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Emmi Solutions Has Agreed to be Acquired by Wolters Kluwer

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Emmi Solutions has agreed to be acquired by Wolters Kluwer


William Blair is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Emmi Solutions, a portfolio company of Primus Capital Partners, in connection with its pending sale to Wolters Kluwer (AEX: WKL). The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016 and represents William Blair’s 28th transaction in healthcare technology (including 18 M&A advisories) since January 2015.

Transaction Highlights

  • Execution excellence: William Blair was integrally involved in each step of this transaction solely marketed to strategic acquirers, including collaborating with management in articulating the Emmi vision to the marketplace, driving a competitive dynamic, and leading complex negotiations of key deal terms.
  • Sector expertise: Emmi and Primus Capital were attracted to William Blair’s extensive knowledge and transaction experience within healthcare technology, its specific perspectives regarding the attractiveness of the patient engagement category, and its strong relationships with and insight into the relevant potential acquirers.
  • Trusted guidance: William Blair’s hands-on involvement and effective communication throughout all phases of the process enabled the senior deal team to serve as a true partner to Primus Capital and Emmi.

About the Companies

Emmi delivers interactive patient engagement solutions by combining an intimate understanding of people with expertise in behavioral and educational science. Emmi’s integrated, web-based programs and automated outreach campaigns, expertly designed through a rigorous development process and a human-centered approach, provide a scalable way for healthcare organizations to engage individuals to be participants and partners in their care, while improving operational and financial performance. Emmi creates empowered people, improved relationships, and healthier populations.

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance, and legal sectors. Wolters Kluwer helps its customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

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