Medical transport optimization platforms Ambler and Sanilea join forces to become market leaders. At the end of the acquisition process, the two startups merge to become the leading platform for ordering and optimizing medical transport. The shareholders remain the same (Partech, Eurazeo and Bpifrance, and Extens).
The pioneer joins the newcomer
Founded in 2013 and a pioneer in the market, Sanilea has revolutionized healthcare transport logistics through digitalization. In particular, its SpeedCall platforms centralize requests for medical transport (such as ambulances) so that healthcare professionals can focus on their core business: treating their patients.
Despite its late arrival in 2018, 5 years later, Ambler has nonetheless managed to make its mark on the market, simply thanks to its innovative service offerings.
Historically competitors, Ambler and Sanilea have finally developed a complementary strategy. Sanilea is very well positioned in the public sector, having won a regional tender... a sector neglected by Ambler, which on the other hand is very well established in private hospital groups. The two companies have therefore decided to combine their strengths, as well as their workforce, in a new entity which is nothing other than the merger of their two names.
Thomas Bournac, co-founder and CEO of Ambler, who becomes the new CEO of Amblea, said: "Ultimately, the merger of Ambler and Sanilea aims to create a single application combining the strengths of each to offer an optimized service to all users. From September onwards, the teams will be meeting to plan the next stages of the joint project."
With this merger, Amblera will achieve critical mass in its market, with almost 900 healthcare establishments in its customer portfolio: 250 on the Ambler side and the other 650 on the Salinea side. All of their employees are also joining them in this new chapter.
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