Capio closes acquisition of the Swedish healthcare group Backa Läkarhus
The acquisition of Backa Läkarhus AB “Backa”, announced on January 3, 2017, has now been approved by the affected county councils (Region Västra Götaland and Region Halland) and the Swedish Competition Authority. Hence, Capio closes the acquisition as of today, and includes Backa in Capio as from March 1, 2017.
Backa operates eleven primary care centers and nine rehabilitation centers in Region Västra Götaland, and one light accident and emergency center in Region Halland. In total, Backa has 83,000 listed patients, and in 2016 net sales were around MSEK 370. Capio acquires 100% of the shares in Backa. Enterprise value is MSEK 300 and yearly synergy effects of in total approximately MSEK 10 are expected to be realized over the coming two years. The acquisition of Backa complements and strengthens Capio’s presence and medical offering within primary care in the western parts of Sweden. Backa is expected to have a positive impact on Capio’s earnings during 2017.
For information, please contact:
Kristina Ekeblad, IR manager
Telephone: +46 708 31 19 40
Henrik Brehmer, SVP Group Communication and Public Affairs
Telephone: +46 761 11 34 14
Capio AB (publ) is a leading, pan-European healthcare provider offering a broad range of high quality medical, surgical and psychiatric healthcare services through its hospitals, specialist clinics and primary care units. Since the Danish operation was acquired at the beginning of 2017, Capio operates in five countries; Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France and Germany. In 2016, Capio’s 12,435 employees provided healthcare services during 4.7 million patient visits across the Group’s facilities, generating net sales of MSEK 14,069. Capio operates across three geographic segments: Nordic (54% of Group net sales 2016), France (38% of Group net sales 2016) and Germany (8% of Group net sales 2016). For more information about Capio, please see www.capio.com.