Penta is buying Mediq pharmacies in Poland

Penta Investments (Penta) is going to acquire pharmacies being operated by ACP Pharma group (Mediq Apteka). The transaction is a part of ACP Pharma S.A. selling process, where Penta has been cooperating with Neuca S.A. After the closing of the transaction Penta's pharmacy business will become the 2nd largest player in Poland, operating around 300 pharmacies.

The transaction is a subject of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection approval.

"Acquisition of Mediq pharmacies in Poland will move Dr. Max in to the leading positions in Poland. In upcoming months, we will focus on proper consolidation of our newly enlarged pharmacy chain, which will enable our customers to enjoy broad variety of services and benefits," Eduard Maták, Partner of Penta Investments responsible for healthcare portfolio said.

Dr. Max is one of the most significant Penta portfolio companies. Current transaction would enhance Dr. Max´s position in the Polish market and accelerate its expansion in the country.

About Dr. Max

Dr. Max is one of the biggest pharmacy chains in Central Europe. It is a market leader in the Czech Republic (25% market share) and Slovakia (15%). The brand was established by Penta after first successful acquisitions of pharmacy outlets in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia. Since 2005, Penta has been involved in the project.

  • Over 500 pharmacies in the chain, currently 70 pharmacies in Poland
  • Sales of EUR 620 million (2012)
  • Over 130,000 customers served daily
  • >100 private labels (SKU's) on sale
  • Over 2,500 employees,,

About Mediq Apteka

  • The pharmacies generate sales of EUR 140 million
  • Headquartered in Warsaw, Mediq Apteka operates 190 own pharmacies and 79 franchise pharmacies

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 12 billion in 2021. Penta operates in more than 10 European countries and has offices in Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw.

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