Nordic Capital to invest in Dutch Equipe Zorgbedrijven in partnership with founders and management
July 26 2021
- Nordic Capital will further strengthen Equipe Zorgbedrijven’s successful concept of high-quality outpatient specialist care
- The investment will drive Equipe Zorgbedrijven’s international expansion and investments in digitalisation and innovation, benefitting both employees and clients
Nordic Capital, a leading global healthcare investor, has signed an agreement to invest in Equipe Zorgbedrijven (“Equipe” or “the Company”), a fast-growing private provider of outpatient healthcare in the Netherlands. The investment will be made in partnership with Equipe’s founders and management and aims to further strengthen the Company’s relentless focus on quality of care. It will also help Equipe to present its offer to a wider group of patients by providing further resources to accelerate growth by digitalisation and international expansion. Equipe’s current investors, the European investment company Gimv, will transfer its holding to Nordic Capital at the completion of the transaction.
Equipe is one of the leading providers of specialised care and outpatient clinics in the Netherlands. The Company was founded in 1995 and is active in hand and wrist surgery & therapy and aesthetic care, with a growing presence in orthopaedics, ophthalmology & general surgery. Equipe’s management has a strong focus on growing the Company in a sustainable way to deliver high-quality care, innovative treatments and high standards, which in turn allows for greater specialisation and additional sub-specialities.
“Nordic Capital is excited to support Equipe’s successful strategy in partnership with its strong management team and skilled employees. Nordic Capital will help Equipe to further accelerate growth by strengthening and expanding Equipe’s differentiated integrated high-quality care model and customer offering by investing in medical excellence and digitalisation initiatives,” says Philippe Neuschäfer, Partner, Nordic Capital Advisors.
Equipe has experienced strong development in recent years and has grown significantly in size. It currently has 6 large clinics (serving 87,000 patients in total in 2020) and over 20 outpatient centres in the Netherlands. In 2020, Equipe performed more than 110,000 treatments with over 700 employees, of which 130 are physicians.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Nordic Capital as our new partner. Together, we will focus on further developing Equipe’s strategic agenda in line with our emphasis on quality, patient care, operational excellence and our entrepreneurial DNA. Nordic Capital has extensive experience in successfully growing healthcare companies and is the ideal partner to help us reach more patients with our care offering” says Jak Dekker, CEO and Founder of Equipe Group.
“Equipe has an ambitious agenda, with quality and patient orientation at the forefront. I look forward to working together with Nordic Capital to further focus on a sustainable development and leverage on their operational knowledge, broad network and strong expertise," says Joris van Eijck, CEO of Equipe Netherlands.
Nordic Capital is one of the most experienced healthcare investors with 30 investments across Europe and North America and over EUR 7 bn invested in the sector since its inception in 1989. The investment in Equipe lies at the heart of Nordic Capital’s healthcare investment strategy and focus on responsible investments and will be made as part of its mid-market strategy.
The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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About Equipe Zorgbedrijven
Equipe Zorgbedrijven was founded in 1995 and is one of the leading providers of specialist care in the Netherlands. In 2020, over 87,000 patients were treated at the 6 main locations (clinics) and over 20 outpatient clinics throughout the Netherlands. Equipe Zorgbedrijven includes Xpert Clinics (hand and wrist care, orthopaedics and proctology), Xpert Handtherapie, Velthuis kliniek (cosmetic treatments),CosMedic and Oogkliniek Heuvelrug (ophthalmology). In total, there are more than 700 employees, including 130 doctors, working at the aforementioned brands. Equipe Zorgbedrijven continually invests in its staff, clinics, facilities, IT infrastructure and e-Health applications with the ambition of offering the right care in the right place at the right price. Equipe Zorgbedrijven has been a pioneer in the field of entrepreneurship in healthcare in the Netherlands for years. For more information please see www.equipezorgbedrijven.nl.
About Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. Nordic Capital focuses on selected regions and sectors where it has deep experience and a long history. Focus sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services, and selectively, Industrial & Business Services. Key regions are Europe and globally for Healthcare and Technology & Payments investments. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested more than EUR 17 billion in close to 120 investments. The most recent funds are Nordic Capital Fund X with EUR 6.1 billion in committed capital and Nordic Capital Evolution Fund with EUR 1.2 billion in committed capital, principally provided by international institutional investors such as pension funds. Nordic Capital Advisors have local offices in Sweden, the UK, the US, Germany, Denmark, Finland and Norway. For further information about Nordic Capital, please visit www.nordiccapital.com.
“Nordic Capital” refers to any, or all, Nordic Capital branded funds and vehicles and associated entities. The general partners and/or delegated portfolio manager of Nordic Capital’s funds and vehicles are advised by several non-discretionary sub-advisory entities, any or all of which are referred to as “Nordic Capital Advisors”.