Waterland strengthens ATOS clinics by acquiring Fleetinsel Klinik Hamburg


Waterland Private Equity has expanded its portfolio company ATOS by acquiring Fleetinsel Klinik Hamburg, a speciality clinic with an orthopaedic focus on spinal surgery, sports medicine and vascular surgery. This is the third add-on acquisition for ATOS in under twevele months, having recently acquired Starmed (Munich) and Orthoparc (Cologne). With this acquisition, the speciality clinic group ATOS is further developing its expertise in the field of elective surgery and strengthening its regional footprint.

“Fleetinsel Klinik is one of Germany’s leading orthopaedic speciality clinics, making it a strong addition to ATOS. With this acquisition, we are taking the next step in our growth strategy,” commented ATOS CEO Martin von Hummel. Dr Carsten Rahlfs, a Waterland partner, added, “We will continue to provide strategic and financial support for Fleetinsel Klinik’s growth plans, and together with ATOS, we are delighted by the addition of exceptional physicians to the team. In addition, I am personally excited that ATOS is strengthening its presence in Hamburg, where Waterland’s current Düsseldorf office will be relocating to in early 2018.”

Fleetinsel Klinik ranked at the top

Fleetinsel Klinik is a speciality clinic that draws patients from Germany and abroad. The expertise of the clinic, situated on historic Fleetinsel in Hamburg’s city centre, includes an orthopaedic focus on spinal surgery, joint surgery, foot surgery, sports medicine, general surgery and vascular surgery speciality fields. Established in 1990, the clinic employs more than 120 people and has over 75 beds. In patient satisfaction surveys, Fleetinsel Klinik was ranked number one among all Hamburg hospitals, with the top result of 97% (survey conducted from 2014 to 2016). The average for the 23 clinics included in the surveys was 86%. Fleetinsel Klinik also performs strongly in the employment of top physicians: nine of the 16 medical doctors are listed on the well-recognized ranking developed by the German FOCUS magazine in 2016 (FOCUS magazine’s list of top doctors).