April 7, 2014 07:40 UTC

Diaverum confirms closing of €884m refinancing package

LUND, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Diaverum, Europe’s largest, product-independent and one of the world’s leading renal care service providers, with sponsor Bridgepoint has successfully refinanced its existing debt facilities in a transaction underwritten by Commerzbank, Crédit Agricole CIB, GE Capital, J.P. Morgan and RBS. The transaction included increased capex facilities and the subsequent debt syndication was significantly oversubscribed. As evident by the successful refinancing, the finance institutes clearly support Diaverum’s strategy to offer a high quality of care and be the preferred renal care service provider for governments and physicians globally.

Dag Andersson, CEO and President of Diaverum, commented on the closing of the refinancing package, that this is a “clear sign” of trust into our organisation, our focus on the patient and our medical excellence. “We are growing strongly and are continuing to investigate treatment alternatives for our patients to improve their quality of life. Our aim is to coordinate renal and non-renal services around the renal patient,” said Dag Andersson.

The new facilities aim to fund growth and provide additional financing flexibility for the underlying business — the refinanced debt matures in 2020-22 — and provide access to a more diversified investor base.

Since the 2007 buyout by the Shareholders, Diaverum has expanded its clinic base from 165 to 286, entered five new, high-growth markets, diversified its service offering and created a patient-centric organisation.

About Diaverum

Diaverum is a global integrated care provider with a clear patient focus. As one of the world’s leading renal care providers we stand for excellent medical quality, renal care services and a patient-centred research. Being product-independent also gives us the flexibility to offer individual treatments for the individual needs of our patients and by coordinating our patients’ healthcare needs, we are improving their quality of life. At the same time we are creating value in the healthcare system by optimising the use of healthcare budgets — for the benefit of the patient and the society. Our experience in renal care dates back more than 20 years, when the first dialysis clinic was established, under the former name Gambro Healthcare, defining our Swedish roots. Today almost 8,000 employees care for more than 26,000 patients in 18 countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Australia. The corporate office is located in Munich, Germany. www.diaverum.com

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Christina Sterner
Corporate Communications
E-mail: Christina.sterner@diaverum.com
Phone: + 46 767 66 90 67

Source: Diaverum