MITCHELDEAN, England & BALTIMORE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two of the world’s most respected assistance, medical, safety and security solutions providers, oil and gas specialist Exploration Logistics Group and MEDEX Global Solutions, have merged to form Frontier MEDEX Group. Together they deliver a fully integrated, world-wide assistance, medical, safety and security service, ranging from remote medical clinics, insurance and travel intelligence to medical and political evacuation.
Global CEO, Tim Mitchell, makes clear the potential of the new company.
“This merger is timely and significant. The world has already witnessed our rapid response capabilities in both Tripoli and Cairo, where we were first on the ground to evacuate more than 600 civilians from unexpected injury, unrest and rioting.
“At a time when we face growing environmental and political instability, Frontier MEDEX is uniquely positioned to help individuals and organizations achieve their global ambitions and fulfill their duty of care in a world of increasing uncertainty.”
With three decades of operational excellence in the world’s most challenging environments, UK-based Exploration Logistics Group has pioneered remote site medical and safety solutions. Through its divisions Frontier Medical, Medekit and Exlogs Safety, it has set medical standards for the oil and gas industry and enabled governments, NGOs and organizations to work effectively and safely in hostile locations.
US-based MEDEX Global Solutions has delivered emergency medical and security assistance and intelligence services, including emergency evacuation, aviation security and protection for corporate travelers and individuals worldwide since 1977. Through MEDEX Insurance Services, MEDEX provides insurance coverage and other services to millions of travelers, expatriates and students.
From war zones to holiday homes, Frontier MEDEX delivers fully integrated medical, safety and security solutions focused on prevention, intervention and response, including:-
· a world-class travel assistance infrastructure
· first-world standards of primary and emergency medical care in remote and hazardous locations
· a global network of practicing medical specialists and resources
· robust medical, safety and security protocols, gained by delivering high quality medical care in the world’s most challenging environments
· emergency medical and security evacuation and crisis response capabilities
· extensive travel intelligence, insurance and protection services
· specialist technical and operational health and safety expertise
President and Chief Operating Officer Americas, Bruce Kirby explains the strengths of this new organization and the innovation it brings to new marketplaces. “What excites our people and customers around the world is our ability to deliver our services across all sectors and all locations. So, whether your challenge is sending your sales team to India, operating a deepwater oil rig off the coast of Brazil, or embarking on a first exchange trip to Paris, Frontier MEDEX has the proactive, global, medical, safety and security solutions you need to achieve your goals.”
The merger follows a recent investment into the combined entities by specialist minority investor, MML Capital Partners. Management and founding shareholders of both businesses have invested alongside MML.
Founded in 1986, Exploration Logistics Group delivers world-class medical and safety solutions that overcome the many challenges of remote site operations, reducing risk and enhancing efficiency in isolated and hazardous environments around the globe. With a head office in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, the company has offices in Washington DC, Canada and Dubai, with more than 1200 field staff, medical and safety personnel in locations around the world.
Founded in 1977, MEDEX Global Group, Inc. dba MEDEX Global Solutions is headquartered in Towson, Maryland USA, near Baltimore. MEDEX also maintains offices in Houston, Texas, Beijing, China and Henfield, East Sussex, England. Operating a 24/7/365 Emergency Response Center in its Towson office, MEDEX provides support to millions of individuals globally for medical and security services each year. MEDEX Insurance Services, Inc., a licensed insurance agency, provides travel insurance through its TravMed® policies, which are underwritten by major insurance companies. CMI International is a brand of scholastic travel insurance owned and sold by MEDEX.
Specialist minority investor MML Capital is a leading pan-European and transatlantic independent investment firm with over $2 billion invested across 11 countries during the last 20 years. It provides capital to businesses for expansion/acquisitions, recapitalizations and management buyouts. MML has offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Stamford, Conn., as well as an affiliated Central European Fund with offices in Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw Bucharest and Kiev.
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