A new start for HausMed: Dr. Becker Company Group acquires assets from the insolvent portal specialist

Notice of transaction, Cologne/Berlin, June 5, 2014

  • eventurecat supports the asset deal with the Dr. Becker Company Group
  • Health coaching will be continued and developed
  • Integration into the organisational structure of the Dr. Becker Company Group

The insolvency administrator of HausMed eHealth Services GmbH, solicitor Christian Otto of hww wienberg wilhelm and the M&A consultancy commissioned with finding a buyer, eventurecat GmbH, are pleased to announce that a buyer for the assets of the insolvent portal specialist has been secured. The Dr. Becker Company Group will take over the service range of HausMed eHealth Services GmbH and HausMed Corporate Solutions GmbH and integrate them into their own organisational structure. Despite the insolvency of the former operating company, all of HausMed’s health coaching offers can be continued without restriction.

HausMed eHealth Services GmbH, which was financed by Carsten Maschmeyer, founder of AWD Holding AG, and his investment company Alternative Strategic Investment GmbH (ALSTIN), has been in orderly administration.

The M&A consultancy eventurecat, which specialises in IT and internet enterprises, has driven the search for a buyer for HausMed and supported the sales process. In the course of the proceedings, which lasted several weeks, it became apparent that the major assets of insolvent HausMed were the online coaching product and the associated technology. These assets have now been acquired by the Dr. Becker Company Group in the context of an asset deal for an undisclosed sum.

The HausMed range is a perfect supplement to the existing eHealth services of the group of companies from Cologne which operates rehabilitation clinics and therapy centres across Germany. Depression, weight loss, smoking cessation, burnout, sleep disorders – the HausMed coaching range comprises a variety of preventative and therapeutic offers for health conscious and chronically ill people. The acquisition now offers the opportunity of a new start of the the health portal. “It’s important to us that such a qualified health offer is kept alive. We are convinced that HausMed is the perfect approach for today’s lifestyle and that it meets the requirements of a professional and substantiated preventative and health care offer in full.” Dr. Petra Becker, managing director and owner of the Dr. Becker Group of Companies explains the rationale behind the investment. Since the conclusion of the transfer, the group of companies has been working on the integration of the HausMed platform into its own IT structures. The users are not restricted in the meantime. “HausMed customers can rest assured that the quality of the courses will not be affected. Rather, we will revise and refine the existing offer,” says Becker. Plans include an extension of the portfolio with a focus on mental health. Furthermore, cooperation will be extended from GPs to clinics and external health service providers.

About Dr. Becker Company Group

The Dr. Becker Company Group is an owner-managed family business, headquartered in Cologne Marienburg. The two sisters Dr. Petra Becker and Dr. Ursula Becker operate eight rehabilitation centres, three therapy centres and five Vitalis residential parks for the long-term and short-term care of people from different age groups. The business unit Dr. Becker Services, Consultancy and Training offers training, coaching and professional development concepts in the health sector for management, teams and multipliers. The Dr. Becker Group of Companies employs a total of 1,650 staff and achieves annual revenues of around EUR 100 million.

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Contact

Björn Kunze
Marketing Manager
eventurecat GmbH Corporate Finance Advisors
Phone +49 30 7261323-14
E-Mail: presse@eventurecat.com

Rebecca Jung
Head of Group Communications and Public Relations
Dr. Becker Company Group
Parkstr. 10, 50969 Köln, Germany
Phone +49 221 934647-48
E-Mail: rjung@dbkg.de

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