Latest insights

Recent insights from MARCOL and its partner organisations.

MARCOL: Investing in the future of healthcare

The acceleration in the adoption of telehealth services during the pandemic has captured the attention, and interest, of investors.  As we begin to see a transition from pandemic to endemic, and a backlog in addressing patient health concerns, there remains vast opportunity for telehealth services. Research suggests that 75% of primary care consultations in Europe could be resolved remotely but …

MARCOL: Investing to transform the way you manage employee health and wellbeing

Businesses around the world have long struggled to control the impact of employee absence on cost and productivity. This was the problem that GoodShape, then known as FirstCare, sought to fix when it was founded in 2004 as one of the very first absence management companies to operate in the UK. However, the business has come to realise that dealing …

Turning propositions into scaled international platforms

MARCOL Health recognised many years ago that healthcare globally needed to develop and adapt to the growing demands on the healthcare systems, as well as becoming more aligned with greater consumer/patient expectations and awareness.  We seek to improve access, quality and cost challenges with our three-step process: Identifying companies with a proven solution and  unique disruptive ability …

MARCOL: Investing to build a leader in online pharmacies

Atida began in Europe in 2006 as a small entrepreneurial physical pharmacy business looking to bring the multibillion pharmacy market online. However, it was primarily a transactional company – an alternative to high street pharmacies but lacking the strategy and capital to truly expand into a pan-European market leader. In 2016, MARCOL Health invested in the company and brought in …

Nurturing innovative platforms to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges

Innovation is the cornerstone of progress. And it is something we have seen in volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic as this unprecedented health challenge brought innovative solutions to match.