Gilde Healthcare’s RAD-x acquires diagnostic imaging provider IRD SA

RAD-x announced that it has acquired Geneva-based IRD SA, a leading diagnostic imaging provider. The sellers of IRD SA will reinvest part of the proceeds in the RAD-x holding and join the Gilde Healthcare Services II Fund and RAD-x management as shareholders of the group. IRD SA will continue to be managed by its founding doctors and with the help of RAD-x will invest in expanding its diagnostic capacity.

With this transaction, RAD-x kick-starts its growth model and positions itself as a contender in the fast consolidating European diagnostic imaging market. RAD-x’ operational model is focused on delivering high quality diagnostic imaging services to patients throughout Europe and its growth strategy is funded by Gilde Healthcare, a leader in healthcare private equity. RAD-x is in discussion with several other medical imaging and healthcare groups to expands its presence across Europe; by achieving a critical mass quickly, RAD-x will achieve better conditions in procurement for heavy medical equipment.

Martin HARDENS, Co-founder and CEO of RAD-x: “I am pleased that we can welcome new partners in this early stage of development of RAD-x. This acquisition initiates our presence in the Swiss diagnostic imaging market. I look forward to working with the management team of IRD in delivering better healthcare for patients.”

Jasper van GORP, managing partner of Gilde Healthcare Services: “RAD-x is a fast-growing leader with a first-class management team. In a consolidating market, Gilde has been impressed by RAD-x’ commitment to quality and efficiency towards patients and clinicians. We are confident in its capacity to achieve outstanding growth in RAD-x’ core international markets.”

Frank KOLO, Co-founder and Medical Director of IRD SA:”I am confident that joining RAD-x will open new growth opportunities for IRD. Having a strong partner enables us to expand the diagnostic services we provide to our patients and referring doctors. RAD-x’ support for IRD to invest in two new state of the art MRI-machines and a refurbishment of our most important site is a proof of our joined commitment to continuous improvement in quality of care.”

 

Source: Gilde Press Release

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