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PE-backed ClearCourse buys e-clinic

ClearCourse Partnership LLP, which is backed by Aquiline Capital Partners, has acquired UK-based e-clinic, a patient and clinic management software provider. No financial terms were disclosed.


London | 16 August 2019 – ClearCourse Partnership LLP (“ClearCourse” or “the Partnership”), a group of innovative technology companies providing software, services and digital capabilities to the membership, events & bookings and sports & leisure sectors, today announces the acquisition of e-clinic (“the Company”), a leading patient and clinic management software provider. The deal is ClearCourse’s 13th since its foundation in October 2018 and represents an expansion of Partnership’s product offering into the healthcare industry.

e-clinic was founded in 2002 and continues to operate from its headquarters in Shipley, West Yorkshire, where it employs 7 people. Its intuitive proprietary cloud-based software package, ‘e-clinic 2’ is used by clients around the world, from small private medical practices to multi-site, multi-disciplinary clinics and hospitals, including the Harley Medical Group, Courthouse Clinics, and EF Medispa. e-clinic helps its clients streamline operations through workload automation and workflow management. The Company has consistently led innovation in clinic administration, having been the first to implement many features now ubiquitous in the industry such as text message booking systems, digital clinical document annotation, patient marketing, multi-layered diaries and integrated card payments. e-clinic offers clients training and support services, as well as an in-house development team that is on hand to tailor the platform to meet their individual requirements.

ClearCourse was established to add value in innovative, well performing UK-based technology companies that provide digital services, including payment capabilities, to membership, events and bookings organsations. ClearCourse will work closely with e-clinic’s senior team, providing operational expertise and financial resources to bolster and support the Company’s ambitious growth strategy and continued platform development. e-clinic will also gain access to improved payments infrastructure and other technology products, including data validation services, from within the Partnership.

Gerry Gualtieri, CEO of ClearCourse, commented: “e-clinic is a dynamic new addition to ClearCourse Partnership. The Company has developed a strong reputation in the healthcare sector for delivering first-class management solutions to an impressive list of clients around the world. We see great opportunity for commercial synergies between e-clinic and the wider Partnership, particularly around the provision of payments and membership management tools. We’re excited to work closely with the team to realise those synergies and support the Company’s continued growth and development.”

Mark Lainchbury, Managing Director of e-clinic, added: “We’re very proud to have built e-clinic into the highly successful, market-leading business that it is today. By joining the ClearCourse Partnership, we have access to a valuable range of resources and operational expertise that will allow us to continue to grow, develop and realise our ambitious plans for the future. We remain dedicated to creating the best possible product for our clients so that we can continue to improve patient care around the world.”