CompuGROUP Holding AG

EANS-News: CompuGROUP expands its presence in Italy

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merger, acquisition and takeover/CompuGROUP and FimeSan

Koblenz (euro adhoc) - Koblenz, Germany / Molfetta, Italy - 7 July 2009: CompuGROUP Holding AG, one of the world's leading e-health service providers, continues to strengthen its presence in Italy. Effective 7 July 2009, CompuGROUP holds 90.1% interest in FimeSan SpA of Italy.

CompuGROUP has grown organically and through acquisitions since its founding. In June 2006, the e-health service provider entered the Italian market by acquiring a minority interest in FimeSan SpA. Effective today, CompuGROUP has significantly strengthened its commitment in Italy by increasing its interest in FimeSan to over 90%.

CompuGROUP's goal is to make relevant medical information available to healthcare providers through electronic decision support systems on a timely basis. To accomplish that objective, it is important to ensure that individuals and organizations involved in the healthcare system, are effectively networked across sector boundaries. The business fields of FimeSan are ideally suited to the CompuGROUP philosophy. The company focuses primarily on solutions for doctors' surgeries, patient file management and a platform that enables everyone in the healthcare system to communicate with each other for the benefit of their patients. This makes FimeSan one of the most important providers of innovative solutions and integrated services for the healthcare market in Italy.

"We have strengthened our presence in Italy on the basis of close observation of the Italian market. This market is characterized by complex dynamics and an emphasis on public healthcare management. We anticipate strong organic growth for our company in the Italian market for e-health solutions. And that is entirely in line with our European and international strategies", explains Frank Gotthardt, CEO of CompuGROUP Holding AG.

"The step we have taken today provides us with a solid foundation for the future. Both in Italy and in Europe", notes Antonio Messina, founder and General Manager of FimeSan. "We look forward to fruitful cooperation and the opportunity to benefit from valuable synergies generated by this new constellation."

CompuGROUP plans to acquire interest in other Italian companies in the healthcare sector in the near future. The most recent purchase includes the complete acquisition of Datasun Srl, a fully-owned subsidiary of FimeSan specialized in statistical and epidemiological research. The consolidation of our interest in FimeSan was just the first step", confirms Jan Broer, CMO of CompuGROUP Holding AG.

FimeSan SpA FimeSan SpA is a leading e-health service provider in Italy with headquarters in Molfetta (Bari), a service centre in Melfi (Potenza) and offices in Rome. The firm serves over 8,000 customers and caters for doctors' surgeries (general practitioners, paediatricians, dentists and specialists), public healthcare administrations, federations and associations in the field of science and research, public and private healthcare structures, pharmaceuticals companies and patients. FimeSan SpA currently employs a staff of 70.

About CompuGROUP Holding AG CompuGROUP Holding AG is one of the leading e-health companies in the world. Its software products designed to support medical and organizational activities in physicians' surgeries and hospitals, its information services for all parties involved in the health sector and its Web-based personal medical files contribute to the development of a more reliable and efficient health service system. The basis for the services offered by CompuGROUP is an unparalleled customer base comprising some 326,000 physicians, dentists, hospitals and networks, as well as other service providers. CompuGROUP is the e-health company with the widest global reach among service providers. The firm operates in 14 European countries, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the U.S. and currently employs roughly 2,800 people.

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