November 8, 2023
Fresenius sharpens focus and sells fertility services group Eugin to consortium led by KKR portfolio company IVI RMA
- Next step in implementing #FutureFresenius
- Divestment of Eugin Group simplifies portfolio
- Proceeds create financial flexibility
Fresenius divests Eugin Group to global fertility group IVI RMA (a KKR portfolio company) and GED Capital for up to €500 million including earn-outs. Eugin is a global leader in fertility and reproduction services offering a comprehensive range of treatments and solutions for patients on their journey to parenthood. In 2022, Eugin generated sales of €227 million.
Michael Sen, CEO of Fresenius, said: “Today, we reached another milestone in the implementation of #FutureFresenius. The decision to divest Eugin comes after careful consideration, and we believe it is in the best interest of all parties involved. This will allow us to further prioritize and strengthen our efforts in our core business areas, which, in turn, will also benefit our patients. This transaction demonstrates our active portfolio management and underlines our commitment to a simplified structure, sharper focus and accelerated performance.”
“We are thrilled to add Eugin’s operations in the US and Canada to the IVI RMA group. Our ethos of compassionate, personalized care will help ensure we deliver a world-class patient experience and successful outcomes for more patients,” said Javier Sanchez Prieto, CEO of IVI RMA. “We are pleased to have partnered with GED in this creative transaction. We’re confident that our shared vision and complementary strengths make this partnership greater than the sum of its parts, allowing IVI RMA to continue its growth in North America and GED to invest behind a leading platform in Europe and Latin America.”
Subject to regulatory approvals, closing of the transaction is expected to take place in Q1 2024.
The sale only comprises the Eugin Group. Fresenius Helios' well-established legacy business of fertility treatments in selected hospitals and outpatient centers of Quirónsalud and Helios Germany will remain with Fresenius Helios and continue to offer fertility treatments.
Lazard is acting as financial advisor and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is serving as legal advisor to Fresenius.
About IVI RMA Global
IVI RMA is a world-leading Reproductive Medicine group, backed by KKR. It is committed to providing evidence-based fertility solutions with the greatest chance of success in the shortest time necessary to patients seeking treatment anywhere in the world. IVI RMA employs more than 4,400 people across +150 locations in 14 countries. The group maintains a team of highly trained physicians as well as renowned scientists and researchers, aligned with its vision of pioneering in the field of Reproductive Medicine.
GED is a Spanish, private, and independent asset manager, founded in 1996 by a group of professionals with large experience in the sector and with a consolidated industrial and management track record. It currently manages more than 1,000 million euros through different investment vehicles. This acquisition is the seventh transaction of the GED’s Fund VI, and the third within the health sector.
Fresenius is a global healthcare group. We offer system-critical products and services for leading therapies for care of critically and chronically ill patients. The Fresenius Group comprises the Operating Companies Fresenius Kabi and Fresenius Helios and the Investment Companies Fresenius Medical Care (in accordance with IFRS 5) and Fresenius Vamed.