MedEuropa
A European Cancer
Care Company

MedEuropa is a fast growing company focused on cancer care


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MedEuropa is a fast growing company focused on cancer care

MedEuropa is dedicated to improving cancer care by bringing together experienced medical professionals from complementary horizons


We develop through partnerships, acquisitions and the opening of new centres. Our approach is flexible and long term. We like to partner with individuals and organisations that share our entrepreneurial mindset


Our new clinic in Constanta (Romania) is an illustration of our commitment to make advanced cancer care widely available

We have operations in Germany and Romania and plan to expand in other European geographies

In Germany, MedEuropa recently acquired the leading provider of brain radiosurgery treatments.

See the press release for more information on this succession-related transaction

In Romania, we aim to make advanced cancer care widely available by building a network of state-of-the art centers. We opened a first center in Constanta in April 2018 and have several projects in planning and construction


MedEuropa is a Swiss-headquartered company. It was founded by a reputed entrepreneur and is further owned by medical doctors and management

MedEuropa’s new centre in Constanta (Romania)

MedEuropa’s new centre in Constanta (Romania)

Recently acquired MVZ Gamma Knife Gmbh is the only private center in Germany to operate Icon, the most precise stereotactic radio surgery technology

Recently acquired MVZ Gamma Knife Gmbh is the only private center in Germany to operate Icon, the most precise stereotactic radio surgery technology

Vision

We are building up a pan-European organisation committed to providing best in class cancer care.

We do so by bringing together experienced medical professionals from complementary horizons and by using state-of-the art technology.

Radiotherapy is core (albeit not exclusive) to our operations. We value its medical benefits, constant clinical and technology developments as well as the cost efficiency aspects of the therapy.

Our values:

Commitment to Patients – we do what we do because we want to help patients who suffer from cancer.

People – are at the very centre of what we do and how we do it. They provide the care to our patients: medically savvy, humanly caring. As an organisation, our responsibility is to grow and retain our people.

Excellence – we provide lifesaving treatments, which are highly technical and require extreme accuracy. We must be excellent at what we do.

Collaboration – in our environment is a pre-requisite to quality and excellence. And to performance in general. We seek to provide the best collaborative environment – internally and externally.

Innovation – goes beyond our efforts to optimise technology. Innovation is a mindset. It is a call to continuously improve our procedures, services and attitudes to providing care.

Flexible and long-term approach

We develop through partnerships, acquisitions and by starting new operations. France, Germany, the UK, Netherlands, Italy and Romania are geographies where we are developing our presence.

Our investment and partnering approach is flexible. We are not limited by specific investment horizon. We seek to accommodate the preferences of the parties and individuals involved and we have a flexible approach to shareholding, with a preference for majority investments, but the flexibility to gain majority ownership over time.

We value an entrepreneurial mindset and like to partner and share value with doctors and organisations.

Below are examples of situations in which MedEuropa gets involved.

Selling your practice to MedEuropa

For any owner of a practice, finding the right successor can be a delicate process, in terms of :

– Ensuring continued quality of care to patients and relationships with referrers and employees: finding the right person(s) to take over;
– Personal transition: managing a smooth phase out;
– Capital: getting the appropriate value for what has been built over many years.

MedEuropa’s management is experienced in accompanying such situations and we can put together with you a plan that will include:

– Optimised transfer of the shares: one-off or in stages; option to reinvest in the next stage of growth, taking into consideration efficient structuring;
– Professional activity: gradual phase-out or immediate cessation; potential consulting activities, etc.
– Financing of share participation of incoming doctors (if relevant).

Separation situations (eg demerger of radiology and radiotherapy activities) can also be addressed using a similar approach.

Portrait of Dr Horstmann, Manager of MVZ Gamma Knife GmbH and formal shareholder

Portrait of Dr Horstmann, Manager of MVZ Gamma Knife GmbH and formal shareholder.

Partnering with MedEuropa to grow

MedEuropa likes to partner with entrepreneurs.

Here are examples of situations where we can invest alongside ambitious professionals:

  • Expansion: adding a new piece of equipment in its existing premises

  • Geographical expansion : Acquiring one or more existing sites to create a local or regional network.

  • Renewal: replacing an old equipment with state-of-the art technology

  • Greenfield projects : opening a new center justified by unserved needs (eg new technology).

  • Relocation: moving an existing operation into new premises.

+ any other meaningful project we have not thought of ourselves!

Collaborating to focus on our core activity

At MedEuropa, we believe that radiotherapy is best operated when it is a stand-alone activity which receives 100% attention.

