Baltcap acquires Estonian healthcare company Qvalitas

BaltCap Private Equity Fund II (BPEF II) signed an agreement to acquire 72% of Qvalitas. The remaining 28% are held by the management team. In addition to BPEF II, Erki Mölder, the CEO of Unimed Group is an investor in the holding company carrying out the transaction.

Qvalitas  was  founded  in  1996  and  it  offers  occupational  heath  care  as  well  as  general  and specialised  medical  services  in  Estonia.  The  company  is  mainly  known  as  a  high  quality occupational health care service provider. Several of the largest Estonian companies are clients of Qvalitas, which provided more than 60,000 different health checks last year. The new investor will support the company’s strategy and invest in the development of new business areas.

Last November, BPEF II announced its investment in Unimed Group (previously Dental Invest Estonia), one of the most innovative private medical groups in Estonia. Unimed clinics provide services in the fields of orthdontics, dentistry, dental labs, specialised medical care and  sleep disorder treatment. Following the current transaction, Qvalitas and Unimed Group become sister companies.

“Occupational health care is a continuously developing area of medicine. People are becoming more aware that occupational health care is an important part of preventive care. I am very glad that through our investment in Qvalitas we can participate in the development of this important field. Qvalitas is a very well managed company and a leader in its market,” commented Martin Kõdar, a Managing  Partner of BaltCap.

Tõnu Velt, CEO of Qvalitas since 2002 added, “We know that BaltCap has made successful investments in health care in the past and therefore I am certain that we have found the right partner to continue developing our company. We also see positive opportunities to cooperate with Unimed Group companies.”

The transaction is expected to close during the summer of 2016, following approval from the Estonian Competition Authority. The parties do not disclose the transaction value.

About BaltCap Private Equity Fund II

BaltCap Private Equity Fund II (BPEF II) makes equity investments in innovative companies based

in  the  Baltic  region  focusing  on  buy-and-build  opportunities.  BPEF  II  was  established  in cooperation with the European Investment Fund (EIF) involved in the project through the Baltic Innovation Fund (BIF). The BIF is an initiative created by cooperation between the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania and EIF.

Qvalitas Arstikeskus AS

Qvalitas Arstikeskus AS and its subsidiaries form the leading occupational health care group in

Estonia. Qvalitas’ services are available in eight locations and also through mobile health care units. The company was founded in 1996 and today has more than 100 employees.

 

Source: BaltCap Press Release

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