Quirónsalud, the largest private hospital group in Spain and part of Fresenius Helios, has signed an agreement to acquire Centro Médico Imbanaco (CMI) in Cali, further expanding the company’s presence in Colombia’s attractive private hospital market.
CMI is located in a central district of Cali, the biggest city in southwestern Colombia with a population of 2.4 million. As one of the most prestigious private hospitals in Latin America, repeatedly recognized for its medical quality as well as its state-of-the-art infrastructure and medical technology, CMI offers a comprehensive range of medical specialties and services. The hospital has about 350 beds, 17 operating rooms and 250 consultation rooms, and generated sales of about €130 million in 2018. The total consideration amounts to approximately €300 million.
The purchase of CMI is another important step in strengthening Quirónsalud’s presence in Colombia’s growing and consolidating healthcare services market. With this acquisition, Quirónsalud becomes one of the leading private hospital operators in the country. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020, pending anti-trust clearance. Fresenius expects CMI to be accretive to Group net income* in fiscal year 2020.
*Net income attributable to shareholders of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA