Healthscope NZ sale – new ownership effective 1 December

Kia ora,

Following on from my earlier note on 5 August 2020, we are pleased to share that the sale of the Healthscope New Zealand pathology business, known as Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG), to NZ Super Fund and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has now been set for 30 November, accordingly, our business will be under new ownership with effect 1 December.

As a key stakeholder in our business, we wanted to share this update with you at the same time as we’re sharing it with our staff. There will be no changes to the way in which we work together or to the dedicated team that you work with on an ongoing basis at Gribbles Labnet. Our commitment to our clients remains at the core of everything we do.

Given the change in ownership, it is the opportune time to strengthen our New Zealand-centric identity. Importantly, we will retain all of our individual business unit names and colour schemes given the strong brand identity of each in their respective markets. We will be changing the logo for Gribbles Labnet and of course at APHG level (previously known as Healthscope New Zealand), there will be a complete name and logo change.

Please feel free to ask any questions at this stage or as they arise.

Kind regards,

James Richardson
General Manager
T: 021 820 094