Lenus Capital Partners acquires 100% of the Medicadiz Hospital in Ibague, becoming one of the largest healthcare operators in Colombia.

  • Lenus Capital Partners is currently the majority shareholder of Socimedicos (San Rafael Hospitals), one of the largest healthcare providers in the Coffee Region with presence in Pereira, Armenia, and Manizales.
  • With the acquisition of Medicadiz, Lenus will control almost 1,000 heathcare beds in the country and continues to actively assess opportunities in other cities in Colombia and Latin America.

Lenus Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on healthcare investments, acquired 100% of the shares of the Medicadiz Hospital in Ibague. With this acquisition Lenus has become one of the largest healthcare operators in Colombia. This recent acquisition is part of Lenus’ strategy to improve healthcare in Colombia’s intermediate cities. The acquisition finance  was structured and led by Gramercy Funds Management LLC with the participation of Compass Group LLC who, through its managed funds, have been backing the Lenus’ expansion since 2021.

Klaus Lederer, CEO of Lenus Capital Partners, highlighted that, “This acquisition is a fundamental part of our expansion plan as it allows us to significantly strengthen our healthcare network throughout the region. With an installed bed capacity of almost 1,000 beds and more than 3,000 direct employees, we will work on providing best in class healthcare services to the communities we serve”.

The Medicadiz Hospital is strategically located in the city of Ibague and has one of the most modern healthcare infrastructures in the country. Lenus plans to quickly expand Medicadiz’ healthcare service portfolio in order to increase and improve healthcare services in the state of Tolima.

Furthermore, Medicadiz is LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, a green hospital certificate recognizing the good practices in energy efficiency, water treatment, and air treatment to guarantee patient safety.

It is important to highlight that Lenus is currently the major shareholder of Socimedicos (San Rafael Eje Cafetero Hospitals), a regional healthcare network that provides all types of healthcare services in the three main cities of the region: Pereira, Armenia, and Manizales, with a total installed capacity of approximately 608 beds and employs around 1,650 professionals. The group attended to over 420,000 patients in 2022, with a user satisfaction rating above 97%, reflecting the high quality of care provided by the healthcare network.

“Our commitment is to grow with local talent in order to provide best in class healthcare services. Our excellent team of professionals and cutting edge technology allows us to guarantee the highest level of healthcare services throughout our network of hospitals. We strive to give our patients access to the same level of quality of care they would receive in major cities like Bogota, Cali or Medellin in their hometown.  We are eager to continue growing our healthcare network in Colombia and across Latin America with a focus on patient needs and superior medical outcomes,” emphasized Klaus Lederer.

About Lenus Capital Partners

Lenus Capital Partners is a privately-held investment group focused on developing private equity, venture capital, real estate and special opportunities related to the healthcare sector. Lenus was founded by a team with a substantial track record in the healthcare, real estate and financial sectors. In addition to the founding partners,  INICIA, a private asset management firm, is an investor and partner of Lenus. INICIA invests in a diverse range of industries including heavy industry, finance, food and beverage, sugar mills, and retail. It operates through partnerships with experienced managers who have a focused expertise in these sectors, particularly in the Northern Latin American region. Due to its experience Lenus’ team creates long-term value for its investors and the companies it invests in by working closely with management to enhance company strategies, increase operational efficiencies and drive expansion plans. Lenus is currently developing a fully integrated healthcare operating network (low to high complexity health services) in Colombia (the Lenus Capital Partners Platform) by acquiring healthcare operations (physician practices, ambulatory care facilities, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities) that are located in underserved markets. Lenus is particularly focused on the acquisition of the healthcare operating companies and real estate in order to maximize investor returns.

About Gramercy

Gramercy is a dedicated emerging markets investment manager based in Greenwich, Connecticut with offices in London, Buenos Aires, Miami, West Palm Beach and Mexico City, and dedicated lending platforms in Mexico, Turkey, Peru, Pan-Africa, Brazil, and Colombia. The $5 billion firm, founded in 1998, seeks to provide investors with attractive risk-adjusted returns through a comprehensive approach to emerging markets supported by a transparent and robust institutional platform. Gramercy offers alternative and long-only strategies across emerging markets asset classes including multi-asset, private credit, public credit, and special situations. Gramercy’s mission is to positively impact the well-being of our clients, portfolio investments and team members. Gramercy is a Registered Investment Adviser with the SEC and a Signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). Gramercy Ltd, an affiliate, is registered with the FCA.

About Compass Group LLC

Compass Group LLC was founded in 1995 in New York as a Latin America-focused bottom-up, research-driven asset manager. Compass Group LLC became an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor in 2000. The Investment Manager has branch offices in New York and Chile, and affiliates in Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil (altogether, the “Firm”). The Firm has a diversified offering of Latin American investment strategies across both equities and credit.