AHLL acquires Nova Specialty Hospitals

With this acquisition, Apollo Health and Lifestyle (AHLL) expands its footprint and enters new markets in India


Ms Sangita Reddy, Joint MD of Apollo Hospitals and Mr Neeraj Garg, CEO of AHLL, have a ceremonial change of guard with Mr Naresh Rao, Group Chief Financial Officer, Nova

Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited (AHLL), has successfully completed the acquisition of Nova Specialty Hospitals (NSH). The deal is in the range of Rs 135-145 crore subject to final closure.

Nova Specialty Hospital's existing centers will serve as new centers under the Apollo brand name. This acquisition fits into the growth strategy of AHLL, providing a larger footprint, including in some markets where the company has no presence currently.

Commenting on this strategic move, Ms Sangita Reddy, joint managing director, Apollo Hospital Enterprises said, "AHLL is currently present in the secondary care segment through the Day Surgery & Cradle formats. Given the immense potential and the need for quality healthcare delivery closer to the home, this acquisition will enable AHLL to significantly expand its' footprint."

This acquisition will also mark the entry of Apollo in new markets such as Mumbai, Jaipur and Kanpur" she added.

In the coming months, Apollo will re-launch these centres with new branding, an expanded menu of services and quality systems built on Apollo's deep expertise in the hospitals space."

The acquired chain of Nova Specialty Hospitals is spread over eight cities and will add to the Apollo network of 45 Modular OTs, over 350 patient beds, with an average 20,000 SFT of built-up space in each center.

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