Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets acquires Viamed Salud

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6, has acquired leading Spanish private healthcare group Viamed Salud from a consortium of private investors.

Viamed Salud owns and operates facilities which provide essential healthcare services to patients through its network of nine acute care hospitals, three convalescence centres, 15 outpatient clinics, and one specialist aged care facility. Viamed Salud has facilities across nine Spanish cities, with a strong presence in Rioja, Aragon, and Andalusia.

Juan Caño, Head of Iberia for MIRA, says: “Long-term trends such as an ageing population and a growing private healthcare sector in Spain will see operators like Viamed Salud become an increasingly important component of the healthcare system. We look forward to supporting Viamed Salud’s long-term development, building on its reputation for state-of-the-art facilities and best in class equipment and technology utilised by leading medical teams.”

Marcial López-Diéguez, Co-Founder of Viamed Salud, says: “Over the years we have been in business, we have firmly established our leadership role in the sector based on values such as respect, generosity, team work, and commitment. With the arrival of MIRA, I am confident that Viamed Salud will continue to grow and build on its position as a top-tier healthcare group.”  

Viamed Salud’s private acute care facilities are well established in their respective regions, with medical procedures undertaken by external doctors who specialise in fields such as trauma, internal medicine, cardiology, gynaecology, obstetrics, and urology. Viamed Salud’s acute care facilities are complemented with a portfolio of convalescence centres and outpatient clinics providing routine diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation services.

Macquarie has played an active role in the development of Spain’s essential infrastructure for more than a decade, having partnered in the development, financing, and operation of utilities, energy, transport, and digital infrastructure businesses. Today, MIRA-managed funds are invested in CLH Group, Empark, and Viesgo.