International Holding Company (IHC), the diversified Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate, has acquired a 15 percent stake in Burjeel Holdings, the leading regional private healthcare group, in one of the biggest deals in the Gulf’s healthcare sector in recent years.
The acquisition will aim to continue to scale and diversify IHC’s investment in the healthcare sector locally and regionally, which will create a thriving commercial ecosystem for the healthcare industry for the benefit of the broader community and shareholders.
Burjeel Holdings will operate nearly 60 assets catering to all socio-economic segments across a range of brands, including Burjeel Hospitals, Medeor Hospital, LLH Hospital, Lifecare Hospital, and Tajmeel. Its flagship facility, Burjeel Medical City, is the largest private hospital in the UAE and the only ESMO-accredited center.
“We continue to see a tremendous opportunity to invest in mission-driven organizations like Burjeel Holdings. We are very pleased with Burjeel’s progress in expanding its market positions beyond the UAE. Undoubtedly, this new acquisition will add great value to our strong growth platform.”
Burjeel Holdings consolidates the largest diagnostic network in the UAE and the largest comprehensive cancer center in the nation, in addition to having renowned world-class centers of excellence. The newly launched holding company also brings under its umbrella the largest orthopedic practice and leading mother and child care provider in the UAE.
Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, CEO of Burjeel Holdings said that “We are thrilled to join a solid organization with such a broad and complementary set of capabilities. Having IHC onboard has a solid strategic rationale for us, as it will have a transformative impact through the addition of new capabilities, capital, and access to new markets. This is an exciting time of growth for Burjeel Holdings.”