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Media Release

19 July 2017

Unilabs to acquire Base Holding, a leading Portuguese Diagnostic Services company

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Geneva, Porto 19th July 2017. Unilabs has today signed definitive agreement to acquire Base Holding, a leading diagnostic company in Portugal, which services customers in clinical analysis, radiology and cardiology. With this acquisition, Unilabs expands its portfolio of diagnostic services in Portugal to radiology and extends its presence in the country.

Base employs 1’500 people, 350 of whom are doctors. It successfully operates in 14 laboratories, 44 Radiology units and 7 Cardiology units, with a national coverage of the Portuguese territory. The company generated annual revenues close to €80 million in 2016.

Thanks to Base’s quality services and focus on customer service excellence, Unilabs will offer an even more comprehensive service to its customers, patients and doctors in Portugal. Base customers include private and public organisations, leading multinational companies, as well as national and regional public institutions.

Jos Lamers, CEO of Unilabs said: “Base is one of the best Portuguese diagnostic services providers. It is a well-recognised quality player with a highly diversified portfolio of services. This operation exemplifies our continued commitment to Portugal as a strategic market for our group., In Portugal we have found the medical and technical excellence that will allow us to provide services globally in areas like radiology or histopathology. We are very happy to welcome Base Holding into the Unilabs family.”

Antonio Moreira, CEO of Base Holding, said: “This acquisition is a natural step and a great opportunity to expand our capabilities and complement our medical and commercial skills. Together with Unilabs, we aim at providing an even better service to our customers across Portugal. Joining the Unilabs family also means working with people who share the same vision in terms of the services we provide, and the recognition of our scientific skills, that will help us generates opportunity, growth and stability for our employees.”

The finalisation of the transaction is subject to approval from the relevant regulatory authorities.
 

CONTACTS

For further information or to arrange an interview with Unilabs, please contact Pauline Kropp at media@unilabs.com or +41 22 909 77 94

ABOUT UNILABS

With over 199 laboratories and 44 imaging units and a broad catalogue of more than 2,500 diagnostic tests, Unilabs is a leading European provider of clinical laboratory testing and medical diagnostic imaging services. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland the Unilabs Group serves private and public healthcare providers, local governments, pharmaceutical companies and the general public. The company employs more than 6,900 people worldwide, successfully operates laboratory and medical diagnostic imaging facilities in 14 countries, and generates annual revenues of €800m in 2016.

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ABOUT BASE HOLDING

Base Holding is a leading diagnostic services provider in Portugal, which services customers in clinical analysis, radiology and cardiology. It successfully operates in 14 laboratories, 44 Radiology units and 7 Cardiology units, with a national coverage of the Portuguese territory. The company generated annual revenues close to €80 million in 2016. Base employs 1’500 people, 350 of whom are doctors.

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