Jordan-born healthcare marketplace Aumet, has acquired its compatriot healthcare startup Uniroders.
Launched in 2015 by Yehya Aqel, Mohammed Issa and Jamal Abu Samra, Aumet is a business to business (B2B) marketplace that aggregates bulk orders from medical vendors and then offers them at discounted prices. It also automates the process of matching distributors with medical manufacturers.
"The win-win strategy is one of Aumet's firm beliefs. With Uniorders, there were two ways in which we could have viewed them - compete or complete. We believe this acquisition will help us to accomplish our mission of bridging the gaps in the healthcare industry faster and more efficiently and bring more success stories to the region,” said Yahya Aqel, co-founder and CEO of Aumet.
Uniorders operates as a B2B ordering management platform, on which pharmacies can purchase medicine directly from warehouses and drug houses.
The acquisition came on the back of the Covdi-19 enabled growth Uniorders has witnessed; the company managed to process 50,000 monthly transactions during the pandemic and currently has 2,800 pharmacies listed on its platform.
The acquisition will enable Aumet to offer its services to pharmacies in Jordan, expand its distributor base, add more products and service other healthcare providers such as dental, laboratory, hospitals, clinics and physiotherapy centres. The company also plans to expand to the UAE.
"Joining Aumet will allow for further successes and for healthcare providers and distributors to access more resources, not only in Jordan but globally. Uniorders are overjoyed to view that our efforts have paid off,” said Shaher Jaber, founder and CEO of Uniorders.