Capio strengthens position in the French Basque region through acquisition of the Aguilera clinic
Dec 12, 2011
Capio, one of Europe's leading healthcare companies, has
acquired the Aguilera clinic in Biarritz, southwest France, from
French hospital Group Générale de Santé. Through the acquisition,
Capio enforces its position as the major private healthcare
provider in the French Basque region.
After the acquisition, Capio will have four clinics in the
Basque region. Capio is already offering a wide range of treatments
within medicine, surgery and obstetrics through its existing three
clinics in Bayonne, attracting 50,000 patients in 2010.
The Aguilera clinic offers all major surgical specialties and
has over the years become a medical reference centre within
orthopaedics, ophthalmology and hand surgery. In 2010, the clinic
received more than 14,000 emergency patients. The clinic has 223
employees and 70 doctors and had sales of 22,7 MEUR in 2010. It has
183 beds and ambulatory places within medicine and surgery, 10
operating theatres and a recovery room.
- Through the acquisition of the Aguilera clinic, Capio is
strengthening its offering and position as the major private
healthcare provider in the Basque region. With the strength of the
pan-European knowledge sharing within Capio Group, we will be able
to give the Aguilera clinic the opportunity to continue developing
its healthcare offering even further, says Sveneric Svensson,
Business Area Manager, Capio France.
Capio's other clinics in the region are Capio Clinic Lafourcade,
Capio Clinic St Etienne and Capio Clinic Paulmy. In total, the
three clinics have 950 employees and 150 doctors and had annual
sales of 75 MEUR in 2010.
Capio in France is Capio Group's largest business area with
approximately 5,100 employees at 25 clinics across the country.
Every year, the clinics receive more than 500,000 patients of which
90,000 require emergency medical attention. Due to its size and
expertise, Capio France is offering all medical treatment methods
authorised in the country.
For further information, please contact:
Business Area Manager, Capio France
Telephone: +46 70 530 52 10
Corporate Communications Manager, Capio AB
Telephone: +46 31 732 40 16
The Capio Group, headquartered in Sweden and with a pan-European
presence, is one of Europe's leading healthcare companies. Capio
offers high-quality health care services through its hospitals,
specialist clinics and primary care centres. Capio has
annual sales of approximately 10 billion SEK and 10,000
employees at over 60 healthcare units in France, Germany, UK,
Norway and Sweden. For further information, please visit www.capio.com.
About Nordic Capital Private Equity Funds
Since the start in 1989, Nordic Capital Private Equity Funds
have invested in large and medium sized companies, primarily in
Northern Europe. Through committed ownership and by targeting
strategic development and operational improvements, Nordic Capital
creates value in its investments. The funds invest in companies in
Northern Europe and in selected investment opportunities
internationally. They are based in Jersey, Channel Islands, and are
advised by the NC Advisory companies in Sweden, Denmark, Finland,
Norway, Germany and the UK. Additional information about Nordic
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