Deal profile | Gadens advises Civica on key health sector acquisition
9 December 2021
Gadens has advised Civica Pty Ltd (Civica) on its acquisition of Medical I.T. (Dox), a leading Australian medical record software provider, which will see the global software provider strengthen its position across the healthcare sector in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific. Dox is a digital medical record specialist, with a client base spanning day and private hospitals, as well as medical specialist practices.
Civica is a global leader in software for public services. Its innovative software supports public bodies across a range of sectors from healthcare to education to local government in Australia, the wider Asia-Pacific region and around the world.
Dox launched in 1999 and services over 110 hospitals and clinic groups across Australia. Dox’s suite of innovative products support business intelligence, data analytics, and inventory management and enable automation of hospitals and specialised medical practices through electronic medical record and companion software.
Gadens has a long standing relationship advising Civica on acquisitions as part of its investment and expansion strategy for Australia. This most recently saw Gadens advising Civica on its acquisition of ArborSafe, earlier this year.
The acquisition of Dox will further enhance Civica’s offering to its customers and improve outcomes for both patients and healthcare providers. The acquisition will increase efficiencies and deliver tangible cost savings across Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.
Commenting on the acquisition, partner James Beckley said,
“It has been great to end the year advising Civica on the next acquisition in its expansion strategy. Dox provides IT services which enable the smooth operations of healthcare practices and is an exciting addition to the Civica Group.“
Practice group: Corporate and Intellectual Property and Technology.
Key team members: Corporate partner James Beckley led on the transaction with senior associate Matt Watt, they were assisted by associate Sinead Quigley and lawyer Brittany Dorney. The Corporate Team were supported by the Intellectual Property and Technology Team.