doctari investor Vitruvian Partners buys three companies too

Photo: Dr. Hans Peter Leube, LL.M., Attor­ney at Law and Part­ner at Bird u. Bird
30. August 2021

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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