Abris-backed Scanmed buys Polish healthcare business Med-Lux

Acquisition will strengthen Scanmed’s transition to become the largest independent healthcare provider in Poland

22 November 2023, Warsaw – Abris Capital Partners (“Abris”), the ESG transformation specialist private equity investor and B Corp, has supported Scanmed, a Polish healthcare business, in acquiring 100% of the shares in Med-Lux Sp. z o.o., a leading healthcare business in Poland.

Med-Lux operates two outpatient clinics and a rehabilitation centre on the outskirts of Poznań, one of Poland’s regional capital cities. It offers consultation and diagnostics services across 28 specialisations, including occupational medicine, laryngology, orthopedics, and cardiology and is one of the busiest medical facilities in Poznań. The company provides more than 300,000 medical services annually, serving as a vital part of the local healthcare system, and has a team of 85 medical professionals.

The acquisition has strong strategic rationale, with the acquired facilities complementing Scanmed’s two existing outpatient centres in Poznań. Together they constitute a hub for further development in the Wielkopolskie region, where Scanmed completed its first add-on, of ARS Medical, a leading cancer care treatment businesses, at the end of 2022.

Sylwester Urbanek, Investment Director at Abris Capital Partners, commented:
“The acquisition of Med-Lux is another step in our ambitious buy-and-build strategy for Scanmed. We are delighted to welcome the Med-Lux team on board and we look forward to continuing to support the enlarged company’s growth, as well as focusing closely on the constant improvement in the quality of care it provides in key therapeutic areas.”

Abris acquired Scanmed in 2020 with a plan to build a local healthcare champion by improving and growing the group’s service offering in areas including cardiology, oncology, orthopedics and ophthalmology, and by expanding its country-wide geographic coverage. In 2023, the group – which is considered one of Poland’s most trusted healthcare providers – will double its revenues and EBITDA.

Andrzej Podlipski, CEO of Scanmed, added:
“Scanmed is consistently expanding its offer in the area of outpatient clinics and hospitals. We provide our patients with modern methods of therapy, used by highly qualified specialists, and access to treatment using modern medical equipment. The acquisition of Med-Lux is another important consolidation step for the group and will support our goals of providing services at the highest level and extending the complexity of our medical offer.”

Healthcare is one of the five strategic sectors that Abris focuses on. Its strong fundamentals are underpinned by a rapidly ageing population in Poland and increasing governmental healthcare spending aimed at improving the quality of service and the comprehensiveness of care. Abris’ previous investments in the healthcare sector include Matexlab, a Swiss vendor of innovative aesthetic medicine products, and Dentotal Protect, the leading distributor of dental consumables, instruments and equipment in Romania and Bulgaria.