Capio acquires a Danish orthopedic specialist clinic in Aarhus

Capio has acquired 100% of the shares in GHP OPA Privathospital Aarhus A/S (“OPA Privathospital”). The clinic is primarily specialized in orthopedic surgery and is well-known for spine surgery, children orthopedics and sports injuries. Net sales in 2016 were MDKK 29.

The operations at OPA (Ortopædic Hospital Aarhus) Privathospital are conducted in state of the art premises with modern equipment in the center of Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city located on Mid Jutland. OPA Privathospital also includes a physiotherapy unit to complement the orthopedic offering.

OPA Privathospital will be included in Capio’s Danish operations, Capio CFR, which have been part of Capio since January 1, 2017. Following the acquisition, Capio CFR is now active in four out of five Danish health regions. One of Capio’s current hospitals in Denmark is located in Skørping on North Jutland, and the acquisition is expected to complement the current activities and strengthen Capio’s footprint in Jutland, as well as the orthopedic offering in Denmark. Some synergies are expected from the acquisition, for example by sharing resources between the two Jutland units. Going forward, Capio also expects to grow OPA Privathospital by increasing the number of specialties provided at the clinic.

The acquisition, which is not subject to approval by the authorities, was signed and closed on June 30, 2017. The acquisition is not expected to significantly impact the Group’s earnings in 2017.

For information, please contact:

Olof Bengtsson, CFO
Telephone: +46 761 18 74 69

Kristina Ekeblad, IR manager
Telephone: +46 708 31 19 40