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07. January 2014, Koblenz

CompuGroup Medical acquires vision4health and expands in Laboratory Information Systems

Koblenz, January 7th, 2014: CompuGroup Medical (CGM), one of the world’s leading eHealth companies, yesterday completed a transaction to acquire vision4health Laufenberg & Co., a leading innovator in software solutions for laboratory and diagnostics in Europe. Through this acquisition, CGM has considerably strengthened its market position in laboratory information systems and opened new strategic options in the networking of healthcare providers and services.

Through this agreement, CGM acquires all significant assets and shares of the vision4health group, located in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and France. With more than 200 installations in Europe, vision4health is one of the leading suppliers of laboratory information systems with some of the largest and most prestigious hospitals and private laboratory groups as reference customers.

The product suite of vision4Health consists of the proven and market-established ‘molis’ laboratory information system which supports all relevant laboratory disciplines such as biochemistry and hematology, microbiology, histopathology, blood bank administration and transfusion/ transplantation medicine. Significant investments have been made over the last years to develop a new product generation named ‘molis vt’ based on the latest technology and most innovative work process models. Supplementary to this, the diagnostic portal ‘molis vt channel’ supports electronic ordering and results, paperless request for information and findings as well as other value-added services between healthcare providers and laboratory services. The molis vt channel is one of the corner stones of Diagnostic Wide Area Networks connecting doctors’ offices, medical centers, wards, outpatient departments and laboratories.

“Together with our already strong business for lab systems in Scandinavia, we are now firmly established as the leading supplier for laboratory and diagnostics in key European markets. The IT solution of a laboratory starts at the ordering doctor’s office and we have for many years foreseen the benefits of creating networks between healthcare providers and diagnostic services. Together with our Ambulatory Information Systems and the innovative products from vision4health we now have an improved end-to-end capability to serve laboratories, doctors and hospitals even better”, said Frank Gotthardt, CEO of CompuGroup Medical AG.

The total turnover of the vision4health group was in 2013 approximately 13 million Euros with an EBITDA of approximately 0.1 million Euros. The purchase price, which shall remain confidential under an agreement between the contractual parties, was paid in cash and was financed through cash at hand and credit facilities.

About CompuGroup Medical AG
CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies worldwide. Its software products are designed to support medical and organizational activities in doctors' offices, pharmacies and hospitals, its information services for all those involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. The foundation of CompuGroup Medical’s achievements is essentially the unique customer base consisting of approximately 385,000 physicians, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies and the corresponding networks of service providers. With local offices in 19 countries and customers in 43 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the largest ranges among service providers. About 4,000 highly qualified employees represent sustainable solutions for the increasing demands in health care.

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