6 May 2016

Clanwilliam Group acquires Bluespier International Software & Services

Leading healthcare, technology and services company, Clanwilliam Group, today announced that it has acquired Bluespier International, leading provider of theatre management solutions.

Both Clanwilliam Group and Bluespier share a common focus on delivering innovative services that support the work of healthcare professionals and improve health outcomes. The Bluespier TMS software applications are used in over 50 NHS hospitals in the UK as well as in private hospitals in both the UK and Ireland. Its theatre management suite is clinically focused and designed to enable hospitals to manage theatre, trauma, anaesthetics, pre-theatre and stock activities more efficiently.

Clanwilliam Group is backed by Eli Global and it has a strong track record of investing in companies which complement its expanding portfolio of healthcare technology products. Its strategy is to invest in businesses which are in a position to add value for its customers and their end users.

Gavin Webb, co-founder of Bluespier, will remain a shareholder and will continue to run the business as Managing Director. The combined expertise and experience of Clanwilliam Group will serve as a resource to the management team, aiding Bluespier as it continues to grow and expand

Commenting on the investment, Mr Webb said:

“Today is a significant milestone for Bluespier. The investment by Clanwilliam will enable us to grow and evolve the company and our proposition for the benefit of our customers. Under the umbrella of the Clanwilliam Group our team will have the opportunity to grow and develop as part of a larger healthcare group – developing and maximising synergies on behalf of our customers. Our customers will continue to deal with the people they know and trust and System C remains Bluespier’s preferred integration partner based on the highly regarded Medway EPR and Bluespier’s award-winning theatre management suite. Customers will also have the added peace of mind that Bluespier is operating within the support network of the Clanwilliam Group. The investment and support from Clanwilliam will enable us to take the business to the next level and we are extremely ambitious for the future of Bluespier.”

Bluespier joins other well-known brands and businesses within the Clanwilliam Group including Helix Health (RxWeb), Medical Billings experts Medical Management Services and DGL Practice Manager. All businesses within the Group remain independently committed to the ongoing development of their respective flagship products while making use of the synergies that emerge from shared knowledge and expertise.

Howard Beggs, CEO of Clanwilliam Group, welcomed Bluespier to the Group:

“At Clanwilliam Group, we are big believers in what technology can achieve in the healthcare setting – driving change and breakthroughs around the world. Our investment strategy is designed to build a stronger, globally integrated company that delivers sustainable value to our customers. Hospitals across the UK and Ireland rely on Bluespier every day to manage their theatres more efficiently. Under the leadership of Gavin Webb, the team will be looking to build on this success into the future. With the combined strength, technical expertise and skills of the Clanwilliam Group, further product innovation will be facilitated, benefitting new and existing customers alike.”

More information about Clanwilliam Group is available at www.clanwilliamgroup.com, while further details about Bluespier International are available at www.bluespier.com

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