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November 2014



South Africa







Sector: Healthcare

Type: Integrated pharmaceutical courier company

Established: 1991

Innovation: The first and largest registered national courier pharmacy in South Africa operates within a Group continuum of care model. End-to-end quality assurance and risk management are provided through integration of pharmaceutical wholesale and warehousing, distribution, dispensing and specialised logistics. Unique software developed in-house manages high prescription volumes while ensuring patient privacy

Status: Dominant player in the pharmacy courier industry

Estimated market share: Majority market share in the courier pharmacy space

USPs: Experienced management team; focus on innovative technology; largest national courier pharmacy; risk management through integration; pharmacy advice in 11 official languages

Co-investors: Other financial investors, entrepreneurs, founding shareholders and management

Why we invested

  • Established business; dominant in its sector with a national presence; barriers to entry for would-be competitors; economies of scale
  • Developed and uses unique software to manage high volumes of prescriptions, thereby providing a competitive advantage that is central to the business of a pharmaceutical wholesaler and a national courier pharmacy
  • Opportunities for growth in both the private and public sector

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