- ICG to invest in Cura Day Hospitals alongside a consortium of healthcare professionals including Peter Freeleagus, Doctor Shareholders, and Cura Management
- The strategic partnership will support Cura’s continued growth plan, founded on clinical and operational excellence
ICG, the global alternative asset manager, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to invest alongside a consortium of healthcare professionals including Peter Freeleagus, Doctor Shareholders and Management, to acquire Fresenius Medical Care Day Hospital Holdings Pty Ltd (“Cura” or the “Company”) subject to conditions customary for a transaction of this nature.
Cura was founded in April 2008 in response to the growing consumer demand for quality day hospital facilities, where Doctors can deliver quality patient outcomes while offering a way to optimise their own incomes. Cura has grown to become the largest day hospital company in Australia, with 29 day hospitals throughout the country.
ICG is very familiar with Cura, its operations, and business, which was developed over its six-year ownership of Cura between 2014 and 2020. During the time that ICG owned the asset together with its Doctors and management team, it worked closely with the Company to deliver successful outcomes. As such, ICG is uniquely placed to partner with Cura’s management team and Doctors to help drive future growth for the business. The investment by ICG has received unanimous support from the Doctors, in recognition of the pre-existing relationship with Cura and Doctors, and a respect for medical sovereignty.
James Giannas, Managing Director leading the Australia / New Zealand team for ICG, said:
Wooseok Jun, Head of Asia Pacific Corporate, added:
Andrew Currie, Cura Chief Executive Officer, said:
Dr Keith Zabell, Cura Chairman, said:
“Following a competitive market process, we are delighted to be partnering with ICG, which is well known to Cura Doctors. ICG has strong expertise in the local healthcare sector and understands the importance of the Doctor-partnership model. With ICG’s partnership, Cura will continue to deliver leading healthcare services across Australia. We would like to thank Fresenius Medical Care for supporting Cura over the past 6 years and for the respectful way they have dealt with Doctors during this time.”
Dr William Glasson, Cura Director, added:
“We are excited to partner with ICG to support the next stage of Cura’s growth. ICG is a group of highly experienced and respected professionals with a clear understanding of the healthcare landscape, and who will be able to continue support our expansion.”
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