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·The transfer of ownership to Manipal Hospitals is subject to applicable regulatory approvals

· The acquisition helps Manipal Hospitals further promote excellence in delivery of healthcare services, with an enhanced pan-India footprint and foray into East India

·Together, the combined entity will have a presence of 27 hospitals across 15 cities with 7,300+ beds and a talented pool of 4,000+ doctors and 10,000+ employees

Bengaluru, NFAPost: Manipal Hospitals, one of India’s largest multi-specialty healthcare providers, announced its intent to acquire 100% stake in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited (Columbia Asia).

The transfer of ownership to Manipal Hospitals is expected to be completed post regulatory approvals.  The strong clinical expertise and breadth of services of Manipal Hospitals, complemented by the strengths of Columbia Asia in clinical and service quality, will ensure that the integrated organization would be uniquely placed to improve access and address the growing demand for high quality tertiary and quaternary healthcare in the country.

Commenting on the deal, Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG) Chairman Ranjan Pai said the company is very pleased to welcome Columbia Asia Hospitals to the Manipal family and proudly acknowledge their outstanding track record of healthcare delivery of a very high standard over the years.

Clinical excellence

“Columbia Asia makes a compelling strategic fit to our core values of clinical excellence, patient centricity and ethical practices, and will help us advance our commitment to provide outstanding patient care. This is the start of an exceptional journey for us and together with Columbia Asia, we are now bigger, stronger and uniquely positioned to meet the growing expectations of the communities we serve across the country,” said MEMG Chairman Ranjan Pai.

Columbia Asia Hospitals commenced operations in India in 2005 in Hebbal, Bengaluru and presently operates 11 hospitals across the country in Bangalore, Mysore, Kolkata, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Patiala and Pune. The network comprises of over 1,300 beds, 1,200 clinicians and 4,000 employees.

Sharing his views on the transaction, Columbia Pacific Management Chairman Dan Baty said from day one, the company focused on building a culture of putting the patient first to deliver the highest quality healthcare with integrity and exceptional service.

Geographical fit

“This combination of Columbia Asia and Manipal Hospitals is very exciting because of the strong cultural alignment between the two companies – and the opportunity it provides for continued growth,” said Columbia Pacific Management Chairman Dan Baty.

The acquisition of Columbia Asia offers a remarkable geographical and cultural fit, and provides Manipal Hospitals a larger national footprint.  Together, the combined entity will have 27 hospitals across 15 cities with 7,300+ beds, and a talented pool of 4,000+ doctors and 10,000+ employees. Treating over 4 million patients annually, it would rank amongst the largest healthcare provider networks in the country.

The advisors for Manipal Health Enterprise Pvt. Ltd. was Allegro Capital Pvt. Ltd. and Columbia Pacific was advised by Morgan Stanley.

Columbia Asia is an international healthcare group operating a chain of modern hospitals across India. Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited is one of the first healthcare companies to enter India through 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) route.

Advanced technology

Columbia Asia was founded and is managed by Seattle, WA (USA) based Columbia Pacific Management, Inc. Columbia Pacific has developed an oversees healthcare businesses in India, China, SE Asia and Africa. The innovative design of the Columbia Asia hospitals, from their manageable size to their advanced technology, is focused on creating a positive experience for patients.

In January 2020, Columbia Pacific announced the sale of the Columbia Asia hospitals in Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia to a joint venture between Hong Leong and TPG. The Company began operations in India in 2005 and currently operates 11 corporate hospitals and a tele-radiology business.

As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the top 5 healthcare providers in India serving over 3 million patients annually. Its focus is to develop an affordable, high quality healthcare framework through its multispecialty and tertiary care delivery spectrum and further extend it to homecare.

With 11 tertiary / quaternary care facilities and 4 secondary care hospitals spread across India and abroad, Manipal Hospitals today operates and manages about 6,000 beds across 15 hospitals. Manipal Hospitals provides comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from around the globe. Manipal Hospitals is NABH, AAHRPP accredited and most of the hospitals in its network are NABL, ER, Blood Bank accredited and recognized for Nursing Excellence. Manipal Hospitals has also been the most respected and patient recommended hospital in India through various consumer surveys.

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