Dedalus SpA acquires Dobco Medical Systems : An important strategic milestone for Dedalus Diagnostic Imaging IT transformation
Milano, October 22nd 2021 – Dedalus Group ("Dedalus"), a leading international healthcare software solutions provider, has announced to have completed the acquisition of 100% of Dobco Medical Systems N.V.("Dobco"), a fast-growing cloud-native Enterprise Imaging provider. In 2018, Fortino Capital Partners joined the founders of Dobco as a minority shareholder to support the Company with its international growth and increased investments in R&D.
The acquisition firmly consolidates Dedalus as one of the world’s largest healthcare IT businesses with a broad portfolio in the Healthcare IT ecosystem, supporting every step of the Continuum of Care, from prevention to early detection, from diagnostic to
treatment, follow-up, rehabilitation and end-of-life.
This acquisition enables Dedalus to accelerate and support the transformation of the Diagnostic Imaging IT market, thanks to the complementary solutions brought from Dobco Medical Systems. Thanks to this acquisition, Dedalus will be able to capitalize on its European market leadership presence, as well on the strong footprint in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Latin America, North America, Middle East and Africa, having a presence in over 40 different countries.
“Combining Dobco with our DeepUnity portfolio will enable digital transformation of Enterprise Imaging. Dobco brings people, capabilities, technologies and client reference to the table. It has a strong “aaS - as a Service” business that is deployable on secure private, public and hybrid cloud environments” explained Andrea Fiumicelli, CEO of Dedalus Group.
“The Diagnostic Imaging IT business is experiencing a massive transformation. We strongly believe in the multiology approach in Medical imaging, and that this combined with big technological leaps will make the difference” adds Michael Dahlweid, Dedalus Chief Product and Clinical Officer.
“We are excited about this new partnership with Dedalus. Dobco Medical Systems believes in the power of cloud-native and web-based technology to streamline diagnostic imaging processes and to deliver medical information to physicians and patients across the continuum of care. Dedalus shares this vision. With this partnership and the integration into the Diagnostic Imaging IT (DIIT) business vertical of the Dedalus group, we have the opportunity to take the next step in our growth and to realize our ambitions with extra investments in R&D innovations, in people, in expanding geographies, and ultimately, to provide our customers with the excellent service level they are accustomed to" say Jan Dobbenie, Co-Founder and CEO, and Kristof Coucke, Co-Founder and CTO of Dobco.
Dedalus is majority owned by Ardian, a world-leading private investment house. In the acquisition Dedalus has been supported by KPMG as it relates to the accounting due diligence, Eversheds Sutherland for the tax due diligence and Giovannelli e Associati and Schoups Belgium as legal advisors.
About Dedalus Group
Dedalus Group is the leading healthcare and diagnostic software provider in Europe, supporting the digital transformation of 6100 hospitals and 5300 Laboratories worldwide and managing more than 330 million patient records. Dedalus works across the continuum of care, offering open standards-based solutions to help healthcare organisations deliver new models of care. The company employs more than 6,000 highly skilled professionals and has the largest software R&D team in the industry in Europe with more than 2000 staff. For more information, visit www.dedalus.com.
About Dobco Medial Systems
Dobco Medical Systems is a Belgian company specialized in innovative cloud-native and webbased solutions for medical imaging. The company was founded in 2011, has offices in Belgium (Zele) and Spain (Malaga) and currently employs 41 people covering management, R&D, sales, services and marketing. Dobco is active in 8 European countries with more than +300 customers consisting of large hospitals, private practices and radiology chains. The core offering is a cloudnative PACS and exchange platform (PACSonWeb) and a Radiology Information System (RISonWeb). www.dobcomed.com
About Fortino Capital Partners
Fortino Capital Partners is a European investment company that invests in high-growth B2B software solutions, including SaaS, PaaS & digital technology companies. Fortino contributes by leveraging its deep operational and strategic expertise, especially in the area of product market fit and software development.