Bird & Bird Advise Patientline plc on Acquisition in The Netherlands

07 January 2002

International law firm, Bird & Bird, recently advised AIM company, Patientline plc, on its acquisition of TeleHire BV in The Netherlands.

International law firm, Bird & Bird, recently advised AIM company, Patientline plc, on its acquisition of TeleHire BV in The Netherlands. The acquisition consolidates Patientline's leading position in The Netherlands, with approximately 50% of the market.

Patientline plc is the leading provider of bedside entertainment, communication and information services for patients in acute hospitals in the UK and The Netherlands. In the UK Patientline provides NHS trusts with a fully managed service extending to audiovisual devices to internet access within NHS hospitals at no extra cost to the hospitals. The acquisition will allow Patientline to more fully extend these services to hospitals in The Netherlands.

Bird & Bird advised Patientline on acquisition of Telehire. The team was lead by corporate partner Neil Blundell and supported by assistants, Julian Courtney-Stubbs and Ronald Hendrikx. Advice on tax was provided by lawyer, Kate Telford.

Bird & Bird also advised Patientline plc on its IPO last year in March.

For more information, please contact partner, Neil Blundell on +44 (0) 20 7415 6000.