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ConvaTec Announces Acquisition of SureCalm Healthcare

Mar 05, 2012

ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care today announced that Amcare Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ConvaTec Holdings UK Ltd, has acquired SureCalm Healthcare Holdings Ltd and subsidiaries ("SureCalm Healthcare"), a UK-based homecare services group that specialises in the home delivery of prescribable stoma care and continence devices.

As a well-respected company in the home delivery business, SureCalm Healthcare is an ideal complement to Amcare, the existing home delivery service from ConvaTec, which has been serving UK customers for nearly 20years. The SureCalm Healthcare group includes three dispensing appliance contractors, trading as AlphaMed, BCA Direct and Homestyle Positive, operating as subsidiary companies, and an internet and mail order pharmacy business.  Like Amcare, SureCalm Healthcare is recognised for its unbiased, reliable and caring service as well as its total dedication to customers. SureCalm Healthcare, Amcare and ConvaTec share a commitment to the highest standards of customer care and service.

In keeping with the importance of continuity in customer service, there will be no impact on current orders, and delivery schedules and business will continue as normal. Amcare, ConvaTec and SureCalm Healthcare understand the importance of receiving stoma care and continence products on time and in a discreet manner and are committed to continuing to provide customers with uninterrupted service and the products they depend upon.

About ConvaTec

ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key focus areas - Stoma Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care and Infusion Devices - ConvaTec products support healthcare professionals from the hospital to the community health setting. For more information, please visit

About Amcare

Amcare, part of the ConvaTec group, is a dispensing appliance contractor providing a range of home healthcare services with a reputation for a fast, efficient and caring service that stretches back almost 20 years. Amcare specialises in stoma and continence sectors providing home delivery and care services through its network of 12 local care centres, each with a dedicated customer service team to make sure you get your supplies as promptly and discreetly as possible. Amcare also supplies NHS organisations with a wide range of prescription medical devices and appliances through direct supply solutions, providing an infrastructure to support the NHS and service users in delivering community care.

About SureCalm Healthcare

SureCalm Healthcare focuses on providing high quality homecare to patients who are managing long term conditions on a daily basis. The group aims to provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services to patients in the home setting, and specialises in dispensing stoma care and continence devices, home delivery, individual care services and a newly launched internet and mail order pharmacy business providing clients with all their medicine requirements and advice. SureCalm was backed by the healthcare private equity firm Apposite Capital LLP.

About Nordic Capital Private Equity Funds

Since the start in 1989, Nordic Capital Private Equity Funds have invested in large and medium sized companies, primarily in Northern Europe. Through committed ownership and by targeting strategic development and operational improvements, Nordic Capital creates value in its investments. The funds invest in companies in Northern Europe and in selected investment opportunities internationally. They are based in Jersey, Channel Islands, and are advised by the NC Advisory companies in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK. Additional information about Nordic Capital is available through its corporate website,

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