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December 2018

Transaction Background

OPEN Health is one of Europe’s largest independent health communications and market access companies with leading market positions in Medical Communications; Patient and Brand Communications; Value, Insight and Evidence as well as Consulting and Commercialisation. Headquartered in the UK, the business employs over 300 people across UK, North America and the Middle East and has over 100 clients globally including many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

The acquisition by Amulet Capital will see OPEN Health being merged with its existing portfolio company, Peloton Advantage, a North American based medical communications company specialising in strategic publication planning and associated content development for medical education programs.  Peloton’s teams support US and global accounts for large and small pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies, contributing to the success of more than 100 products spanning all major therapeutic areas.

Post-merger, the combined entity will operate in 7 locations across 3 continents, with approximately 520 employees and will serve over 90% of the world’s top 40 pharmaceutical companies.

Our Role

JEGI | CLARITY acted as advisor to Chime, a leading global advertising and marketing services business and the majority shareholder in OPEN Health.

We were responsible for preparing the business for sale, identifying and managing discussions with potential acquirers globally as well as the overall planning and coordination of a complex transaction process.

Ultimately, we played a critical role in delivering an excellent outcome on both pricing and deal structure, as well as managing a fast-moving and multi-layered due diligence and approval process to a tight timeline.

“This was an important transaction for Chime and the JEGI | CLARITY team delivered on all of our expectations. They orchestrated the entire process to a very high standard, providing both strategic insight and advice combined with focused and disciplined execution. We’d be delighted to work with them again.”

Gareth Bowhill
Head of M&A and Group Treasurer, Chime Communications

 

“Given their experience and reputation in the sector, JEGI | CLARITY were the obvious choice for us and they delivered everything we hoped for and more.”

Tom Hodges
Director, Providence Equity Partners

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