Clearwater International France advises 5 Santé on financing for the acquisition of the Gustav Zander clinic

Clearwater International France has advised the 5 Santé Group, an expert in rehabilitation of patients with chronic disease, on financing for the acquisition of the Gustav Zander centre, a clinic specialised in follow-up care and rehabilitation, located in Aix-les-Bains.

Founded in 1989, the clinic treats patients with musculo-skeletal, cardiovascular and nervous system disorders. The clinic has 122 beds for hospitalisation and ambulatory care and generates a turnover of €10m. With this acquisition, 5 Santé now owns a total of 6 clinics with 570 beds, generating total sales of c. €45m and employing c. 500 people.

By completing its second acquisition since its creation in 2015, the 5 Santé Group strengthens its presence in the Rhone-Alpes region and covers new specialties increasing its know-how in rehabilitation.

The group also used this transaction as an opportunity to raise additional financing in order to support its growth, guided by a bank pool led by CIC Sud Ouest and including Crédit Lyonnais, Crédit-Agricole Sud-Méditerranée, Société Générale and Arkéa Banque.