Revance Therapeutics Inc announces the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Hint Inc, a privately held company doing business under the name HintMD, which has created an integrated financial technology (fintech) platform for the aesthetics industry.

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of approval of the requisite HintMD stockholders, Revance notes in a media release.

HintMD, based in Pleasanton, Calif, has developed a proprietary fintech platform that includes:

  • Vertically Integrated Payments Platform – As both an authorized payment facilitator (PayFac) and payment processor, the HintMD platform can process a broad range of practice transactions. By doing so, the HintMD platform streamlines the patient checkout process and provides visibility into practice analytics and trends that are not available with traditional credit card processors or legacy systems that sit outside the normal work flow. Additionally, the HintMD platform enables secure, contactless patient checkout and seamless point-of-sale processing, particularly relevant in today’s COVID-19 environment.
  • Patient Subscriptions and Loyalty Programs – The HintMD platform enables personalized subscription treatment solutions with recurring billing programs and patient wallet technology to facilitate flexible payment options. Subscription programs have demonstrated improved patient treatment compliance and practice economics. The open nature of the HintMD platform allows practices to offer their own patient loyalty programs and integrate existing brand rewards plans, while also facilitating third-party transactions, thus lowering administration time, enabling easier access of rewards, and improving payment reconciliation.

In addition to credit card processing, the HintMD platform also has the ability to support patient subscriptions, loyalty programs and third-party services, each of which can potentially contribute additional service revenue. Combined, the HintMD platform would give Revance access to an existing $500+ million market, with potential market expansion opportunities.

“The strategic acquisition of HintMD would augment Revance’s strong aesthetics product portfolio with an innovative fintech platform to transform both the practice and patient experience and deliver real value,” says Mark Foley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Revance, in the release.

“This transaction could grow our total U.S. aesthetics market opportunity to more than $2.6 billion, which we believe we can access through our planned commercial infrastructure. Marketing the HintMD platform, in combination with the RHA Collection of dermal fillers and our investigational neuromodulator product, DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection, upon approval, would position us as a true industry innovator.

“We’re creating a compelling aesthetics franchise comprised of next-generation products and digital services designed to improve office efficiency and profitability, while also enhancing patient engagement and retention,” he adds. “In tandem, we’re also advancing our therapeutics pipeline, with two significant topline clinical trial results in the second half of the year. We look forward to completing this acquisition and offering both product and digital service innovation to customers.”

“We’re delighted that HintMD will be joining the Revance family upon completion of this acquisition,” shares Aubrey Rankin, CEO and Co-Founder, HintMD.

“We created the HintMD platform to provide a seamless, simple and smart payment solution that empowers modern dermatology and plastic surgery practices to improve office management, analytics and economics. We also aim to elevate the patient experience, providing aesthetic practices with unique subscription and loyalty programs that increase patient engagement, treatment compliance, and satisfaction.

“Our team’s mission has always been to focus on delivering a win-win solution to our physician customers and their patients, which is core to the DNA of the Revance team,” she continues. “We look forward to working together with Revance, and their impressive portfolio of premium injectables, to create a highly synergistic and competitive offering for aesthetic practices.”

[Source(s): Revance Therapeutics Inc, Business Wire]