Steve Singh and Renowned Group of Investors Acquire Direct Travel

Steve Singh and Renowned Group of Investors Acquire Direct Travel, the Parent Company of Colpitts Clinical

The acquisition will present significant benefits to Colpitts Clinical as Direct Travel enters a new era of growth and innovation 

Stamford, CT—April 23, 2024— Direct Travel, Inc., a market leader in corporate travel management and parent company of Colpitts Clinical, announced earlier this month its acquisition by Steve Singh, prominent venture capitalist and founder of Concur, along with a group of leading growth investors that includes Durable Capital Partners, Madrona Ventures, Top Tier Capital Partners and Blackstone Credit & Insurance.

Singh now serves as Executive Chairman of Direct Travel, and Christal Bemont has assumed the role of CEO. With over 15 years of experience at SAP Concur, where she served as Chief Revenue Officer, Christal brings a wealth of knowledge.

Through this monumental acquisition, Direct Travel is entering a new era of innovation and growth that will also present significant benefits to Colpitts Clinical.

The mission of Colpitts Clinical remains unchanged: to deliver high-quality and cost-effective clinical trial travel and expense management services while upholding the highest standards. The company is investing additional capital, resources, and expertise to enhance its strategic value to its customers.

“Our commitment to excellence and patient-centric approach are unparalleled in the industry. As we move forward, our focus remains steadfast on delivering top-tier services while continuing to innovate and meet the evolving needs of clinical trial sponsors and participants,” said Jeanne Johnston, Senior Vice President, Colpitts Clinical.

Colpitts Clinical is a market leader in travel for clinical trials, particularly for rare and orphan diseases, and has built a reputation for delivering low-risk pricing models for its sponsors. Notably, the company does not charge monthly maintenance fees, management fees, patient registration fees or monthly minimum fees.

As it embarks on the next chapter of its journey with Direct Travel, Colpitts Clinical remains dedicated to streamlining travel logistics and prioritizing the needs of patients to boost participation and retention in clinical trials.


About Colpitts Clinical Trial Travel                                                                                                                                      

Colpitts is a pioneer in dedicated clinical trial travel and expense management for sponsors and patients. Direct Travel, Colpitts’ parent company, has offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with clinical headquarters in Norwood, Massachusetts and Edinburgh, Scotland.

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