M&A January 2019


The new Altano member, Pferdeklinik Gut Destedt based in Lower Saxony, serves customers from the Greater Hannover area. Founded in 1997, the clinic has a state-of-the-art operating room, a dental ward, two treatment rooms and 10 horse stalls, one of which can be used as an isolation stall. The team led by Managing Director Dr. Rüdiger Beier and his wife Dr. Ing. Monica Venner, consists of 16 employees, including 8 veterinarians, and looks after approx. 3,200 horses and 600 small animals each year. Thanks to its ambulant service and in-patient treatments, the clinic is able to cover the entire spectrum of equine medicine. The veterinarians offer treatments of the highest medical standards in the fields of internal medicine, gynaecology, foal medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology and surgery. The clinic also has a small animal practice, where it works together with a network of external specialists to ensure optimal care.

Managing Director Dr. Rüdiger Beier is pleased about the merger with the Altano Group. “Pferdeklinik Destedt GmbH is now looking forward to being part of the Altano Group. We see the networking of equine clinics in the Altona Group as a good strategy for further improving the standard of professional expertise, optimising the organisation of administrative tasks and ensuring a high degree of safety for employees.”

Dr. Victor Baltus, CEO of Altano Group, adds: “Thanks to the clinic’s central location and its modern expansion, all patients can benefit from the clinic’s merger into the Altano network. This now consists of ten horse clinics and offers comprehensive professional veterinary care. I am very pleased about our collaboration with the successfully established equine clinic in Central Germany.”

Altano is a veterinary clinic group in German-speaking countries with a focus on equine medicine. Every year, patients of over 62,000 clients are treated at Altano Group clinics. It offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic measures ensuring the highest level of veterinary expertise. Prestigious clinics and practices will be brought together nationwide to form a network of experts to increase access to competent specialist knowledge and set new standards in veterinary care. With the acquisition of the Equine Clinic Destedt, the regional presence of the Altano Group in the Greater Hannover area has been strengthened allowing it to continue growing and pursuing a leading position in the field of equine medicine.

Sancovia initiated the transaction and consulted with the buyer throughout the entire process.