Innova Capital, a Central European private equity fund, has entered the market of specialist medical services in Poland through its investment in the Ujastek Gynaecological and Obstetrics Hospital.
The fund will spend more than PLN150m on building a chain of hospitals and clinics providing advanced medical care in the area of gynaecology and obstetrics, pathology of pregnancy and neonatology, including, in particular, intensive care of newborn infants.
Innova Capital’s target equity commitment to the programme of acquisitions and integration in the sector may exceed PLN150m over two years.
“Our common vision is to create a platform of specialist services providing the highest level of safety for both the mother and child. The cooperation with Ujastek’s current team will enable us to create a national network of specialised, well-equipped and patient-friendly clinics and hospitals. In the world of advanced medicine, we have entered the area of obstetrics in Poland with outstanding experts. In return, we provide our management skills, financing and an additional support at work,” says Krzysztof Krawczyk, managing partner at Innova Capital.
“Poland needs to develop modern obstetrics and neonatology. The safety of mothers and newborn infants is a distinctive feature of developed countries, to which we have aimed. Unfortunately, there are still regions in Poland where maternity care for the mother and child is not at such a level as doctors and patients would expect. Access to obstetrics wards providing intensive care to new-born infants is inadequate. We want to change this. We have found partners who will help us transfer our proven model of medical activity and know-how to other regions of Poland,” says Marek Kowalski MD, joint founder of the Ujastek Hospital, specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics.