Diaverum acquires Clinica Dialmed with nine clinics in Romania
Independent renal care provider to care for more than 850 patients in the country
Bucharest / Munich, 5 December 2011 – Diaverum, one of the world´s largest independent renal care providers, today announced the acquisition of Clinica Dialmed, a member of the Polisano Group, which provides dialysis services in Romania. The nine clinics with more than 850 patients now form part of the global Diaverum renal care network across Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Australia. Diaverum is significantly strengthening its position in Eastern Europe by entering Romania. Local staff, patients and payers will benefit from high standards of clinical policies and procedures, thorough internal and external audits, awarded training programmes and a patient-first approach.
Camelia Cucu is the newly appointed Managing Director of Diaverum Romania Sarl. Prior to joining Diaverum, she served as General Manager at Nefromed Dialysis Centers, a part of Euromedic.
„Our aim is to revitalise our patients through the provision of first-class renal care with the highest quality and safety standards in Romania. As a product independent renal care provider we can focus completely on the physical and emotional wellbeing of our patients, thus improving their quality of life,” said Camelia Cucu on the announcement. “We are offering a broad portfolio of treatment modalities including haemodialysis (HD), haemodiafiltration (HDF), continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CADP) and automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) in our new clinics.”
The clinics acquired by Diaverum in Romania are located in Bucharest, Sibiu, Medias, Tg. Jiu, Miercurea Ciuc, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Bistrita as well as Roman and treat almost 10 percent of around 9,000 people in Romania requiring renal replacement therapy. Worldwide, more than two million people suffer from end stage renal disease (ESRD). This number is projected to double by 2025.
President and CEO of Diaverum, Dag Andersson, emphasised that this acquisition “is a major milestone in Diaverum’s growth strategy, as it adds another nine clinics to the company’s network of 240 clinics across the world. Romania plays an important role in our vision to become first choice in renal care. We achieve this through a dedicated focus on operational excellence combined with a holistic approach to caring for our patients. Our new colleagues and patients in Romania will benefit greatly from this.”
Diaverum was assisted in this transaction by legal advisor DLA Piper and financial advisor KPMG.
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Diaverum is one of the world’s leading providers of renal care and the largest independent service provider in Europe. Our experience in renal care dates back 20 years, when the first dialysis clinic was established, previously under the name Gambro Healthcare. Since then, Diaverum has been at the forefront of the renal service markets. Diaverum offers renal replacement treatments as well as preventive and early stage renal care. 6,500 employees care for close to 20,000 patients in 17 countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Australia. The corporate office of Diaverum is located in Munich, Germany.