doctari investor Vitruvian Partners buys three companies too
Frankfurt am Main — Bird & Bird LLP has advised Vitruvian Partners LLP, European private equity firm and investor in healthcare service provider doctari GmbH, on its acquisition of three companies.
The acquisition of lichtfeld gmbh with 70 office employees at the Hockenheim and Bielefeld sites was completed at the beginning of August. Viantro GmbH, which has around 30 employees and is based in Heidelberg, became part of the doctari group back at the beginning of June. The third new company is Munich-based tech firm Planerio GmbH, with 50 employees, whose acquisition rounded out the acquisitions in early July.
Viantro GmbH, the career network for physicians, brings services related to the needs of physicians into the group of companies. The focus of Viantro GmbH is especially on career planning, permanent employment and further education with the help of intelligent matching algorithms. — Planerio GmbH provides hospitals and other healthcare facilities with a comprehensive cloud-based digital solution that consolidates and automates rosters, payroll and staff time tracking for each facility. Together with lichtfeld gmbh, a major player in the medical staff leasing sector, the pool of qualified specialists in the doctari group grows to 60,000 physicians and nursing professionals.
With this growth and the digital solutions available and to be expanded, the doctari group can aim even more efficiently at optimizing and controlling personnel recruitment and planning in the healthcare sector. All three companies will retain their respective sites. The doctari group financed the three acquisitions from both its own and external funds. The parties have agreed not to disclose the amount of the investment.
Advisors to Vitruvian Partners: Bird & Bird
Partner Dr. Hans Peter Leube, LL.M., Lead, Counsel Marianne Nawroth and Associates Michael Maier and Konstantin Manus (all Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt am Main), Partner Stephan Kübler, LL.M. (Corporate/M&A, Munich), Associate Jan Medele (Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Partner Dr. Michael Jünemann, Counsel Johannes Wirtz, LL.M. as well as Associates Timo Förster, Julia Fröhder and Jonathan Stoldt (all Financing and Financial Regulation, Frankfurt), Partner Dr. Catharina Klumpp, LL.M. as well as Associate Dr. Kathrin Kruse (both Labor Law, Düsseldorf) and Partner Dr. Alexander Duisberg as well as Associate Gökhan Kosak (both IT/Data Protection, Munich).
The doctari group was advised on the debt financing by the team led by partner Dr. Michael Jünemann (Financing and Financial Regulation, Frankfurt am Main).
Bird & Bird has advised Vitruvian Partners LLP since joining doctari in 2018. This ongoing collaboration was and continues to grow based on Bird & Bird’s confidence in its private equity and VC expertise, particularly in the areas of health tech, data-based business models, and employee leasing and placement.
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