Affidea Group expands in Spain and Italy with 3 key acquisitions

Affidea Group, a leading pan-European provider of integrated healthcare including advanced diagnostics, out-of-hospital services and Centres of Excellence, expands in Italy and Spain with the acquisition of DIAMEDICA - Centro Medico Polispecialistico Italiano, in Milan city centre, DMT - Diagnostica Medica Tuscolana, in Rome, Italy, and the Institut Joan Autrán, a renowned dental aesthetics centre in Barcelona, Spain.

These strategic acquisitions underscore Affidea's commitment to extending its healthcare services and enhancing patient care across its European markets. With these acquisitions, Affidea reaches 356 medical centres across 15 countries in Europe, working with 14.000 professionals who serve more than 14 million patients yearly.

Guy Blomfield, Executive Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Affidea commented on the latest investment by Affidea in Italy and Spain: "We continue our investment programme strongly in 2024, with an expansion in 5 countries in the first 2 months of the year - Portugal, Switzerland, Romania, Italy and Spain. These investments evidence our commitment to integrated care in our community settings. We are leveraging our community-focused strategy to enhance service accessibility and respond to the increasing patient demand for premium medical services. By incorporating centres with outstanding local recognition and diverse clinical expertise, we enrich our portfolio and maintain our high-quality services. We are proud to welcome these new centres to the Affidea family, further strengthening our European presence.”

Enhanced Presence and Service Expansion in Italy

DIAMEDICA is a healthcare centre in Milan that has been serving patients for over thirty years. This clinic provides a wide variety of services, including prevention, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative care, across a range of specialities, enabling a comprehensive approach to patients’ care. Additionally, within DIAMEDICA, patients can now access Affidea’s neighbouring existing clinic, benefitting from advanced diagnostic imaging tests (including traditional radiology, mammography, ultrasound, and MOC) both privately and through the National Health Service.

DMT - Tuscolana Medical Diagnostics is a state-of-the-art centre located in Rome, strategically positioned in the Tuscolano Appio neighbourhood, complementing the existing Affidea centres in the area. It is a new facility equipped with the latest generation of advanced diagnostic equipment, including a high-field 1.5T MRI and a 128-slice CT scanner suitable for all body regions, mainly for Cardio CT scans, in addition to traditional radiology.

This investment strengthens Affidea's presence in Italy, which now boasts 61 medical centres with over 2,500 medical professionals serving more than 2.4 million patients annually. With these two acquisitions, Affidea has expanded and further integrated its services in Milan and Rome.

Commenting on the milestone, Fabio Silo, Country CEO of Affidea Italy, added: "Over the last three years, Affidea Italy has experienced exponential growth. Our presence in the country has more than doubled, reaching 61 centres, and our range of diagnostic and healthcare services has expanded, improving our patients' access to integrated care. The acquisition of DIAMEDICA and DMT has brought new clinical capabilities to our network and strengthened our position in Lombardy and Lazio, allowing us to see even more patients. We proudly welcome these entities into the Affidea family, with the goal of working together as one team to provide the best possible care to millions of patients each year."

Strategic Acquisition in Spain: Institut Joan Autrán

In Spain, the acquisition of the Institut Joan Autrán, a renowned dental aesthetics centre in Barcelona, marks Affidea's foray into advanced dental services. With a history of 30 years on the market, the institute is celebrated for its high-quality dental aesthetics and implantology services, backed by a team of distinguished professionals and cutting-edge technology. The Joan Autrán Institute is a respected and renowned dentistry centre in Spain, where all professionals are selected university professors trained under the guidelines of Dr Joan Autrán, owner and director of the clinic.

Theo Kravvas, Country CEO of Affidea Spain, stated: 'We are delighted to welcome the Joan Autrán Institute, a reference centre in dental aesthetics, to our network. This is an important step towards our goal of becoming the leading provider of outpatient services in Spain and continuing to add to our portfolio new adjacent services that can be expanded to our current and future network of centres in Spain. With this acquisition, we are proud to welcome highly reputable medical professionals like Dr. Joan Autrán, who will lead the expansion of the new line of dental services across the Affidea network in Spain.”

These acquisitions in Italy and Spain are following the most recent investments announced by Affidea in January 2024 – the opening of a new greenfield polyclinic in Cascais, Portugal, the opening a new Breast Health centre in Ticino, Switzerland and the acquisition of Explora Group diagnostic centres in Romania. With these impressive investments in the first two months of the year, Affidea reached 355 medical centres, serving over 13 million patients annually across 15 countries.