Many public and private hospitals have successfully chosen to focus on their core activities by divesting their radiotherapy operations to private operators like MedEuropa.

Appropriate collaboration agreements are put in place to safeguard the long term interests of both parties and make such a transaction a win-win.

Such agreements typically cover areas like the (i) use of shared premises and assets, (ii) integrating the clinical pathway and collaboration with oncology departments, (iii) participation on tumour boards, etc.

PPPs: Public-Private partnerships and Private-Private Partnerships are a lighter form of divestments where the hospital retains part of the operations.

MedEuropa’s management is experienced in setting up and operating such collaborations.

Our existing operations

In Germany, MedEuropa operates under the brand “Gamma Knife Zentrum Krefeld Hannover.

With over 10,000 patients treated since its foundation 20 years ago, the company has established itself as one of the largest and most experienced brain radiosurgery operator (Gamma Knife® technology) in Europe. Conventional radiotherapy is also available.

MVZ Gamma Knife GmbH - Logo

See company website for more details: www.gamma-knife.de


In Romania, MedEuropa operates under its brand a state-of-the art center in Constanta.

This is the first of a series of centers planned to open in the coming years. In the context of Romania’s undersupply in advanced radiotherapy, MedEuropa is proud of the improved quality of care that this center provides to the local population.

MedEuropa-Logo

For more info, visit www.medeuropa.ro

Gamma Knife Zentrum Krefeld Hannover

MedEuropa center in Constanta, Romania

MedEuropa center in Constanta, Romania

Team

MedEuropa’s international management and medical teams have significant experience in developing and managing healthcare operations.

The team works in close collaboration with local industry specialists and advisors.

Meet our leadership team →

Philippe Jacobs
Chairman

Philippe Jacobs

Philippe Jacobs
Chairman

Philippe Jacobs is Chairman of MedEuropa.

Mr Jacobs is the founder of the company and majority shareholder (through Telemos Capital, the investment holding he created and chairs).

Philippe Jacobs comes from a family with a long tradition of entrepreneurship (eg. Jacobs Suchard, Adecco, Barry Callebaut). He has been a Board Member of Jacobs Holding AG since 2008 and Co-Chairman since 2015.

In healthcare services, Mr Jacobs has been closely involved in the development of “Colosseum Dental”, which has become one of the top 3 leading dentistry groups in Europe.

Mr Jacobs holds a MsC in Finance from the Imperial College and is a HSG graduate.


Chairman

Ralph Hefti
CEO

Ralph Hefti

Ralph Hefti
CEO

Ralph Hefti is the Chief Executive Officer of MedEuropa.

Mr Hefti has over 10 years of experience as CEO of healthcare service companies.

Prior to being a healthcare care executive, Mr Hefti was a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and an investment executive (BC Partners).

Mr Hefti holds a Master degree in Business and a Master of Science in International Management, both from HEC Lausanne.


CEO

Dr Silviu Savin
Head of MedEuropa Romania

Dr Silviu Savin

Dr Silviu Savin
Head of MedEuropa Romania

Silviu Savin leads the development of MedEuropa in Romania.

A Stanford graduated Physicist (PhD), Mr Savin has over 20 years of experience in investing in and operating private companies in a variety of sectors and geographies.

Mr Savin is the Managing Director of Ascenta Partners, MedEuropa’s local partner in Romania. Mr Savin leads the team that has planned, built and now operates our first Romanian center in Constanta.


Head of MedEuropa Romania

Raffael Kabir
Head of corporate development

Raffael Kabir

Raffael Kabir
Head of corporate development

Raffael Kabir is responsible for the corporate development activities of MedEuropa.

Prior to his current role he was an auditor with Ernst&Young and a corporate finance consultant at Deloitte.

Mr Kabir holds an MBA from IESE Business School and a dual degree (IPBS) from ESB Reutlingen and CESEM Reims.


Head of corporate development

Sean Carney
CFO of MedEuropa

Sean Carney

Sean Carney
CFO of MedEuropa

Sean is the acting CFO of MedEuropa and the COO/CFO of Telemos Capital, the investment firm created and chaired by Mr Philippe Jacobs.
Mr Carney joined Telemos after heading a significant London-based single-family office, and being COO of The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. His earlier career was in corporate finance/investment banking. He holds an US Law Degree from the University of Chicago and an honours BA in economics from Harvard College.


CFO of MedEuropa

Contact

MedEuropa SA
Rte de la Corniche 4
CH-1066 Epalinges (Lausanne)
Switzerland

+4121 653 2236
info@medeuropa.org