Duomed Group acquires LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE
Duomed Group is glad to announce the acquisition of the French leading manufacturer in the field of endoscopic therapeutic instruments: LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE....read more
Duomed Group is glad to announce the acquisition of the French leading manufacturer in the field of endoscopic therapeutic instruments: LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE.
Since 1993, LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE has been specialised in the manufacturing and distribution of endoscopy devices. These products offer little invasive therapy which, by providing improved care, reduces hospitalisation costs and improves healthcare quality. LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE is the largest distributor of endoscopy devices in France and one of the largest in Europe. Today, LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE is present in France and Belgium through a team of 25 people and through its network of distributors, in more than twenty European and North African countries. Exports account for 53 % of its sales. The headquarters of LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE are located in Bagnolet (Paris-area), France.
With this acquisition, the Duomed Group is once again strengthening its strategic platform in the European hospital market as well as reinforcing its position in the flexible endoscopy market. The Duomed Group feels confident about its ability to integrate this very successful company into its strategic platform to maximize these different opportunities for synergy, whilst making sure that LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE can keep its focus and specialization in their specific activity.
Wouter Pauwels, CEO Duomed Group:
“I am very happy to announce that after the acquisitions of BRAUN Scandinavia and ONIS Medical, we have made the next step in the construction of our pan-European platform by acquiring LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE. This company was founded in 1993 and has known an amazing growth ever since. LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE holds a very strong position in the field of endoscopic therapeutic instruments through its own branded products and several key manufacturers in France & Belgium. The branded products of LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE are also being distributed through different distributors worldwide.
Our goal is to strengthen the existing partnerships whilst seizing the different opportunities that exist within the DUOMED group. The addition of LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE to the already existing expertise of BRAUN Scandinavia, FMH Medical & ONIS Medical provides different bundling options and enhances the sharing of clinical know-how, support & access to some of the most prestigious products available on the market. We are looking forward to welcoming and collaborating with our new colleagues."
Gregoire PLESSIA, General Manager LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE:
"Nothing would have been possible without the commitment of the former owner Eric Morel d’Arleux & the previous shareholders, therefore I'd like to pay tribute to them. LIFE Partners Euope is above all a story about people !
The businesses of the Duomed Group and LIFE PARTNERS EUROPE are visibility complementarity at several levels - ranging from basic products untill highly innovative device for GI Endoscopy.
The main interest of this move is to bring committed people together through common values (commitment, mutual respect, innovation & quality of service), with a vision of tomorrow and very concrete projects to offer to our customers. We strive to think in function of the benefits for the patients and aim to improve patient outcome. Given the current economic context, we all need to plan together with new relationships to succeed. Joining the Duomed Group at this moment is a fantastic opportunity where partnerships, research and the integration of common solutions concern everybody within the group.
Changes are often perceived as a threat, but in the end they generate a lot of enthusiasm!“