Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has bought Spanish private healthcare group on behalf of its sixth European infrastructure fund.

The manager’s Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 fund has acquired Viamed Salud from a consortium of private investors, a deal IPE Real Assets understands to be worth over €152m.

With facilities across nine Spanish cities, Viamed Salud owns a network of nine acute care hospitals, three convalescence centres, 15 outpatient clinics, and one specialist aged care facility.

Juan Caño, head of Iberia for MIRA, said: “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, said: “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, teamwork, 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.”

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