The transaction will be an all-cash deal and is estimated to be consummated by end of July 2023, subject to certain conditions as stipulated in the definitive agreements
Fortis Healthcare has announced signing of definitive agreements for sale of its hospital business operations at Vadapalani, Chennai to Sri Kauvery Medical Care (India) Limited (“SKMC / Kauvery Group of Hospitals”), for a sale consideration of Rs 152 crore. The transaction will be an all-cash deal and is estimated to be consummated by end of July 2023, subject to certain conditions as stipulated in the definitive agreements.
The facility, which is on a leased premises, was commissioned in October 2020 and is located on the arterial Arcot Road. It currently has 110 operational beds with a potential to scale up-to approx. 200 beds.
The aforesaid divestment is a part of the Fortis’ ongoing portfolio rationalisation strategy in order to focus on deepening its presence in select geographic clusters where it has a sizeable presence.
Dr Ashustosh Raghuvanshi, Managing Director & CEO, Fortis Healthcare commented, “The divestment of Arcot Road hospital business operations is in line with our stated intent of optimizing our hospital assets keeping in mind our key markets and regions. This also underpins our focus on improving our overall profitability and margins in the segment, allowing us to re-allocate capital in our key clusters.”
Dr S Chandrakumar, Founder & Executive Chairman of Kauvery Group of Hospitals commented, “We are focused on our growth plan to become a leading and trusted health care provider in South India. With this acquisition, we will have 750+ beds in Chennai.”
Dr S Manivannan, Founder & Managing Director of Kauvery Group of Hospitals said, “Kauvery continues to provide best-in-class personalised care, with the highest standards of clinical excellence and ethical practices. This acquisition helps us to expand our care to more regions in Chennai.”