Romania’s largest private healthcare services provider, MedLife, bought local network of healthcare clinics Anima, a press release informs, a business with a turnover of EUR 5.2 million in 2016.
The transaction value was not disclosed.
Anima Specialty Medical Services consists of 6 polyclinics and a laboratory, has over 200 employees, medical specialists and support staff, and it is the first private healthcare network with an own family medicine network in Romania. At the same time, Anima is one of the largest private outpatient healthcare services provider that has agreements with the Bucharest Health Insurance Fund (CASMB), covering over 15 specialties, including family medicine, ob-gyn, ENT, endocrinology, ophthalmology, dermatovenerology, cardiology, psychiatry, rheumatology, gastroenterology, allergology and clinical immunology.
According to the company’s representatives, Anima currently has 75,000 corporate subscribers, mostly focusing on subscriptions covering occupational medicine services.
“Anima is an important player on the healthcare service market in Romania, with a large network of family physicians and specialist physicians with agreements with the National Health Insurance Fund (CNAS), a financially-sound company, with a great quality of the medical act. With this acquisition, MedLife consolidates its leader position, becoming the only player in Romania with two stratified brands on the market of outpatient care services and corporate subscription and occupational medicine,” Mihai Marcu, MedLife President and CEO, stated.
According to him, the healthcare services provided by Anima also complement the Sfânta Maria brand launched by MedLife for laboratory services last year, which targets the same population segment.
“We will keep the current management team, which we trust completely. As we do with all acquisition, after the takeover we will identify the functions and activities that we can render more efficient in order to capture the scale economy”, Marcu added.
MedLife official also mentioned the possibility of expanding the Anima business model nationwide.
The full acquisition of the Anima network of clinics is the 15th acquisition made so far by the MedLife group.
Since early this year, MedLife strengthened its leading position in Brasov, by opening a Hyperclinic and laboratory, following an investment of EUR 1.3 million and has expanded in Dambovita and Ilfov area, after buying eight Almina medical centers.