Manchon Group joins Affidea’s European Network

Manchon Group, a highly reputable provider of advanced diagnostic imaging services in Cataluña, Spain, has joined Affidea Group, the largest European provider of diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care services. 

Manchón Group is a highly reputed provider of advanced diagnostic imaging services in Cataluña region, Spain, with an important history of more than 85 years of experience in radiology in Spain. Manchón’s legacy in radiology dates back to 1934 when Barcelona’s pioneering radiologist, Dr. Fernando Manchón Azcona, installed the first radiology office in the city. The tradition continued through the next generations, with the opening in 1982 of the first diagnostic center Dr. Manchón. With the aim of continuing the vocation of providing excellence in radiology, in the 90s the third generation entered the company, represented by Dr. Pilar Manchón and Antonio Manchón.

Today, Manchón group operates nine diagnostic imaging centers - three in Barcelona, one in Sant Cugat and five additional satellite centers in Barcelona and surrounding cities. The company provides a broad range of advanced imaging examinations from MRI and Mammography with Tomosynthesis to US, DXA and Conventional Radiology, benefitting from more than 20 sub-specialties in different areas of image-based diagnosis, performing more than 120,000 scans every year.

This milestone takes Affidea Spain to 44 centres countrywide, seeing more than 500.000 patients every year and benefitting from the expertise of almost 550 dedicated health professionals, out of which around 100 professionals coming from Manchón. 

Giuseppe Recchi, Affidea CEO, said on the Affidea’s latest investment in Spain: “I have found in Manchón the best partners for Affidea to further accelerate our growth in the region. Their medical reputation aligned with their services portfolio bring strong synergies with Affidea’s high quality standards and I am delighted to welcome them and their team in our European family. We have now reached a span of 269 centers across Europe, with 30 new diagnostic centers added only this year. We are moving forward with a strong appetite for growth, keeping in mind our strategy to consolidate Affidea’s position in existing European markets with potential for continued growth.”

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Thodoris Kravvas, Country Manager Affidea Spain added: „This partnership is an important foray into the Spanish healthcare landscape, strengthening our position in Spain as leading provider in advanced diagnostic imaging. It’s an ideal partnership for us in Spain as we can combine the advanced medical technology and the internationally recognised knowhow in DI with such a reputable and high quality medical service provider. We look forward to working with Manchón Team. The synergies between our two businesses, together with our operational and technological capabilities, will allow us to deliver better access to advanced diagnostic imaging for the substantial patient communities that we jointly serve. We have now reached a vast network of 44 centers across Spain and we keep our commitment to continuously push the boundaries in terms of clinical outcomes and an outstanding patient experience. As we move forward together, our priority will be to continue delivering successfully high-quality medical care, putting the needs of our patients and doctors at the heart of everything we do and positioning Affidea as the partner of choice for national health systems, local hospitals, patients and doctors.”

Commenting on the new partnership, Antonio Manchón said: Joining the big family of Affidea, we believe that it is the best way to give continuity to the project that our grandparent founded, our father consolidated and we, the third generation, together with our team,  we have managed to achieve in the last 10 years a sustained growth, constantly increasing team, state of art technology, structure, knowledge and facilities.

Auren Corporate assisted Affidea in relation to the acquisition as their Financial Advisors, KPMG as Financial & Tax DD advisors while Mavens acted as legal advisor. On the seller’s side, Ineo Corporate assited Manchón as their Financial Advisors, while LEIVA Asesores Legales acted as their legal advisor.