PE-Backed Logibec Buys Clinical Software Company ReaEvolution

Montréal-based healthcare IT company Logibec Groupe Informatique Ltd. has bought for an undisclosed amount ReaEvolution Inc., a specialist in medical charting and clinical decision support solutions for pre-hospital and emergency care. The deal follows the company’s acquisition of Artefact from IBM in 2012. Logibec was taken private in 2010 by OMERS Private Equity for $237 million. Société générale de financement du Québec, an investment arm of the Québec government, was a minority investor in the 2010 transaction.


Logibec Acquires ReaEvolution Inc., Provider of Clinical Software Solutions for Healthcare Organizations

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Aug. 26, 2013) – Logibec Groupe Informatique Ltée (“Logibec”) announced today it has acquired ReaEvolution Inc. (“ReaEvolution”), a Quebec-based company specializing in the development of medical charting and clinical decision support solutions for prehospital and emergency care. The entire ReaEvolution team, including its clinical researchers working at the CHU de Quebec, will be joining Logibec. Financial terms were not disclosed.

ReaEvolution’s breakthrough ReaScribe+ product, developed for resuscitation rooms, was recently recognized and bestowed the Award of Excellence by The Quebec Association of health and social services (AQESSS) as well as the Quebec Medical Association Award of Excellence for the development of a revolutionary technology platform.

“ReaEvolution advances Logibec’s efforts to offer powerful, scalable solutions to organizations in the health and social services network” said Marc P. Brunet, Logibec’s President and CEO. “The transaction with ReaEvolution follows the acquisition of the clinical solutions of Artefact in October 2012. With these two transactions and the planned evolution of our existing solutions, Logibec will be even better positioned to meet the ever-increasing needs for clinical data integration in order to provide better care while reducing the operational tasks of care providers.”

According to Dr. Marcel Émond, President of ReaEvolution, “Our association with Logibec will allow us to accelerate the commercialization of our clinical solutions, ReaScribe+, ReaData and AmbuScribe, to the wide range of customers in the healthcare industry. We are pleased to join the Logibec team and contribute to the development of the Company’s clinical vision.”

Logibec offers clients unparalleled solutions and industry expertise to optimize processes in all domains of the healthcare industry. The company’s solutions include the Clinibase and Artefact product families, next generation patient management software packages for acute, long-term and ambulatory care, as well as the market leading Espresso software for human resources, payroll, financial and materials management. Logibec also provides the industry’s most advanced Business Intelligence solutions to support data-driven operational overviews and efficient decision-making.

ReaEvolution’s products will further enhance the advantages of Logibec’s Emergency Department Information System by adding solutions for medical charting and clinical decision support. These new applications will be integrated within Logibec’s Artefact clinical product family, which includes radiology and pharmacy information management systems and Health Information Exchange solutions. With the acquisition of ReaEvolution, Logibec further advances its ability to deliver powerful clinical solutions aimed at improving the quality of care and performance of services throughout the health and social services network.

About Logibec
Logibec, a platform company of OMERS Private Equity Inc., is a leading Canadian healthcare IT company. Logibec has been recognized and ranked in the Branham 300 Industry survey for the last 4 years as No. 1 among the Top 5 Pure-Play Healthcare ICT Companies in Canada. With over 30 years of dedication to the ever-evolving North American Healthcare market, Logibec’s software and information systems meet the current and future needs of the health and social services sector. For further information visit:

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Marc P. Brunet
President and Chief Executive Officer
Logibec Groupe Informatique ltee

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