The Belgian investment company Gimv acquires the majority in Medi-Markt Homecare-Service GmbH and Medi-Markt Service Nord Ost GmbH, as well as a number of affiliated companies. ARQIS has advised the management on the transaction, which has acquired the minority in the newly founded group.
Medi-Markt Homecare-Services and Medi-Markt Service Nord Ost operate primarily as service providers in incontinence care products. These transactions are part of a succession plan for both companies. The companies and their affiliates, which together employ around 225 people, have been operating in different regional areas. In future, they will operate jointly as a group under the Medi-Markt brand.
Markus Reichel, until now Managing Director of Medi-Markt Homecare-Service GmbH, will be the group’s CEO and co-shareholder. He states: “Together with our new growth partner Gimv, we want to further expand our product offering and advance into adjacent segments. We are also considering acquisitions of suitable companies.”
The ARQIS team around Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze is very experienced in advising on health care transactions. They entered the mandate after a recommendation by Dr. Ralf Nowak, Partner at the consulting company Livingstone.
Advisors to management
ARQIS Rechtsanwälte (Düsseldorf): Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze (lead); Associates: Thomas Chwalek (both Corporate/M&A), Carina Engelhard (labour law)