Fresenius Helios acquires 43 hospitals from Rhön-Klinikum AG

Fresenius Helios, the  health care company providing products and services for dialysis, has signed a binding agreement to purchase the majority of Rhön-Klinikum AG’s hospitals, acquiring 43 hospitals with a total of approximately 11,800 beds as well as 15 outpatient facilities. On the basis of 2013 pro forma financials, the acquisition is expected to add sales of approximately €2 billion and an EBITDA of approximately €250 million.

The acquisition will make Fresenius Helios the largest private hospital operator in Europe, with 117 hospitals across Germany and nearly €5.5 billion in sales.
The acquisition will enable Fresenius Helios to significantly expand its hospital operations. By extending its presence across the country, Fresenius Helios will bring the majority of the German population within an hour’s drive of a HELIOS hospital. With that platform, Fresenius Helios aims to develop innovative, integrated care offerings.

Ulf Mark Schneider, CEO of Fresenius, said: “This compelling transaction provides a unique opportunity to create a nationwide hospital network and to establish Europe’s largest private hospital operator. The clinics we are acquiring from Rhön-Klinikum are a perfect strategic and geographic fit with Helios’ existing portfolio and will allow us to develop innovative approaches to health care. We are looking forward to working with the employees of the newly acquired clinics to advance our joint commitment to high-quality patient care

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