M&A junio 2021

ALTANO GROUP ACQUIRES HØJGÅRD HESTEHOSPITAL, ODENSE (DEN)

Højgård Hestehospital, Odense in Denmark will be affiliated to Altano Denmark from 25 May 2021. Every day, a team of 53 employees from 9 countries including 27 veterinarians give their best to their patients with passion, expertise, and a lot of personality. The team is made up of various specialists so that they cover all aspects of the horse's health as well as all equestrian disciplines. Højgård Hestehospital includes in-hospital and outgoing services, both with 24 hours coverage. The well-equipped clinic includes surgery rooms, intern medicine facilities, several treatment facilities, indoor extermination hall, equestrian hall, MRI, scintigraphy, x-ray, fitness, laboratory, pharmacy and extensive outdoor facilities. 62 horses can be hospitalised including intensive care and surveillance.

Dr. Victor Baltus: "Højgård Hestehospital Odense is a particularly valuable member for our group. We are sharing the same values and passion for the welfare of horses and are looking forward to expand the Altano International Network in Denmark. We are very happy to welcome the whole team to our group!"

Altano is a European group of veterinary clinics focusing on equine medicine. Patients belonging to more than 62,000 customers are treated in Altano Group clinics each year. The group provides a broad range of diagnostic services and treatments according to the highest standards of veterinary medicine. It brings together prestigious clinics and practices within an European expertise network to provide specialist skills and set new standards within veterinary medicine. The acquisition of Højgård Hestehospital, Odense in Denmark strengthens the Altano Group's presence in the Scandinavian region and continues its development into a leading European position in the field of equine medicine.

Sancovia initiated the transaction and advised the buyer throughout the process.