On July 4th 2016, ChemistDirect.co.uk and Pharmacy2U announced merger, establishing a clear digital-only leader in the burgeoning UK online pharmacy sector. The move creates a business with a customer base of 1.5 million, and brings together a combined team with unrivalled experience in digital pharmacy services.

ChemistDirect.co.uk and Pharmacy2U are an excellent fit, and together they are primed to be the leader in the online healthcare space. In the UK, online pharma has really come of age, with 80 per cent of GP surgeries now using the NHS Electronic Prescription Service, while there has been a surge in patient demand for online services. The two firms have the talent, infrastructure, and skill to take full advantage of this generational shift in consumer demand.

Atomico first invested in ChemistDirect.co.uk in 2009, and are looking forward to seeing the joint business develop under the leadership of Mark Livingstone. Mark has been a friend of Atomico for a long time, and we’re excited to see him bring his LoveFilm and Graze experience to bear on the huge opportunity that online healthcare represents.