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LUX MED Group acquired Centrum Medyczne MAVIT sp. z o.o., which is the owner of an ophthalmology hospital and an outpatient clinic in Warsaw as well as a specialist hospital in Katowice, offering medical services in the field of ophthalmology, maxillofacial surgery and laryngology. It is one of the largest transactions on the Polish healthcare market in recent years.

Medical Center MAVIT is a recognized and award-winning medical network, operating in the healthcare market for nearly 20 years. Its offer includes a wide range of ophthalmology services, from diagnostics to surgery in the field of cataract treatment, laser vision correction, glaucoma and AMD. The company employs over 100 doctors and nearly 200 supporting staff. Patients can take advantage of the services both commercially and under a contract with the National Health Fund.

In 2010, the Polish PE fund, Resource Partners, joined the Founders of Medical Center MAVIT as a majority partner, financing the expansion of the hospital in Katowice, and in the following years, developing the hospital and diagnostic centre in Warsaw and expanding the range of services provided.

I am very pleased that such a recognized and experienced company as Medical Center MAVIT joins our Group. This transaction perfectly fits into the integrated model of coordinated health care, in which LUX MED operates, and is a complement to our current hospital care offer. This is another important step in the development of the Group, which will allow us to provide modern and highly specialized services in the field of ophthalmology, laryngology and maxillofacial surgery – says Anna Rulkiewicz, President of the LUX MED Group.

Every private company deals with a possibility of ownership changes. For our seasoned team, joining the LUX MED Group is an opportunity to take up new challenges and the next stage of development. We are ready, in accordance with our assumptions, to undertake intensive development activities in the field of modern ophthalmology, building in the LUX MED Group a network of specialist medical centres meeting the highest standards of safety and quality of treatments. We would like to thank our patients and co-workers for their trust and we look forward to further cooperation! – says Andrzej Mądrala, founder and President of the Management Board of Medical Center MAVIT.

We are very pleased that LUX MED Group will become the new owner of Medical Center MAVIT. I am glad that the period of our investment was a period of a surge in the scale of the company’s activity, adding to the offer the most modern diagnostic and operational procedures, while maintaining the highest standards of patients’ safety. I hope that by joining the leading medical group, which is undoubtedly LUX MED Group, Medical Center MAVIT will continue to develop within the existing facilities, but will also have an opportunity to offer its services to new patients and in new locations. – said Aleksander Kacprzyk, co-founder and Managing Partner of Resource Partners fund.

The transaction awaits the decision of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK). LUX MED Group was advised by VCP Polska, Linklaters and PwC. The founders of Medical Center MAVIT and Resource Partners were advised by DC Advisory, Rykowski Jusiel Kancelaria Prawna and KPMG.

LUX MED Group is the leader in the private healthcare market in Poland and part of the international Bupa group, which acts as an insurer and provider of medical services all over the world. LUX MED Group provides full scope of services: outpatient and inpatient care, diagnostics, rehabilitation as well as long-term care for over 2,100,000 patients. They have at their disposal over 220 widely available medical centres, including ambulatory, diagnostic and hospital facilities, as well as a rehabilitation centre and over 2,600 partner clinics. The company employs 15,000 people, approximately 6,500 doctors and 4,000 supporting medical staff. LUX MED Group is the Main Medical Partner of the Polish Olympic Committee and the Main Medical Partner of the Polish Paralympic Committee.

Resource Partners fund is a leading private equity fund operating in Poland and Central Europe, specializing in the broadly understood area of consumer goods and services. Resource Partners supports entrepreneurs in succession processes, further dynamic growth, product and geographical expansion as well as in strategic development and capital investments. In the last 10 years Resource Partners fund has invested in Poland, Romania and Latvia over €250 million of its own capital in 12 companies operating in the following sectors: medical services, food production and sales, fitness club management, diet catering, wall decoration, dermocosmetics production and telecommunication services.

Source: LUX MED, 18 June 2019

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