Affidea expands in Greece by acquiring Athens CityMed and enforces its position in the outpatient care market
In a bid to expand its private outpatient service portfolio, Affidea announces the acquisition of Athens City Med, a reputed private dermatology provider, with two centers, one in the city center of Athens and the other one in Thessaloniki. The acquisition is another milestone of the successful business model expansion, in which Affidea broadens its core operation model based on diagnostic imaging to private outpatient care services.
Athens City Med is a reputed dermatology provider, operating on the market since 2013. The centres offer various dermatology services, including clinical dermatology, laser treatments, hair transplants, plastic surgery consultations, Coax Med (radio-US treatments), using state of the art equipment.
Through this acquisition, Affidea adds an important expertise in dermatology to its network, creating synergy with its imaging and lab divisions and bringing a new medical service to its portfolio for private patients and PHIs.
Giuseppe Recchi, Affidea CEO, said on the company’s latest investment in Greece: “At Affidea, we are committed to a care pathway approach, and the recent investments we made are a proof of the successful business model expansion, in which Affidea broadens to outpatient care services in the countries where we are present. Dermatology is a new market for us and adding a reputed provider in this area to our network will result in best in class services for our patients and PHIs. We are moving forward with a strong appetite for expansion, keeping in mind our strategy to consolidate Affidea’s position in existing European markets with potential for continued growth. Greece continues to be a strong value creation driver in our business journey where more growth opportunities will be pursued”.
Theodoros Karoutzos, Country Manager of Affidea Greece, stated: “Dermatology is a growing market in Greece with a high demand from private patients and we are thrilled to expand into this sector, benefitting from the experience of a reputed provider in this area of expertise. Athens City Med is a highly respected practice with a commitment to delivering excellent dermatology care to its loyal base of patients. I see a great compatibility between them and Affidea in terms of the high-quality medical care that we both offer to our customers and I am confident the great experience that patients expect from both of us will continue with the same high standards. By adding Athens City Med to our family, we're continuing our growth strategy into outpatient care and we’re moving even closer to our goal to be the premier private healthcare provider across Greece.”
This new investment in dermatology in Greece comes after the one in 2018, when Affidea opened two dermatology departments in its Peristeri center.
KPMG assisted Affidea in relation to the acquisition as their financial advisor, while Katsikis – Kalamatianou & Co Law Firm acted as the company’s legal advisor.
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 works with 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 Greece
Affidea Greece (www.affidea.gr) is the leading provider of diagnostic imaging and outpatient services, offering excellence in healthcare for 15 years on the national market. Currently, Affidea Greece owns and operates an extensive network of centres, which are established in modern medical facilities, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and using the highest standards of safety and comfort for patients.
About Athens City Med
Athens City Med is a reputed dermatology provider with two state of the art centers in Athens and Thessaloniki, both equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The centres offer various dermatology services, including clinical dermatology, laser treatments, hair transplants, plastic surgery consultations, Coax Med (radio-US treatments).