Holland Venture’s portfolio company Highcare invests in educational institute Latona

Holland Venture’s portfolio company Highcare invests in educational institute Latona

Holland Venture’s portfolio company Highcare invests in educational institute Latona

Amsterdam, 22 January 2018 – Highcare, the temporary employment- and secondment agency in the healthcare and safety domain, acquired the activities from Latona. Latona provides organisational- and educational advisory services in primary care. The last few years, Highcare carried out an active buy- and build strategy, during which she acquired the companies Ambucare, SEHV, EMC and now Latona. The acquisition of Latona allows Highcare to strengthen its current position in the healthcare market.

Knowledge expansion
The offered organisational- and educational advisory services, include all aspects of primary care: from vision development to design and from training and implementation to practical delivery. Highcare is a temporary employment- and secondment agency which matches highly qualified professionals with clients mainly in the healthcare domain. By means of the Highcare Academy, professionals can continuously retrain and develop themselves in their respective discipline. By combining knowledge and experience from both Latona and Highcare Academy, professionals and clients of Highcare can benefit from field specific knowledge broadening and deepening, and the development of new educational products and training possibilities.

Educating people as solution for the shortage of healthcare employees
Highcare and Latona both feel responsible for- and involved with the healthcare sector. They closely monitor- and respond to current market developments such as a growing demand for provided care and the increasing shortage of healthcare personnel. Developments which coerce society to look for answers. With the acquisition of Latona, Highcare can even better train its own professionals, attract new professionals and improve the quality of healthcare. The transaction was accompanied by Marktlink.

Shared ambitions
Willem Grool, director of Highcare adds to this: “Highcare will expand her offered services over the full-range of the healthcare domain and we see additional chances in the area of primary care. Quality is crucial in the vision of Highcare. An important aspect of this is the expertise development of our professionals. Latona was looking for a partner to ensure the continuity of its operations and to expand its offered services. With the integration of Latona in Highcare Academy, Highcare sees chances to broaden and expand the full range of offered activities. We are convinced that this collaboration allows both organisations to better realise its shared growth ambitions.”

About Highcare
Highcare is the partner in the field of staffing in both the healthcare and safety domain. Highcare offers solutions for both short and long-term personnel issues. Besides offering temporary employment-, secondment- and mediation service, Highcare has its own training academy in which she provides assessments, retraining and in-service training possibilities for all Highcare health professionals and its clients.

 

 

 

Holland Venture provides growth capital to rehabilitation clinic Ortius

Holland Venture provides growth capital to rehabilitation clinic Ortius

Holland Venture provides growth capital to rehabilitation clinic Ortius

Amsterdam, January 11th 2018 – Private equity firm Holland Venture provides growth capital to Ortius, a progressive clinic providing specialised pain rehabilitation treatments. The investment allows Ortius to further develop their provided care and therefore realise their growth ambitions.

Founded in December 2016, Ortius, is an independent rehabilitation clinic specialised in the treatment of chronic pain- and pain-fatigue complaints. With 110 professionals Ortius delivers interdisciplinary care in 6 treatment centers in the Northern, Middle and Southern regions of the Netherlands.

Positive health
Pain complaints have a substantial impact on both the welfare of people and their environment. Ortius strives to make patients more self-reliant and let them take back control of their life. By being aware of the patients’ vulnerability and by using their personal strengths and personal values, patients can again play an active role in society. The content of the provided care aligns with the vision from physician and researcher Machteld Huber on positive healthcare. This vision encompasses resilience and bringing back meaning to life, both factors considered as the two most significant healing factors.

Enhanced quality and reduced healthcare expenses
“With the participation of Holland Venture, Ortius acquired a new strong partner with experience in the healthcare sector and at the same time we allowed to further develop ourselves. Together with Holland Venture, and with Ortius’ inspiring and adaptive way of working, we can contribute to the quality of care, the reduction of healthcare costs and the increase of labor productivity in the Netherlands”, according to Oscar Westerhof, director Ortius.

Hubert Verbeek, managing partner Holland Venture adds to this: “While it provides a positive contribution towards a return to society, in the rehabilitation market chronic pain complaints are only treated limited. This provides great growth opportunities. The Ortius management is both very driven and experienced. She invests in making the treatment process as effective as possible. Ortius therefore fits perfectly in our investment focus in which healthcare costs are reduced and the quality of care improved.”

About Holland Venture
Over the past 35 years, Holland Venture has invested in more than 130 Dutch SMEs in a responsible and successful manner. With a clear investment strategy, Holland Venture is active in the growth markets of both healthcare and technology. The experienced and involved investment team knows what entrepreneurship is like. With the joint goal of achieving growth, Holland Venture strives for an open, sustainable and professional relationship with the management teams of the companies in which she invests. Holland Venture is supported by a broad network of successful healthcare and technology entrepreneurs.