Waterland PE: MEDIAN acquires Kliniken Wied

Cate­gory: Private Equity
22. Janu­ary 2019

Berlin/Wied — MEDIAN, since 2011 a port­fo­lio company of the invest­ment company Water­land Private Equity Invest­ments and the largest private opera­tor of reha­bi­li­ta­tion clinics in Germany, takes over Klini­ken Wied GmbH & Co KG. With two homes in the region between Bonn and Koblenz (Wied and Stei­mel), the company has specia­li­zed in inpa­ti­ent reha­bi­li­ta­tion in the field of addic­tion disor­ders since 1974, a core area also of MEDIAN. With 166 employees, the Wied clinics care for more than 210 plan­ned beds. The focus is on inpa­ti­ent and outpa­ti­ent treat­ment of alco­hol, medi­ca­tion and drug addic­tion, co-trea­t­­ment of soma­tic and psycho­so­ma­tic illnesses as well as non-subs­­tance-rela­­ted addic­tions such as eating disor­ders and gambling addiction.

Dr. Cars­ten Rahlfs, Mana­ging Part­ner of Water­land, says: “The two homes are a respec­ted insti­tu­tion. With their focus areas and high quality of care, they are an ideal fit for MEDIAN. At the same time, we can once again increase our regio­nal presence in Rhine­­land-Pala­­ti­­nate. We are consis­t­ently conti­nuing our buy-and-build stra­tegy, which has made MEDIAN the largest private rehab clinic operator.”

With Waterland’s support, the MEDIAN Group has grown in recent years, in what is now 19 tran­sac­tions, into a company that is one of the five largest private hospi­tal groups in Germany and is inves­t­ing heavily in buil­dings, tech­ni­cal equip­ment, digi­tiza­tion and new tools to better measure thera­peu­tic success. With Waterland’s tran­sac­tional exper­tise, the Group conti­nues to grow in a frag­men­ted market, offe­ring pati­ents and payers a distinc­tive profile and high quality stan­dards. Toge­ther with the two new faci­li­ties, the Group now compri­ses 120 faci­li­ties employ­ing 15,000 staff and trea­ting more than 230,000 inpa­ti­ents annu­ally in more than 18,000 beds. The health­care company includes reha­bi­li­ta­tion clinics as well as psych­ia­tric acute care hospi­tals, therapy centers, outpa­ti­ent clinics and reinte­gra­tion faci­li­ties in 14 states. The company thus offers nati­on­wide coverage of so-called after­care and parti­ci­pa­tion services.

About Water­land
Water­land is an inde­pen­dent private equity invest­ment firm that helps compa­nies realize their growth plans. With substan­tial finan­cial support and indus­try exper­tise, Water­land enables its port­fo­lio compa­nies to achieve acce­le­ra­ted growth both orga­ni­cally and through acqui­si­ti­ons. Water­land has offices in the Nether­lands (Bussum), Belgium (Antwerp), Germany (Munich, Hamburg), Poland (Warsaw), the UK (Manches­ter), Denmark (Copen­ha­gen) and Switz­er­land (Zurich). Curr­ently, 6 billion euros in equity funds are managed.

Water­land has consis­t­ently outper­for­med its invest­ments since its foun­ding in 1999 and has regu­larly ranked among the top three leading private equity firms world­wide in past HEC/Dow Jones Private Equity Perfor­mance Rankings. In addi­tion, Water­land has also been among the top 3 most consis­tent buyout fund mana­gers globally in the Preqin Consis­tent Perfor­mers in Global Private Equity & Venture Capi­tal Report in recent years.

Water­land is listed as a fund mana­ger in the direc­tory main­tai­ned by the Dutch regu­la­tor AFM (Auto­ri­teit Finan­ciële Markten).

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