The Finnish private healthcare provider Mehiläinen has new owners. Mehiläinen is part of the Ambea Group, the largest private healthcare and nursing services provider in the Nordic countries, which has been sold by its British parent company 3i to the German private equity group Triton in a EUR 850 million deal. The acquisition is expected to be finalised by the end of March.
Ambea became the leading healthcare service provider in the Nordic countries when it acquired Carema, the Swedish care homes operator, in 2005 and Finland’s Mehiläinen in 2006. The group currently has 9500 employees in Finland, Sweden and Norway and its turnover was about EUR 730 million in 2009.
The change of ownership will not affect Mehiläinen’s daily activities, according to Matti Bergendahl, Chief Executive Officer of Mehiläinen. Mehiläinen's operations in Finland include 20 medical centres, eight hospitals, three elderly care centres, nine child welfare units, occupational health centres, five mental health rehabilitation units, and Finland’s first private psychiatric hospital for children.
Sources: Kauppalehti, FT, Mehiläinen