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MESA and Asteral to combine to create leading independent medical equipment & services provider

1st August 2014

MESA Group Holdings GmbH and Asteral Limited today announce an agreement to combine operations in a merger backed by a company owned by the Permira funds. The combination will ensure customers, primarily hospitals and diagnostic imaging clinics across Europe, benefit from the Group’s unrivalled asset management and service expertise across the product lifecycle of high-end medical systems and other clinical medical devices.

MESA, based in Switzerland and founded in 2009, is the largest independent pan-European provider of diagnostic imaging engineering services and asset management solutions. Working across 12 countries including Italy, the UK, Germany, Poland and Spain, MESA serves more than 600 diagnostic imaging clinics and hospitals, whilst managing over 2,800 medical equipment systems and devices. MESA leverages its service expertise to enable its customers to achieve industry leading availability rates of vital diagnostic imaging equipment such as MRI, CT, Angio and PET CT scanners, thereby helping them to improve end-user patient care and reduce patient waiting times. As a part of its service offer, MESA also provides real time system monitoring and data analytics focused on asset uptime and system efficiency.

Asteral, established in 2001, is the UK’s leading vendor-independent provider of medical equipment solutions to the acute healthcare sector. It is currently working with 37 hospitals. By taking full responsibility for equipment planning, procurement and management, Asteral helps customers to modernise and improve the efficiency of their medical equipment. Asteral’s expertise and flexibility means that it is able to deliver safe, affordable and productive equipment portfolios that contribute to positive clinical outcomes.

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