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FORUM Family Office takes over 100% of epias GmbHFORUM Family Office takes over 100% of epias GmbH

FORUM Family Office takes over 100% of epias GmbH

January 2, 2023
FORUM Family Office takes over 100% of epias GmbH

FORUM Family Office ("FORUM") has acquired 100% of the shares of epias GmbH based in Idstein im Taunus("epias") via its industry holding FORUM Software Mittelstandsholding SE. With this acquisition FORUM extends its activities in the logistic chain of emergency medicine from dispatch centers (SSE Software, Augsburg) to mobile deployment documentation (pulsation IT, Berlin) by the digitalization of processes in hospital emergency rooms.


Epias generated sales of approximately EUR 1.9 million in 2021 with 12 employees. Epias' core product is epias ED, a web-based, modular documentation and workflow management system for hospital emergency rooms. epias ED is complemented by more than 20 additional modules and interfaces to all common HIS systems as well as to documentation systems of the emergency medical services. In addition, epias offers software and hardware solutions for patient call and route management in hospitals and outpatient departments.


Since its foundation in 2007, the company has developed into the market leader in the field of software for emergency rooms with a market share of approx. 35%. The strong position of epias is mainly based on a very intuitive and practical menu navigation. With the MDR certification, epias also has a unique selling point.


Currently, only about 20-30% of German hospitals use emergency room software. By 2025 at the latest, the proportion will increase to around 80-90% due to various legal requirements, so that the market will grow rapidly.


FORUM's continuation concept provides for a continuation of the company's strategy in all essential aspects; in particular, personnel and location will be retained. FORUM will encourage epias to build up all necessary resources and make investments in order to be able to handle the expected strong growth. With this partnership, epias shall remain a future-proof and innovative partner for emergency department special software for its customers.


Founder Dr. Oliver Schellein will remain on board as Managing Director:

"As a managing director and emergency medicine specialist, I am particularly pleased to have found a partner in FORUM that has a high level of understanding for the world of our customers and already maps essential areas of preclinical emergency medicine with software products for rescue control centers and the deployment documentation of the rescue service. Epias ED fits perfectly into this system landscape as a building block for clinical emergency medicine.

Our market will develop rapidly in the coming years, and FORUM will support us with the necessary funding and its entrepreneurial experience in building up the necessary resources. In this way, we will remain a reliable partner for our customers, on the way to the further digital future of the emergency room."


FORUM Family Office invests the assets of a Munich family in medium-sized companies. FORUM's principles in family equity for succession solutions are: permanent, decentralized, entrepreneurial - quite different from financial investors. This approach has already persuaded more than 20 entrepreneurs to entrust FORUM with their life's work. Of these, Software accounts for 9 companies with combined sales of more than EUR 60 million and approximately 450 employees.


Forum Family Office GmbH
Uhlandstraße 5


Contact person:


Dr. BurkhardWittek
Managing Director