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Leading German healthcare provider

GHD (“the Company”) was a market leader for healthcare services in Germany providing medical devices to patients at home. GHD operated an integrated business model including production of ostomy bags and pharmaceuticals to the oncology market as well as wholesale/logistics services.

GHD was founded in 1992 and since then has built a national presence, employing over 800 trained medical experts among other staff at the time of exiting. The Company was headquartered in Ahrensburg, Germany.

GHD was acquired through the IK 2007 Fund in September 2010, and subsequently sold to Nordic Capital in August 2014.

Our Value Creation Strategy

During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:

  • Facilitate organic growth via leveraging strong market position;
  • Increased penetration of existing segments and via add-on acquisitions; and
  • Introduce focus on operational excellence.