Dictate IT joins Clanwilliam Group

Dictate IT a provider of digital dictation has become part of the Clanwilliam Group, the 18th company joining the group.

The company provides digital dictation, outsourced transcription, and speech recognition services to 27 healthcare providers in the UK and Ireland.

Managing director Mark Miller said the move would enable Dictate IT to expand its reach, invest in its solutions, and work with other companies in the Clanwilliam Group NHS division.

“Being part of a bigger group will give us the ability to increase the investment we have been making in reaching new customers and improving the type and quality of solutions that we offer,” he said.

“Joining the Clanwilliam Group will also give us a fantastic opportunity to work with compatible businesses, and to form strong and supportive partnerships that will benefit healthcare organisations, their staff and patients.”

Clanwilliam Group recently secured funds for further expansion through a €200 million debt placement with Alcentra, which will be used to refinance existing facilities and to finance near term acquisition opportunities. A further €100m of follow-on capital is earmarked for future growth in order to accelerate the Group’s global Mergers & Acquisitions ambitions.

Chief executive Howard Beggs said: “Our approach is to find companies that fit with our ethos and vision, which is to be innovative, caring and committed to making sure that healthcare professionals, patients and their families benefit from the work we do.”

“Dictate IT is an excellent fit with that ethos and it will add real and tangible value from its expert knowledge, customer base and market-leading products.”