IMAGE Information Systems joins PARATUS
GREENPEAK Partners announced today that through their holding group PARATUS, they have acquired a majority stake in IMAGE Information Systems Europe GmbH in Rostock.
The founders of IMAGE placed their trust in PARATUS through a significant reinvest. IMAGE is a leading provider of PACS solutions servicing radiologists around the world led by a strong management team with a staff of high expertise and staffed by highly qualified PACS professionals.
This investment by PARATUS is a strategic building block in establishing a global leading healthcare software and IT-service provider.
Stefan Donat, CEO of PARATUS, commented, “We are excited that IMAGE has placed their trust in PARATUS as a partner and equally shares our ESG values and long-term vision. We look forward to working together with IMAGE’s management team to continue building a cutting-edge technology platform that will greatly transform the healthcare sector, especially the medical care of patients.”
Dr. Arpad Bischof, Managing Director of IMAGE, commented: “With PARATUS, there will be a particular focus on technology development by sharing expert knowledge and best practices within the group. The orientation of the group with respect to ESG criteria also enables us to set a new growth agenda that includes green IT, humanity in the workplace, employee incentive programs, and strong emphasis on data protection and data security.”
Mike Jensen, also Managing Director of IMAGE, said: “I am thrilled this synergetic opportunity enables us to promise an exciting, sustainable and profitable future for our customers, as well as for our employees and business partners worldwide. It lays the foundation for shaping IMAGE‘s future in a dynamic world supported by a strong and equal partner such as PARATUS.”
PARATUS is dedicated to providing physicians and medical professionals with customised state-of-the-art software solutions to enable better health through digitalization. The group was set up to become a leading provider of specialized niche healthcare software and IT-service solutions. PARATUS will form partnerships between companies and entrepreneurs to actively promote digitalization and transformation into a data-driven healthcare system and support the group with HR, digitalization, regulatory and data privacy solutions.
PARATUS is pursuing a long-term growth path, both organically and by adding new partners to its group.
IMAGE is a leading software and IT-service provider of Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) solutions. The company is based in Rostock, Germany, with local offices in the USA and India. IMAGE was founded in 2003 with the aim of providing complete, easy-to-use and innovative medical imaging solutions for radiology and healthcare professionals worldwide. By now, installation sites exceed 10,000 in over 100 countries.
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GREENPEAK 2022 – Year in review
As we come to the end of another eventful year, it is time to reflect on the successes, challenges and changes that have shaped our business in 2022.
Fund II successfully completed
12 new team members
2 new ESG and sustainability initiatives
1 new business group
17 transformative acquisitions
Here’s to a successful 2023!
GREENPEAK Partners becomes a signatory to Initiative Climat International (iCI)
GREENPEAK Partners is pleased to announce it has become a signatory to Initiative Climat International (iCI). The decision to join iCI is an important step on GREENPEAK’s sustainability journey, reflecting its deep commitment to integrating ESG principles in its investment thesis.
iCI is a platform of leading private equity investors under the umbrella of the UNPRI dedicated to play a crucial part in reducing carbon emissions from private equity-backed companies. iCI signatories commit to jointly work towards reaching the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement on limiting CO2 emissions. Collaboration is a key driver for iCI. Its members commit to sharing best practice, key learnings and resources to accelerate change.
Daniel Beringer, Managing Partner of GREENPEAK Partners states: “GREENPEAK’s investment philosophy is highly aligned with iCI’s collaborative approach of experience sharing and working together towards a common goal. Our focus on establishing a partnership culture in the businesses we build allows us to scale the efforts to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement.”
Michael Ruoff, Managing Partner of GREENPEAK Partners adds: “We recognize that climate change will have an adverse effect on the global economy. This generates both risks and opportunities for our investments which we have committed ourselves to address in the best possible way.”
Valentina Stadler, ESG Officer, GREENPEAK Partners highlights: “We at GREENPEAK Partners are deeply committed to a sustainable future. ESG is deeply engrained in our corporate culture and an integral part of our investment DNA. Joining forces with other iCI members on addressing climate change will propel us forward in reaching our key ESG goal to reduce GHG emissions across all GREENPEAK companies.”
GREENPEAK Partner’s commitments include
- As a member of the Initiative Climate International (iCI), we have joined forces with the international private equity community to contribute to The Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below two degrees celius, and in pursuit of 1.5%.
- We will actively engage with our partner companies to establish measurement of their CO2 emissions and set an ambitious, but realistic reduction target – and will do the same for ourselves at fund level.
- We will support and promote the iC International among private equity firm peers.
GREENPEAK Partners is a team of investment professionals driven by our purpose to “build businesses and partnerships”. We believe that a sustainable economy is built by entrepreneurs with a vision to combine economic success with the achievement of ecological, social and governmental (ESG) criteria beyond today’s standards. We are a company builder with proven track record and comprehensive expertise in the foundation, development, and expansion of industry leaders within the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets. While executing its Buy & Build strategies, GREENPEAK aims at developing industry leaders by virtue of strong and close partnerships, ESG values, and aligned sustainable interests.