NEXTEP, a consultancy firm with 20+ years of experience in Healthcare Consulting services and SGE Consulting, a leading French consultancy company in Market Access and Reimbursement for Medical Technologies (Medical Devices; Diagnosis; e-health and AI applied to health) are joining forces.

In line with the creation of the “Strategy, Solutions & Services” practice in e-health in 2018 and the alliance with European health consultancy firms to create MEDVANCE in 2019, the union with SGE Consulting is another step towards NEXTEP’s growth strategy.

« NEXTEP and SGE Consulting’s core businesses mutually reinforce each other, and both companies have a strong focus on innovation and a real desire to bring value to patients. In light of the narrowing gaps between Market Access and Reimbursement for Drugs and Medical Technologies, SGE Consulting’s addition will contribute to strengthening our capabilities in the fast-growing MedTech area. » States Guillaume Bouchara, CEO of NEXTEP.

Sylvia Germain, SGE Consulting Founder declares: « NEXTEP and SGE Consulting share the same organisational and managerial values and all the SGE Consulting team members are looking forward to joining NEXTEP. The opportunities to bring more value to our clients are substantial, as not only will they benefit from our advisory expertise, but clients will also now profit from NEXTEPs’ know-how in Public Affairs. Indeed, NEXTEPs’ services complete ours, meaning that we can deliver a transformative end-to-end solution to clients and better support their projects in a complex economic environment. »

With their vast aggregated experience in consultancy serving key players in the healthcare ecosystem in France and internationally, NEXTEP and SGE Consulting’s respective clients will benefit from the synergies arising from this partnership without any disruption to the current support received. As a matter of fact, business processes will harmonise incrementally, incorporating best practices from both entities.

Soon to share NEXTEPs’ offices in Place de la Madeleine in Paris, the NEXTEP-SGE Consulting team is now 40 people strong and counts among the French leaders in the Healthcare Consultancy industry.

Together, we are eager to deliver more support to our clients!

Nextep was created in 1999 by Guillaume Bouchara with the aim to reconcile Health and Economics and create a bridge between public and private stakeholders bringing them quality advisory services built on technical know-how for Market Access and extensive knowledge of the health ecosystem for Public Affairs.

This combination of skills, together with a constant dialogue with manufacturers, public authorities, patients’ associations, and healthcare practitioners is the key to the company’s success.

In the last few years, NEXTEPs’ skillset has expanded to digital therapies with our “Strategy, Solutions and Services” practice that achieved significant success by facilitating Market Access to the first digital therapy (Moovcare) in France and Europe (through the European alliance “MEDVANCE”)

NEXTEP also provides tailored training courses and a regular Healthcare Watch service keeping clients up to date with major evolutions in the industry.

SGE Consulting was created in 2016 by Sylvia Germain with the purpose to consistently improve patients’ health by facilitating their access to innovative technologies. With this aim in mind, SGE Consulting provides an end-to-end solution to its clients both in France and Internationally supporting them in their Market Access and Reimbursement strategies and relationships with public health authorities and other key players in the Healthcare ecosystem.

To strengthen its leadership in Healthcare Consulting Services, NEXTEP joins forces with SGE, a consultancy firm specialised in MedTech