Publication date: 01/10/2019
Pauwels Consulting, the Belgian recruitment and consulting firm for life sciences, engineering and IT profiles, acquires Health Care Management (HCM). This acquisition follows the recent acquisition of AlphaZ and reflects Pauwels Consulting’s ambitious growth strategy.
HCM has been specialising in the outsourcing of medical representatives since 1998. HCM’s consultants work as ‘medical liaisons’ for pharmaceutical companies and other life sciences companies. They advise doctors, pharmacists, hospitals and other healthcare institutions on the effects and benefits of registered medicines and other products. The HCM team currently numbers 25 highly trained employees with medical and commercial backgrounds.
“HCM is a financially healthy and profitable company with experienced employees”, says Robert Huybrechts, founder and manager of HCM. “To ensure the continuity of my business after my retirement, I was looking for a reliable acquirer with the necessary knowledge and experience who shared my philosophy and passion. I immediately clicked with Bert Pauwels and I’m looking forward to working with his team. HCM was a small family, but from now on we’re part of a large family.”
“HCM represents a part of the life sciences market where we weren’t active”, continues Bert Pauwels. “We were already providing our life sciences customers with support in almost all preproduction, production and postproduction phases. The acquisition of HCM means we now have an experienced team on board that can advise doctors, hospitals and other healthcare institutions on the effects and benefits of our customers’ products. This acquisition broadens our services for our life sciences customers significantly.”
Pauwels Consulting is acquiring all HCM’s services and employees. Founder Robert Huybrechts will remain on board even after the transition process to further expand the services under the Pauwels Consulting flag. After this acquisition, the Pauwels Consulting team will have a total of more than 600 experts in the fields of life sciences, engineering and IT.