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28 August 2019

Charles Russell Speechlys advises Civica on the acquisition of occupational health cloud software specialist Warwick International Computing Systems

Charles Russell Speechlys has advised longstanding client, the Civica Group, an investee company of Partners Group and market leader in business-critical cloud software and solutions, on its latest acquisition of occupational health cloud software specialist Warwick International Computing Systems.

Derby-based Warwick International provides specialist cloud software with a broad presence complementary to the Civica Group’s established activities and growth strategy in shared markets. The business’ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) supports organisations in their responsibility to keep employees’ safety and wellbeing top of their business agenda. Using powerful analytical tools to transform data into knowledge, Warwick International allows organisations to act with trust and accuracy, enabling critical occupational health and health & safety services to be delivered effectively and efficiently. Warwick International will join the Health and Care division within Civica, building on Civica’s market-leading cloud portfolio for existing and shared markets.

The acquisition adds new capability to the business in occupational health and health & safety, particularly to the health sector where more than 40 NHS trusts use Warwick International’s software, including University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. The company’s cloud software supports 200 customers worldwide, including the Metropolitan Police along with North Yorkshire County Council, University of Birmingham, John Lewis Partnership, Sky and Skanska.

Malcolm MacDougall, Corporate Partner, who led the team, commented: “We were delighted to act for Civica on this acquisition. This is the 20th deal that we have advised Civica on -  a real milestone for us and is testament to Civica’s successful buy and build strategy. Warwick International’s complementary software and expertise strengthens Civica’s existing Health and Care division’s capability. Once again, it was a pleasure working with the Civica team.”

The Charles Russell Speechlys team was led by Malcolm MacDougall and Corporate Senior Associate Lucy Thorpe, and comprised Corporate Associates Ashwin Pillay and Edidem Basiekanem, Commercial Senior Associate Caroline Young and members of the firm’s Corporate Tax, Employment and Real Estate teams.