September 14, 2014: Swiss-based MESA Group Holdings (MESA), following its recently announced combination with the UK’s Asteral Limited (Asteral), today announced the acquisition of MVS Sp. z o.o (MVS) in Poland. The purchase consolidates the independent multi-vendor diagnostic imaging service market in Poland while accelerating the availability of more efficient and reliable asset management service solutions to both public and private healthcare providers. The acquisition further strengthens MESA’s pan-European service delivery infrastructure with the addition of MVS’s state of the art parts, equipment refurbishment and testing facility located in Mikolow. Building upon a five-year relationship and previously announced investment by MESA in MVS one year ago, MVS will play an increasingly important role within the MESA and Asteral Group by enhancing the company’s core value proposition of improving the quality of patient care by providing more reliable and efficient multi-vendor service solutions that deliver industry-leading equipment availability (“uptime”) to clinicians across all MRI, CT, Angio, PET CT and other general X-ray systems.
Founded in 2009, MVS developed Poland’s first independent, diagnostic imaging multi-vendor service company supporting various OEM platforms, providing comprehensive maintenance and asset management services as well as turn-key equipment solutions. With the completion earlier this year of its ISO 13485 medical device certification for quality management systems, MVS joined MESA as the only ISO-certified independent diagnostic imaging service providers in Poland.
“I am very excited to formalize our partnership with Sebastian Cienki, Mariusz Figoluszka and the rest of the MVS team in combining our efforts to accelerate the growth plans of the MESA Asteral Group in Poland and across Europe,” said Robert Piconi, Group Chief Executive. “We share a common culture and passion for serving customers with the highest quality diagnostic imaging solutions, underpinned by the entrepreneurship and innovation that defines our most important asset in the company – our people. I look forward to supporting MVS in executing our collective growth plans in Poland and enhancing the execution of our service delivery platform across Europe.”
MESA provides diagnostic imaging and asset management services on a pan-European scale, with operations across 12 countries. Having recently increased its UK presence through its combination with Asteral, MESA now provides imaging and clinical services to more than 600 diagnostic imaging healthcare clinics and hospitals throughout Europe.
Sebastian Cienki, CEO and Board Director of MVS, commented: “From the beginning of MVS in 2009, we set out to provide more efficient and reliable alternatives for diagnostic imaging service to help healthcare clinics and hospitals better manage their installed base of assets. It has been satisfying to see our goals realised to this point, and now to have the opportunity to further expand our footprint in Poland while contributing in a broader way to MESA and Asteral’s European growth.”
Backed by a company owned by the Permira Funds, a UK-based private equity group, MESA continues to broaden its European service delivery platform as the leading provider of independent, diagnostic imaging asset management and service solutions across various OEM imaging systems and other clinical medical devices.
Medical Equipment Solutions and Applications (MESA)
Founded in 2009, MESA is the leading pan-European independent multi-vendor services provider for clinical and diagnostic imaging field engineering services, capital spare parts, equipment and asset management solutions. Headquartered in Lugano,Switzerland, MESA leverages over 40 years’ global experience in high-end medical equipment maintenance services and repair solutions and is the only pan-European diagnostic imaging service company providing scalable, multi-vendor maintenance services across all MRI, CT, PET CT, Angio/Cardiac, and other general X-Ray system modalities from vendors such as GE, Philips, Siemens and Toshiba. MESA was originally founded as the European arm of US-based Masterplan, under the leadership of Robert Piconi. A management buy-out, led by Robert Piconi, was completed in December 2011 shortly after the acquisition of Masterplan by Aramark Healthcare in March 2011.
MVS is Poland‘s largest independent service company specializing in comprehensive diagnostic imaging services, including the sale, installation and servicing of high-level imaging equipment, including those using ionizing radiation. Focused on expertise, professionalism, and a well-trained staff, MVS invites you to learn more about their company profile at http://www.mvs.pl or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asteral is the UK‘s leading vendor-independent provider of managed equipment and managed maintenance services to the acute healthcare sector. The company works with NHS Trusts and private hospitals to elevate the performance, productivity and asset efficiency of medical equipment facilities. Asteral has a proven track record of managing medical equipment and a talented team of clinical, technical and financial experts with an in-depth understanding of the healthcare industry. Asteral‘s approach as a healthcare service provider delivers long-term, transformational change to the way facilities are planned, managed and maintained, delivering improved patient care and better value for money. Visit http://www.asteral.com or contact Asteral at email@example.com.
Permira is an international private equity firm. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth.
Benjamin Peltier, Director of Marketing and Communications, MESA Group