Marlin portfolio company eMDs acquires Aprima

LOS ANGELES, January 30, 2019 – Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, eMDs, Inc. (“eMDs”) has acquired Aprima Medical Software, Inc. (“Aprima”), a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR), practice management (PM) software and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions to ambulatory care organizations. The combination of eMDs and Aprima creates a world-class provider of fully integrated financial, administrative and clinical solutions that are utilized by more than 63,000 providers in over 26,000 practices and hospitals worldwide.

“Our acquisition of Aprima represents an exciting growth opportunity for both businesses,” said Derek Pickell, CEO of eMDs. “The unique combination of our technologies and services prepares us to offer the most powerful and comprehensive portfolio of solutions available resulting in increased productivity and less operational burden for healthcare providers. Our mission at eMDs is to help our customers facilitate the best patient outcomes, and together, our companies clear the path for providers to maximize the impact of their care while enhancing the financial strength of their practices.”

“Aprima’s best-in-class EHR, PM and RCM capabilities, as well as its expertise in a wide range of specialties, are highly complementary with eMDs existing solution offerings,” said Nick Lukens, a principal at Marlin. “The combination accelerates the time to market of key capabilities for their respective customers in the near-term and allows for further investments to be made in next-generation features that will enhance the value of its solutions to its provider base.”

About Marlin Equity Partners     

Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. Marlin invests in businesses across multiple industries where its capital base, industry relationships and extensive network of operational resources significantly strengthen a company’s outlook and enhance value. Since its inception, Marlin, through its group of funds and related companies, has successfully completed over 140 acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in London. For more information, please visit

About eMDs

eMDs is a leading provider of integrated electronic health records, practice management software, revenue cycle management solutions and credentialing services for physician practices and enterprises. Founded by physicians, the company’s tailored solutions remove regulatory, administrative and technological hassle for providers, enabling unmatched productivity and a superior clinical experience for patients and practitioners alike. For more information, please visit

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