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Sheridan Capital Partners’ portfolio company SpendMend acquires Contract Management Strategies

SpendMend, a portfolio company of Sheridan Capital Partners, has acquired Contract Management Strategies (CMS). 

Founded in 2002 by Clayton Hale and headquartered in Irvine, California, CMS provides audit recovery and professional services for its clients with specialisation in Accounts Payable Audit Recovery, Sales & Use Tax Consulting and Audit Recovery, Pharmacy Audit Recovery & Price Reduction, Medical Device Audit Recovery and Tracking. 
“We are pleased to be able to bring these two organisations together,” says Dan Geelhoed, CEO of SpendMend. “Together we are able to bring SpendMend’s spend visibility, technology and analytics to the CMS client base, open up CMS’ broad array of services to our valued clients here at SpendMend, and add a very talented group of professionals to our growing team.” 
Clayton Hale, President, and CEO of CMS, says: “We are excited to leverage the SpendMend infrastructure and proprietary audit processes in combination with the healthcare recovery areas unique to CMS to better service our clients. The combination results in a broader and more efficient experience for all of our clients.” 
Sean Dempsey, Partner with Sheridan Capital Partners, adds: “We partnered with SpendMend in January 2018 to help advance the Company’s position in the audit recovery market and accelerate its growth plan to offer a broader suite of cost optimisation solutions to its customers. The CMS acquisition is a meaningful step forward in executing on this strategy and expands SpendMend’s services into the areas of tax, medical device and pharmacy. We are excited to bring these capabilities to our valued customers.”   

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