Affidea acquires „Vėtrungės klinika“ and continues to successfully expand its outpatient care network across Lithuania
Affidea, the leading European provider of diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care services announces that has successfully completed the acquisition of “Vėtrungės klinika” (UAB “Kuncų ambulatorinė klinika”)– a private healthcare clinic in Klaipėda, which has two branches.
UAB „Kuncų ambulatorinė klinika” has more than 20 years of experience in personal heath care and provides a wide range of medical services – GP’s and specialists consultations, small outpatient surgeries as well as rehabilitation and physiotherapy services. „Kuncų ambulatorinė klinika” has two branches in Klaipėda and is better known as „Vėtrungės klinika”.
With this milestone, Affidea becomes one of the largest private health care provider in Lithuania, with 26 centers across the country, serving over 272.000 patients per year and working with more than 570 professionals, 50 of them coming from „Vėtrungės klinika”.
Commenting on Affidea’s recent investment, Giuseppe Recchi, Affidea CEO, said, that this acquisition fits perfectly with the company’s strategy of growth to develop a portfolio of outpatient services, while building upon a complementary geographic footprint. “With each acquisition we look for a proposition that adds value to our patients, providing high quality medical care, as well the ability to integrate with our current medical services. Adding Vėtrungės klinika to our network will result in best-in-class access to a wider rage of medical services which will enable us to serve patients, doctors and health systems on a much more integrated level. Affidea’s network has now 280 centres in Europe. We will continue to look for opportunities throughout Europe to further expand, driven by ambitious plans of growth”, stated Giuseppe Recchi.
Vitalijus Orlovas, Country Manager Affidea Lithuania, commented that the acquisition will contribute to the improvement of the country‘s healthcare system and increase the availability of medical services for patients in the Western part of the country. „We have been working for more than a decade in Lithuania to ensure that our patients receive medical services at the highest European standards. This new investment significantly improves our position in Lithuania, especially in the Western region of the country. „Vėtrungės klinika“ complements very well Affidea’s geographical presence in the west of Lithuania, thus further strengthening our ability to provide clients with services closer to their home. Going forward as a single company, our continued priority will remain to provide high quality medical services that focus on the needs of our physicians, our staff, and our patients“ – says. Vitalijus Orlovas.
„Over the past three years, „Vėtrungės klinika“ has gained an important role and earned a good reputation in Klaipeda and surrounding regions. With over 20 years of experience, we serve 22,500 patients each year and provide 85,000 different healthcare services. The investment in the latest equipment and the opening of the multi-profile clinic has allowed us to significantly improve the quality of services provided and the level of customer satisfaction, ”says Nijolė Imbrasienė, former CEO of „Kuncų ambulatorinė klinika“.
WALLESS assisted Affidea in relation to the acquisition as their legal advisor, while PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers) acted as the company’s financial advisor. COBALT was a legal counsel to the seller.
About Affidea Group
Affidea (www.affidea.com) is the leading European provider of diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care services, operating in 280 centres across 16 countries in Europe. Affidea Group employs over 9400 professionals and performs more than 14 million diagnostic examinations every year. Affidea is the only healthcare provider that sits on the Imaging Board of IBM Watson and also at Microsoft Cloud. Due to its track record for patient safety, Affidea is the most awarded diagnostic imaging provider in Europe by the European Society of Radiology – over 50% of all the centres awarded on the Eurosafe Wall of Stars belong to Affidea. The company is owned by interests associated with the Bertarelli family which are advised by their business enterprise, Waypoint Capital.
About Affidea Lithuania
Affidea Lithuania (www.affidea.lt) is the leading diagnostic imaging (DI) services provider in Lithuania, operating now in 26 centres, where more than 570 health care professionals are working. Affidea Lithuania Šiauliai centre is the only DI centre in Baltics which has 5 stars EuroSafe Imaging certificate for patients’safety from the European Society of Radiology.
About Kuncų ambulatorinė klinika
UAB „Kuncų ambualtorinė klinika“ has more than 20 years of experience in personal health care. The company has two branches in Klaipėda, providing family medicine and specialized health care services – specialist’s consultations, small and local outpatient surgeries, rehabilitation and physiotherapy services. The clinic employs over 50 professionals and services more than 22.500 patients every year.