BRUCE JOHNSON, CEO
Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) is a leading provider of cloud-based technology and services used for supply chain management by healthcare providers and suppliers. GHX offers its healthcare customers an open and neutral electronic trading exchange, procurement and accounts payable automation, contract and inventory management, business intelligence, and other tools and services. GHX enables the healthcare community to provide better and more cost-effective patient care by maximizing automation, efficiency and accuracy in business processes. A Thoma Bravo fund acquired GHX in 2014 from the consortium of healthcare companies that had formed it and, working closely with the company’s existing senior management team, implemented step-function operational improvements at closing, used improved cash flow to complete accretive add-on acquisitions, and re-invested in organic growth initiatives. As a result, the company’s earnings and margins increased substantially. In 2017, Temasek, a Singapore-based investment firm, purchased a majority interest in the company; Thoma Bravo remains an investor in the company with a minority interest.