Norwegian groups interested in Romanian medical services


Two strategic investors – British group Bupa and Norwegian group Capio – and several investment funds are reportedly interested in taking over Romanian healthcare network Regina Maria, from Polish investment fund Mid Europa Partners, according to market sources quoted by local Ziarul Financiar.

Bupa, an international private healthcare not-for-profit company based in the United Kingdom, had also shown interest in Regina Maria four years ago when Advent International sold the healthcare network to Mid Europa in a transaction worth over EUR 100 million.

Anglo-French investment bank Rothschild & Co. and audit firm EY handle the sale process initiated by Mid Europa. Regina Maria could be valued at EUR 300-400 million, depending on the multiple that investors are ready to pay.

Regina Maria is the second biggest private medical services provider in Romania by turnover after MedLife.

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