotes.asp?content=" followed by a url and a "">", then the name of the company.

There might be more than one company name per line. If there is, it would be important to print each one per line. I don't know if doing this with a open file, and while loop would be the way to go or not.
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{local $/="</a>";
 while( <> ){
   print "$1\n" if /<a href="offsite_quotes.asp\?content=.*?>(.*)/s;
stakorAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much.

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