| FRANKFURT, July 11
FRANKFURT, July 11 Germany's largest
private-sector chain of rehabilitation clinics, Median Kliniken,
has been put up for sale by its private-equity owners, several
people familiar with the matter said, as the German healthcare
facilities market consolidates further.
The sale of the Berlin-based company, with annual revenue of
about 500 million euros ($682 million), would come just months
after healthcare group Fresenius wrapped up the 3
billion euro purchase of hospitals from rival Rhoen-Klinikum
Among the potential buyers is German unlisted hospitals
chain Asklepios, two sources said.
Asklepios in 2011 boosted its post-acute care business by
taking control of hospitals operator MediClin, which runs 26
Median, owned by buyout firm Advent International and
British real estate investor Marcol, runs 43 healthcare
facilities and provides post-acute care following orthopaedic
surgery, heart attacks, strokes or accidents.
Asklepios and Advent declined to comment while officials at
Median and Marcol were not immediately available for comment.
($1 = 0.7331 Euros)
(Additional reporting by Andreas Kröner; Writing by Ludwig
Burger; Editing by Maria Sheahan)