Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA


HELIOS successfully completes acquisition of Damp Group

March 19, 2012
Bad Homburg v.d.H.

HELIOS Kliniken GmbH, a subsidiary of Fresenius, has completed the acquisition of 94.7% of the share capital in Damp Group, following approval by local and antitrust authorities. Damp will be consolidated as of March 31, 2012. The acquisition was announced in October 2011.


Damp is among the ten largest private hospital operators in Germany. The acquisition of Damp is an excellent geographic fit with the HELIOS hospital network in the north and northeast of Germany.


Due to the geographic proximity of the HELIOS hospital Schwerin, HELIOS has divested the Damp hospital Wismar (505 beds, sales of approximately €60 million) to secure regulatory clearance of the transaction. Adjusted for this divestiture, Damp achieved 2010 sales of €427 million.


HELIOS Kliniken Group owns 75 clinics, of which 51 are acute hospitals including six maximum care hospitals in Berlin-Buch, Duisburg, Erfurt, Krefeld, Schwerin and Wuppertal, as well as 24 post acute care clinics. In addition, HELIOS has 38 medical care centers. HELIOS is one of the largest providers of inpatient and outpatient care in Germany and treats more than 2.7 million patients per year, more than 750,000 of them as inpatients. HELIOS has over 23,000 beds and more than 43,000 employees. Sales in 2011 were €2.7 billion. HELIOS has its headquarters in Berlin.


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