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Permira Acquires IBSL, focused on clinical engineering, through Pantheon Group

29th July 2015

Pantheon Group (“Pantheon”), a company backed by the Permira funds, has acquired Ingegneria Biomedica Santa Lucia S.p.A. (“IBSL”), a key Italian-based provider of Clinical Engineering and a large range of biomedical equipment services, from Gruppo Giglio.

The acquisition is part of Pantheon’s continued international growth strategy, supported by the Permira funds, which promoted the creation of the Group in August 2014 through the acquisition of Asteral Limited and MESA Group Holdings, leading companies in procuring, managing and maintaining high technology and diagnostic imaging equipment within public- and private-sector hospitals and clinics throughout Europe.

IBSL was born in 1997 from the entrepreneurial idea of Sergio and Bruno Giglio’s long customer-centric experience with outsourcing options for heating systems. Their biomedical business quickly grew to become one of the leading Clinical Engineering service providers in Italy, providing maintenance to biomedical systems within hospitals. In the ensuing years, IBSL integrated further entrepreneurial skills and technical competences through the acquisition of D&D Med. Com., Ra.se.co, Gidea Alta Tecnologia and Te.Mo.Sa, further strengthening its position in Clinical Engineering and expanding its reach in the sector of diagnostic imaging equipment and outsourcing services.

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