DCG acquires Soma Health

The Doctors Clinic Group (DCG), a UK private healthcare company, has acquired occupational health specialist Soma Health.

The group said that the acquisition is part of DCG’s continued expansion strategy in corporate healthcare provision, and its ongoing nationwide expansion.

The transaction will see Soma Health join DCG’s occupational health arm with existing occupational health provider Maitland Medical.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Established in 2004, the Worcester-based Soma Health provides corporate occupational health services with a particular specialism in student health clearance and health surveillance.

Originally named London Doctors Clinic, DCG was founded in 2014 to provide convenient GP appointments to London commuters, tourists and business travellers. Today the group includes secondary care, telehealth and occupational health services. Its primary care business operates from 23 clinics in central London, the South, Manchester and Birmingham. 

Caroline Gardiner, who will continue as managing director of Soma Health, added, “We are excited to join the teams at DCG and Maitland and, as a combined group, partner with clients to deliver stronger solutions for corporate healthcare. In particular, I’m looking forward to broadening our healthcare offering and expanding on our already strong occupational health proposition.”

DCG’s chief executive, Dave Mezher said: “Our ambition has been to create a healthcare services platform that can provide occupational health along with primary, secondary and other health services to our individual and corporate customers. With the addition of our new partner, we are well on the way to use the skills and experience in the respective teams to drive healthcare solutions and offer everyone the opportunity to put their health first”.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP advised DCG on the acquisition of Soma Health.

Date published: April 20, 2022

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