Boathouse Capital Supports SurveyHealthcare in Completion of OMR Globus Acquisition
November 5, 2019
Boathouse Capital, today announced its financial backing of portfolio-company, SurveyHealthcare’s acquisition of OMR Globus. Both firms are leading global healthcare sample providers, and the integration of OMR’s assets will expand SurveyHealthcare’s proprietary global reach by more than 500,000 unique and diverse panelists.
In addition to the panel acquisition, SurveyHealthcare will combine OMR Globus’ existing staff into its current European-based operations staff, led by SurveyHealthcare Founder & CEO, Jerry Arbittier.
Founded in 2012, OMR Globus provides a full suite of data collection services in the healthcare space to market research agencies, independent consultants, and other data collection firms. Their ability to continuously cultivate panels across nearly a dozen countries, has enabled the firm to scale its offering rapidly and provide its clients access to new sets of highly engaged, responsive sample.
Founded in 2009 with a North American focus, SurveyHealthcare set out to build a diverse set of panel communities in the healthcare space. In 2015, they expanded their vision into Europe, with strategic initiatives to establish local offices, hire dedicated business development leaders, onboard local operational expertise, and launch bespoke European panel building. Now, with the integration of OMR Globus, SurveyHealthcare will significantly scale its existing capabilities in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, while providing new reach into Poland, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland. Additionally, OMR Globus will provide first-time access for SHC in Brazil and Mexico.
“Our goal in providing the working capital for this transaction was to incorporate the core assets of OMR Globus into our portfolio-company, SurveyHealthcare, in order to accelerate SHC’s global expansion, and maximize upside for our investors,” said Chong Moua of Boathouse Capital. “Through this acquisition, we feel SurveyHealthcare has completed its goal of adding an even broader international offering to its suite of services. We maintain full confidence that the prospects for SHC’s continued growth are stronger than ever, and through our strategic alliance, we will continue the creation of shareholder value.”