MinterEllison advises Clanwilliam on Telstra Health acquisition

MinterEllison has advised Clanwilliam’s HealthLink in its recent strategic acquisition of Telstra Health’s secure healthcare messaging and e-referrals business – Argus, Connecting Care, and eReferrals. Clanwilliam is a global healthcare technology and services group headquartered in Ireland, with operations in three continents and customers in over 20 countries.

HealthLink is a leader in secure healthcare message delivery in Australia and New Zealand, operating for over 15 years, connecting more than 15,000 medical practices and businesses, and facilitating the exchange of over 100 million clinical messages and forms annually.

MinterEllison’s M&A team, led by Siobhan Doherty, advised on the transaction and drew upon the firm’s experts in competition and regulatory, FIRB, privacy, IT, transitional services, IP, and tax.

Siobhan Doherty commented, “We are very pleased to have advised Clanwilliam on this recent acquisition. This addition to their healthcare portfolio enhances their presence in Australia and supports digital health strategies for their customers. This transaction reinforces MinterEllison’s strength in the M&A health sector.”

Since Clanwilliam acquired HealthLink in 2017, the organisation has continued to grow in the Australian market, with ongoing investments in its products and team. This latest acquisition aligns with HealthLink’s strategy to expand its network of healthcare providers, advance its technologies, and enhance customer experiences.

HealthLink forms part of the Clanwilliam ANZ division, which also includes leading healthcare technology products, Konnect NET (medical information request platform for insurers), Toniq (pharmacy software), and MBS (anaesthetic private practice software). HealthLink is investing substantially in its technology platforms, strategically aligning with national digital health strategies and the evolving digital health landscapes across Australia and New Zealand.

David Young, Managing Director for Australia, commented: “This acquisition marks an exciting time for Clanwilliam and HealthLink. The landscape of e-health is evolving, and we are committed to collaborating and partnering closely with stakeholders and customers, recognising the shared vision we all have for an exciting future marked by increased interoperability.”

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