Press Release: CCube Solutions acquires Thomson Screening Solutions, expanding its healthcare Software-as-a-Service capability

CCube Solutions, a leader in cloud based Electronic Document Management Systems for the NHS and wider UK public sector, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Thomson Screening Solutions, a market leader in child health clinical applications for NHS Trusts and other Community Healthcare providers.  This strategic acquisition enhances CCube’s portfolio of healthcare products and services, further solidifying its position as a leading provider of SaaS solutions in the HealthTech industry.

Thomson Screening Solutions is renowned for its innovative software solutions that enable the efficient delivery of vision and hearing screening in schools, as well as supporting health and education outcomes, including health needs, risk assessments, electronic consent, height and weight and mass immunisation management.  The company began operations in 2013, founded by City University of London to further develop and implement the research of Professor David Thomson.  Today, Thomson Screening’s applications help over 40 NHS, healthcare and education providers address the health and educational needs of children across the UK and beyond.

“We are thrilled to welcome Thomson Screening Solutions into the CCube family”, said Alistair Eaton, CEO of CCube Solutions.  “This acquisition aligns perfectly with our mission to provide innovative Software-as-a-Service solutions that enhance the quality of care and operational efficiency for healthcare providers. The acquisition will bring significant benefits to both companies’ stakeholders, including enhanced research and development capabilities, expanded market reach, and a stronger overall service capability. The combined expertise of both companies will drive further innovation and growth in the healthcare technology sector.

David Thompson commented: “I can’t believe that it has been nearly 25 years since myself and colleagues at City University developed the first version of the Vision Screener for Schools. Since then the software has evolved into a market-leading school health screening and pathway management system and Thomson Screening has matured into a successful company. Over that time, more than 2M children have been screened using the system and many children with vision and hearing difficulties have been detected and referred for further assessment. We are confident that our new partners, CCube and Tern Capital, will continue to develop the software while offering user’s the highest standard of customer support. Having a new dynamic team behind the company will undoubtedly help to maintain the system at the cutting edge of public health surveillance.”

Tim Cooke, Chairman of TSS said: “I am proud to say that this is a superb  example of a university spin out which has combined the  outstanding idea of child vision, hearing and weight screening with excellent management to create real value for City University and its other shareholders. Thomson Screening has helped deliver improved educational attainment for many thousands of children together with much more efficient NHS operations.”

Michael Ter-Berg CEO of Thomson Screening commented: “Having led Thomson Screening since 2013, I look forward to the next stage of our journey with CCube. The combined resources of both companies will further enhance Thomson Screening’s capabilities as our clients look to digital solutions to deliver enhanced Child Health and Education outcomes.”

Yinka Ogujimi, of City University said: “This is an unbelievable story of an idea incubated, nurtured and successfully commercialised by Professor David Thomson with the support of City University. We are delighted to find a credible partner in Tern Capital and CCube Solutions that can actively support the growth of TSS to build a great business but importantly, truly impact the lives of millions of children.”

TSS were advised by Prism Corporate Finance. Irwin Mitchell provided legal support to CCube/Tern and Fieldfisher provided legal support to TSS.


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