Investor Gilde invests in NederCare

Investment fund Gilde participates in NederCare, a developer of software applications for Dutch healthcare institutions from Veenendaal. The size of the share of Gilde in exchange for the growth capital is not disclosed. What they did mention was that NederCare will form a new holding together with epd-supplier Impulse Info Systems, in which Gilde got involved last year. The still nameless company will start March 2017.

The new group says they have a strong position in youth care and mental healthcare and wants to accomplish this as well in the disabled care sector by joining forces and the support of Gilde.

Mark Scharloo, technical director NederCare: ‘Both Impulse and NederCare develop modern software applications in co-creation with the customer. In the technical area, the challenges of the market like legislation, horizontal supervision, real time management information and eHealth overlap also. With the new size of scale and the support of investment fund Gilde, we can realise and implement solutions for the future quicker.’

NederCare, founded in 1995 and located in Veenendaal, delivers software to healthcare institutions in different sectors. The healthcare information system MoreCare4 of NederCare enables healthcare institutions to automate the primary care and guidance process and to release it from the financial administration and invoicing. The managers and shareholders of NederCare will remain involved in their current role.

Management buy-out
The cooperation between Gilde and Impluse Info System was already common in June of 2016. Investment fund Gilde Equity Management Benelux stepped into the organization through a management buy-out of the founder Henk Koopman. This company from Oldenzaal develops software applications for healthcare, especially electronical patient files (epd). Founder Henk Koopman stayed involved in his role as director and shareholder.

Impulse, founded in 1994 and located in Oldenzaal, delivers software to a wide range of healthcare institutions, especially the ones in mental healthcare. The healthcare information system USER allows healthcare institutions to automate the primary care process and to support the financial administration and invoicing. Impulse has about ninety employees. Some examples of customers are Kentalis, GGZ Centraal, Elkis, Mediant, GGD Amsterdam, Pompe Stichting, Antes and Custopdial Insitutions Agency of the Ministry of Safety and Justice.

Care & ICT 2017 / The patient as partner
Healtcare institutions more and more have to think from the perspective and needs of the patient. With all the associated consequences. From social innovation to business operations and IT. At the fair Care & ICT 2017 this year’s theme is ‘The patient as partner’.


Source: Computable