Enel-Med is looking for investor

23-06-2008, 19:53

Warsaw (Puls Biznesu) – The last big healthcare network is negotiating with four potential investors. The founder of  Enel-Med, Adam Rozwadowski, would rather sell the company to an insurance firm than a fund.

Adam Rozwadowski who has been building Enel-Med for the last 15 years, is looking for investor.

“The time of organic growth is over for us. We need a huge capital injection. Otherwise we would be left behind. With the funds, we have a chance to be one of the market leaders, and centers of consolidation”, Adam Rozwadowski said.

He added that 51 percent of the company will probably be offered to investor. Adam Rozwadowski will not sell his shares but the capital of Enel-Med would rather be raised. The company needs, among others, PLN 120m (EUR 35.6m) for a hospital in Warsaw it is going to build. The company has over 270,000 patients today.

Decision about the investor will be made this year.

“We are negotiating with four potential buyers, two insurance companies and two private equity funds”, Enel-Med owner said.

He did not reveal who the investors are but admitted that the insurance firms are among four giants most often connected with the healthcare market, i.e. PZU Zycie, Signal Iduna, Allianz and Generali. According to Mr. Rozwadowski, an insurance company is a better investor than a fund which has relatively short investment horizon.

The Polish healthcare market is estimated at PLN 80bn annually.

(PLN 1 = EUR 0.297)

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