DOCS Acquires ClinForce and Assent Consulting

DOCS Acquires ClinForce and Assent Consulting

DOCS’ parent company, ICON plc, today announced that it has agreed, subject to closing conditions, to acquire the Clinical Trial Services Division of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN), a leader in healthcare staffing services. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2013.


Cross Country Clinical Trial Services division includes leading US resourcing providers ClinForce and Assent Consulting, whose services include contract staffing, permanent placement and functional service provision. The division also includes AKOS, a leading US and EU provider of pharmacovigilance and drug safety services. ClinForce and Assent will both be integrated within DOCS, while AKOS will be combined with ICON’s medical and safety services group.

Commenting on the acquisition, DOCS President, Colin Stanley, said: “The ClinForce and Assent businesses will significantly expand our resourcing and FSP capabilities in the Clinical, Biometrics & Medical FSP sectors and enables us to build on our FSP Delivery Platform™. DOCS is now one of the few resourcing providers that can deliver truly global resourcing solutions.”