The Hague, The Netherlands, December 2nd, 2021: Affidea, the largest European provider of diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care services continues to invest in the Italian market and has today announced the 100% acquisition of Medical Sport Center and Medical Center, two flagship medical centers in Lodi, Lombardy region, a densely populated area of 230.000 inhabitants.
This transaction is the 20th in the last two years made by Affidea Group in alignment with a successful growth strategy consolidating its leadership position across 15 countries in Europe.
Medical Center was founded 37 years ago with the aim of building a reputed outpatient clinic, with a wide variety of consultations, outpatient day-time surgery and gym rehabilitation. The center is well-known as a cutting-edge outstanding one-stop-shop for patients’ medical needs.
The Medical Sport Center was founded 25 years, becoming the reference point for all people passionate about sport activities or regular physical activity to improve their health condition. The medical facility offers a wide variety of services for both competitive and non-competitive sport certification. Therefore, many local sport clubs have chosen Medical Sport Center as their preferred healthcare provider for the regular check-ups of their athletes.
The two medical centers complement well Centro Radiologico Lodigiano, acquired by Affidea earlier this year, in July 2021. The deals were concluded as a result of a private negotiation where Affidea’s international reputation as a trusted business partner and high quality medical provider, was the key catalyst for securing the transaction. This investment strengthens Affidea’s presence in Lombardy region – with the Affidea network in Italy growing now to 57 medical centers, serving more than 2.3 million patients per year with more than 2500 professionals.
These acquisitions prove, once more, that Italy remains a key market for Affidea, with high ambitions to expand its range of outpatient medical services and create synergies with its existing portfolio of services which will set Affidea as the preferred healthcare provider for individuals, corporations, private health insurers, and NHS.
Giuseppe Recchi, Affidea CEO, said on the Affidea’s latest investment in Italy: “These two acquisitions are aligned with our strategic vision to create a strong European healthcare platform, that has now resched the outstanding number of 314 centers. In the last 2 years we have achieved a growth record despite the COVID pandemic and we are set for further expansion partnering with best-in-class diagnostic imaging and outpatient operators to offer our patients the best medical services that can respond to their prevention and medical needs.