Leading infection control specialists, GAMA Healthcare Ltd, acquires the Clinell division of their Australian distributor, AMCLA Pty Ltd., in Victoria. This significant investment demonstrates GAMA’s continued commitment to infection prevention – providing outstanding education, training and clinical support to healthcare professionals across the world.
GAMA will take over the current office in Mornington, Victoria and will retain all AMCLA personnel. The business unveils ambitious investment plans to emulate success in the UK – aiming to double the current workforce over the next twelve months. With headquarters in Watford, England, GAMA now has offices in six cities, across three continents.
“This is a very exciting time for us, as we enhance our service in Australia”, says Dr Guy Braverman, Managing Director and Co-Founder of GAMA. “As world leaders in infection prevention we are committed to empowering healthcare professionals to make the right choices to achieve the best clinical outcomes. Through our growing team of experienced clinical nurse trainers and area managers, we can increase support and after-sales service to meet the individual needs of every hospital.”
In the UK, GAMA provides bespoke, local training through group sessions, ward-based training and practitioner meetings – delivered by a team of infection control specialists. “Our organisational support training programme is valued very highly by our UK customers and we look forward to implementing this in Australia,” says Dr Martin Kiernan, Clinical Director at GAMA. “We have developed the most advanced and fully customisable tablet-based training suite that is free to all customers. In the last six months of 2016, we hosted over 250 training days. This support has been critical in developing new business opportunities and retaining key contracts.”
Madgwicks Lawyers of Melbourne, Australia acted for GAMA Healthcare Ltd, the first acquisition for GAMA in Australia. Madgwicks’ Lead Corporate Partner, Rick Goldberg said: “Although the transaction value was not large, the deal had the usual M&A issues. One complexity was that, together with GAMA’s acquisition of the target company, AMCLA Pty Ltd, it was necessary for AMCLA to contemporaneously divest its non-GAMA related business divisions to a third party. However, given the goodwill of the existing distribution relationship between GAMA and the vendor, it was pleasing to see the deal successfully concluded in a tight time frame and satisfying the needs of all parties.”
Madgwicks’ deal team was led by Rick Goldberg and he was supported by Caroline Ord, Special Counsel, who led the legal due diligence, and Emily Dempster, Senior Associate who handled all employment law issues.