Almaviva Santé develops its healthcare activities in south of France

September 2, 2008

21 Centrale Partners, through its holding Almaviva Santé specialized in private healthcare services, has acquired two private hospitals in Marignane and Vitrolles, both located in the Marseille area. 

Marignane is a multidisciplinary private hospital offering all surgery treatments with a growing speciality in cardiology. It benefits from highly technical installations and approved emergency service. Vitrolles is also offering a large range of services and is particularly known for its maternity ranked among the most successful of the region.

Almaviva Santé was created in June 2007 in partnership with Bruno Marie former CEO of Medidep, a leading French group in retirement establishments to conduct an active build-up strategy in private hospitals in France. Its first acquisition was Clinique Chantecler, based in Marseille and specialized in orthopaedics and ophthalmology treatments.

Almaviva Santé has now a significant market position in the Marseille area, operating three private hospitals with a capacity of 340 beds and approximately 35 000 surgical interventions per year generating a turnover in excess of Euro 36 million.

Gérard Pluvinet, Founding Managing Partner of 21 Centrale Partners, declared: “We are following our initial strategy to create a group of specialized hospitals with regional centres of  excellence”. Henry Huyghues Despointes and Régis Lamarche specified: “We expect strong synergies to improve our services with the cooperation of the medical teams”.

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