Penta sells Alpha Medical laboratories

Penta Investments, the Central European investment group, has signed an agreement to sell 100% stake in Alpha medical a.s. and Alpha medical Polska Sp. z o.o. to Mid Europa Partners. The transaction includes the whole Alpha Medical group and its assets in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Alpha Medical is the fastest growing provider of in-vitro diagnostic services in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with leading position in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland.

The value of the transaction will not be disclosed. The transaction is subject to a clearance by the relevant antimonopoly authorities.

Over the past five years, the Group acquisition-led growth strategy has seen revenues increase significantly. In this period, Alpha Medical has successfully entered two new countries and has established top five position in all three markets including market leadership in Slovakia and second position in the Czech Republic. The network reached significant efficiency improvement through central procurement, laboratory centralization and personal cost driving.

"Alpha Medical is a great company with strong fundaments. We have grown it from EUR 2 million sales in 2006 to current 65 million. Being 6 years in a business, which we started from the scratch, made Alpha Medical a matured investment in our portfolio. We are very satisfied with the project results and wish Mid Europa success in a continued expansion and development of the Group," said Eduard Maták, Partner of Penta Investments responsible for healthcare portfolio.   

About Alpha Medical

  • Alpha Medical operates 57 medical laboratories in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland
  • The group has reported revenues of EUR 47.6 million in 2011 and is forecasting the revenues of EUR 65 million in 2012.
  • Last year, Alpha Medical group completed over 25 million tests for some 5 million patients. The Group offers a comprehensive "one-stop-shop" of services where all tests that physicians prescribe are performed.
  • Network consists of large fully-equipped laboratory centres and small low-cost satellite laboratories able to fully meet any physicians' or hospitals' needs. Operations of laboratory network are interconnected and centralized in order to achieve the best effectiveness and cost-based efficiency.
  • Laboratories have an excellent medical reputation and brand name, backed by country accreditations and ISO quality control standards.
  • Alpha Medical provides 900 jobs.

About Penta

Penta is a Central European investment group established in 1994. It operates mainly in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, media and real estate development. Its portfolio companies provide jobs to more than 41,000 people and reported assets of EUR 9 billion in 2017. Penta operates in more than 10 European countries and has offices in Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw.

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