Completion of Acquisition of Attend Anywhere
09 June 2021, 09:33 UTC By inhc
09 June 2021, 09:33 UTC By inhc
9 June 2021
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Induction Healthcare Group PLC
(“Induction”, the “Company”, or the “Group”)
Completion of Acquisition of Attend Anywhere
Induction (AIM: INHC), a leading virtual care platform driving digital transformation of healthcare systems worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has today completed the acquisition of Attend Anywhere Pty Ltd (“Attend Anywhere”) (the “Acquisition”). The cash consideration of approximately £16.35 million includes approximately £0.79 million as payment for Attend Anywhere’s net assets at completion.
In addition, the 14,285,714 new ordinary shares to be issued as consideration pursuant to the Acquisition will be admitted to trading on AIM at 8.00 a.m. on 10 June 2021. Following this, the Company’s issued share capital will comprise of 92,050,727 ordinary shares and the total number of voting rights in the Company will be 92,050,727. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.
James Balmain, Induction Joint CEO, said:
“We are delighted to complete the acquisition of Attend Anywhere which is the latest development in our journey to provide a comprehensive virtual care platform for hospitals, doctors and patients. Attend Anywhere extends our existing product set with a mature video consultation platform already being widely used by NHS hospitals across the UK. Critically, it will also deliver Attend Anywhere customers an even higher standard of user support, technical resilience and customer service, via our existing UK based infrastructure.
“Induction products will cover not only pre-treatment patient support (including digital correspondence, appointment booking and remote triage) but also the full range of in-person, telephone and live-video consultations. This will help our NHS hospital customers provide maximum flexibility when addressing the daunting challenge of current secondary care waiting lists. We are very excited about our combined offering and the opportunity we have to make life easier for clinical teams and patients by supporting the NHS’s ongoing digital transformation initiatives.”
Hugo Stephenson, Induction Joint CEO, added:
“I am delighted to welcome Attend Anywhere CEO Chris Ryan and his team to be part of the exciting future for Induction as we work together to create an all-encompassing virtual care platform that can be used at scale so that our healthcare systems can work better. Coming together provides us with a strong market position in a significant area of growth and investment. It also gives the enlarged Group good forward visibility, with £9.5m in contracted revenue for our current financial year ending March 2022.
“We are very pleased with the support from existing and new investors and we look forward to updating shareholders as we deliver on our integration plan and growth strategy. We are particularly excited about taking a UK platform, used at scale, and exploring its potential in new markets that look to the UK as a digital exemplar, and face similar challenges dealing with long waiting lists and limited space for seeing patients as healthcare systems try to open up after vaccination roll-outs.”
Chris Ryan, Attend Anywhere CEO said:
“The Attend Anywhere model for mainstream, business-as-usual video consultations for health services has been proven at scale. We see a great many synergies with the Induction team, its ethos, products and services. This includes accelerating the development of integrated solutions and services that underpin modern health care delivery, and expanding our operational capabilities and footprint in the UK and in Europe as well as Australia, Asia and elsewhere.”
Dr Hugo Stephenson, Joint Chief Executive Officer James Balmain, Joint Chief Executive Officer
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Induction (AIM: INHC) is a leading virtual care platform driving digital transformation of healthcare systems worldwide. Induction solutions enhance the investments hospitals have made and lay the foundation for their future. Our products can enable information share between busy doctors, alleviate operational burdens on hospitals or put patients in better control of their care, all while ensuring the highest standards of clinical safety and information security. We unchain staff and patients from the limitations of paper-based and desktop systems, creating massive time and cost efficiencies.
More than 225,000 hospital doctors across multiple territories, including the UK, Ireland, Australia and South Africa, as well as a rapidly growing number of more than 250,000 UK patients, choose Induction solutions.
Induction Switch is the number one healthcare collaboration app in the UK, used by the majority of hospital doctors within the NHS. The app helps to increase productivity and enhance communication by securely sharing phone numbers and bleeps, bookmarks, documents and messages in a clinical setting.
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Induction Zesty is a market-leading digital platform for patients visiting hospitals. The platform allows patients to book and access their appointments, read their clinical letters, store a copy of their clinical record and provide data to their care teams remotely. It is not just a compelling patient experience, but also delivers significant cost benefits to hospitals.
Induction HealthStream is a proprietary data integration platform that reads and writes patient demographic, appointment and clinical record data between a growing number of hospital EHR systems and the Induction platforms. This connectivity between stakeholders and legacy IT systems adds substantial value to pre-existing health IT investment and allows large-scale adoption of Induction app-based services.
About Attend Anywhere – https://www.attendanywhere.com/
Attend Anywhere helps hospitals, health systems and other customers offer video consultations to patients and service users as a normal part of day-to-day operations, making it simple, safe and secure to say “yes you can attend your appointment via video”. Since 1998, Attend Anywhere has collaborated with clinicians and patients, medical colleges, universities, healthcare providers, governments, NGAs, and others to bring the benefits of mainstream video call access to health and care systems, with some Attend Anywhere programs now entering their 21st year. The company’s vision is for video consultations to improve lives and help address social, access, equity and sustainability challenges in healthcare and beyond.
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