Madrid, 20 Oct 2020
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (“MIRA”), via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6, has acquired leading Spanish private healthcare group Viamed Salud from a consortium of private investors.
Viamed Salud owns and operates facilities which provide essential healthcare services to patients through its network of nine acute care hospitals, three convalescence centres, 15 outpatient clinics, and one specialist aged care facility Viamed Salud has facilities across nine Spanish cities, with a strong presence in Rioja, Aragon, and Andalusia.
Juan Caño, Head of Iberia for MIRA, said: “Long-term trends such as an ageing population and a growing private healthcare sector in Spain will see operators like Viamed Salud become an increasingly important component of the healthcare system. We look forward to supporting Viamed Salud’s long-term development, building on its reputation for state-of-the-art facilities and best in class equipment and technology utilised by leading medical teams.”
Marcial López-Diéguez, Co-Founder of Viamed Salud, said: “Over the years we have been in business, we have firmly established our leadership role in the sector based on values such as respect, generosity, team work, and commitment. With the arrival of MIRA, I am confident that Viamed Salud will continue to grow and build on its position as a top-tier healthcare group.”
Viamed Salud’s private acute care facilities are well established in their respective regions, with medical procedures undertaken by external doctors who specialise in fields such as trauma, internal medicine, cardiology, gynaecology, obstetrics, and urology. Viamed Salud’s acute care facilities are complemented with a portfolio of convalescence centres and outpatient clinics providing routine diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation services.
Macquarie has played an active role in the development of Spain’s essential infrastructure for more than a decade, having partnered in the development, financing, and operation of utilities, energy, transport, and digital infrastructure businesses. Today, MIRA-managed funds are invested in CLH Group, Empark, and Viesgo.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is one of the world’s leading alternative asset managersMacquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is one of the world’s leading alternative asset managers. For more than twenty-five years, MIRA has partnered with investors, governments and communities to manage, develop and enhance assets relied on by more than 100 million people each day. As at 31 March 2020, MIRA managed approximately €120 billion in assets that are essential to the sustainable development of economies and communities, including: 151 portfolio businesses, ~500 real estate properties and 4.8 million hectares of farmland.
MIRA is a part of Macquarie Asset Management, the asset management arm of Macquarie Group, a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs over 15,800 people and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:MQG).